Bring Your Life Story to the World

Join Exisle Publishing's CEO Live Online and Learn How to Craft and Publish a Memoir That Will Reach an Audience and Be Read

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Live online, Wednesday, September 27 at 7 AM London, 4 PM Sydney, and 7 PM Auckland. Strictly limited places were available for memoir writers worldwide.

Dear writer,

Have you ever felt the calling to share your life's journey, but were unsure how to translate your experiences into a captivating memoir? We understand that the path to publishing is complex and daunting. This seminar is for people like you who want to share their life story and get it read and published in a way that reaches a large, commercial audience and helps others — without losing your mind in the process!

Join our exclusive online seminar to learn exactly what you need to do to write and publish your memoir.

In an interactive three-hour Zoom session, Gareth St John Thomas will guide you through:

  • Who Is Your Memoir For?: Unearth the key to reaching your readers by identifying your target audience and precisely understanding their expectations and needs. Tailor your life story to those who will most resonate with it.
  • Form and Style Mastery: Learn how to artistically shape your memoir with techniques on structuring chapters, determining word length, incorporating illustrations, and organizing index notes. Design your memoir to be as engaging and coherent as possible, and dramatically increase your chances of getting accepted by a traditional publisher like Exisle.
  • Navigating Complexities: Grasp how to handle sensitive legal and family matters, safeguard your work with proper copyright, and masterfully integrate illustrations and indexes. These essentials will help protect your work and enhance its quality.
  • Staying Creative, Staying Sane: Writing a memoir can be hard work. Learn time-honored tips used by the masters to compress the timeframe, keep your focus, and protect your mental health while accelerating towards the finish line.
  • The Art of Selling Your Memoir: Delve into the secrets of what can make your memoir appealing to readers and publishers, and uncover common pitfalls to avoid. The right approach can turn your manuscript into a must-read.
  • A Comprehensive Guide to Production, Contracts and Beyond: Embark on an in-depth exploration of the entire process, from the creation of your memoir to its marketing. Understand the nuances of production, sales, marketing, audio adaptations, e-book formatting, contracts, financial aspects, and both traditional and self-publishing avenues. Equip yourself with the skills needed to navigate the complex publishing world and make your memoir a success.

Meet Your Mentor

Gareth St John Thomas is a publishing luminary with over 40 years of international experience spanning Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and the USA. He has held pivotal roles in major publishing corporations where his leadership and vision have been instrumental in shaping the literary landscape. As the founder of Exisle Publishing, Gareth has overseen the creation of thousands of successful books, demonstrating a special affinity for the memoir genre, where his guidance has brought to life numerous important and influential works. He is the author of Finding True Connections - How to Learn and Write About a Family Member's History a book which has helped writers worldwide tell the stories that most matter to them.

After the live online seminar, you will be emboldened to refine and enhance your memoir manuscript, with the option to send it directly to Gareth St John Thomas for his expert consideration.

At Exisle Publishing, we're always seeking to discover unique voices in memoir writing. We recognize the power of authentic storytelling, and we want to make sure that authors like you have the guidance and support to give your memoirs the best chance of success. After the session, you'll have the opportunity to submit your manuscript to your instructor, opening a door to the publishing world.

Selected authors will be invited to pursue further training and possibly publication opportunities with Exisle Publishing. Our focus will be on in-depth publishing consideration for those memoirs that meet our exacting standards, resonating with sincerity, insight, and literary craft.

Join on Wednesday, September 27, for three hours that could become the turning point in your journey as a memoir writer.

The live Zoom session will take place on Wednesday, September 27, at 7:00 AM London time, which is 4 PM in Sydney, and 11PM in Los Angeles. Throughout the seminar, participants will have ample opportunity to ask Gareth questions, diving deeper into the world of memoir writing and publishing.

Whether you're just beginning to shape your memoir or are well along in the process, this seminar is tailored to meet you at your stage of the journey, providing personalized insights and guidance.

Register Now to Secure Your Spot

Attend the live online training with Gareth St John Thomas ask your questions, and be invited to share your manuscript for further publishing opportunities after the session ends. After registering, you'll receive an email with private attendance details one week before the event starts.

The exclusive seminar will take place on Zoom on Wednesday, September 27 at 7:00 AM London Time which is 4 PM in Sydney, 6 PM in Auckland, and midnight (the previous day) in Los Angeles. Register today to secure your place. After registering, you will receive an email with private access details. Don't worry if you're not experienced with Zoom—our friendly international team will be on hand to make sure you have a seamless experience. Please note, all prices shown are in USD.


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Exisle Academy is an international service provided by our global publishing team with representatives in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and North America. Unless otherwise indicated, all prices are shown in $ USD. If USD is not your currency, a conversion will be applied automatically by your bank upon checkout. For all inquiries, email [email protected] or call our offices at the numbers below. Please contact us before registering if your children's picture book exceeds 3,000 words in length.

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