Join Me for a FREE Get Published Teleseminar

I’d like to invite you to join me for a free, LIVE Get Published Teleseminar on Thursday, November 29th at 8:00 pm Eastern Time (7:00 pm Central, 6:00 pm Mountain, 5:00 pm Pacific).

Michael Hyatt Broadcasting from His Home Studio

During the call, I’ll share why you should consider writing a book, why now is the best time ever to do it, and how to get started. (Even if you are a published author, you will find this content useful and motivating.)

I’ll also answer questions LIVE—a perfect opportunity for you to ask me anything about publishing or platform-building. But you must register to participate.

What You’ll Learn

I will begin by sharing my publishing journey—how I went from 29 rejection letters on my first book to writing two New York Times bestselling books, including my most recent, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World.

Specifically, you’ll learn:

  • 5 reasons why you should publish a book and how it will forever change your life.
  • The #1 obstacle that stands between you and launching a successful publishing career.
  • The top 5 reasons why now is the best time ever to be an author.
  • Traditional publishing vs. self-publishing: the pros and cons.
  • The 3 actions you need first—before you write your manuscript—if you are serious about getting published.

And, as I mentioned, I will also answer your questions. The call will last 45 minutes to one hour.

How to Register

This call is FREE. You can access it LIVE by phone or a streaming web audio player. And yes, I will make the recording of the call available sometime after the call—for a one-time fee of $19.97.

Please note: I only have room for 3,000 people on this teleseminar. (That’s the limit imposed by our hosting company.) Therefore, you must register now to participate.

Register for the FREE Get Published Teleseminar

I am really excited about this online event. I want to give you a jumpstart in your publishing journey. I know personally what this can mean for your future.

If you still have questions, read the FAQs below.


Q: What is a teleseminar?

A: Think of it as a giant conference call. You dial in (or listen via streaming web audio), along with others and listen while I share and answer questions.

Q: How much does this cost?

A: It’s free. If you choose to access the LIVE call via phone, you may incur standard long-distance charges if you choose a dial-in number that is not local to you (there are multiple dial-in number options). Other than that, no fee at all.

Q: What is the date and time?

A: The LIVE call will take place on Thursday, November 29th, at 8:00 pm Eastern Time (7:00 pm Central, 6:00 pm Mountain, 5:00 pm Pacific).

Q: How can I access the LIVE call?

A: You’ll have two options. Our call capacity is 3,000 total. Five hundred can access the call via phone, the rest via streaming web audio (listening via your computer). Access is on a first-come, first-served based on registration and which access option you chose. We will notify you prior to the call with the specific phone number and web address.

Q: I can’t make the LIVE call. Will there be a recording?

A: Yes, I will make the recording available after the LIVE call for $19.97. You’ll have the option to listen to the replay online or download an MP3 file.

Q: How do I ask a question for you to answer during the call?

A: When you register there will be an option for you to submit a question. I’ll do my best to answer as many questions as possible during the LIVE call. However, I will likely not get to all of them. I’ll try to make sure I address common themes.

Q: Do I need any special equipment?

A: No, nothing special needed. You won’t need to download anything to access the call. If you use the dial-in access then you simply make a phone call. If you use the streaming web access then you simply open a web browser, click play, and listen. I will send the instructions to you via email.

Q: When do I get access information after I register?

A: I will send you access information via email a day or two before the call and a reminder email on the day of the call.

Question: What do you hope to get from the teleseminar? You can leave a comment by clicking here.
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  • Joe Abraham

    Registered! Looking forward to the LIVE call!

    • Michele Cushatt

      Me too, Joe. It’s going to be great, no doubt about it! 

      • Joe Abraham

        Yes! Looking forward…

  • Marcelino Gauguin

    Thanks, Michael. I’d love to attend, but that is 3 o’clock in the morning in Copenhagen, Denmark! All the best for this teleseminar.

    Thanks for your terrific podcast. I love to hear the This is your life Podcast.

    • Michael Hyatt

      Great. Maybe you can catch the recording.

  • DDF

    What appeals to me most about this seminar is getting encouragement to tell my story, and how God works my redemption … day by day.

    • Michael Hyatt

      Great. I hope to provide buckets full of encouragement! ;-)

  • Mari-Anna Frangén Stålnacke

    No need to register for the recording, right? It will be in the middle of the night here in Europe, so I am looking forward to the recording. But, yes, thank you for doing this. BLESSINGS!

    • Michael Hyatt

      That is correct.

    • Anderson Crispim

      Hi Mari-Anna Did you manage to get the recording? I cant seem to find it anywhere. Maybe, I am looking in the wrong place? thanks

  • Dan Erickson

    This sounds great, Michael.  Unfortunately I have karate lessons with my daughter on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:00.  I especially wish I could hear the traditional vs. self publishing points.  I’ve chose to self publish my first book and plan to self publish the second and third, too, as they’re all part of a trilogy.  I have the idea for my fourth book, and hope to shop it.  My thought is if I can get my fourth book published, the first three might then follow suit as the publisher will se that I am prolific in my writing.  Is this a reasonable strategy?

    Also, you say one “must register” to be part of the conference.  I’ll admit, I’ve grown to like and trust you more with time, but I’m still hesitant to “register” for anything from most anyone.  That goes for RSS feeds, teleconferences, podcasts, etc.  I’m one of many who feels as though registering for something free always comes with some kind of attachments.  I also don’t want my email boxes filling up with oodles of stuff.  Of course I’m calling the kettle black as I’d also like people to register for my feeds and other offers I may make in the future.  How do we get people like me to register?

    • Michael Hyatt

      Yes, I think that is a reasonable strategy.

      I’m sorry you won’t be able to make the teleconference.

      I understand what you are saying about registration. All I can tell you is that I don’t over-market to these lists. In fact, I haven’t sent a single e-mail to the Platform Teleseminar registrants since we had it in June! (I am about to send one now about this new teleseminar.) My team thinks I way under-market, but I am really trying to maintain the trust I have with my audience.
      This is the key word: trust. The only way I know to build it is give more than you ask and do it over a long period of time. I don’t know of any quick-fix for this. Because of this, I am really not trying to convince people who don’t yet have that level of trust with me. I take the long view. I want to make more deposits into their life, so the next time I ask, they have enough trust to respond.

      • Jeff Goins


        I have to be honest: I think you under-market.
        You care WAY too much about your readers. You put their needs before your own, and it’s kind of weird.

        Frankly, you’re obsessed with building trust and earning permission. And, well, it’s kind of annoying. ;)

        But what I’m really trying to say is this: I wish more bloggers were like you.

        You’re an example to emulate.

        • Michael Hyatt

          Thanks, Jeff. You are too kind. Thankfully, we have a new generation of marketers—of which you are one—who are trying to do business with integrity and respect.

        • Dan Black

           Well said Jeff.

        • Dan Erickson

          I’m working on it, Jeff.  But I’m just a beginner.

    • Michele Cushatt

      Such a great question, Dan. I’m automatically resistant to anyone who tries to sell me something. If I feel any kind of pressure, I’ll resist buying/registering/signing up even if it’s a resource I need … simply because I don’t like to be pressured or coerced. For me, trust is built slowly, over time and authentic relationship. The good news is once I buy in, I’m as loyal as the family Golden Retriever. ;)

  • ConniesDream914

    What appeals to me the most is the fact that a book will keep others from going through the pain of learning from mistakes. A book let’s people know that they are not the only one that has ever faced what they are going through.

  • Dan Black

    This sounds amazing, I’m going to be promoting it.  However it’s my sons 1st birthday party so can’t make the call. Are you going to have a way for people to listen to the conference if they can’t make the call?

    Keep growing, serving, and leading!  

    • Michael Hyatt

      Yes, there is. In the post I said,

      Q: I can’t make the LIVE call. Will there be a recording?

      A: Yes, I will make a recording available after the LIVE call. You are welcome to listen to that recording and share it with others. You’ll have the option to listen to a replay online or download the MP3 file.

      • Dan Black

         I missed that question (red face) thanks for re-stating it:)

        • Michael Hyatt

          Ha! No problem.

  • Jpsongwriter47

    Today, I have completed the manuscript of my first book. My pastor recommended your sight, and I hope to attend the teleseminar to learn what I may need to do before I submit my manuscript via the traditional publishing route. The more I learn, the more I understand how little I know. I hope this teleseminar broadens not only my knowledge of “how to”, but spurs wisdom and discernment about to whom and why I should chose a specific publishing route and company. Thank you.

    • Michele Cushatt

      Let’s just take a minute to celebrate the fact that you COMPLETED THE MANUSCRIPT of your first book! That alone sets you apart from so many other aspiring writers. Great work!

  • Lori Tracy Boruff

    Michael, I’ve followed your blog for a long time now and you have earned my trust, respect and time. It’s easy to see you love to see others be successful. Whenever I invest my time in your blog, book, and podcasts it takes me a step closer to not only being a published author but successful in reaching the thousands with the message of hope!

    Looking forward to the 29th!

    • Michael Hyatt

      Thanks, Lori. I appreciate your encouragement!

  • Keith Ferrin

    Michael – I had 6 hours in the car on Saturday and listened to a ton of Get Published! (Some of it for the second time.) You – and Michele – truly did a fabulous job with the content/recording/delivery and I hope lots of people get on this call. Your insight has helped me tremendously. In fact…I’m spending most of the next three weeks writing my new book! Thank you.

    • Michael Hyatt

      That is SOOOO good to hear, Keith. Thanks for your kind encouragement.

  • Dr. D.

    Can’t make the call, I teach a class that night but please let me know when taped version is available. Thanks!

  • Michael Hyatt

    Thanks, Dan.

    By the way, my white-listing of your e-mail address doesn’t seem to be working. Disqus must not like the yahoo address. At any rate, I have to approve each of these manually. I apologize for the hassle.

    • Dan Erickson

      Everything’s been working fine, Michael.  I just read your piece about not using yahoo or hotmail in the Platform book. I have the same email name in all three hotmail, yahoo, and gmail.  I need to activate my website email.  It’s one of those little things I’ve always meant to get around to.

    • Dan Erickson

      Oh, I see, you have to do that from your end.  I hadn’t even noticed so you’re quick.  I’ll work on that email soon.

  • KittyB

    I can’t wait! :)

  • KittyB

    Answering your question at the end of the email – In addition to the fact that I love working for myself (long hours and all!), I’m a communicator. I love to share information. I love the idea that I may be teaching someone something they didn’t know. I love to teach/speak in person, and online, and via the printed word. The more ways I can find to do that effectively, the happier I am. Especially because there is a limit to how much I can grow my business if I’m the product.  :)

  • Jason Feffer

     I’m hoping one of the community leaders can help me out or direct me to the right place for help. When I registered I misread the time. I thought it was am, so I registered for the phone. Since it is actually in the pm, I would like to change to the web (streaming) if possible. I hate to take up the more limited resource (phone) when I don’t need it. Thanks!

    • Daniel Decker

       Hi Jason. I’ve made that change for you. You’re all set. Thanks!

  • Danny Kofke

    Thanks for offering this Michael – I am already signed up.  I do have a publishing question that maybe you (or one of your readers) could help me with:

    I published my first book – How To Survive (and perhaps thrive) On A Teacher’s Salary – with a so-called vanity press. I had to pay an upfront fee to have this published but looked at it as an investment. I knew my publishing company was not going to invest a lot in an unknown author so understood their position. I worked very hard at promoting my myself and had some success. Last year I decided to write another book – A Simple Book Of Financial Wisdom: Teach Yourself (and your kids) How To Live Wealthy With Little Money – and, becasue of my past success, found an idependent publisher (Wyatt MacKenzie) to publish this book. I did not have to pay anything to have this published. Despite having both of my books published by smaller companies and doing the marketing for them by myself, I have managed to do ok. I have appeared on national television over 25 times, been interviewed on over 340 radio shows and featured in numerous national publications including, USA Today, Woman’s Day and The Wall Street Journal.

    I am actually wraping up my third book that shows parents how to discuss money issues with their children. I was thinking about trying for a more traditional publisher and have had some literary agents express interest in this book. However, from a financial point of view, it will probably make more sense to self-publish it since I would get to keep a greater part of the proceeds (I am writing this book with another person that has a lot of ties to the financial industry and through these contacts feels we can sell 10,000 books right of the bat). I know a traditional publisher would offer me some help in promoting it but am still undecided on which way to go. If anyone has any thoughts, I’d love to hear them.  Thanks so much!

    • John Tiller

      Wow, Danny!  Congratulations on your self-publishing success to date!  What a great job you’re doing to build your platform!  

      Here are links to two interviews that Michael has done with industry experts that might help you decide whether now is the time to go the traditional publishing route:

      This is an interview with Rachelle Gardner on the topic of traditional publishing benefits.

      This is an interview with Kevin Weiss on the topic of self-publishing benefits.  

      Both interviews address pros/cons from both sides of the coin.  Best wishes going forward!  

      • Danny Kofke

        Thank you so much for your kind words and sharing these links with me John – I greatly appreciate it!  Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving.

        • John Tiller

          You too, Danny!

  • Monique Hohnberg

    oops. Not sure if my first comment got posted. So, I’l write it again. I’m in Sydney, Australia and a bit confused about the time it will be on. We have Eastern Standard time here, but I guess your referring to a time zone in America?


    • Michael Hyatt

      Yes, that is U.S. time (New York City).

  • Ed

    I would love to listen in, but have web access only through my phone and it would send my bill through the roof!! :8>)

    When I read the points you will cover, I have to choke. I honestly can’t think of five reasons why *I* should write a book. Maybe that’s the #1 obstacle stopping me from writing!

    I can think of two obstacles: (1) I don’t know enough about any one topic or collection to fill a decent book, and (2) I don’t have the time to commit to the whole process.

    I hope you address these issues. I look forward to the recording.


  • Tobi

    Why do I want to get published?
    Two reasons, in order of importance.
    1. I believe I can not only equip people to be better parents but challenge them to raise children of faith, character, integrity, and love.
    2. I’d like to pay a few bills along the way.

  • Kevin

    The idea of writing a book is very appealing because I believe at some level it makes you an expert in other peoples eyes. So in my world of Business Coaching a book could become my new business card, how’s that for a point of difference?

    • Michael Hyatt

      That would be an AWESOME point of difference!

  • Frances

    Can you let me know what time it would be in Paris time? I suspect that because of the time difference I won’t be able to participate- disappointing as I’m editing my first book

    • Michael Hyatt

      I believe it would be 2:00 a.m. Paris time.

  • joshaidan

    Is this for fiction or nonfiction authors?

    • Michael Hyatt

      Both! 90% of what I will share applies to both.

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  • Luke Havard

    Hi Michael,

    I’m almost finished writing my book and in the book and it just dawned on me what I need to do about copyright infringement.

     I want to use certain famous people’s stories as brief examples. I am not going to copy the description from any other source, just writing it briefly, like 500 words in my own words, to make a point. I noticed that in your book you told the story of how TOMS shoes started, did you need to get permission to use that story or just tell it in your own words?

    I also wanted to use some quotes such as Henry Ford, Confucius, etc. What are your thoughts on this do I need permission or am covered because I am not directly copying a description that is already used on in another book?


    • Michael Hyatt

      Generally speaking, you don’t need permission, unless the story might violate someone’s right to privacy. I didn’t need permission for the Tom’s story.
      If you are quoting text word-for-word, you don’t generally need permission unless you exceed “fair use” (a rule-of-thumb is about 250 words). An exception would be song lyrics, where you almost always need permission.

      • Luke Havard

        Thanks Michael, so if I were to read a persons story on a blog, Wiki or in a book, if I were to paraphrase their story (briefly) do I even need to reference the source which I found it from? 

        Thanks again, Luke 

        • Michael Hyatt

          Yes you do. I suggest you pick up and read the Chicago Manual of Style. It is a must for serious writers. It will answer these kinds of questions.

          • Luke Havard

            Thanks Michael, its complicated stuff, thinking perhaps it’s better to not use anyone else information in my book, Luke

          • Michael Hyatt

            Honestly, it’s really not that complicated. Think of it this way: unless you are going to quote something that is more than 250 words, you don’t need to be too concerned. If you write something in your own words, there is no concern at all, other than being careful not to violate someone’s privacy.

          • Luke Havard

            So if i write it in my own words, I just need to reference the source and keep away from anything that violates privacy. I’m guessing if person’s story is already out there on the internet and stick tot the description used (by in my own words), I’m covered. Once again, thank you so much for your time Michael, feel honored that you reply!

  • rudym

    Believe my story can start a conversation about the root causes of failures of out civilization. Wisdom and Love.

  • Anderson Crispim

    Cant believe i missed this! Any chance I could get a catch up/Recording of this Teleseminar? Anyone? Many thanks. A

  • Trevor Torres

    Is the recording available?

    • Michael Hyatt

      Yep. You can find it here. Thanks for your interest.