Journey Sixty6 is an editorial services company and independent publisher for the family business community.

JUMPSTART YOUR BOOK 

“Jumpstart” provides aspiring authors a low-risk way to decide whether to invest the time and resources into writing and publishing a book.

We offer two tracks: Jumpstart Lite and Jumpstart Full. We’ll help you take the first step in the book writing journey. 

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BOOK COACHING

For those in the trenches of book writing, we provide one-on-one coaching with a professional editor.

We offer two book coaching tracks: writing your book and promoting your book.

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BOOK PUBLISHING

As an independent, hybrid publisher, we publish memoirs, family legacy memoirs, and professional nonfiction books.

We take your manuscript and turn it into a professional book that is positioned for influence. 

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JUMPSTART YOUR BOOK 

“Jumpstart” provides aspiring authors a low-risk way to decide whether to invest the time and resources into writing and publishing a book.

We offer two tracks: Jumpstart Lite and Jumpstart Full. We’ll help you take the first step in the book writing journey. 

Learn more ➝

BOOK COACHING

For those in the trenches of book writing, we provide one-on-one coaching with a professional editor.

We offer several book coaching tracks: writing your book, publishing your book, and promoting your book. 

Learn more ➝

BOOK PUBLISHING

As an independent, hybrid publisher, we publish memoirs, family legacy memoirs, and professional nonfiction books.

We take your manuscript and turn it into a professional book that is positioned for influence. 

Learn more ➝

OUR BOOK

PUBLISHING MODEL

With our imprint, Big Snowy Media, we provide a turnkey publishing and book distribution service for our authors. Each year, we publish a select, limited number of books, which fit our mission to serve families and those who serve families. We aspire to lift up the voices and ideas of rising authors and publish the stories of the family business community.

Journey Sixty6 is both an independent and a hybrid publisher. Our model is that you pay a fee only for our publishing services. You keep 100% of the royalties. We set you up on the publishing platforms with your login credentials. You also own 100% of the rights.

“Independent” means that we are smaller than a major publishing house and devote more resources to each author who publishes with us. We have a niche focus in the family business space and provide the flexibility to authors to publish on their terms.

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THE BREADTH OF OUR SERVICES

Journey Sixty6 provides everything you need to professionally write and publish your book. From ghostwriting to coaching to publishing.

EDITORIAL
PUBLISHING

“Dave and Melissa are tremendous thought partners. They helped me clarify my ideas and bring my stories to life!"

Andrew Keyt, Founder and CEO, Generation6

"My book had been languishing for eight years. With Dave and Melissa’s deep knowledge, wisdom, and support, I will be releasing my book within the next year!"

Cathy Carroll, President, Legacy Onward Inc.

SIGN UP FOR A WEEKLY TIP ON WRITING AND PUBLISHING

Every Friday, you receive a practical email on the craft of writing. 

This is our popular email that gives you the skills and ideas to improve your writing chops.

It includes ideas on how to structure your article or book, how to promote your book, and the ins and outs of self-publishing.

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TAKE THIS ASSESSMENT TO SHARPEN YOUR BOOK IDEA

Do you have a clear, concise book idea?

Can you really write an entire book with your book idea?

Take our one-minute assessment to give focus to your book idea. You'll receive a free guide to help sharpen your book idea and bring clarity to your project.

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TAKE OUR WRITING QUIZ TO IMPROVE YOUR STORIES

Do you have a grasp on the methods of storytelling?

Can you weave the elements of action, dialogue, setting, and character into a moving story?

Take our quick assessment to determine how to improve your storytelling abilities.

TAKE OUR STORY WRITING QUIZ

Zaidie: The Kleinman Family Legacy (Big Snowy Media)

Family Legacy Memoir

Most every successful family has a story arc that includes survival, risk, overcoming, and thriving. The year-long journey to write and publish this family legacy memoir included in-depth interviews with the author, his family, and his business partners. Journey Sixty6 mapped out the writing and publishing process and then implemented the entire project from start to finish, including ghostwriting and publishing the book through our Big Snowy Media imprint. It was published in 2015.

Myths and Mortals: Family Business Leadership and Succession Planning (Wiley Finance)

Professional Nonfiction

Journey Sixty6 began to work with Andrew after he had completed the narrative research for this project. We assisted Andrew in writing a book proposal that landed a contract with Wiley Finance.

We then created the overall structure for the book, provided editorial development for each chapter, and coached Andrew throughout the writing project. Wiley published the book in 2015.

Long Live the Family Business! (Big Snowy Media)

Professional Nonfiction

This project began with our Jumpstart offering, which gave the author the confidence that his idea was complete enough for an entire book. During the process, we identified a thesis for the book, ghostwrote the first chapter, and then provided a structure for the rest of the book. We then recruited a writer to complete the writing project. The author published the book through our Big Snowy Media imprint in 2020.

Zaidie: The Kleinman Family Legacy (Big Snowy Media)

Family Legacy Memoir

Most every successful family has a story arc that includes survival, risk, overcoming, and thriving. The year-long journey to write and publish this family legacy memoir included in-depth interviews with the author, his family, and his business partners. Journey Sixty6 mapped out the writing and publishing process and then implemented the entire project from start to finish, including ghostwriting and publishing the book through our Big Snowy Media imprint. It was published in 2015.

Myths and Mortals: Family Business Leadership and Succession Planning (Wiley Finance)

Professional Nonfiction

Journey Sixty6 began to work with Andrew after he had completed the narrative research for this project. We assisted Andrew in writing a book proposal that landed a contract with Wiley Finance.

We then created the overall structure for the book, provided editorial development for each chapter, and coached Andrew throughout the writing project. Wiley published the book in 2015.

Long Live the Family Business! The Power of Family Meetings and Other Practical Transition Strategies to Help Your Business Thrive

Professional Nonfiction

This project began with our Jumpstart offering, which gave the author the confidence that his idea was complete enough for an entire book. During the process, we identified a thesis for the book, ghostwrote the first chapter, and then provided a structure for the rest of the book. We then recruited a writer to complete the writing project. The author published the book through our Big Snowy Media imprint in 2020.

[Video] How to "Hook and Hold" Your Reader in Nonfiction

Dec 08, 2023

[Video] How to Edit Your Manuscript After the First Draft

Nov 29, 2023

 

CONTACT US

Email: [email protected]

Phone630.248.9129

 

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