Sue Brage

Thank You Group Publishing

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Last week was incredible with the release of my first book, Social Media Guide for Ministry, and the Virtual Book Tour that we held.  Over the next few days there are many people/organizations that I want to thank, but I want to first thank Group Publishing.

I'm still so grateful that my boss, Chris Emmitt, shared what was then a PDF document with Breanna Emmitt who believed in it enough to share it with Sue Brage who pushed to have it published by Group!  It has been an incredible journey over the past 6 months leading up to the release and I couldn't be more grateful for the incredible team at Group.  They have been so supportive of me as a new author and it's my hope to have a long-term relationship with them for years to come!

If you're not already familiar with Group and all of the many resources that they offer, I encourage you to go to Group.com right now and check out all of their resources.

Once you get there, I encourage you to scroll to the bottom of the page and learn more about the history of the organization!  I also know that they have some positions open if you're looking for a job at a great organization!

Thank You Sue Brage and the incredible team at Group Publishing!

Sneak Peek at the Book Cover

I wanted you to be one of the first to see the cover of the Social Media Guide for Ministry. The book will be a quick read at just 80 pages filled with practical application and will be available March 1, 2013 in both print and digital formats. Stay tuned for more information coming soon! 9780764498893

Signing my First Book Deal!

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I am thrilled to announce that I have just signed my first book deal with Group Publishing!  I will share more details about the book and the process that led to this in future posts.  I am so honored to be working with Group to publish The 2013 Social Media Guide for Ministry that will release in February 2013.

I have been using Group resources for over 10 years and was always a subscriber to Group magazine when I was in full-time Youth Ministry.  Group has been providing resources to the Church since 1974 and has a deep passion to support the Christian Church.  For more information about Group you can visit their About Page.

There are several people I want to thank for making this all possible:

  • My wife, Katie for all of her encouragement as well as allowing me the time flexibility (weekends, late nights, and early mornings) to work on this project.
  • Bre'anna Emmitt who believed in this book enough to share it with her friends at Group.
  • My sister, Becky Kiser, and stepmother, Robin Smith, for editing the manuscript.  You are both far better writers than I am.
  • Chris Emmitt and Robert Emmitt who both believed in me enough to give me the opportunity to become a Social Media Pastor and freedom to experiment and take risks.
  • Sue Brage at Group Publishing for believing in this project and moving it forward bringing us to today.

In the coming weeks I will share the following posts that have led to this moment:

1) Developing the IDEA for a book

2) The Process of WRITING the book

3) What led to SIGNING a book deal

This has been a fun process leading to this moment, but I know that the fun is just beginning and THE BEST IS YET TO COME!!!