- The Impact of “Cause” Publishing with Susie Schaefer
Tuesday, October 19
1 pm EasternFinish the Book Publishing’s mission is to empower authors to publish books that are a gateway to creating a movement. We believe that books are the foundation for creating a ripple effect to creating community. We honor and empower storytellers to be a part of the global conversation. Through understanding social impact, or “cause” publishing, business owners can become authors that publish books that get results AND give back.Known as The Book Angel for cause publishing, Susie Schaefer believes that books are the gateway to creating a movement. Her love of books goes far beyond the feel of a fabric cover or the smell of a library. Whether writing a book helps an author heal trauma or raises awareness for a global crisis, Susie honors and empowers storytellers to be part of the global conversation and create a ripple effect of social impact. Working with business owners brings her tremendous joy, particularly when an author’s book shares their own personal story and creates “Business Ascension” by melding an author’s mission and message.
- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Book Design: The big (and small) mistakes that can steal credibility and authority from you and your book with Everett O’Keefe
Tuesday, September 28
2 pm EasternYou’ve done the hard work of writing your book! You have spent hours (way too many hours!) crafting and rewriting to make it the best it can be. And now comes layout and design, where even the smallest mistake in your interior or cover can destroy what you have worked so hard to build.Join Wall Street Journal bestselling author and publisher, Everett O’Keefe, as he shares what every author should know about covers and interior design. Everett and his company have published nearly 100 bestsellers, and he has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to design. Come learn what you need to know to make sure you have a cover and interior that supports rather than destroys your credibility.
- A Million Little Pieces of Your Manuscript with Cindy Childress
Thursday, September 16
2 pm Eastern
What if you could see your whole manuscript at a birds-eye view? You might have a nagging feeling that the middle of the book isn’t working or that there’s too much story or not enough teaching, and just HOW much longer is Chapter 2 than the rest? But how to know for sure…
Well, get your colored markers, scissors, and tape ready because it’s time to learn developmental editing off the screen and in 3-D. Cindy will share her developmental editing tips for turning a messy first draft into a color-coded road map so you can figure out what’s missing and move things around to create the best journey for your readers. She’ll share all the tools she uses as a ghostwriter and book editor to bring her clients from a rough draft to one that’s polished and organized.