Journey Sixty6 is a creative consulting and editorial services firm for family businesses and those who serve them.

FOR FAMILIES

You've got a unique family story. How are you going to tell it?
Our editorial and consulting services will help you shape and publish your family story in print or digital format.

JUMPSTART YOUR
FAMILY STORY 

Many families aspire to capture their rich family and business history before it slips away, the stories fade, and the older generation passes away. We assist families in the necessary pre-work before the project begins. This consultation includes such foundational elements as identifying the why of the project, the family leader who will guide the project, and the audience for whatever form the project eventually takes.

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CREATING YOUR
FAMILY STORY

A compelling family history entails selecting stories that show the major shifts over time that defined the family, when something was at stake. There are multiple forms that a family story can take. In this phase, we assist the family in conducting the research to identify which story or stories to tell. Ultimately the project's form (a book, a documentary, or an anthology, for example) will shape how the stories are told.

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PUBLISHING YOUR
FAMILY STORY

Some families aspire to tell their story only to themselves. Others may envision a wider audience. Depending on the audience and the final form, the family may choose to publish a digital library, a podcast, a documentary, a book, an anthology of stories – or even another form. Specialists in narrative writing, our creative team works with families to publish the final deliverable.

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FOR FAMILIES

JUMPSTART YOUR
FAMILY STORY 

Many families aspire to capture their rich family and business history before it slips away, the stories fade, and the older generation passes away. We assist families in the necessary pre-work before the project begins. This consultation includes such foundational elements as identifying the why of the project, the family leader who will guide the project, and the audience for whatever form the project eventually takes.

Learn more ➝

CREATING YOUR
FAMILY STORY

A compelling family history entails selecting stories that show the major shifts over time that defined the family, when something was at stake. There are multiple forms that a family story can take. In this phase, we assist the family in conducting the research to identify which story or stories to tell. Ultimately the project's form (a book, a documentary, or an anthology, for example) will shape how the stories are told.

Learn more ➝

PUBLISHING YOUR
FAMILY STORY

Some families aspire to tell their story only to themselves. Others may envision a wider audience. Depending on the audience and the final form, the family may choose to publish a digital library, a podcast, a documentary, a book, an anthology of stories – or even another form. Specialists in narrative writing, our creative team works with families to publish the final deliverable.

Learn more ➝

FOR CONSULTANTS

Need help shaping your ideas and influencing the world with your ideas?
Our editorial services and coaching will help you reach your publishing goals.

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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GHOSTWRITING

Ghostwriting allows you to be the author—the source of ideas—while offloading the time-consuming work of research and writing. You’re matched with a professional Journey Sixty6 ghostwriter, who will walk with you throughout the entire book project.

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FOR CONSULTANTS

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 two book coaching tracks: writing 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 ➝

GHOSTWRITING

Ghostwriting allows you to be the author—the source of ideas—while offloading the time-consuming work of research and writing. You’re matched with a professional Journey Sixty6 ghostwriter, who will walk with you throughout the entire book project.

Learn more ➝

START THE JOURNEY OF TELLING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY

Does your family have a story that you want to tell before it slips away?

Are you passionate about preserving the family values formed through transitions, hardships, and triumphs?

There is some planning to be done--before you start the journey. These 11 steps will help you design a roadmap for capturing your family's unique story.

Family Business Documentary

Every multigenerational family business endures many defining moments that clarify its values and shape its future. This 117-year-old, Chicago-based family business engaged us to create a 15-minute documentary to capture their legacy. The family faced unexpected deaths, a devastating fire, two World Wars, and wrenching change in their industry. This is a story of the values that defined the family and its business, which is now the North American leader in its business category.

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Family Business Legacy Anthology

This project was initiated by the CEO, a third-generation family leader of a century-old family business, who wanted to preserve its family business history. Journey Sixty6 structured, ghostwrote, and published the family legacy book, drawing on in-depth interviews with family members, close friends, and key stakeholders. To ensure a comprehensive portrayal of the family's story, the book presents each chapter from a distinct first-person viewpoint. Journey Sixty6 also produced a complementary documentary. Together, these projects offer a multifaceted exploration of the family's heritage and its business triumphs.

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.

Family Business Succession Planning

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.

A Guidebook for Family Conversations

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.

Family Business Documentary

Every multigenerational family business endures many defining moments that clarify its values and shape its future. This 117-year-old, Chicago-based family business engaged us to create a 15-minute documentary to capture their legacy. The family faced unexpected deaths, a devastating fire, two World Wars, and wrenching change in their industry. This is a story of the values that defined the family and its business, which is now the North American leader in its business category.

Video Poster Image

Family Business Legacy Memoir

This project was initiated by the CEO, a third-generation family leader of a century-old family business, who wanted to preserve its family business history. Journey Sixty6 structured, ghostwrote, and published the family legacy book, drawing on in-depth interviews with family members, close friends, and key stakeholders. To ensure a comprehensive portrayal of the family's story, the book presents each chapter from a distinct first-person viewpoint. Journey Sixty6 also produced a complementary documentary. Together, these projects offer a multifaceted exploration of the family's heritage and its business triumphs.

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.

Family Business Succession Planning

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.

A Guidebook for Family Conversations

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.

PODCAST: THE IMPORTANCE OF CAPTURING YOUR FAMILY STORY

Dave and Melissa discuss the reasons why family businesses tell their stories, and the many forms that a family story can take. They also cover the time commitment and costs associated with a family history project.

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PODCAST: WHICH FORM SHOULD YOUR CONTENT TAKE?

Dave and Melissa offer advice on how leaders can best reach their audience, exploring a variety of content formats beyond traditional books. They offer a framework for thought leaders in any field to effectively publish and share their ideas.

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PODCAST: THE POWER OF TELLING YOUR STORY THROUGH WRITING

Dave and Melissa chat about the power of storytelling in writing and what writers need to consider as they begin thinking about sharing their personal experiences.

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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.

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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.

LEARN MORE

[Video] What Makes a Book Great?

Jul 03, 2024

[Video] Common Errors to Avoid in Your Book Proposal

May 31, 2024

[Video] What Makes a Book Great?

Jul 03, 2024

[Video] Common Errors to Avoid in Your Book Proposal

May 31, 2024

 

CONTACT US

Email: [email protected]

Phone630.248.9129

 

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