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Upcoming BAEF Forums

SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Zoom link will be emailed to BAEF members prior to forum date.

Today's Publishing Pathways: A Guide for Editors to Help Their Clients

As an editor, what are the first questions you ask a new or prospective client? Veteran editor and publishing consultant Jude Berman suggests that, with most clients in our ever-evolving environment of 2024, you may want to begin by asking, "What are your publishing goals/plans?"

In this forum, Jude will walk us through the new map for the publishing industry created by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), with an eye to how knowing this comprehensive model can guide you in your work with writers. We will discuss what can go wrong when you don't address publishing goals up front, as well as how to calm clients bewildered by the maze of publishing options.

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, April 25, 2024
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Zoom link will be emailed to BAEF members prior to forum date.

The 7 Steps to Building a Successful Book Coaching Business

Have you thought about adding book coaching to your range of editorial services, either as a side gig or to explore a potential new career path? Or maybe you're already experienced in book coaching and you'd like to engage additional good clients? Will you be able to attract the types of writers you like to work with, focus on the kinds of problems you're interested in helping authors solve, and make enough money at it?

Join us as expert book coach Jennie Nash — founder/CEO of Author Accelerator, a company that trains and certifies book coaches — shares her perspective and insights on the demonstrated values of book coaching, how to determine if it's a good fit for your skills and traits, and what it takes for your book coaching business to be sustainably successful.

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Next South Bay Forum

Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: Community Room, Campbell Public Library, 77 Harrison Ave., Campbell, CA 95008

Next forum topic: TBD. Any topic suggestions? See below.
[In-person forums postponed for now.]

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