iWriterly Video: Review of AuthorTube Academy | Online Course By Mandi Lynn

AuthorTube is a YouTube channel where published and aspiring authors creator videos on the craft of writing, inside look into publishing, author platform, marketing, vlogs, and more. Mandi Lynn created an online course called AuthorTube Academy to assist writers who are either looking to launch their own AuthorTube channels or who are looking to improve their existing ones.

The iWriterly team received free access to the AuthorTube Academy course in exchange for an honest review. Meg LaTorre will provide her feedback on what she loved about the course as well as where she thought there was room for improvement.



Teaching authors how to find a loyal following of readers using YouTube.

What are in the modules:

1. Your Channel (available as free trial)

  • Choosing your channel name
  • Creating a custom URL
  • Uploading Schedule
  • Author Branding
  • Channel art template

2. Finding Topics

  • How do authors get noticed
  • Finding the topics people are looking for

3. Video Scripts

  • The perfect script format

4. Filming

  • Filming equipment
  • Camera etiquette
  • Filming location

5. Editing

  • Editing software
  • Behind-the-scenes of how I edit my videos
  • Video thumbnails
  • Best practices

6. SEO

  • Crash-course on search engine optimization for YouTube

7. Sharing & Engagement

  • How to share your video on social media
  • Best practices
  • Tips to engage with the community
  • PDF checklist of where to share

8. Collaborating

  • How to start a collaboration with another AuthorTuber
  • Ideas for collabs
  • Author etiquette




Mandi Lynn published her first novel when she was seventeen. The author of Essence, I am Mercy, and She’s Not Here, Mandi spends her days continuing to write and creating YouTube videos to help other writers achieve their dreams of seeing their books published. Mandi is the creator of AuthorTube Academy, a course that teaches authors how to grow their presence on YouTube and find loyal readers. When she’s not creating, you can find Mandi exploring her backyard or getting lost in the woods.




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