Jumpstart Your Publishing Dreams [additional ticket required]

What:
Workshop
When:
Friday Nov 02   09:30 AM to 04:30 PM (7 hours)
Breaks:
Lunch for Workshop Attendees   12:30 PM to 01:30 PM (1 hour)
Where:
Bromley
Tags:
PublishingWorkshop

This workshop will be available to those who have purchased full registration to The 2018 Independent Authors Conference. You may purchase a workshop ticket if you have already registered for the conference, or purchase workshops and conference registration together.


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Terry Whalin has written biographies on Billy Graham, Luis Palau, Chuck Colson and many others. He has co-authored books with more than a dozen people primarily in the Christian market. Also he has worked as an acquisitions editor at two Christian publishers: David C. Cook and Howard Books. He takes this experience as a writer and editor and will pour it into the information in this continuing session on how to Jumpstart Your Publishing Dreams. 

What you will learn:

  • 12 Ways to Jumpstart Your Publishing Dreams
  • Understanding today’s Christian market conditions and ideas on how to overcome them
  • What it’s like to walk in the editor’s shoes
  • The current state of Christian Publishing
  • 8 Characteristics of successful writers
  • The importance of the pitch
  • Fiction vs. Nonfiction – the critical first impression
  • Critical strategies and elements for a book proposal
  • Six-figure advances
  • Contracts and agents
  • How to understand and negotiate a book contract
  • Ideas, questions and resources to get a literary agent
  • How to be proactive in promotion but not high maintenance
  • How to look ahead or know if you are a one book wonder
  • How to repurpose your content
  • Platform building ideas

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Participant
Morgan James Publishing
Acquisitions Editor