Morgan James Publishing, The Entrepreneurial Publisher™, provides entrepreneurs with the vital information, inspiration and guidance they need to be successful. Since its inception in 2003, Morgan James has grown from publishing six books per year to publishing over 150 front list titles each year. With a backlist of over 1,500 titles, Morgan James can support and advise entrepreneurs through any challenge their businesses face.
Morgan James has had 17 listings on The New York Times bestseller list including Vision: Your Pathway to Victory by Gordon D’Angelo and The Millionaire Messenger by Brendon Burchard. The Millionaire Messenger was crashed to market in less than a month and spent six weeks on the NY Times list. About 30% of the books are Christian in a Faith line also sold inside the Christian “brick and mortar” bookstores. Also about 30% of Morgan James authors have literary agents.
Known for nonfiction books, with the 2013 Winter catalog, Morgan James launched a line of fiction through the imprint Koehler Books with over 40 titles in various genres. In addition, Morgan James is actively looking for children’s books.
Morgan James Publishing was ranked on the Publisher’s Weekly fast growing small press list for two consecutive years. “Morgan James makes an extraordinary effort to help its authors to grow their own business,” PW’s Lynn Andriani and Jim Milliot says. You can learn more at: http://terrylinks.com/mjp1s
W. Terry Whalin understands both sides of the editorial desk--as an editor and a writer. He worked as a magazine editor and his magazine work has appeared in more than 50 publications. A former literary agent, Terry is an Acquisitions Editor at Morgan James Publishing. He has written more than 60 books through traditional publishers in a wide range of topics from children’s books to biographies to co-authored books. Several of Terry’s books have sold over 100,000 copies. Terry’s newest book, JUMPSTART YOUR PUBLISHING DREAMS, INSIDER SECRETS TO SKYROCKET YOUR SUCCESS is packed with insight. Also Terry has an innovative online training course to help authors effectively connect with literary agents and editors called Write A Book Proposal. Terry is a popular speaker and teacher at numerous writers’ conferences and an active member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.
Editors Read Book Proposals Not Manuscripts
How do you write a book proposal? What makes an excellent proposal and what makes a terrible one? Publishers receive thousands of these proposals. How do you determine which publishers are interested in your particular proposal? Terry Whalin has reviewed thousands of proposals from fiction and nonfiction writers. As a former literary agent and a current acquisitions editor, Terry knows exactly what he needs to secure a book contract for the writer—but often these proposals don’t include the critical elements. This session includes practical how-to information about proposal writing from the editor’s perspective. Terry has written many book proposals and his proposals have had great success in the Christian and general marketplace.