Workshop Leader, Sylvia Cary, LMFT
Sylvia Cary, LMFT

“Getting Published is Good for Business – No Matter What Business You’re In”

Getting a book published is the quickest way for a therapist – or anyone in any profession – to become known as an expert. Instantly!

    As an editor and the author of five books (four traditionally published, one “indie” published), I’m familiar with the huge changes and challenges of today’s book publishing world and I can help you turn your expertise and life experience into a book that can entertain, help others, help your career, and hopefully make you some money.

Being a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist makes me a member of a rather large “tribe” of U.S. mental health professionals. According to the current Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the government, there are some 750,000 of us – psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, social workers, marriage and family counselors, professional counselors, psychiatric nurses, pastoral counselors, school counselors, industrial counselors, employee assistance counselors, and even life coaches. Most don’t want to give up their day jobs to become writers, but they would like to be “the author of” a book or eBook – perhaps a memoir, perhaps a novel or a book on a topic related to their professional area of expertise.

Many have finally come to appreciate the 7 main perks to getting  published:

  • it gives you instant credibility
  • it qualifies you as an “expert” in your field
  • it’s a marketing tool to help you build your business
  • it offers potential financial gain
  • it entertains and informs readers
  • it brings you a little immortality
  • it’s psychologically satisfying

This site is all about guiding my mental health colleagues (and others, too) through the various phases of the book publishing business – the brain-storming, the writing, the actual publishing, distribution, and marketing. I can help you with the “must-know” basics so you can get your book out into the Big World – at last!