A publishing partnership opportunity for male authors of color.
100 Seeds of Promise
A literary initiative and fee-based curated cohort for male authors that provides a blueprint to transform their ideas into published manuscripts. Members of each cohort are carefully selected from a pool of applicants to create a dynamic group of men that will motivate, inspire and work alongside each other to reach their goals, while building a unique brotherhood that uplifts and empowers the success of fellow authors.
100 Seeds of Promise is a US-based literary initiative that exists to guarantee representation of men of color as published authors while empowering them to document their narratives and create passive streams of income.
100 Seeds of Promise is a life-changing journey structured to ensure authors get across the finish line and produce an industry standard work. Twenty-five new members are accepted to participate in a high-powered author cadre each quarter.
Our team has condensed over thirty years of writing and marketing strategy to ensure that each participant has access to the most effective methods be an author and entrepreneur. The program includes 12 intensive modules for increased knowledge of our cultivated 4 Pillars of Publishing that yield intended results for each author.
We believe that representation matters.
The 100 Seeds of Promise Literary Initiative was established by Celebrity Ghostwriter, Branding and Book Publishing Expert, Ardre Orie. As the CEO of 13th &
100 Seeds of Promise is a high impact, low-risk publishing initiative that empowers participants to complete the process of writing, publishing and distributing their books for national and international markets. Established as a community of support offering engagement at every level of the publishing process, success is the only option.
Innovative in approach, 100 Seeds of Promise boasts strategies to alleviate pain points that result in writer’s block, as well as publishing and distribution errors, giving participants a competitive edge to publish a book that stands out in the crowd. The best part of the 100 Seeds of Promise initiative is that participants graduate as published authors, fully equipped to market, sell and promote their published work without having to solicit outside services to complete the process.
The 13th & Joan Team is committed to the continued success of our authors.
100 Seeds of Promise offers a partnership publishing opportunity that grants each author access to the resources of a traditional publishing deal, with less risk for the author and publisher.
13th & Joan provides support to authors by securing access to distribution and a bevy of opportunities not available through self-publishing options.
Authors in this program will be equipped with strategies to enhance their brand, drive books sales and establish themselves as thought leaders within their respective industries.
The 13th & Joan Team will assist authors to construct marketing campaigns that produce continued results from which to build a profitable book venture and open doors of opportunity for additional ventures.
Participants of the program will be tasked with completing 12 author coaching sessions and writing exercises that lead to the creation of a manuscript for publishing. The end result will be an industry standard published work with national and international distribution.
PRIVATE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY
Participants in the 100 Seeds of Promise initiative will have exclusive access to our private Facebook community in which authors are able to connect with members of their cohort to motivate, learn and achieve, while striving to cross the finish line as published authors.
Who should apply?
100 Seeds of Promise was established for aspiring authors who are serious about establishing a residual stream of income, publishing written work, investing in short-term growth and development for long-term benefit, and collaborating with like-minded individuals through a community of support. Candidates can fall into any of the categories listed below:
- Authors of all genres (fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books).
- Authors at all stages of development and success (everyone from beginners to previously published authors who have a dozen books in print with major publishers).
- Authors who are frustrated because they haven’t gotten the results they want from agents and publishers.
- Authors who haven’t started marketing their work yet, who want to give themselves the greatest competitive advantage.
As a result of becoming a 100 Seeds of Promise Author you will be able to:
- Complete an industry standard published work.
- Establish credibility as a thought leader.
- Create raving fans and followers who follow share and support your work and market for you.
- Expand your network and net worth from the acquisition of writing and speaking opportunities.
- Earn residual income from book sales.
- Become a member of an elite community of networking to grow your brand.
The Reviews are in...
Michelle E. Clark
Digital Influencer | Author
“As a first time author I was extremely diligent about ensuring that everyone I worked with for this book process was qualified and trustworthy. After researching Ardre & 13th and Joan Publishing House, I felt confident in signing on to work with her. She’s proven to be incredibly knowledgeable, resourceful, and well intentioned since we started planning my October 2018 book release last fall.”
Program Director | Author
“Working with Ardre has been a life-changing experience for me, not only as a new writer but also in my ability to reflect upon my life. She has the ability to extract elements of your story that you may not even have realized were moments of discovery. I’d say her process is therapeutic even.”
Stevie Baggs Jr.
Professional Athlete | Author
“I’m so excited to have the opportunity to work with such a dynamic woman. Ardre has a vision for helping people which aligns with mine and that synergy is what will make our collaboration with 100 Seeds of Promise that much more impactful.”
Grammy Award Winning Musician | Author
“I’ve worked with the greats in the music industry like Berry Gordy and Lionel Richie. Ardre Orie has that same greatness as a writer. She has this ability to pull the best out of you.”