For a first-time author, choosing the right publishing path can be incredibly overwhelming. You’ve probably already asked yourself—Do I self-publish? Do I find an agent and try traditional publishing? And what exactly is a hybrid publisher? The biggest question is… which of these publishing paths will have the biggest impact on your author business and fit your particular goals? Not all publishing paths are created equal and it can be difficult to discern the best path for you. What works for another author and their book may not work for you and your book. The publishing path you choose will have an impact on a range of decisions you will need to make along the way. In this session, you will learn, in detail, the differences between self-publishing, traditional publishing, and hybrid publishing, and how to select the best option for your specific goals.


Jenn T. Grace is a nationally recognized business strategist, speaker, and award-winning author. Guided by the mantra, “Change happens in business,” Jenn believes social change happens first in the workplace before spilling over into mainstream society. She has been featured in Forbes, The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and CNBC.

Jenn passionately believes the more raw and real we can be—the deeper the connections we can experience. This drives her fierce commitment to bring voice to the invisible stories that free people from their isolation.

She is committed to giving underrepresented voices power and a stage to share their stories, speak their truth, and impact their communities. She is the Founder of Publish Your Purpose, a publishing company that includes programs like Getting Started for Authors and the PYP Academy, that teach aspiring authors how to write and publish their books. In addition to publishing 70+ books that share the stories of others, Jenn has written six, including her memoir, House on Fire.

A marathon runner, animal lover, and novice birder. She lives in Connecticut with her family.

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