Since 1998, Monument Publishing has published books for academic speakers and debaters. Working with the best coaches in the nation, we would pump out yearly content, coil-bind a hefty amount of paper together, and send them out to debaters.
It was a decent gig. I (Chris Jeub, the owner) jumped the corporate world in 2004 and worked full-time to keep these resources pumping out. Needless to say, the print world is (mostly) behind us, and my market demanded more. They wanted digital releases in a snap, consistent and reliable coaching throughout the year, and they wanted it more conveniently than a yearly book that comes early in the year.
The big change? Monument Memberships. No other sourcebook solution is being offered quite like ours. We launched a trial in the spring of 2016 that pre-empted the official release in July.
The move was incredibly successful…and we learned a TON about online memberships. So much so that we decided to re-launch the site as its own site, separate from Monument Publishing. And this is the first post of our Season 18 beta!
Monument Members enjoy topical briefs, cases, summaries, samples, and study helps to enrich your learning and understanding of your events. We also release special Monument Coaching Lessons, exclusive benefits of our members, as a way of guiding students through the school year of competition.
Needless to say, no one will be more prepared for competition than Monument Members. It’s much like having a personal coach. Or coaches! We have 36 writers on our team, many of them the best coaches in the country and champions themselves, all ready to serve members.
We have a lot in store for you in for the 2017-2018 season (which we’ve titled “Season 18”). Let me list some of what we have coming for Monument Members…
- MonumentMembers.com – We’re officially launching this site July 1. All MonumentPublishing.com members will be offered a special deal to secure Season 17 prices for the new memberships. We’re in beta right now, but if you sign up with the coupon code we sent you, we’ll get you set up nicely for Season 18.
- New Advanced and Professional Memberships — This costs a little more, but what a bang for your buck! “Advanced” members get access to all our memberships in a particular league, perfect for multi-entered students. Teachers and coaches will be able to join our Professional Membership, meaning they’ll be able to coordinate a team of students at discounted prices. The result: savings galore!
- New Events — We are doubling the number of events we offer. So far on the drawing board, we are setting up extemporaneous speaking (US and International for NSDA), parliamentary debate, worlds debate, and public forum. These will be launching at different times before officially tackling Season 18, but you can view some of them already in beta!
- New Writers — In fact, we are soliciting authors right now. Click here to apply! As always, we will gather the best of the best to start writing member content for Season 18. We plan to blow the lid off our potential and get the best content to members!
This gives you a good idea, but much more is coming. We cannot wait to get this beta run off the ground and get moving on competition.
Contact us if you have any questions. See you in competition!