The easiest way to build your author platform

No more publishing your writing to crickets. Connect with your readers, grow your following, and earn a living from your writing—even if you’re allergic to marketing.

Ryan Holiday - Author of Daily Stoic

Whether you’re a debut author hunting your first book contract or you’re partial to self-publishing, branding and promotion are just as important for growing your readership as the writing itself. Reach new readers, build a direct relationship with your devotees, and start selling your ebooks in just a few clicks with the only marketing platform built by writers, for writers.

See how authors like you use ConvertKit
01. Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
02. Ryan Holiday
03. Srinivas Rao
Jennifer Keishin

Launch your dream book

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s writing career almost feels like a modern-day fairytale: the full-time, New York Times bestselling author living in a New York City highrise, writing from an office overlooking water and highrises. But Jennifer’s dream is built with email as her bedrock—ConvertKit helps her reach her audience directly and share her latest creations.

“It turns out [readers] actually click on links to my books and book events more than almost any other content I provide… They really did sign up for my newsletter just to find out about me.

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, New York Times bestselling author

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Build your writing empire

Over 320,000 subscribers wake up every morning with a daily dose of Stoicism from Ryan Holiday in their inboxes. ConvertKit has helped Ryan bring his newsletter and books to millions of people—all without having to create a complicated email marketing machine.

“It’s just mind blowing to me. I’ll get emails from billionaires, Fortune 500 CEOs, professional and college athletes and coaches, bestselling authors, publishers and entrepreneurs… ConvertKit is more central to me than any publication.

Ryan Holiday, author and founder of Daily Stoic

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Write on your terms

When author and speaker Srinivas Rao had an idea to write his next book and publishers kept rejecting it, saying over and over again, “Nobody's going to buy this,” he had an epiphany: the very perk of being a creator is that you are the one who first gets to decide what’s important. Instead of building a mere persona, ConvertKit helps Srini write what he wants and build a community around his writing.

Email is the biggest driver of book sales to this day.”

Srinivas Rao, author and founder of Unmistakable Creative

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How ConvertKit works
use landing pages to promote your writing

Grow your readership

Create your unique home

Create and share your one-page website in just a few clicks. Choose from a range of beautifully-crafted landing page templates, personalize your site with photos and links, share reader recommendations, and promote your books—all without writing code.

Give away freebies

The best way to create buzz around your writing? Sharing free goodies. Our automated opt-in forms and incentive emails let you offer free chapters and other bonus content so you can entice readers to join your list.

stay connected with readers

Turn casual readers into true fans

Build your newsletter list

Connect and interact directly with your readers. Whether you want to send a regular newsletter or share snippets of your writing process, our visual email editor makes it easy to reach your readers directly in their inbox.

Reach the right readers at the right time

Introducing a new romance title? Let your romance readers know first. Tags and segments let you target readers based on where they signed up, where they are in the world, what they’ve bought, and much more so you’re always top of mind.

Earn with pro products and subscriptions

Get paid for your craft

Sell directly to your readers

Stop ceding control to big platforms, and start standing out from the crowd. With a few clicks, ConvertKit Commerce lets you upload a PDF, Mobi, or any other ebook format, and deliver it to your buyers’ inbox automatically. From payment to delivery, self-publishing your book is a snap

Earn more money from your writing

You became an author to write and create—not to spend your time as a part-time accountant. Our integrated payment processing means you’ll never have to think about payments again, and our low transaction fees mean you’ll only pay when you get paid.

Resources for authors

Here is some help setting up, inspiration for content, or some uplifting real-life experiences for you

Meet ryan holiday

The Daily Stoic

Read Creator Story

Meet Srini Rao

Audience Over Ego

Read Creator Story

How-To Guide

Ebook Template

Read Guide

James Clear at Craft + Commerce

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Build your author platform and connect with your readers — for free

Sure, other platforms might help you send emails—but they’re not built by writers, for writers. Before starting ConvertKit, our CEO Nathan Barry was an author—in fact, he created ConvertKit to help him reach his readers.

$0 /month

(Seriously, totally free)

Create a free account

Start building your audience with:

Unlimited landing pages & forms
Manage up to 1,000 subscribers
Unlimited traffic
Subscriber tagging
Customizable domain
Sell digital products
Email broadcast sending
Free Build & Launch courses

When your audience grows past 1,000 subscribers, or when you want access to features like automated email sequences and sales funnels, the Creator Plan starts at just $29 per month.

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