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Welcome to the 7th Annual Women In Publishing Summit

The biggest 4-day, online conference for women, and those who identify as women, in publishing. Our community and conference helps aspiring and published authors grow their craft, and publishing professionals expand their network and skills. And together, both groups find the people they need!

March 6-9, 2024 | Virtual Conference

SPEAKERS

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

SPONSORS

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

The Women in Publishing Summit is for…

Authors

We help authors at any stage of their journey, writing any type of book, who are looking for education on writing craft, routes to production, editing, marketing and business growth.

 

Publishers

We invite publishers who are looking to learn from other publishers and find and network with authors and other professionals in the industry.

 

 

Industry Professionals

All kinds of industry professionals including editors, graphic designers, book cover designers, formatters, book marketing experts attend the Women in Publishing Summit to network with each other and learn from the best.

 

Featured Speakers

Paige Allen

Paige Allen

CEO, IngramSpark

Alessandra Torre

Alessandra Torre

Bestselling Author, Director of Inkers Con

ROSHANDA PRATT

Roshanda Pratt

CEO, Founder of Rosho Live

Angela Engel, CEO, The Collective Book Studio

Angela Engel

Founder & CEO of The Collective Book Studio

Tieshena Davis

Founder & CEO, Publish Your Gift®

Platinum & Gold Sponsors

IngramSpark logo
and see their special event offers

Don't miss out on 40+ workshops in four tracks: beginner/intermediate authors, advanced authors, publishing professionals, and general – good for all authors & publishing pros!

Attend 40+ Workshops with Industry Experts

Our workshops are designed to empower aspiring authors and already published authors to further their book-writing careers with more than 40 expert speakers covering everything from the craft of writing, to editing and publishing, to marketing and building your business.

Here's how our tracks work:

Track 1 – Beginner/Intermediate Authors
Track 2 – Advanced Authors
Track 3 – General Audience
Track 4 – Professionals

Each day, we'll have 3-4 Workshop blocks. You'll be able to choose from four sessions, based on the best selection for you as an author or a professional. We've got multiple networking and special sessions, opportunities to hear from our sponsors and learn about their deals, and even a fun new event – Publisher Speed Dating!

All sessions run virtually in Zoom.

The Daily Schedule

Day 1 – Writing Craft & Mindset

Special Opening Session
Workshop Block 1
Workshop Block 2
Networking
Sponsor Feature
Workshop Block 3
Sponsor Feature
Networking
Workshop Block 4
Keynote Speaker

Day 2 – Routes to Publication, Production, & Editing

Networking!
Workshop Block 1
Workshop Block 2
Networking 
Sponsor Feature
Special Session
Sponsor Feature
Networking
Workshop Block 3
Closing Session

Day 3 – Marketing & Book Launch

Networking/Special session
Workshop Block 1
Workshop Block 2
Networking 
Sponsor Feature
Workshop Block 3
Sponsor Feature
Networking
Workshop Block 4
Happy Hour

Day 4 – Business Growth

Networking/Special session
Workshop Block 1
Workshop Block 2
Networking 
Publisher Speed Dating
Workshop Block 3
Sponsor Feature
Networking
Workshop Block 4
Happy Hour

About the Women in Publishing Summit

The next virtual conference will be virtual March 6-9, 2024. The Summit is a combination of live workshops, panel discussions, networking events, and special events, run completely online that you can enjoy from your phone, computer, or tablet. Everything is recorded and attendees will receive access to everything

“I am enjoying this online summit so much. The information each day is amazing, and the presentations and videos have so much information I am happy I can pause the video and go back to check my notes. Thank you, Thank you.”

Debbie Fogle, Author

Our Mission

We celebrate the accomplishments of women in publishing – authors, publishers, editors, typesetters, cover designers, marketers, booksellers, and everyone involved in creating and selling books and provide a community where we can share great resources, encouragement, tools, and mentorship for women who want to have their voices heard and stories told.

Meet the Host

Alexa Bigwarfe | Women in Publishing Summit Host, Author, Speaker, Podcast Host, Publisher, Champion of Women

Alexa Bigwarfe

Women in Publishing Summit Host, Author, Speaker, Podcast Host, Publisher, Champion of Women

Alexa Bigwarfe is an author, speaker, publisher, and author coach. She enjoys connecting authors and women in the publishing industry to the resources they need to progress in their journeys. She has worked with and supported thousands of authors through her conferences, training programs, webinars, podcasts, and publishing support services. The Women in Publishing Summit launched in 2017 when Alexa noticed a need for representation of women and diversity in the online publishing conference world. It is her goal to create an environment that not only provides top-of-the-line training, but builds community for connections and creates a space to recognize the accomplishments of women in the publishing industry. Empower. Encourage. Support.

Don't miss out on 40+ workshops in four tracks: beginner/intermediate authors, advanced authors, publishing professionals, and general – good for all authors & publishing pros!

What Others Have to Say

Thank you for this phenomenal opportunity. You have put together a Magnificent program and one of the Best Leadership and Success oriented informational trainings I have ever attended. I did purchase the package so that I can go back and re-listen to these presentations as I travel on this path of Writing and Authorship. Your courses are a big help to not have to “re-invent the wheel” so to speak. I am 71 years young and Time is a commodity I cannot waste. My writings will be my legacy to my Family. Again I thank you for your Professionalism of reaching out to help Women be All they Can Be.

Carolyn S.

Directly because of Women in Publishing, because of you, Alexa Bigwarfe, I met a publisher and in less than two weeks my novel was accepted. I am so very grateful for the WIP conference. 

Tanya

Author

The WIP Summit was amazing! I didn’t want it to end.

Wanetta Doty

Writer

The WIP Summit is blowing my mind!!! Thank you so much!

Nichole Heinrich

Author

Just signed up for this summit and I'm very excited! I've taken Alexa Bigwarfe's Publishing and Marketing conference and it was truly AMAZING. I learned so much…made terrific connections…worth every penny. I'm sure this will be, too!

Lisa A. Listwa

Writer

Fabulous!  (I probably shouldn't say this out loud, but based on what I've seen so far, and what I know is coming, I would have easily paid double!) 😁

Amy T.

Writer

I am enjoying this online summit so much. The information each day is amazing, and the presentations and videos have so much information I am happy I can pause the video and go back to check my notes. Thank you, Thank you

Debbie Fogle

Author

Thank you. Thank you for interviewing all these women, compiling all these resources and best of all, giving it away simply for the sake of helping other women — in your own words — ditch the fear and just write. I'm not sure how many other 18 yr old girls are watching the videos in this summit, but I have to say they have provided the most detailed and helpful advice I have seen so far. (Though to be honest, I doubt I'll be able to make the most of it until I'm older. Perks of not being 21 in Malaysia, you see). I'll be sure to attend next year's WIP summit and (hopefully) the dozen more summits after that. Again, thank you and have a good day.

J.Y.

Such an amazing conference. So impressed with the content. By far the most comprehensive collection for a writing/publishing conference. Great job!

Stephanie Victoria Anderson

Cover Designer & Book Formatter, Alt 19 Creative

Just want you to know that this was the most beneficial, wonderful conference I have ever been to. It was dynamite. And you are just so lovely and friendly. I feel as if we've been friends for years! Thanks.

Pam G.

Author

Don't miss out on 40+ workshops in four tracks: beginner/intermediate authors, advanced authors, publishing professionals, and general – good for all authors & publishing pros!

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