Bookworthy Academy for indie authors

Bookworthy Academy

A comprehensive self-publishing course that helps you:

  • create a step-by-step publishing plan,
  • establish a realistic publishing budget and deadline,
  • learn insider tips to create a professional-quality finished book,
  • and much, much more!

Reduce Your Learning Curve and Avoid Costly Mistakes

Yes, you can figure it out self-publishing on your own. But that route is often time intensive, stress inducing, and fraught with mistakes. #askmehowiknow

I’ve been self-publishing books for myself and clients since 1997, back when self-publishing was in its infancy.

The industry has grown exponentially and I’ve learned along with it. Why not take advantage of my experience?

Dalene Bickel - Book Coach smiling at camera while seated at a table

Meet Your Instructor

I’m Dalene Bickel and I developed Bookworthy Academy to help you self-publish with clarity and confidence.

To do that, I dive deep into the self-publishing process, which includes everything you need to do before the uploading process as well as strategies to help you long after your book is complete.

As a book coach, I meet you where you’re at and help you reach where you want to go.

Inside Bookworthy Academy, you’ll be encouraged, equipped. and enabled to self-publish your book in a way that serves your readers and honors GodNo hype. No sleaze. Just down-to-earth, step-by-step, Biblically based guidance.

I’ve self-published more than a dozen books for myself and my clients. Everything I’ve learned along the way, I share in this course. 

With Bookworthy Academy, You Can:

Stop trying to piece together a plan of action based on a variety of sources that may conflict with your values, contradict what you’ve already learned, or not even apply at all to your unique situation. With Bookworthy Academy, you will receive a God-honoring, tailored action plan according to your goals, deadline, and budget.

Stop second-guessing your every decision. No longer will you have to worry about making a rash, costly decision or, alternatively, sitting stagnant because of analysis paralysis. With Bookworthy Academy, you will be able to ask questions and receive expert guidance.

Stop trying to juggle all the things. With Bookworthy Academy, you can kick overwhelm to the curb by learning how to prioritize tasks based on where you’re at in the process.

What’s Included

The 10-Week Bookworthy Academy consists of:

Step-by-Step Tutorials

The six prerecorded video modules walks you each phase of the self-publishing process, offering examples to further explain the content. 

Group Coaching Calls

Understanding how to apply what you’re learning to your own book project is crucial. That’s why I offer multiple group coaching calls via Zoom so you can ask your specific questions and get answers in real time!


Within Bookworthy Academy, I provide you with all the information and resources you need to make informed choices about your publishing journey, empowering you to take control of your author career.

Plus, extra bonuses!

Everything that I’ve already outlined about Bookworthy Coaching is super valuable, but to sweeten the pot a bit, I always add a few LIMITED TIME extra perks that you won’t find anywhere else!

  • By joining the wait list, you’ll receive one of those bonuses RIGHT NOW! Simply enter your name and email address to be placed on the waitlist and receive the super valuable Self-Publishing Checklist.


Q: If I join the waitlist, am I required to participate in the course when it launches again?

A: No. Joining the waitlist is not a commitment. Being on the waitlist simply ensures that you get notifications when Bookworthy Academy is about to open up and go live, so you have the opportunity to join at that time if you want. 

Q: What are the dates for the next session of Bookworthy Academy?

A: Dates are still being finalized. Individuals on the waitlist will be notified as soon as the dates are set.

Q: How much will Bookworthy Academy cost?

A: Bookworthy Academy costs $497. This includes all of the video modules, handouts/worksheets, group coaching calls, resources, access to a private Facebook group, and all bonus materials. 

Q: How long will I have access to the materials after the course ends?

A: You will have access to the videos and online materials, as well as the Facebook group, for as long as Bookworthy Academy and the FB group exist (which, by the way, I plan to be for many years!).

Q: Where can I view the full curriculum?

A: The full curriculum will be made available when the course goes live this fall.



“When I began my journey as a self-published author, I thought writing the book would be the most difficult part. It was. But when I finished, I realized I needed to learn an entire industry, too. Bookworthy Academy is a comprehensive program. Dalene answered all my questions and gave me the tools I need to become a successful self-published author. Thanks Dalene!”

Linda B. Bragg

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