Chip MacGregor

February 10, 2013

I'm teaching at a writing conference in Nashville next week


As noted last week, I’m going to speak at the Nashville Writers University on Saturday, Feb 23. It’s a one-day event, with an intensive agenda:

-I’ll speak on “creating your long-term publishing strategy.”
-Dan Merril, from The Propellor Group, will talk about script-writing and screenplays.
-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 teach “building a platform around your concept.”
-And I’ll be talking about book proposals and the secret to success.
Again, this is a 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 looking forward to it, since I’ve largely stayed 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 me (as well as the other instructors), so 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 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.
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