Chip MacGregor

January 29, 2013

I'm going to be speaking at a writing seminar — you're invited!


I haven’t done this in a couple years, but on Saturday, Feb 23, I’m going to speak at the Nashville Writers University. It’s a one-day event, with a rather intensive agenda: 

-I’ll speak on “creating your long-term publishing strategy.”
-Dan Merril, from The Propellor Group, will offer his wisdom on script-writing and selling a screenplay.
-Larry Carpenter, the longtime boss at Spring Arbor and Ingram and now consultant to authors and publisher, will talk about self-publishing.
-Michelle Borquez, author and entrepreneur, will explore “building a platform around your concept.”
-And I’ll be talking about book proposals and the secret to success.
This is a really strong group — everybody has ties to both publishing and marketing, and all have had a lot of success in the industry. (I think at one point or another, each person has served as a publisher, and they all bring years of experience to the group.)
I’m really looking forward to this — I’ve taken time away from conferences the past couple years, and I love talking to authors about proposals and strategy. So you’re invited. Every participant gets face time with the instructors, where we’ll be reviewing proposals and talking about next steps in a one-on-one setting. That means space is limited to just 30 people. 

The event is going to be at the Aloft Hotel in Cool Springs, just south of downtown Nashville. The cost is $199 and includes lunch. (If you’re coming from out of town, they’re offering a $99 room rate for the participants.) You can find out all you need to know at

Would love to have you come and introduce yourself to me. 

Feel free to ask me questions — happy to be doing this sort of thing again!

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  • Meghan Carver

    Thanks for the information, Chip. I’m only about five driving hours from Nashville, so I’m checking my calendar.

    • chipmacgregor

      Would love to have you join us, Meghan.

  • Judith Robl

    Wish I lived closer to Nashville. Alas (deep sigh), central Kansas is too far a drive for a single day event. And flying is out of the question. It takes half a day for me to get to an airport.

    • chipmacgregor

      No worries, Judith. Not everyone will find it convenient.

  • John Robinson

    Anybody who comes won’t regret it (and I’m not saying that just because Chip’s my agent). He really is a funny, fascinating,
    and knowledgeably guy, with a dry wit and beau coup years of experience under his belt.

    It’ll be a day well spent. Trust me.

    • chipmacgregor

      Thanks, John.

  • C. Eric Banister

    I’ve signed up! This will be my first conference.

    • chipmacgregor

      Hey, that’s great, Eric. Glad you’re going to be there.

  • Theresa Lode

    Sounds awesome. *Bitter tears from a former Nashville-ite*