As the award-winning author of 38 books, translated into 32 languages, I can help your audience to finally get that first --or fifth -- book published, and now! In addition to being published by such major houses as Simon & Schuster, Doubleday,Wiley,Scribner's, and Prentice-Hall, I have run my own small press, Hannacroix Creek Books, since 1996. I also taught nonfiction writing as a visiting assistant professor at Penn State and I'm the author of EFFECTIVE BUSINESS AND NONFICTION WRITING, which has been translated into Chinese, Russian, and Vietnamese. In this presentation, which can be customized to a length of 45 minutes, 1-1/2 hours, 3 hours (half-day), or an all-day seminar, I cover the three aspects of writing a book that are essential: Writing the book. I'll also point out the career and business benefits to writing and publishing a book that may help motivate attendees to get that book done. Is hiring a co-author or ghostwriter something to consider? What are the benefits and challenges of taking that step? The second section of the presentation is about selling the book -- to a major house, directly or through a literary agent, or making the decision to self-publish; and Promoting it, that all important third part of writing a book that, unfortunately, few authors understand and even fewer authors are willing to put in the time and effort after the first couple of interviews. (I'll cover what you can do to still help your book sell even if you DON'T want to do lots of media interviews.) Working on your own or with a freelance or staff publicist, I'll help attendees to get a better understanding of the world of books including that elusive but potentially lucrative world of foreign rights. I enjoy inspiring those who want to write a book to get over their writing (and publishing) block to get that first book done or those who have already published one or more books to get going on their next project!