Thursday, June 6, 2013

From Unknown to International Bestseller: How I Got on Oprah, the Today Show, and Landed Three Major Book Publishing Deals




If you're in the St. Louis Area on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, Don't miss out on our St. Louis Publishers Association event.  We will have Will Bowen as our Speaker and it's sure to be an informative and eventful evening.

Have you ever wondered what it's like to work with a major publisher? Would you like to know how people in the media spotlight prepare for a national interview? You'll get answers to those questions and more when bestselling author Will Bowen makes a rare visit to St. Louis.

Will Bowen has had an amazing journey as an author. It all started in a surprising manner just a few short years ago. He was inspired to give away "no complaint" wristbands to his congregants when he served as a minister of a Unity church in
Kansas City. It was a way to remind people to stop focusing so much on what's wrong and redirect their thoughts to the positive.

The idea caught on in a big way and before long the local press covered it. This led to media exposure in other cities and eventually Will was invited to appear on Oprah, The Today Show, People magazine, and more. This major media exposure led to lots of interest from book publishers, which compelled Will to hire an agent to negotiate the ensuing bidding war.

His first book, A Complaint Free World, has
become an international bestseller
.
His other books include Complaint Free Relationships and the new Happy This Year! He also struck a publishing deal with a new Amazon imprint and will be the first author to serialize a nonfiction Kindle ebook.

Join us June 12 as Will Bowen shares his colorful publishing journey and answers your questions about working with agents and major publishers, lessons learned from mass media exposure, how much work an author has to do when supported by a traditional publisher, and more.

You'll find a Facebook event page here, where you'll find details about Will's June 12 SLPA meeting, as well as his St. Louis talk on living a complaint-free, happy life the night before at a different location. Perhaps you can attend both!

Learn more about Will, his books and programs at www.WillBowen.com.

Meeting Location:

Brentwood Community Center (Brentwood Recreational Complex)
2505 S. Brentwood Boulevard, Room 101
Brentwood, MO 63144

Doors open for networking at 6:30 PM, meeting begins at 7:00 PM. The formal meeting concludes at 8:30 or so with networking continuing after the meeting.

Our regular meetings are free to Members. Guests: $10 at the door, cash or check only.