Thinking about writing a book this year?

Already published and not seeing the sales?

Confused with all the publishing options?

Join us for our workshop:
Publishing Secrets Revealed and Unfiltered!
April 4 – 5 2023
Minneapolis, MN or Virtually ONLY $95 for 2 days!

Are you curious about what it takes to work with a publisher vs self-publishing your book?

Maybe you’ve heard about hybrid publishing, but the ISBN and copyright ownership
is confusing to you? (yes it is!)

Here’s your chance to learn from the leading inspirational book publisher when we
come to Minneapolis for a 2 day hands-on workshop.

We Get You - We Are You!

Our authors are on a mission with wisdom to impart. They know the time has come to share their message and help heal the planet. We believe that the power of a book should be available to everyone . And we are passionate about helping you get your message out there. Now.

I’m Michelle Vandepas

Co-founder of GracePoint publishing and I have 24 years of experience in all aspects of publishing. As you can imagine, everything has changed in those years, and I’ve kept up with it all, the good, bad, and the confusing, so you don’t have to.

(Should I publish directly on Amazon or through a distributor?)
(How will I know how many copies of my book will sell?)
(If don’t know how to TikTok or selfie, am I doomed?)

I’ve helped authors with all types of publishing including getting agents, book deals,
self-publishing, and getting out of contracts that no longer worked for them.
Some of our authors have had movies made about them and been interviewed on major media platforms, and some have gone on to build successful businesses.

However, sometimes writing and publishing your book is enough. I’ve had a client reach out after hearing her book saved someone from suicide. Another author is helping women who have experienced trauma in childhood. Another volunteers with foster youth.

No matter your background, inspiring story, or lack of writing skills, I’d love for to you come be with me and our publishing director, Tascha Yoder, in  inneapolis on April 4, from 12:00PM to 4:00 PM and April 5th, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CT)

(And yes, you can come via Zoom or watch the replay if you prefer)

These are just a few of the topics that we will cover that will help you learn the best ways to write, publish, and market your book!

There will be time for Q & A and to meet with senior publishers during this two day workshop!


Do you have a manuscript you’d like us to review?

For anyone who purchases a workshop ticket, we are offering a $300 manuscript review (usually 1K).

We’ll take your manuscript of at least 25K words and give you feedback on what sort of editing you need, how ‘tight’ your book is, and what it will take to bring it up to publishing
standards. (we don’t publish crap)

Ticket – virtually or in person


Check Out What Others Have To Say About Us!

Agailia Baker, Author​

JoAnn Levitt, Author​

Your support when we did our coaching was life-saving! I just sold out (well almost) my new venture an advanced premium workshop for academic writers for 2k so, thank you for everything, again!
Sharon Shahaf
It was Michelle who introduced the idea of an online launch, what would need to be done to make the book a “best seller” in Amazon and gave support and guidance. In other words, in this day and age, I’m not sure seeking a traditional publisher makes sense, so the effort that would be needed to find a traditional publisher would be better spent, most likely, in connecting with a small nimble publishing company that can help you with all elements of the publishing, including the marketing elements that will be needed, such as GracePoint Publishing.
Tanya Deckla Cobb
As an author who previously self-published, I really appreciate the expertise that GracePoint Publishing brought to my latest book. Working with a team that has knowledge about all phases of the process including editing, cover design and marketing has helped make this a book a great representation of my brand. I couldn't have done it without them!
Erick Jackier
You have a way of teaching that feels very approachable and open. Clients can feel comfortable knowing that what they share with you will stay with you unless they give permission to share. You come from a safe and non-judgmental place.
Judy Helm Wright
Judy Helm Wright

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are thinking of writing, have already written, or have even already published, this will help you understand how to move forward. We deliberately made this workshop affordable and available in person or virtually so everyone has a chance to attend.

This workshop is primarily for non-fiction and memoir writers, however we have a lot of information that will help business books, fiction writers, and all genres!

We will be offering replays of the event for ticket holders, and you'll have the opportunity to pre-submit your questions and follow up after the workshop with any questions not answered. You can watch the replays on your own time. They will be available for ninety days after the live event.

Nope! You get the exact same program no matter how you attend, all for the same price! There is a benefit of flying or driving in however, as we will get to meet you in person and being in the community energy of the live event.

Sorry, although we don't offer refunds, we allow you to switch from live to virtual or vice versa as long as we have space!

Just email admin@gracepointpublishing.com

We wish we could predict the future, as we know travel has gotten difficult. We plan on arriving a day early in case of storms or delays and encourage you to as well, in fact, if you come early, let us know so we can have a drink or tea together! Our intention is that we will be holding this workshop. If something wild and crazy happens out of our control, we'll still hold it virtually. (We did have to cancel events in the Spring of 2020!)

Join us live or virtually


Join us either in person or virtually for 2 days of writing, publishing and marketing your book!​

Just a few of the books we published in 2022!

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