Day 3

Welcome to our Day 3 Free Preview

Day 3 in our conference is all about the routes to publishing! However, this is our last free day of content, so we’ve included a mix of some marketing and other content as well. You can view the full schedule here to decided if you still want to grab your ticket to the full conference! Otherwise, we’ve selected some great content for you to enjoy! You can also download the conference handbook here.

Tips for Story Editing, Copyediting, & working with a professional editor, with Fictionary, ProWritingAid, & FirstEditing

Part 2! Be sure to check out Part 1 in the Day 2 conference!

ProWritingAid is the SILVER SPONSOR of the Women in Publishing Summit. Editing Tips from a Powerhouse Trio. 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.

Special discounts from these companies

How to Use BookFunnel to Grow Your Email List, BookFunnel

BookFunnel is an ebook and audiobook delivery service for indie authors and small publishers.

The essential tool for your author business Whether it’s delivering your reader magnet, sending out advanced copies of your book, handing out ebooks at a conference, or fulfilling your digital sales to readers, BookFunnel does it all. Just like you, we’re in the business of making readers happy. Let us help you build your author career, no matter where you are in your journey.

WIP Summit Attendees save $50 when signing up for a new BookFunnel annual plan! Visit to claim this discount!

Landing Media to Market Your Book, Authors in Media, Mary O’Donohue, CEO

Mary O’Donohue is a Bestselling Author and Media veteran with more than 3 decades of high profile media experience on programs like The Today Show,Meet the Press, NBC Nightly News, Steve Harvey, and 12 seasons on the internationally acclaimed program, The Oprah Winfrey Show, where Mary spent the last 8 seasons as a Post Producer.

During her time with The Oprah Winfrey Show, Mary wrote a parenting book, When You Say “Thank You,” Mean It, a month-by-month guide to help busy 21st century parents raise children with extraordinary character.Four months after publication, her book catapulted to #1 in Parenting and #97overall out of millions of books on Amazon, within 12 hours of a single media interview going live. 

Mary knows first hand that traditional Media is a powerful – and often untapped -marketing tool for nonfiction authors. Combining her decades-long Media background with her extensive experience being interviewed on television and radio programs, as well as for newspaper, magazine, and online articles, Mary is a one-of-a-kind Media Coach who understands both sides of the media equation – behind, and in front of the camera. 

As a Media Coach and Founder of Authors In Media, Mary draws on her unique background to teach women nonfiction authors how to become go-to experts in media and the marketplace.Mary can be reached through her website or by email at [email protected]

Check out Authors In Media’s special offer! Use coupon code WIP to get 25% off. 

Join Mary in her Office Hours on March 4th at 3pm EST/12pm PST. The link can be found on the dashboard

Author Branding and Reaching Your Market, Deborah Herman, Author Branding Solutions

Deborah Herman has been a publishing industry insider for over thirty years. While in first-year law school,  she discovered a love for writing personality profiles of local comedians to remain sane. This guilty pleasure led to a dual-degree in law with a Masters’s Degree in Journalism.  The goal was to be the next Joan Didion or Truman Capote, but the chance to write creative nonfiction did not come until 2017, with her bestselling collaboration with the youngest member of the Manson Family cult. Herman is also the author of twelve other traditionally published nonfiction books ranging from parenting to Spiritual Writing. 

Deborah Herman worked for many years with her husband literary agent Jeff Herman, curating and developing projects. The Jeff Herman Literary Agency has sold over 1,000 nonfiction books and is a leader in writer education. Jeff Herman is the author of the industry bible, Jeff Herman’s Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents, now in its 28th edition with over a half-million copies sold. Deborah Herman is a regular contributor to that tome and co-authored with Jeff the other industry must-have Write the Perfect Book Proposal: Ten Proposals that Worked and Why now in its third edition with over two hundred and fifty thousand copies sold. 

Jeff and Deborah Herman are cofounders of a social network for writers aptly titled

As the industry changed with the internet’s burgeoning, Deborah Herman sought to understand this new world. After three MBA level intensives through the Rutgers mini MBA program, Herman learned about digital marketing strategy, social media strategy, and entrepreneurship. From this was born her indie publishing company Micro Publishing Media, Inc, to publish niche titles in various imprints.

As a former agent and now a publisher with an understanding of the digital world, Herman discovered a gap in how authors could succeed.  Author Branding Solutions became the next natural step. Herman’s unique experience of all sides of the industry, from idea to sales to an ongoing fanbase, made her the right person to help authors embrace these new opportunities. 

Herman is a thankful homebody who enjoys working surrounded by dogs, cats, and her literary agent husband Jeff in the peaceful Berkshires of Massachusetts. 

Publisher Panel

This panel of women will give you some insight into the different types of publishers and prepare you for what it might look like to work with a publisher.


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