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Getting Your Book to Print: From Mind to Manuscript to Masterpiece and Beyond

Join bestselling author and seasoned publishing professional Murray Baker for a session about moving your book from idea into the real world.

Murray will talk about:

• What your book can do for you (and what you need to do for your book)
• How to set realistic goals and objectives about what you want from your book
• Traditional vs self publishing? How to determine which is best for your project
• Working with a publisher (and making the most of the relationship)
• Do you need an agent and what they can do (or not do) for you?
• How to get the publicity needed to make your book stand out
• Publishing and publicity? Where you can cut costs and where you never should

Murray Baker Bio
Murray Baker is one of the publishing professionals who has created the Publishing Success Network. He is also the author of the bestseller, The Debt-Free Graduate, a financial survival guide for students, originally published by Harper-Collins. Since its release, over 165,000 copies have been sold in Canada. Murray has also written a U.S edition and receives numerous requests to speak to students, parents and financial groups on the topic of student finance and investing for post secondary education, both in Canada and abroad.
Murray also writes for various financial and educational publications and was a contributor to the book Money Secrets (Readers Digest, 2003, edited by Gordon Pape) a book aimed primarily at the adult market and the recently released, Achieving Student Success: Effective Student Services in Canadian Higher Education. Murray has also developed, in partnership with the Canadian Federal Government’s HRDC, the CanLearn Interactive web site to assist students and parents with planning their post secondary education. Since the first release of The Debt Free Graduate in 1996, Murray has done over 400 interviews in major publications across Canada including The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Vancouver Sun, The Toronto Star, Halifax Chronicle-Herald, Ottawa Citizen, Canadian MoneySaver, Campus Canada, and University Affairs/Affaires Universitaires. Murray has also made frequent appearances on Canada AM, CBC Newsworld, CITY-TV's Breakfast TV, MuchMusic, The Camilla Scott Show, BCTV's Money Talks, ROB TV’s Squeeze Play, TV Ontario’s Studio 2, CTV's Eye on Toronto, and Global News and has done multiple interviews on CBC Radio and other national and regional stations across Canada. Since the Fall 2000 U.S. release of The Debt Free Graduate, Murray has received numerous requests for interviews throughout the U.S. and has appeared on such U.S. talk shows as Larry Burkett’s MoneyMatters, On Your Side, Financial Peace and A to Z and in print publications such as The Detroit news, Women’s World, Boston NOW and Bottom Line Personal.

Murray consults with authors on various aspects of publishing including working with traditional publishers, self publishing, working with agents, marketing and publicity and other aspects of getting a book not only published, but standing out in a sea of publications.

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  • Paul

    Good. Murray is a knowledgable and enjoyable speaker. The talk went on longer than expected and whilst that was almost entirely due to the many comments made and questions asked during it, by all present, there were parts of the speech that were a bit repetitive and could be cut. In short, a good talk which with a bit of editing will be great.

    May 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I found Murray delightful with his passion and understanding of publishing. So wonderful to share his time and knowledge with us. Think the May26th seminar should be filmed and recorded for any members to purchase at a later date. Even for new members coming in to the group.

    May 10, 2012

  • Christy

    Thank you to Murray for sharing his experience with us. I found this meetup really informative and helpful. :)

    May 9, 2012

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