Sponsor Spotlight: GracePoint Publishing

Sponsor Spotlight: GracePoint Publishing

When it comes to choosing partners for the Women in Publishing Summit, we are so lucky to have so many companies who share our values stepping up to support women authors. 

And this year we’re luckier than usual because one of my favorite colleagues in this industry, Michelle Vandepas, has stepped up with her publishing house, GracePoint Publishing, to become our very first Platinum Sponsor

People who’ve attended the Summit before will remember Michelle for her thoughtful presentations on publishing topics which marry her decades of publishing experience to create a book that sells with her deeply rooted passion for authentic, meaningful connection with her clients. Her whole business model truly embodies the Women in Publishing Summit ethos: “Empower. Encourage. Support.”

But even if you’ve heard Michelle speak at the Summit, in her TedX talk, or elsewhere, you might not know about GracePoint Publishing — so here’s your chance to learn more about them, and see if they’re right for your book! 

What does GracePoint Publishing do?

GracePoint is a traditional publishing house that knows that traditional publishing just isn’t right for everyone. They have a big team dedicated to finding the path that works for you and your book. That means they publish books directly AND offer a partnership publishing route. They even have support for true self-publishing clients, if that’s what you need. 

When you choose GracePoint, no matter what route to publishing is right for you, you work with a team of experts who will consult with you every step of the way, so your book achieves both your creative vision AND your benchmarks for success.

GracePoint can work with you from the jump, helping you write and edit, all the way through to building your marketing strategy. Whether you need a ghostwriter, a developmental edit or a branding consult, they have someone on their team to help. They offer author coaching, if you need some help in your creative process. And one big benefit that I really love: they can help with distribution – a confusing and expensive proposition for so many indie authors, I know.

GracePoint’s work stretches beyond your book – they know that there are all kinds of ways that today’s creatives grow their profile. If you’re looking for PR support, help developing online classes and opportunities for speaking engagements, GracePoint does that, too. They even have an in-house production studio that can create audiobooks and podcasts in support of your book or business.

This is all important stuff when it comes to choosing your publisher: GracePoint Publishing’s soup-to-nuts approach means you’ll never have to worry about starting from scratch with someone who doesn’t know your book or your story. You’ll be able to keep the momentum going through your book launch and WELL beyond it, to make sure your book isn’t just sitting in a warehouse someplace. 

Choosing GracePoint means choosing an active participant in your book’s success. 

What kind of author is right for GracePoint Publishing?

If you’re a leader, a teacher or a creative, GracePoint might be the perfect home for your book. The company was founded with a goal to “give voice to the voiceless,” and that’s been a big part of their mission over the years. 

Some common genres that GracePoint has published include self-help, business, human design, channeled work, fantasy, fiction, physical therapy, spirituality, LGBTQ+, devotions, and SO much more. What’s most important to them is to maintain the author’s authentic voice and vision, and to ensure high quality, professional books that will find their perfect readers. Michelle has published over 1000 books in her career, so whatever your genre, she and her team have worked with someone in your shoes before! 

How can I find out more about GracePoint Publishing? 

Head on over to the GracePoint Publishing website and get in contact with them today to see if they’re the partner your book needs! 

GracePoint Publishing will be joining us on Wednesday, October 13 for a free webinar on Finding Your Ideal Reader. Click here to sign up!

GracePoint Publishing Webinar

Day 1: {Sponsor Presentation} Michelle Vandepas: Grace Point Matrix: Why entrepreneurs, personal development experts and quantum healers should write a book to share their knowledge with the world.

Day 1: {Sponsor Presentation} Michelle Vandepas: Grace Point Matrix: Why entrepreneurs, personal development experts and quantum healers should write a book to share their knowledge with the world.

Why entrepreneurs, personal development experts and quantum healers should write a book to share their knowledge with the world.

Description:  Summit sponsor Michelle Vandepas of GracePoint Matrix talks with conference host Alexa Bigwarfe about the process of writing a book, and figuring out what your book will be about. 

Format: Video Q&A 

Level: This presentation is for all levels. 

 

Michelle Vandepas

Michelle Vandepas

Co-Founder, GracePoint Matrix Publishing

Michelle Vandepas is the nation’s leading expert for entrepreneurs, personal development experts and quantum healers who want to share what they’ve learned with the world by becoming an author. She is the co-founder of GracePoint Matrix Publishing, the gold standard in concierge publishing. She is also an esteemed TEDx speaker and TEDx Speaker Coach.

Mentioned in this video:

Michelle’s incredible background – in a documentary with the Daliai Lama and Sting!

She’s also fostered 10 children.

Words of advice: “If you have something to SAY in the world, if you have a message to share – you have some wisdom inside of you. As you’re working to build your audience, a book is such a great way to do that…. but it can be so intimidating that sometimes people never get past the first draft of the manuscript, if they even get that far.”

Don’t get paralyzed by the what ifs – just start the writing process.

It will always take longer to polish than you think, so don’t keep putting it off.

Also, if you’re carrying around the desire to write and publish a book – get it out of your head, do it! Or it will drive you crazy.

“If you’ve ever had the thought : ‘Oh I should write a book someday’ – then it’s yours to do!”

Visibility and marketing – you need a platform & visibility

You have to have an audience. You can get on podcasts, visibility

Don’t expect direct sales from those interviews and visibility, but it does create a ripple effect.

Know the BASIC things to do – like set up your Amazon Author Page. 

Check out our blog post on how to Rock Out Your Amazon Author Page

You don’t know what you don’t know.

Get educated on the process. Download the report from https://womeninpublishingsummit.com/gracepointmatrix

How Michelle has grown her team and company: Tips and advice for the people who want to start / grow a small publishing company or book coaching / publishing assist company

The importance of collaboration and mentorship for women. Men have been doing this for a long time. It’s harder for women to network because of all the things, so community is so important.

Your message is valuable!  Let’s get it into the world.

Michelle’s books on Amazon 

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