Coming Soon To a Town Near You
When you are encouraged and inspired, trying something new is a joy. That’s why we offer seminars about writing and publishing. We show how to produce your book, and remind you that it’s not only possible, but pleasurable, and infinitely rewarding.
*We offer free consultations at these events. Call and schedule in advance to meet with us!
Join us for a seminar or consultation at one of these locations:
March 9-10, Tucson Festival of Books, Tucson, AZ
March 21-23, RootsTech Salt Lake City, UT
April 20-21 LA Times Festival of Books Los Angeles, CA
May 8-10 National Genealogical Society Las Vegas, NV
June 7-9 SCGS Jamboree Burbank, CA
June 28-29 Family History Expos Sacramento, CA
October 5-6 Wordstock Portland, OR
The Genealogy Event November 2 New York, NY
Miami Book Fair November 22-24 Miami, FL
Our most popular seminars
Self Published Books: Editing, Design and Publishing
Professional editors and book designers will show how to create a successful book. This seminar presents a step-by-step process for first-time authors, including generating ideas for the book’s contents, planning and organizing, creating the draft, editing, designing, and publishing. We explore the options for self publishing, including guidelines for choosing a printer. We also address common obstacles that many authors face and provide solutions.
A Good Read: Make Family History Books Exciting
Professional editors show how to make family history more relevant and interesting with fascinating stories. Learn how to collect, organize and present the stories that contain the unique drama of your family’s history. In addition, this seminar shows how to utilize and supplement factual historical content, presenting history and your ancestors in a more compelling story form that is sure to engage your readers.
How to Plan and Organize a Family History Book
Book editors demonstrate how to plan a book that is based on the research and materials you have gathered. The seminar will provide comparisons between chronological, biographical, and topical methods of organizing the book’s contents. You will consider which elements to include, the scope and length of the book, and the best style for your audience. Learn how to organize your research into a table of contents that makes sense to you and your readers.
Publishing Options for Your Self Published Book
You’ve written your draft manuscript – so what’s next? We will examine the possibilities of a book, such as illustrations, color, layout, binding, and cover design. Know how to prepare and submit your files and photos for design. Learn the right questions to ask when selecting a publisher or printer, to protect your rights, to control costs, and publish the perfect, timeless book.