Prior to his corporate life, he wrote and published a book on his own. He went through the entire process from writing to printing to distributing and sold all 1000 copies he published.
Writing, publishing, marketing, distributing and selling these copies taught him about publishing before the e-book revolution had begun.
As a coach he worked with first-time and published authors and business people to help with writing, branding and marketing.
His publishing company, Realization Press, has released over 40 books both fiction and non-fiction. His focus is business books, books about health and healing and books by professional athletes. He also publishes other worthy books.
He has been published in Writers Digest, Business Leader, Carolina News Wire, Triangle Business Connections, ESP, The Original Relocation Guide, The Denver Post and The Rocky Mountain News. He has also posted numerous entries in various blogs, his own and others. Drew is the author of Interviewing Quick Guide, Write a Non-Fiction Book in 4 Weeks, Write a Fiction Book in 4 Weeks, and The Joyful Brand: Personal Branding for Authors, Speakers and the Rest of Us.
Drew is also a co-producer of the Carolina Book and Writer Conference.
Topic: How Not to PO Your Publisher
I am a writer as well as a publisher, so I understand what authors have to do to prepare for publication. Over the years of publishing independent authors, a number of mistakes have prevented me from publishing writers or caused me to charge larger fees in the publishing process. Join us to learn about a number of these errors you can avoid by preparing the manuscript in proper form and avoiding common missed steps before contacting a publisher.