Trainer AND Author! Enhance your Personal Brand by Self-Publishing your First Book


Pete 9m1b
Training and OD Manager, Personnel Board of Jefferson County
Webinar Recording Details
  • Date and Time
    Tue, Aug 24, 2021 at 12PM Pacific / 3PM Eastern
  • Duration
    1 Hour
  • Cost
    $0 (Free)
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Writing your first book is not easy, but it can be done.  While many of us have the “great idea” inside of us, we either don’t think we have the time, or we don’t know where to start.  Pete Blank, MHR, CSP, has self-published two books and co-authored a third.  While it’s not making him rich, there is a certain amount of gravitas that comes with being a published author, and that is good enough for him!

In this session, Pete will share his experiences and answer these most pressing questions around self-publishing: 
  • How do I get started, and what should my topic be? 
  • How much do I have to invest to get started? 
  • Do I need an editor, agent, or cover designer?
  • What are the best self-publishing websites to use?
  • Will I get rich?
  • Can I say I am a published author even if I self-publish?

If you have ever toyed with the idea of writing a book, then this session should inspire you to stop waiting and start writing!

About Pete Blank

After a 13-year career for The Walt Disney Company, Pete moved to Birmingham, AL, where he is the Training and OD Manager for the Personnel Board of Jefferson County.  As a leadership expert and professional speaker, he also works with organizations and associations all across the U.S., helping them achieve their goals in the areas of leadership, employee engagement and customer service.

Pete received the prestigious “Partners in Excellence” award from Disney, which is presented to the top 3% of all employees.  He also earned the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speakers Association and the Certified Facilitator of Training (CFT) from The Center for International Credentials. 

His first book is Employee Engagement: Lessons from the Mouse House. His next book, 55 Ways to add Disney Magic to your Organization, was released on August 1, 2020.  Both books are available on



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