Take the big leap to turn your idea or outline into a published book.

The Big Leap Virtual Event for Authors connects you with the experienced expert team to make your big leap easier than you ever thought possible.

It's time to finally publish your book!

  • Gain More Confidence to Put Yourself Out There
  • Get More Clarity and Direction About Your Vision
  • Get Direct Feedback from Experienced Experts on Your Idea and Book Pitch
  • Be More Energized to Finish what You Started

Your Story Deserves to Be Told!

What's keeping you from becoming a published author?

If you've had a book idea in your head for years...

Or if you've had a story to tell that you've only shared with close friends and family...

Of if you know you have a message to share with the world...

It's time to take a big leap!

Becoming an author is a journey that many start, but few finish...

The Big Leap Virtual Event for Authors will give you the support, confidence, feedback, and expert advice to finally make your book a reality.

It's a one-of-a-kind experience that will connect you with a group of experts and presenters that rarely gather together in one place.

What You'll Work On During the Big Leap Event:

Craft and Get Feedback on Your Book Idea or Pitch

You'll work with a team of experts and your colleagues on a focused description of your idea or a pitch of your book that will have prospective publishers sit up and take notice.

Go from Big Idea to Reality

Your Big Idea is much closer than you think - you just need the right support and resources. The Big Leap Event will give you the clarity you need to draw out your Big Idea, which will help you get your book done.

Karen's Easy Four-Step Formula to Map Out a Bestselling Book in a Weekend

Speed is good. It gives you momentum. It shakes out the cobwebs in your mind. It gets you in the zone. You will learn the proven, step-by-step mapping method that I normally reserve for my best clients.

MOLIKA GUPTA

Keynote Speaker, Transformational Coach for Immigrant Women, Patent Licensing Consultant

If you are an author or an aspiring author attending Karen Strauss's Big Leap Retreat is a must on your part. The content presented during Big Leap Retreat was outstanding. Presenting book pitches to panelists was one of the highlights as it brought so much clarity and confidence. 

The whole retreat was nicely organized with enough time for us to ask questions to Karen and the team. Karen Strauss is one of the few gems of publishers who truly care about their authors and go the extra mile. In an instance during the retreat, my internet shut down suddenly and I was immediately contacted by Karen & her team if I am doing fine.

This tells me so much about the extent of care and support Karen & her team do for their authors. That small gesture is truly a differentiator that will make me come back again & again to be in Karen's world

About Karen

Karen Strauss has worked in publishing for more than thirty years and has held management and marketing positions at major publishing houses, including The Free Press, Crown, Random House, and Avon.

Karen founded Hybrid Global Publishing in 2011 to help authors, speakers, and entrepreneurs get their message out by writing and publishing a book. She offers publishing, distribution, and marketing services for organizations and individual authors. Karen is the author of Book Publishing for Entrepreneurs: Top Secrets from a New York Publisher and offers an online course called Publishing 101: Your Complete Guide from Idea to Published Author.

What People Are Saying...

I attended a two-day retreat with Karen Strauss and her team at Hybrid GlobalPublishing.  It was a very rich experience in all ways: the level of content, the camaraderie   among the participants, the input and gifts of the speakers. I’ve self-published in the past and although I learned a lot, I definitely wish I’d known of Karen’s services. For a similar budget, Hybrid provides so much more!  I’m sure I will be using her for my next book!

Barbara McCullough  // Author of Digger: A Memoir

Interested in getting a book done and published? Last week I attended a workshop by Karen Strauss, founder of Hybrid Publishing, on getting a book written, published, and promoted. It is one of the best programs I've ever attended. No fluff. Great guest speakers! She really knows her stuff. And she was very generous with her time. I can't recommend her expertise enough.

Robin Ridley

The Big Leap Retreat reignited a passion within me to continue to pursue authoring my story. Karen, staff, and panelists made for a safe and open environment for participants to share without fear of being unkindly judged. Karen did not hold back, as she provided panelists of excellence. These panelists were genuine and offered encouraging, honest feedback.

Karen's heart is to help everyone get their story in print; and she does this for one reason alone, every story matters! I am forever grateful to Karen for her expertise and generosity. Books make this world a better place to live, and Karen's calling is to help authors publish high-quality, high-selling books.

Tamra

I think I have a book (or 10) within me waiting to be written.' If you have heard something similar inside your own mind, stepping into Hybrid Global’s Writer’s Workshop is a high-value experience that has helped me settle the thinking part and move into more of what the book(s) will look like!


Karen shares a true ‘manifesting’ process, blending learning, listening, and leading. Thank you Karen, Claudia, and Sara for this weekend!

Tricia Murray // Director/CMO - Light of Marketing

What an amazing experience. I came into the event feeling unclear about what it takes to write a book. By the end of the retreat, Karen had me believing that not only can I do it, but that it won’t be that hard to do! It was very apparent that Karen and her team have a well-honed process that helps even a novice become an author

Susan Trumpler // Founder and CEO of unstoppable Women in Sales

In all my years in business, I’ve engaged many coaches to help me achieve my goals, but none of them compare to working with Karen Strauss. I hired Karen to coach me around my efforts to promote my new books and to relaunch my own coaching business and was blown away by her insight and wisdom. 

She helped me drill down to identify my best streams of revenue and how to maximize my time and energy so I could get my ‘biggest bang for the buck.’ Karen is a gifted coach and just a delightful person to work with. I can’t wait to work with her to publish my next book!

CJ Scarlet // Best Selling Author of Badass Parenting and Heroic Painting

I attended a two-day retreat with Karen Strauss and her team at Hybrid GlobalPublishing.  It was a very rich experience in all ways: the level of content, the camaraderie   among the participants, the input and gifts of the speakers. I’ve self-published in the past and although I learned a lot, I definitely wish I’d known of Karen’s services. For a similar budget, Hybrid provides so much more!  I’m sure I will be using her for my next book!

Barbara McCullough // Author of Digger: A Memoir

In the Big Leap Retreat with Karen Strauss my next book went from an idea to a great title, outline for 8 chapters, and key talking points to help me speak to and reach my target audience. If you're looking to fast track getting your book done and out to the world I highly recommend Karen Strauss and her expert team.

Barbara Edie // Best Selling Author and Intuitive Consultant

What an amazing experience. I came into the event feeling unclear about what it takes to write a book. By the end of the retreat, Karen had me believing that not only can I do it, but that it won’t be that hard to do! It was very apparent that Karen and her team have a well-honed process that helps even a novice become an author

Susan Trumpler // Founder and CEO of Unstoppable Women in Sales

I think I have a book (or 10) within me waiting to be written.' If you have heard something similar inside your own mind, stepping into Hybrid Global’s Writer’s Workshop is a high-value experience that has helped me settle the thinking part and move into more of what the book(s) will look like!

Karen shares a true ‘manifesting’ process, blending learning, listening, and leading. Thank you Karen, Claudia, and Sara for this weekend!

Tricia Murray // Director/CMO - Light on Marketing

In all my years in business, I’ve engaged many coaches to help me achieve my goals, but none of them compare to working with Karen Strauss. I hired Karen to coach me around my efforts to promote my new books and to relaunch my own coaching business and was blown away by her insight and wisdom. 

She helped me drill down to identify my best streams of revenue and how to maximize my time and energy so I could get my ‘biggest bang for the buck.’ Karen is a gifted coach and just a delightful person to work with. I can’t wait to work with her to publish my next book!

CJ Scarlet // Best Selling Author of Badass Parenting and Heroic Parenting

Now is the time to take your big leap!

Register now for this Virtual Event at Early Bird Pricing of $97 for June 25-27th, 2024!