Hi guys, many of you may know that I am an author. I write books.
When I was in college, I was placed in the remedial English class. That’s English 100. That’s the class where they put students because their english language writing skills are not good enough for English 101. Ouch.
I was a laggard as a student, and the last thing I dreamed of was to become an author.
But today, I am a published author of 11 books, including four that have either become award-winning (like pang CMMA Awards) or #1, 2 and #5 National best-selling books.
Yep, I still shake my head in disbelief sometimes, and ask myself…
For the first time online, I’m going to share the answer to that question. I’m going to share my “HOWS” of becoming an author (and lots of other good and practical stuff–like how to get busloads of people to buy your book, aside from your Mom and your friends).
Actually, I used to lead a workshop/seminar called Project Author but haven’t done it in quite some time since other projects, ministries, speaking/training gigs and new businesses piled up on my plate.
And then during this COVID-19 pandemic, quite a number of people have messaged me asking when my next Project Author seminar will be held. Many have pm’d me for help, saying:
“I’ve always dreamed of writing a book and now that I have the time, I don’t know where or how to start.”
I want to help. But now the way to do seminars in online. So, I asked for help. And God sent me a friend, young entrepreneur Sean Si. He gladly offered to help me bring Project Author go online!
And now, I’m excited! Aside from giving you the basic nuts and bolts of getting your book written and published, I’ll be sharing lots of stories.
…how my first book, Buhay na Hindi Bitin (Life That’s Never Short) was conceived, almost aborted and finally born and went on to sell more than 500,000 copies and changed thousands of lives. (I’ll share how it was written in just two Saturday afternoons! And how you can do the same with your book.)
…how my book, the Heart of Healing was written through much tears, time and pain…before it got published and opened doors for me to speak internationally …and then won a Gintong Aklat Finalist award in 2010 for best inspirational book. (And how you can use your book as a “door opener” for other gigs: consulting, speaking, even a new career!)
…the big WHY behind my #1 National Best-seller, Ang Pera na Hindi Bitin and how it motivated me to write a book on a topic that I was not an expert on. (And I’ll show you why and how you can do that too.)
…when Real Men are POGI, my #5 National Best-selling book, which became my guide to court my Ms Universe, who eventually became my wife. I’ll share the principle behind the book writing process and what it takes to finish it. (And I’m telling you, that many doors open once you write and publish your book! God knows how many doors were miraculously opened for me.)
…WHERE and how my latest book, THE HAPPY ENTREPRENEUR, a Catholic Mass Media Award finalist and #2 National Best-selling book, was conceived and written (mostly on planes, poolside and on a bar table standing up). (I’ll also share what I’ve discovered to be the sweet spots of Publishers that will get your book published.)
Throughout those stories that will be shared (see, you’ll learn from real life stories, not theories) you’ll also discover time-tested, insider/industry secrets and strategies that will prove to be worth 1,000 times the price you’ll be paying for this online seminar.
Price? Yes, there is a price eh. But we’re only charging P1,499 for this seminar (Much, much lower than the P7,557 that my other seminar hosts have charged before.) And if you register before July 6, 2020, you get the early bird rate of P999.
Come to think of it, maybe Sean Si should charge more. Pero sa next run na lang. (I’ll tell Sean that he’s too kind.) Actually, Sean is an author himself, who wrote the inspiring book, CEO at 22. Maybe, I’ll ask him to share his story as well. Bonus yan!
Seriously for now, this is the price: P999. That’s less than US$20 to help you get your dream book started… Cheaper than a coffee table book or ordering a pizza and chicken dinner for your family or barkada, diba?
Here’s to your author dreams!
Facilitator – Project Author Dream Class
p.s. I’ll also share how you can get your readers so engaged and inspired that they will just “hate” on you.
Haha. That actually happened to me. I got a reader to really “hate” me!
(Actually he loved the book but hated me for…well, just read this screen shot of a reader’s post about my book.)
Come and join us inside! It will be so fun to dream and work on getting your book written and published!
Again, here’s the link to enroll and register. May your dreams come true!
“To my Project Author mentor Ardy Roberto: You have such a wonderful program that helps a lot of aspiring authors achieve their dreams, and I am one of them.”
Dr. Marnie Prudencio, Project Author student, and author of The Best Investment: Preparing Your Child’s Body, Mind and Soul for Life’s Adventures
“Thanks to Ardy Roberto, founder of Project Author. You inspired me to complete this book project. Thanks for being with me in the book ‘birthing’ process.”
Grace Zamora-Roldan, Ph.D, Project Author student, and author of Fire Walk, Faith Walk, The Asia I Have Come To Know, and The World I Have Come To Know
“‘Ordinary’ authors having their books published isn’t really far fetched!” – Armando Quiazon, Portal4Youth Foundation
“Very inspiring stories. I can’t wait to sit down and write!” –Ruth David, Meralco
“You’re doing something that inspires and changes people’s lives.” – Lilian V. Reyes, Profriends
Ardy Roberto has over 25 years of experience in the publishing industry (magazines and books) and has helped friends and family become published authors here and in the US. He gets a real fulfilling kick seeing people’s dreams of becoming an author realized.
Ardy is a graduate of the Stanford Professional Publishing Course (SPPC) held in Stanford University, CA, USA. He has also attended Mark Victor Hansen’s Mega Book Marketing Course at the Book Expo America in New York City. He’s also invested more than a decade of distilled time in researching, reading and keeping up to date in the publishing world. Ardy also has the benefit of having mentoring moments with other successful publishers and authors like John Maxwell, Denis Waitley, Mark Victor Hansen, Tony Buzan, The Stanford University SPPC faculty and others.
Ardy is the only writing and publishing coach who can honestly say that he’s been a #1 best-selling author (for Pera na Hindi Bitin – Money That’s Never Short) and top 5 best-selling author on National’s Best Sellers chart (including Real Men are POGI at #3 and #5 and The Happy Entrepreneur #2).
Aside from being a #1 best-selling author, Ardy is an award-winning author. His book, The Heart of Healing, won a Gintong Aklat (Gold Book) Award Finalist for Best Inspirational Book” at the 2010 Manila International Book Fair and his latest book The Happy Entrepreneur was a finalist awardee at the 2019 Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA).
Ardy’s other ground breaking books include: S4 – Success Secrets of the Sales Superstars, a DSAP Chairman’s Awardee; The Best of Marketing Rx (volumes 1 and 2) published by Anvil and PDI; Ang Pera Na Hindi Bitin, the #1 bestselling book of National Bookstore’s Philippine publications from April 2011 to August 2011 (before it ran out of stock); Real Men are POGI (which hit #5 in National Bookstore and the perennial bestseller of OMF Literature – Ang Buhay Na Hindi Bitin, with over 400,000 copies printed and sold.
Ardy also teaches a special writing class for global leaders in Maui, Hawaii. Together with Ricky Lee, Charo Santos-Concio and Makiwander, he was chosen as one of four writing mentors in the ABS-CBN Books advocacy, Project Foreword.
Register to Ardy Roberto’s Project Author Master Class before slots fill up, click on the link on this page. God bless you!
Learn the ingredients to write a book from start to finish!
In this lesson: Know the reason why you write. Why do you want to write your book?
Find out what topics your book should focus more on.
Get tips on where you can get inspirations for your book.
Learn the different ways on how to start and finish writing your book.
Discover more about the various methods you can do for your next project.
Find out how you can use the PINC strategy when choosing a book title.
I can fulfill my dream of becoming an author...and I think all this time I have been prepared for that, so thank you, Ardy, for Project Author!
Project Author graduate at Now the author of Fire Walk, Faith Walk and The Asia I have Come To Know
I'm very happy to be part of Project Author because this has proved to be the tool I needed to give birth to this book, which has been brewing in my mind for years. I'm very grateful to Ardy Roberto and the team for inspiring me and guiding me to get this book done.
Project Author graduate at Now the author of The 9 to 5 Millionaire
Thank you so much, Ardy. My mom is in tears, thoroughly touched, affirmed, and encouraged by the Lord through today's session to begin writing! What a blessing
Project Author participant
I've been waiting for this for quite a while and a great opportunity to attend of this workshop. Being able to attend and learn is the best part of it and explore the ideas I have and the opportunity to turn it into a book. Thank you for bringing this workshop online and learn from it.
Project Author participant
What I enjoyed the most is networking with first-time authors, and being mentored by one of the finest authors in the Philippines ... who is really encouraging us to be like him.
Project Author participant at Upcoming author of A Million and One Blessings