Your life story deserves to be told. But how do you boil down decades of profound experience into one book? And how do you convince publishers and the public that your story should get the attention and shelf space that it is worthy of?
In this online course, Exisle Publishing’s CEO and founder, Gareth St John Thomas, will take you by the hand and show you exactly how to craft and publish a memoir to be proud of.
You are about to learn…
Memoir Mastery will help you break through the noise and make an impact with your story, with personal support and advice from a leading writer and publisher with over 30 years of professional experience:
Gareth St John Thomas is the founder and CEO of Exisle Publishing (1991) and EK Books (2014). Across a decades long career in publishing in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and New Zealand, Gareth has been personally responsible for publishing memoirs from a diverse range of personalities, both famous and (hitherto) unknown.
As the author of the internationally acclaimed writer's manual Finding True Connections - How to Learn and Write About a Family Member’s History, he is ideally placed to help you bring your life story, family history or autobiography to the the world.
Memoir Mastery Contains Video, PDF Lessons, and Personal Support to Help You Move Forward in the Way That Works for You. All Material is Delivered Online, Instantly.
Working closely with a team of experts from Exisle, we've broken down the key aspects of writing and publishing your memoir, family history or life story into a series of easily digestible PDF lesson modules that you can read and absorb at your own pace. Here's what's inside:
Memoir Modules: Specifically designed for memoirists.
Publishing Modules: Understand how to think and write like a publisher, and navigate the world of selling books.
In late 2020, Gareth St John Thomas held a private seminar for a small group of memoirists from around the world. They were all at different levels of experience: Some had already written their bulk of their manuscripts and were looking for publishing advice, others were just getting started and taking their first steps. Gareth walked them through the entire process, and now the video, the notes and the audio are available for you:
Professional, Actionable Feedback to Help You Road to Publication
Some writers prefer to go it alone, but we can all benefit from a friendly, expert eye on our work. For the most motivated students, Gareth St John Thomas will personally read your memoir from cover to cover, and provide you with detailed, editorial feedback designed to help you take your book to the next stage.
Rather than simply "proofreading" or providing generalizations that don't actually help, you will be getting good-natured yet honest feedback that will go to the heart of the story you are telling, as well as the ideas and message you are trying to convey.
With an eye to helping you develop a book that has serious potential to actually be published by a mainstream publishing such as Exisle, Gareth will provide the kind of actionable, high level guidance that you can only get from an experienced professional.
Depending on your own learning goals and your level of commitment, you can opt for simply a "Quick Reaction" where Gareth will read your book and provide a helpful response, or a full-on "Memoir Review" where you will have the opportunity to discuss your book in detail and gain the full benefit of his 30 years of publishing experience.
The moment you sign up for "Memoir Mastery" you'll get instant access to all course materials described above.
You then have up to 180 days to absorb the material, and write or edit the draft of your manuscript.
When you are ready, you will be able to send your manuscript directly to Gareth. He will read it cover to cover, and reply with either a quick assessment, or detailed feedback, depending on the option you select below.
The Not-So-Small Print
You're about to make an investment in your writing career. Gareth St John Thomas, the founder and CEO of Exisle Publishing, will use his decades of professional knowledge and industry experience to help you write and develop your memoir.
The above buttons will take you to our secure registration and payment portals. All prices listed are in USD. If USD is not your home currency, an automatic conversion will be applied upon purchase; you can see approximate conversion rates here.
This is a digital (virtual) course, and as such it is available to students around the world. A receipt will be sent automatically to your email upon purchase, and you will get instant online access to the course plus instructions on how to connect with Gareth and send him your manuscript when you are ready.
In the extremely unlikely event you are not satisfied with Memoir Mastery, you can email us for a full refund within 15 days of purchase. Refunds are only not available if you have already asked Gareth to begin work on your memoir review.
Please note, because of the amount of personal attention required, spaces are strictly limited. When the options above are sold out, the "Add to Cart" buttons will not be visible.
For VIP Support, Please Contact Exisle Academy Program Coordinator Nathan Thomas at [email protected]
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