Upcoming Breakfast Meeting

March 8, 2017: How to Write and Sell Your Book and Build Your Business

Do you have a story to tell that you wish you could translate into a book or ebook? Are you an expert in your field and you would like to share your knowledge with others? Writing a book can be a way to build your business, your brand and your reputation. If you have always had a dream of writing a book, publishing might seem even more daunting, but with the right guidance, all is possible.

TVCF welcomes three published authors who have gone through the process from idea inception to writing, from publishing to marketing and will share with us the details we need to get started and Publish Your Book!

Kevin McGourtyKevin McGourty of iNPD Center – Kevin self-published his first book, “The Innovator’s Playbook,” and will talk about the process, how to build an enthusiastic support team, self-publishing, on-demand printing and kindle. Kevin will also speak on getting noticed through promoting and speaking. “If I can do it, anyone can do it, it’s true!”


Shawn GreeneShawn Greene of Savage and Greene. The 3rd edition of Shawn Greene’s book, “I’d Rather Have a Root Canal Than Do Cold Calling!” is for sale. Shawn will freely share her experience — mistakes and all. To get things started, Shawn will talk about why to write a book, and why NOT to do that. She’ll cover how being published helped her business, and self-publishing versus the dream of working with a big publisher. Shawn is also ready to talk about copyright, using a nom de plume, and shopping for graphic artists, editors, and ebook conversion companies.

Becky Parker GeistBecky Parker Geist of Pro Audio Voices. Becky also is the President of the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association. Becky will provide the basics every author needs to know about how to independently publish, from editing to launch; how to publish print, ebook, and audiobook editions; how to go live on Amazon and in bookstores; and ways to leverage your writing to build your business.

March 8, 2017
7:15 – 10:00 am

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