Get Published and Become a Bestseller

Build a publishing foundation that will launch your author career.
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 Getting published today is hard.

Writing is hard enough. But now, even if you publish with a major publisher, you're still expected to market your books, too.

It's exhausting to even think about.

On top of that, there are so many books being published that it's easy for your writing to get lost in the noise.

How do you get publishers to take notice?

How do you get people to actually read your book when it comes out?

Is it really possible to make it as a writer today?

I know how hard it is to make it because I've been there. 

My name is Joe Bunting, and I'm a bestselling author.

But it took years of struggle to get there.

My writing was rejected from dozens of publishers.

I struggled to get anyone to read my writing, even  my mom.

I worried I didn't have what it takes to make it as a writer.

I started to think, NO, I didn't have what it takes.

Then something happened:
I learned the process to become a bestselling author.

After years of struggling, I learned how to start to gather an audience of readers.

Then I published my first book in 2012 … and it took off. 

Soon I was a #1 Amazon bestseller. My book was on the list next to Ray Bradbury, Michael Lewis, and Brené Brown.

And that's not all. In 2019, I published my memoir Crowdsourcing Paris and it instantly became a #1 New Release on Amazon.

And then in 2020, a book I co-wrote hit the Wall Street Journal bestsellers list.

How did I do it? It all came from knowing the right process. Not an Amazon trick or a social media tactic, but a timeless, proven process to build a career as a writer.


Now I'm teaching the process that turned me into a bestselling author.



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FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLISHING is an online writing program that will guide you through the process of writing and publishing to an audience. At the end of the self-guided program, you'll have published your work and will know the process that can lead you to the bestseller's list.

Here's How It Works

We'll Show the Ins and Outs of Publishing

Whether you want to go with traditional publishing or self-publishing, we'll show you what it takes to get your best writing out into the world.


Write Something You Love

Writers today can't just focus on writing OR publishing. We have to focus on BOTH. That's why we'll start by writing something you can be proud of.

Get the Feedback to Make Your Writing PUBLISHABLE

Everyone needs feedback on their writing, whether you're Stephen King or Joe Bunting, and the first place to get feedback is among your fellow writers.

Next Gather Your Cartel

A Cartel is an agreement among competitors. Instead of fighting with other writers over an audience, a Cartel helps its members create an even larger audience. In other words, your Cartel becomes your team.

Launch Your Writing

That's right! In this course, you'll actually learn the publishing process by PUBLISHING some of your best writing (usually a short story or an article) so that when you go to publish your book, you're ready!

What You Get in Foundations of Publishing

When you join Foundations of Publishing, you get a proven process to become a bestseller. But that's just the beginning.

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6 LIVE Publishing Lessons (10+ Hours in Training)

Learn the entire publishing process through 10+ hours of publishing and writing training. From how to start connecting with readers through social media to how to query agents or self-publish your book on Amazon.

Because your writing is like your baby. You don’t just want to throw it out into the world without a plan. You want to give it the best chance it has of making an impact. And that’s what these lessons will teach you to do.

Start With Writing

The program really starts with WRITING. Because as writers, we can’t just focus all our efforts on either writing OR publishing. We have to do BOTH. So we start by guiding you through writing a new piece that you’ll be proud of.

A Built-In Launch Team

If you’re going to succeed as a writer today, you need to have a team. But many writers are introverts (like me!), and the idea of “networking” sounds really horrible to a lot of us.  Just by joining this community you’ll get a group of writers on your team who WANT you to succeed and who can help you share your writing with their audiences.

Step-By-Step Publishing Walkthrough

Not only will you learn how to publish your writing, you'll actually do it, sharing it into the world with your team to help you. This is your chance to finally start connecting with READERS.

Community Support

When you launch your book, you won't be on your own. You'll launch with the support of a community that wants you to succeed.

So what are you waiting for? Join the Cartel and sign up for Foundations of Publishing now

Foundations of Publishing also includes these BONUS resources:

Author Website Building Tutorial
($50 Value)

Don't miss a step with this ultimate to-do list for your author website. This covers everything you need to connect with your audience online, build an email list, and start marketing your writing. And if you already have a website, that's great! We'll send you through our author website audit process to make it even better.

Bestseller Launch Copy Library
($100 Value)

Not sure how to actually sell your books, let alone sell at the level to become a bestseller? Want to know how to communicate with your readers so they actually leave you reviews? We have you covered. As a member, you'll get full access to our ever-expanding Bestseller Launch Copy Library, with examples of the best emails and social media posts that will actually help you become a bestseller.

12 Months of The Write Practice PRO
($180 Value)

Get the feedback you need to make your writing PUBLISHABLE.  That's what you'll get to do in our premium workshopping community, The Write Practice PRO, where you'll be able to workshop your writing AND connect with other writers.


Each lesson breaks down what you thought about the publishing industry and reveals how bestsellers are actually made.

How Bestselling Writers Built Their Careers from Nothing (and How You Can Too)

How to Actually Live Your Dream of Being a Writer

How to Thrive Despite the Troubling State of the Publishing Industry

How to Sell a Lot of Books with a Book Launch

How to Find Your Writing Voice With This “Avatar” Trick

How to Write More Than Ever

How to Make Your Writing Better Through Feedback

And more…

What Our Students Are Saying

A proven track record of writers succeeding.

“I used to dream of being the next J. K. Rowling. Reality check—the fiction business isn’t magical; it’s hard work. Foundations of Publishing makes it easier. In addition to the rich course material, I had the support of a network of my fellow students, or the Cartel, and my strongest supporter was founder Joe Bunting.”

Staci Trolio, Bestselling Author

“Foundations of Publishing helped me build upon what I had already started with the publication of my memoir. I was able to access the course material and forum activities in my own time. I also feel I have made enough meaningful connections with classmates to hop on board at any time. I am very happy I took the plunge when reason would have cautioned me to not take on one more thing.”

Kathy Pooler, Memoirist

“I wouldn't be a published author without Joe Bunting. Not only did he teach me how to take an idea and turn it into a story, he showed me how to collaborate with other authors to make my writing the best it could be, which gave me the courage to share it with the world.”
Brian Rella, Thriller Author


Want to see your book on this list? Join our program and learn what it takes to get published and become a bestseller. Sign me up now »


This is the year you could get your first raving fans. This is the year you could finally feel like a real writer. This is the year you could become a bestseller.

Stop trying to be a writer. This time, get the community support, the accountability, and the focus you need to actually do it.

For just $49 a month for 12 months, you get full access to FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLISHING, including the lessons, accountability, feedback, bonuses, and more.

Make this the month you become an author. Register for the the program today.

Here's how to sign up now:

  1. Click the “Let's get started” link below.
  2. When the secure form pops up, enter your credit card information to pay your membership fee.
  3. You will be redirected to a form to create your username and password.
  4. Once your account is created, you'll be sent to the orientation page to get started.

Ready to publish?

We've tried to make this as affordable as possible. Get started today!


The Foundations of Publishing Guarantee

Our mission at The Write Practice is to help writers accomplish their goals, but if after 30 days you feel this program won't help you grow as a writer, you can email us, show us you've done the work, and we will return your membership fee.

There's no risk, unless you continue to put off publishing your writing!

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the program begin?

Foundations of Publishing is a self-guided course, and you can start it as soon as you sign up. One of the best parts of this program is that you will be building connections with other writers as you go through the program with them.

How many hours per week does the program require?

Since this program is self-guided, how much time you spend a week is up to you. You have a year's worth of access to the course lessons and The Write Practice Pro workshops.

Successful writers in this program typically spend between three to six hours per week going through the course material, completing assignments, and connecting with their fellow writers. Compared to our 100 Day Book Program, that's less than half of the time requirement.

I haven't finished a book yet. Is this course open to people who are just getting started?
If you're in the middle of a book—or even still at the beginning—that's great! You are the perfect person to join this program and get the tools you need to be successful as a writer.
What if I write nonfiction?
This program is available to both fiction AND nonfiction writers. We've helped thousands of authors of both fiction and nonfiction publish their writing. We would love to help you too!
What if don't live in the United States?
This course is open to all authors and aspiring authors, whether in the United States, Europe, Australia, India, or elsewhere. If you want to write a book, this course is for you.
When do the payments end?
We've tried to make this program affordable by breaking up the full price of the program into 12 payments that you pay once a month over 12 months.

You can also choose to save 20 percent by paying for the program in full. See the pricing section above for details.

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