Online Courses

I offer a series of business and craft courses for writers at Professional Author Academy. They are all based on my own research and expertise. Most began as presentations that I offer live, but I wanted to make them available to a wider audience.

Many can be taken by any author, published or not, traditional or indie:

  • Marketing Plans for Authors
  • Business Plans for Authors
  • Branding for Authors
  • Websites and Social Media for Authors
  • Self-Editing
  • Writing Historical Fiction
  • Setting and Description

Some are geared only to indie authors:

  • Steps to Self Publishing
  • Self Publishing 101
  • Audio Books for Indie Authors
  • Legal Issues for Indie Authors

See a complete course catalogue, including course descriptions.

About the Courses
All courses include a welcome video and narrated Powerpoint slides. Many also include a recommended reading list and other handouts for reference or use as a worksheet or template. I pack a lot of information into short videos. Many courses are around 30 minutes – though longer classes can run 2-3 hours – with lessons kept short to accommodate busy lifestyles.

I do not require homework or tests, but all of my contact information is included in case you have questions. I want you to ask anything you are unclear about.

I offer a tiered pricing structure based on the amount of information in each course. I chose to vary the price so that people of all income levels can afford at least a few courses.

Mini – Free!

  • Back Cover Copy That Sells

Basic – $100/course

  • Legal Issues for Indie Authors
  • Writing Setting and Description

Standard – $200/course

  • Audio Books for Indie Authors
  • Business Plans for Authors
  • Self-Editing


  • Branding for Authors
  • Website and Social Media for Authors
  • Steps to Self Publishing

Premium – $500/course

  • Marketing Plans for Authors
  • Writing Historical Fiction

Premier – $1,000/course

  • Self Publishing 101 (This course is several courses in one, including Steps to Self Publishing, Business Plans, Marketing Plans, Legal Issues, Web and Social Media. If you bought the classes separately, you’d pay more than $1,000.)

If these prices seem high to you, please consider that the average college course in the United States is currently priced at $594 per credit hour.* Most classes are three credit hours, so you would be paying more than $1,500/course. In addition, Writers’ Digest University classes range from $200-$600+.


I offer payment plan options on all courses, so don’t worry if you can’t pay the whole cost up front. I know what that is like!

Meet Your Instructor
Want to learn more about me and what makes me qualified to teach on these subjects? Check out my vitae.

Stay Updated
I’m planning to add new courses several times a year, so if you’d like to be notified when there is a new course or a current course goes on sale, please sign up for my course newsletter.

Future Planned Courses

  • Advanced Author Branding
  • How to Use Pinterest to Develop Your Story and Career
  • How Acting Can Make Your a Better Writer
  • Public Speaking for Authors
  • Starting Strong: Tips for Honing Your Novel’s First Chapter, Page and Line
  • Resources for Self Published and Hybrid Authors
  • Working with a Publicity Company: What You Need to Know
  • Building Strong Characters
  • How to Write a Query Letter That Goes You Noticed

Other than the welcome video, which is just an introduction and contains no actual course content, all the classes are recorded Powerpoint presentations, with my voice over them.

  • If you are hearing impaired and would like a transcript of the classes, please contact me at nicole[dot]evelina[at]att[dot]net. I’m happy to provide that upon request at no additional charge.
  • If you are visually impaired or low vision, and would like me to read the parts of the classes that are only on the screen, (for example, some of my examples and links) please contact me at nicole[dot]evelina[at]att[dot]net. I’m happy to provide that upon request at no additional charge.

If you have any questions about my courses or suggestions for future courses, please email me at nicole[dot]evelina[at]att[dot]net.