Manuscript Mondays – Live Webinars

Beginning in March 2022, The Manuscript Society will host monthly live webinars on topics of interest to collectors. The series is moderated by Manuscript Society Trustee, Brian Kathenes.  Each hour long webinar provides all participants an opportunity to peek behind the scenes. Valuations. Writing and Publishing. Purchasing and Selling. Auctions. There will always be a question and answer section.

The webinars are free and open to the Public. Recorded Webinars are available to Society members in the Members Only Section of the website.

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Monday, March 7, 2022

“What’s it worth?” is the question professional appraisers are asked more than any other.  This live, interactive webinar will walk you through the appraisal research process and explain the credible appraisal approach.  Manuscript Society Trustee, and Certified Appraiser Brian Kathenes, will share with you how professional appraisers determine value and estimate costs.  You’ll discover: how to conduct your own valuation research; how to access reliable auction sales databases; how to interpret the data; and how to avoid the valuation traps.

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Monday, April 4, 2022

“A Behind the Scenes Look at Writing General John A. Rawlins: No Ordinary Man”;  A Live Interview with Author, Allen Ottens.

Ever wondered how to write a book and get it published? Allen Ottens, Manuscript Society Trustee and Author of “General John A. Rawlins: No Ordinary Man”, will share his firsthand publishing knowledge. Plus he will share his expertise on the life and times of American Civil War General and Secretary of War John Rawlins. Dr. Ottens will discuss: Why Rawlins?  The book writing process.  Finding a publisher. Working with Editors. Tips for new authors and traps to avoid.  Followed by a short discussion on self-publishing vs. legitimate publishers.

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