Nashville Writers University
A One Day Intensive Symposium
MacGregor Literary Agency - the #1 literary agency in the US according to Publishers Weekly, Publishers Market and the AAR (Association of Authors Representiative) Chip and his team represent some of the top authors in the AB and CBA market. - Macgregorliteraryagency.com
Chip MacGregor is the president of MacGregor LIterary, Inc., a full-service literary agency that works in both CBA as well as the general market. Chip has been working in the publishing industry for three decades, and made his living as a freelance writer and editor for several years. He is the author of numerous books, including a couple of bestselling nonfiction titles, and formerly served as a publisher with Time-Warner. He began working as an agent fifteen years ago, and has represented hundreds of titles, including numerous award winners and bestsellers, and one title that hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Seven years ago he began his own literary agency, and over the past five years has been one of the busiest literary agents in the United States. He works with both fiction and nonfiction titles, but the majority of the business he is currently doing is fiction. A well-known speaker at writing conferences and via online writing sites, he lives on the Oregon coast.
Propeller - Where Ideas Take Flight, flypropeller.com
Carpenter and Sons - Custom/Self Publishing, Christianbookservices.com
Bella Publishing - Godcrazywithmichelleborquez.com, Godcrazy.org, Bellawomennetwork.tv (launching March 2013)
Michelle Borquez Thornton - In addition to Michelle's extensive publishing background, Michelle has worked in marketing/social media as a consultant to corporations. Co-owner of shopbellastyle.com and Bellawomennetwork.com, Michelle is a visionary, entrepreneur, business and media communications expert, with 15 plus years experience in publishing, business development, media production; producing, directing, writing, and on camera training. She is a results oriented person with excellent multi-tasking ability, organization and team building skills.
One Day Intensive Agenda
9:00 - 10:00 Finding the Pulse - Discovering the heartbeat of your core message/ Creating your long term publishing strategy.
10:00- 10:30 Chip MacGregor Q & A
10:30 - 12 The Ten Do's to Script Writing/How to Sell a Screenplay
12- 1 Lunch with the Speakers
1-2 How to submit a Proposal/Secrets to the Publishing World
2-3:00 - When Self/Custom Publishing Makes Sense
Michelle Borquez - Thornton/Chip MacGregor
3-4:30 - My Book is Finished. Now What?
Marketing, Social Media and Building a Platform around Your Concept
Only 30 Seats Available
We will be accepting/reviewing proposals and film screenplays that will be responded to within 45 days of the conference.
Special $99 rate for Aloft Hotel - Mention Bella Publishing Rate, Michelle Borquez
When & Where
Michelle Borquez - Thornton
In 2005 Michelle Hosted and Co-Produced I-Life Television's SHINE with Michelle Borquez on INSP and is Director, Creator, Producer, and Host of a new 8 week DVD series for women," Live Again" After Divorce" releasing in June 2013 with Aspire Publishing. Michelle also the national spokesperson for Beth Moore’s "Loving Well" Television Special and "GLO" Bible, has authored several books, "Live Laugh Love Again," "God Crazy" and "Overcoming the Seven Deadly Emotions" with Harvest House. She has several new book releases in 2013, "Forever God Crazy," "God Crazy Freedom", and the "God Crazy Freedom Series" releasing in stores nationwide April, 2013 in conjunction with the national "God Crazy Freedom" speaking tour. Michelle has hosted and been a featured guest on hundreds of television and radio programs, including; NBC’s Midday Connection, The 700 Club, Life Today with James and Betty Robinson, Postively Texas, TBN, just to name a few.
In 1999 Michelle founded Shine, a general interest women's publication highlighting articles on fashion, travel and health. As Editor-in-Chief she interviewed well known leaders, such as First Lady Laura Bush, Anne Graham Lotz, Michael W. Smith, Kurt Warner, Chuck and Gena Norris, Beth Moore, and more. Shine published 9 years with over 40,000 subscribers.
Michelle Borquez Thornton co-owner of shopbellastyle.com and Bellawomennetwork.com, is a visionary, entrepreneur, business and media communications expert, with 15 plus years experience in publishing, business development, media production; producing, directing, writing, and on camera training. She is a results oriented person with excellent multi-tasking ability, organization and team building skills.
Michelle lives with Husband/Author Michael Thornton and four children, Joshua 20, Aaron 19, Madison, 17, and Jacob 15, in Nashville.