The Author


You're here because you're ready to bring your story to life. 

Hi, I'm Kristin Pierce.


When I jumped into my authoring journey with an assisted self-publisher, I never had a clue what was coming next.


Self-publishing didn't come with a roadmap.


There was no blueprint of how this process worked, how to best prepare, or how to expedite the process. I was constantly flying blind until I was thrown into the next stage, which proved to be inefficient, stressful, and wildly frustrating.


Determined to create a different experience of self-publishing, I learned all I could and set off on my own to self-publish my next children's books.


In meeting many aspiring authors along the way who were full of questions, I knew it was time to share my learnings, techniques, and my understanding of self-publishing to empower those who had a message to share, too.


As an educator, I empower aspiring authors, like you, by demystifying the self-publishing process, giving you a clear road map, and teaching my strategies, systems, and learned experiences, along the way. 


The Author Atlas is the self-publishing roadmap that you've been looking for that will not only show you the ins and outs of self-publishing, but will also help you learn how to do it well. 

About The Author Atlas:

The Author Atlas is a series of mindfully-curated online courses to enable aspiring authors to navigate the adventure of self-publishing with confidence, clarity, aligned direction, and a clear roadmap.

Created by award-winning author, Kristin Pierce, The Author Atlas is a self-paced, online program that you can tailor to meet your specific authoring needs.

The Author Atlas is a series of TWELVE online trainings that fit together into a step-by-step roadmap. The program consists of in-depth video trainings, printable checklists, deep-dive worksheets, integrative assignments, research worksheets, and more.


Courses include:

  • Unleash Your Creative Genius

  • Research Like a PRO

  • Author Mindset Makeover

  • Routine Revamp

  • Your Author Special Sauce

  • Formulate Epic Ideas​

  • ​​​Write Your Heart Out

  • Effective Editing for Authors

  • Picture Book Illustration Planning

  • Captivating Cover Design & Layout

  • Distribution for Self-Publishing

  • Successful Author Signings

You're here because you're craving to learn the ins and outs of the self-publishing to get your children's book out to the world. 


The Author Atlas will help you navigate the adventure of self-publishing with confidence, clarity, and a step-by-step roadmap to cut through the overwhelm and help you move forward towards your dream!



You have a message to share. 

Are you ready to unlock the 'how'?


You're here because somewhere inside of you, even if it's way deep down, you are ready. 


You're ready to get started on sharing a message that matters.

You're ready to begin building your dreams.

You're ready to create an impact in the world. 


I'm here to show you the way.

Since I self-published my first children's book in March of 2018, there have always been people reaching out with questions about publishing:


"I have a book that I want to publish. Can you help me?"


"I've always wanted to become an author. Where should I begin?"

"How did you get your book printed?"


"Where did you find your illustrators?"


"How do you sell your books online?"


Honestly, I think this is amazing!


If you have a dream to do something, I want you to saddle up and go for it! Asking for help is a great way to start your research. However, there is so much more to it than having someone answer a few of your 10,000 questions.


Self-publishing is not a fast-track to becoming an author. If you want to become a successful author, self-publishing (like anything else) requires time, learning, resources, outsourcing, high standards, a vision, and so much more. 


With all of these questions constantly flooding my inbox, I knew there were a lot of people who wanted to publish a book but didn't know where to begin. 


For most people who are wanting to embark on something new, diving into uncharted territory can be quite overwhelming. I know it sure was for me, which was why I enlisted the help of an assisted self-publisher for my first two books. However, once I got started, I never had a clue what was coming next. The company I worked with plopped me into each stage without a moment's notice, which was confusing, overwhelming, and annoying.


Why didn't this self-publishing journey come with a roadmap? I wondered. 


There was no blueprint of how the process worked, how to best prepare, or how to expedite the process. I was constantly flying blind until she was thrown into the next stage, which proved to be inefficient, stressful, expensive, and wildly frustrating.


One day it dawned on me... I need to create a self-publishing roadmap to take the guesswork out of this process! In turn, this course had the potential to spare others from experiencing the same gruelling problems that I had trudged through. 


Just like that, an idea was born.


My vision for The Author Atlas is to take the confusion out of the self-publishing process--saving you wasted time, unnecessary frustration, paralyzing overwhelm, and the costs of repeatedly hiring an assisted self-publisher who leaves you in the dark.


I want to educate, inspire, and empower aspiring authors to take their self-publishing journey into their own hands. To do so, I am using my own experience to lead others through the adventure of self-publishing with confidence, inner clarity, aligned direction, and a clear roadmap.

Each course will be released as it is completed so that you can get started right away!

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