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Featured Speaker: Jane Friedman

Jane Friedman joins host, Alexa Bigwarfe, in the Women in Publishing Summit to talk about the changes that have happened in the publishing industry, and how new advances and digital technology will continue to impact the publishing industry and authors.

Jane Friedman has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in business strategy for authors and publishers. She’s the editor of The Hot Sheet, the essential industry newsletter for authors, and has previously worked for F+W Media and the Virginia Quarterly Review. In 2019, Jane was awarded Publishing Commentator of the Year by Digital Book World; her newsletter was awarded Media Outlet of the Year in 2020.

Jane’s newest book is The Business of Being a Writer (University of Chicago Press); Publishers Weekly said that it is “destined to become a staple reference book for writers and those interested in publishing careers.” Also, in collaboration with The Authors Guild, she wrote The Authors Guild Guide to Self-Publishing.

Kathy Meis, How to Properly Position Your Book

Bublish is the GOLD SPONSOR of the Women in Publishing Summit.

How to Properly Position Your Book for Marketing. What do you need to know about the writing, the cover, the metadata, and all of the things in order to make sure your book is positioned in a way that will help you sell more books? Kathy Meis, CEO of Bublish, discusses all of these topics and digs into distribution and what that means for you as an author.

As a special offer for conference attendees, Bublish is offering a 15% discount on their publishing services for indie authors (which includes the option to have them be the distributor for your book!) and a $20/ off the annual subscription to the Bublish Marketing Platform. 

Check out their special offer here.

How Artificial Intelligence is Revolutionizing Your Editing and Changing Our World by Lisa Lepki, Kristina Stanley, JoEllen Nordstrom

ProWritingAid is the SILVER SPONSOR of the Women in Publishing Summit.

Editing Tips from a Powerhouse Trio. Replay from a pre-summit webinar. Catch Part 2 during the Summit!

Fictionary, ProWritingAid, and FirstEditing have combined forces to help the world tell powerful stories. Fictionary’s game-changing creative editing software based on natural language processing, ProWritingAid’s state-of-the-art copyediting software, and FirstEditing’s professional editors have redefined the writing and editing landscape.

With the explosion of self-publishing, writers need to understand what the different phases of editing are in order to publish a book that will sell. In this session, you learn what story editing and copyediting are, and you’ll learn what is means to work with a professional editor. 

ProWritingAid is the only platform that offers world-class grammar and style checking combined with more in-depth reports to help you strengthen your writing. Our unique combination of suggestions, articles, videos, and quizzes makes writing fun and interactive.

ProWritingAid is offering 50% off a premium lifetime license for conference attendees!  Check out their special offer here.

Publishing 101 with Alexa Bigwarfe

Michelle Vandepas, GracePoint Publishing

Why Entrepreneurs should write a book with Michelle Vandepas

Michelle Vandepas, CEO of GracePoint Publishing, talks about why entrepreneurs, specifically coaches, healers, and those who are writing to inspire others, should consider writing a book to have a greater impact. We also discuss the necessity of collaborations and networking with other women in the industry. This is an inspirational and beautiful interview.

Check out GracePoint Publishing here!