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A B O U T   U S

Our Beginning
Profitable Authors Institute, launched in January of 2017, is the brain-child of Carmen Berry, New York Times bestselling author and Carolyn Rafferty, professional photographer and video editor. We combined our expertise in publishing and video production to mastermind this amazing program. We’ve seen too much flawed advice floating around the Internet for writers, and met too many disappointed and discouraged authors who needed to know how the real publishing world worked.


Our Mission
To provide affordable, comprehensive, up-to-date training and support to aspiring authors who want to make an impact and an income. We are working to provide you with all of the information you need…all in one place.


Our Faculty
All of our instructors have a demonstrated track-record in the publishing industry as authors, editors, agents and marketing professionals. Here’s a list of our current faculty members in alphabetical order. FOR MORE INFO ON OUR FACULTY, CLICK HERE.

Nancy Barnes, author and founder of Story to Tell Books.

Carmen Berry, New York Times bestselling author and co-founder of Profiable Authors Institute.

Frances Caballo, author and founder of Social Media Just for Writers. 

Stuart Horwitz, author and founder Book Architecture.

Holly Lorincz, author and founder of Lorincz Literary Services.

Chip MacGregor, author, agent and founder of MacGregor Literary.

Vickie Mullins, author and co-founder of Perfect Bound Books Press.

David Nassaney, author, radio host and founder of Dave, the Caregiver’s Caregiver. 

Grael Norton, author and Director of Marketing, Wheatmark. 

Penny Sansevieri, author and founder of Author Marketing Experts.

Krista Rolfzen Soukup, literary publicist and founder of Blue Cottage Agency. 

Shari Stauch, author and founder of Where Writers Win. 

Annie Tucker, writer and founder of Annie Tucker Publishing.

Brooke Warner, author and co-founder of She Writes Press. and


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