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Face The Book TV Re-Launch Celebration!

Re-Launch Celebration – Face The Book TV returns! Panelists include  is Eddie Vincent, president of Independent Publishers of New England and Shawn Anderson, president of the League of Vermont Writers.

Independent publishing is not for the faint of heart – although access to technology has demolished the stranglehold of the traditional publishing “gatekeepers,” you will have to acquire the skills, invest the time, or hire the talent (or all three) required to professionally publish and effectively distribute your book. In this re-launch of our Face The Book TV show, we continue to focus on the how-to of publishing, rather than the writing process (we’ll leave that up to you!). In each episode, experts will lay out in detail the individual elements crucial to producing a book indistinguishable from a front-list title by a major publisher. You can do it!

So, where to start? Tune in to our livestreams to ask questions in real time, or post your comments afterwards on YouTube or Facebook. Following the show, audio will be posted to your favorite podcast app for your listening convenience!

Subscribe to the livestream and podcast on YouTube or on Apple, Spotify, Google, and all major audio podcast apps. Face The Book TV (TM) was first produced at ACMi starting in 2008.

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Face The Book TV #24: Building an Effective Author Platform

The next episode of Face The Book TV focuses on leveraging assets that you may already have – your expertise, your friends & colleagues, your social media. With mindful cultivation, a well built-out author platform can set you up for booming book sales by the time your publication date rolls around. You can start building your platform any time, but doing it before you even start writing is highly recommended.

Peeragogy In Action #13: A Serving of Causal Layered Analysis

How can we anticipate and change the course of climate change, terrorism, water scarcity, and aging populations? Causal Layered Analysis is a tool we may be able to use to shape the future more effectively.

On the Edge of Wild with Master Falconer Shawn Hayes

To see a falcon materialize from the sky with a colossal burst of power in pursuit of prey and to realize the falconer’s role, is to enter a new understanding of the natural world, one that takes you to the “edges of existence.”

Face The Book TV #23: Nuts & Bolts of Your First Book

Overwhelmed by the process and all the choices? In this episode, we set forth an achievable checklist for the first time indie publisher. Successful publisher Scott Channell reveals best practices.

Face The Book TV #22: The Great Book Editor Search

The right experienced professional editor will have the skills to refine the readability, and ultimately, the marketability of your book.

Professional book editor Megan Harris joins host Charlotte Pierce to discuss best practices for hiring a professional editor.

Peeragogy In Action #12: Opening Education

Is it time to rethink how we acquire knowledge at the various stages of life? Peter Shukie, founder of Community Open Online Courses, and David Preston, open & alternative education advocate discuss with host Joe Corneli of Oxford Brookes U.

Paige Allen Takes Helm at Ingram Spark

Paige Allen, who took over the helm at the POD giant Ingram Spark in 2020, previews her IPNE conference keynote and outlines her agenda for IngramSpark in the years to come.

Heads UP! Fall Race Preview with Jim Dietz & Mark Wilson

Join legendary coaches & athletes Jim Dietz and Mark Wilson for a lively discussion full of insight, good stories, and practical tips for the fall head racing season – from the venerable Head of the Charles to the Schuylkill, Fish, Hooch, and Music.

Achieving Effective Collaboration

Host Pete Forsyth of Wiki Strategies and digital innovator Leo Vivier tease out peeragogical patterns in free software and community organizing. They zoom in on how people coordinate actions in large, decentralized projects and how to run fun, friendly conferences in this ecosystem.

Comp Titles: What Makes Your Book Unique?

What makes your book unique? The answer is more complicated than many authors think. Our experts explain how to find “comparative” or “competitive” titles and refine your niche.