The Business Side of Writing
Making a living from writing can come in lots of various ways; from publishing your book (traditional or self) to writing for others. A panel of experts who all work in writing and publishing will share their knowledge, experience and insights and what it takes. This panel has been cultivated to answer all of your writing for profit questions.
The panel includes:
- Lisa Maxbauer-Price (Author and Journalist) has worked as a magazine journalist for 20 years, 10 of those in New York City. Career highlights include blogging for The New York Times and serving as Deputy Features Editor at the top-selling national magazine First for Women. Lisa is also the author of the award-winning children’s book Squash Boom Beet: An Alphabet for Healthy, Adventurous Eaters.
- Gary Nyenhuis – Regional Sales Manager for Color House Graphics, Great Lake Bindery and JPL Distribution. A short to medium run Book Manufacturer located in West Michigan.
Doug Weaver is a journalist and book publisher who has produced more than 400 book titles in his career on topics ranging from regional history to entertainment, art, architecture, business, travel, crime, and the craft of quilting. Doug is now a partner and the business manager of Mission Point Press, a Traverse City, Michigan-based book publisher. Doug owns Chandler Lake Books, also of Traverse City.
- Shenandoah Chefalo is a local author and SCORE Mentor.
This will be an open Q&A style panel discussion to help you explore the business side of writing.
Who should attend:
- Anyone who wants to explore turning their writing into a business
- Those who are interested in various types of publishing
- Those who want to write for others