Event schedule

March 5-9, 2018

Day 1
The Big Picture for Your Book
Why Write a Book? What can publishing a book do for you? Day 1 is all about understanding the possibilities that come with writing a book. If you’re looking to grow your business, grow your platform, expand your influence, these interviews will provide options and inspire you!

Day 1: Feature Presentation: Cindy Tyler, CEO of Vervante: Vervante! Options beyond CreateSpace/Amazon for Publishing and Printing your book

We’ve got a fantastic panel of entrepreneurs speaking about why they wrote a book and what it’s done for their business.

Live broadcast with ME and some special guests to talk about publishing (Time TBA)

Dana Malstaff – Using a Book to Grow Your Business

Cindy Mich – All the Things you Can Do with Your Writing! From Book to Screenplay to Hosting Film Festivals!

Kate Butler – Collaborative Writing Projects to Launch International Best-Selling Books

 

Day 2
Your Path to Publishing Success
Your Path to Publishing Success: Traditional, Self-Publishing or Hybrid? Plus, other options – screenplay writing
Day 3
Your Tools for Success - Editing, Cover Design, Blogging
What key elements do you need? Editing, cover design, and more.

Plus mega productivity sessions!

Day 4
Book Launch Strategies, Marketing, Marketing and more Marketing
Your Path to Publishing Success: Traditional, Self-Publishing or Hybrid? + What key elements do you need? Editing, cover design, and more.
Day 5
Tools and Resources for Writing, Publishing, and Marketing Your Book
We’ve got some great information on organizations, tools, businesses, and services that help with author advocacy and publishing support, writing, publishing, and selling your book.

Day 1

Why Write a Book? What can publishing a book do for you? Day 1 is all about understanding the possibilities that come with writing a book. If you’re looking to grow your business, grow your platform, expand your influence, these interviews will provide options and inspire you!

Day 1: Feature Presentation: Cindy Tyler, CEO of Vervanté: Vervante! Options beyond CreateSpace/Amazon for Publishing and Printing your book

Live kickoff broadcast with your host, Alexa Bigwarfe, and some special guests to talk about publishing (Time TBA)

Dana Malstaff – Using a Book to Grow Your Business

Cindy Mich – All the Things You Can Do with Your Writing! From Book to Screenplay to Hosting Film Festivals!

Kate Butler – Maybe you aren’t ready to write your own book… You can join a group and publish together! Collaborative Writing Projects to Launch International Best-Selling Books

We’ve got a fantastic panel of entrepreneurs speaking about why they wrote a book and what it’s done for their business. Featuring Bella Vasta, Samantha Munoz, Suzanne Brown, Mallika Malhotra, Rebecca Undem, Julie Ball, and Danielle Roberts.

Heather LeRoss – Stop negative beliefs, find more joy, and be kinder to yourself through a regular writing practice

Day 2

Your path to publishing success!

You have questions about publishing a book – how to do it, where to publish it, what mechanisms to use… what are the different types of publishers? What is the difference between self/indie, traditional, and hybrid publishing?

We’ve got answers! After this day, you’ll have a much better understanding of what publishing options there are and what is the best route for you.

Plus we dig more into other types of publishing – screenplay writing, graphic novels, and how to keep yourself motivated!

Day 2: Feature Presentation: Brooke Warner, Co-Founder of She Writes Press, Understanding the Hybrid Press Model and Why Hybrid is Such a Good Option for New and First-Time Authors

Sara-Jayne Slack – Working with Small Press Publishers and Mentoring writers to battle overwhelm, prioritize, focus, and get sh*t done

Caro Fréchette -We talk about non-binary perspective to publishing world and Bringing Forth Marginalized Voices as well as graphic novels and the LGBTQ perspective on publishing

Publishers Panel featuring Gail Woodard, Maria Dismondy, Teri Rider. This Q&A with the publisher’s panel will give you a great idea of whether to go indie, traditional, or hybrid press.

Lucy Hay – Maybe there are other options for your writing – like screenplays! This interview is about Writing Good Genre Fiction and How to Write Screenplays

Joan Dempsey – Obtaining Funding for Book Research and Tips for the Emerging Writer

Mahlena-Rae Johnson – Ways to Keep Yourself Motivated and Using a YouTube playlist to inspire your book

Diane Mae Robinson – Publishing a Children’s Book

Day 3

Your Tools for Success – Editing, Cover Design, Keeping Yourself Healthy, and Productivity TIPS!

 

Sponsored by ProWritingAid 

What key elements do you need? Editing, cover design, blogging for your book, and more.

Plus mega productivity sessions!

We’ll answer the questions of “What makes a good book?” and “How do I get it all done?”

Joanna Penn – The Importance of Being a “Healthy Writer” + Make Money as a Full-Time Writer Entrepreneur and Sell a Lot of Books

Lise Cartwright  Productivity Hacks to Write and Publish a LOT of Books!

Nina Amir Crank out more writing! Productivity Tips for Authors.

Michelle Fairbanks -The Ins and Outs of a Good Cover Design

Krista Rizzo – From Blog to Book; Publishing a Book from Content that You’ve Already Written

Editors Panel featuring Liz Thompson, Jenny Kanevsky, Stacey Aaronson, Dakota Nyght, and Jodi Brandon. This Q&A with the editors will educate you on the different types of editors, how to prepare for an editor, when you should try to book your editor, and how to find an editor that is best for you and your book.

Day 4

Marketing, Marketing, and MORE marketing! How to grow your platform and sell more books!

Whether you have already launched your book or if you’re still just thinking about writing it, you can never start marketing early enough! Many writers will say they quickly learned the writing was the easy part and MARKETING is what nearly cooked their goose!

Today’s session is JAM PACKED with marketing information, media information, and ideas to help you sell the heck out of your books!

Alinka Rutkowska, How to sell 80,000 copies of your book!

Christina Nicholson – How to gain publicity as an author to sell more books

AK Turner Making the NY Times BestSeller List

Angela J. Ford -Outside of the Box Marketing Techniques and Writing Epic Fantasy

Maria Dismondy – Marketing Your Children’s Book to Sell Thousands of Copies

Rachel Thompson – Winning with Book Marketing; How Indies Most Successfully Market their Books

Kristi Dosh – PR Skills to Market Your Book

Kimberley Grabas – List-Building for Authors

Day 5

Tools, Resources, and Organizations to Help You in Your Journey + Healthy Writer Mindset

We’ve got some great information on organizations, tools, businesses, and services that help with author advocacy and publishing support, writing, publishing, and selling your book.  We also include MINDSET in this day, because having a good and healthy mindset around writing is one of the best TOOLS you can have.

Orna Ross, The Alliance of Independent Authors – Resources for Indie Writers

Angela Bole -How the Independent Book Publishing Association (IBPA) Can Assist You in Publishing

Melissa Storm – LitRing – Tools and Services for Marketing Your Book

Anne Rainbow -The Scrivener Virgin – Using Scrivener to Help You Write Your Book

Kathy Meis – Understanding Important Book MetaData to Better Market Your Book and Bublish as a Publishing and Marketing Tool

Jennifer Blanchard – Mindset for Writers – Get that Mindset to WRITE; creating a dream life through writing

Tonya Rineer – Mindset Blocks in Writing and How to Overcome Them

 

 

 

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