2023 Bronze Sponsor: Abundantly Social

2023 Bronze Sponsor: Abundantly Social

The 2023 Women in Publishing Summit is excited to welcome Abundantly Social as a Bronze Sponsor!

Abundantly Social is an award winning social media marketing agency. They specialize in authors and small businesses. They help with every aspect of book publication, book promotion, digital marketing, and aim to create Amazon Best Sellers.

One thing that makes Abundantly Social unique is their focus on getting to know authors. Before they focus on promoting your book, they get to know you as a person. This relationship allows them to give personalized coverage and help for each author.

Abundantly Social offers assistance in social media marketing no matter where you are in the book publication process or what stage of business you are in. They are here to help beginners through experts. Sometimes you just need a little extra help with your social media so that you can focus on the important job of writing your book. They are here to provide that support.

Their mission is to help authors successfully publish, launch, and promote a book. They focus on getting your book seen and helping you succeed as an author. They understand the process of getting a book published and how important it is to build an audience through social media. They are ready to help you during each stage of the process.

If you'd like to learn more about Abundantly Social and the services they offer, you can visit their website.

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2023 Bronze Sponsor: Speak Write Play

2023 Bronze Sponsor: Speak Write Play

The 2023 Women in Publishing Summit is excited to announce that Speak Write Play is  joining us as a Bronze Sponsor this year.

Speak Write Play offers many services for self-publishing authors including editing, proofreading, and translation services. They have skilled content writers, editors, and translators. They work to maintain your voice in order to communicate with your audience effectively. It doesn't matter if you're a first-time author or a seasoned independent author – their services are for everyone!

They provide editing and proofreading services that will ensure that every piece of your content presents you and your brand in the best light. This includes blog posts, articles, newsletters, and more. They strive to help you connect with your audience through content.

And as if that wasn't enough, they also offer translation services. If you're looking to have your book translated to French or Spanish, they have skilled translators that can make it happen.

If you'd like to learn more about Speak Write Play, you can visit their website right here.

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2023 Bronze Sponsor: BookBaby

2023 Bronze Sponsor: BookBaby

We are excited to welcome BookBaby as a Bronze Sponsor for the 2023 Women in Publishing Summit. BookBaby has grown to become the nation’s leading self-publishing company.

BookBaby believes in People Powered Publishing, which means their crew of authors, poets, bloggers, and artists are dedicated to helping all writers self-publish successfully. From first-timers to veterans, novelists to photographers, they've helped thousands prove that it doesn’t take a traditional publishing deal to bring a dream to life. You can do it yourself—and BookBaby has the friendly customer service, knowledgeable publishing specialists, and quality book printing you need to get the job done.a fo

There's a lot of work that goes into being an author and BookBaby believes that you don't have to do it alone. They provide resources and support so that you can focus on the important part – writing your book.

You can find out more about BookBaby by visiting their website or by watching the webinar below.

 

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2023 Silver Sponsor: FirstEditing

2023 Silver Sponsor: FirstEditing

Every author needs an editor. No matter what you’re writing, no matter how great your prose is, having an editor is a must.

But hiring an editor can be complicated. Where do you find one? How do you figure out a working relationship? How do you know they really know what they’re talking about? 

My friend JoEllen Nordstrom founded FirstEditing to make writers’ lives easier. She understood the importance of finding the right experienced editor to authors at all stages of their book and in their career, and she created a simple, elegant solution to connecting them. 

I’m so grateful that FirstEditing has again joined the Women in Publishing Summit as a silver sponsor. We love their company for creating a more connected world, and we appreciate their support! 

What does FirstEditing do? 

FirstEditing is a one-stop shop to connect writers with editors. Rather than needing to search out your own editor on the dozens of freelance websites out there, First Editing makes hiring the right person for your work simple. 

But what really sets this company apart is that every editor on the team has been vetted – they’ve got the professional credentials, AND they can back it up. So you’re not just getting a self-proclaimed “expert,” but someone who’s been proven and screened to be an effective industry professional.

You can even get a certified story coach, who brings expertise on the 38 story elements to evaluate your novel. You’ll get actionable feedback on your story arc, structure, characters and so much more.

In addition to traditional editing, FirstEditing offers academic editing as well. This means they have subject matter experts with the verified educational credentials to help prep your work for journals, nonfiction publication and peer review. So even if your work isn’t fiction or creative nonfiction, you can still find an editor who can dig in and make sure your final work is as good as it can be. 

What kind of author needs FirstEditing?

Any author in search of editing support will benefit from working with FirstEditing and their team of trained industry experts. No matter your genre of publication goals, every author deserves a great partner in a qualified, experienced editor. First Editing can make that happen for you.

How can I learn more about FirstEditing?

Head to the FirstEditing website to learn more about the services they provide for authors.

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2023 Silver Sponsor: ProWritingAid

2023 Silver Sponsor: ProWritingAid

I don’t think anyone who found her way to the Women in Publishing Summit blog is going to be shocked to hear that “writing is hard.” It’s one of those things that we take for granted. That it’s an art that takes practice, honing, sharpening. And as women, we so often find ourselves short on time or space to do that work. When so much of the unpaid labor of having a family and keeping a home running falls on us, how can we have the freedom to create, too? 

That’s why I appreciate the people behind ProWritingAid, a company that takes the mission of improving writing seriously, and, in creating a successful, practical system to help authors do that, they’ve lifted up so many women’s voices. 

I’m also so grateful that they’ve once again committed to support women authors in another way: by joining us as a Silver Sponsor for the 2023 Women in Publishing Summit. 

ProWritingAid’s revolutionary product creates better books – I know because I use it myself! Here’s why!

What does ProWritingAid do? 

ProWritingAid is a platform that offers a world-class grammar checking AND style checking, so your writing – be it business writing, creative writing, academic writing or anything else – follows the rules for what “good writing” looks like. ProWritingAid then goes beyond that by offering in-depth reporting to help you understand how you write. 

In other words, ProWritingAid lets you know when you’re breaking a good writing rule, and it also tells you how often you use a given word, phrase or even sentence structure. The reports go deep into helping you unpuzzle your own authorial style. It helps keep your writing clean AND interesting. 

You can use ProWritingAid in combination with other writer’s products like Scrivener and Fictionary, as well as within all major word processing programs. You can even add it as a Chrome plug-in so you can use it to write better emails. It’s an easy-to-use product that’s like having a writing coach right in your laptop! 

In addition to the practical help this program can give any writer, the ProWritingAid community is a highly engaged and deeply knowledgeable one. Their paid course community gives authors valuable training on a wide variety of topics in the industry – just one more way ProWritingAid helps every author develop! 

What kind of author needs ProWritingAid?

Anyone who wants to grow as a writer needs ProWritingAid.

You don’t need to be writing the Great American Novel to benefit from this platform. The grammar and style checking can work magic on your business emails, your sales copy and more. We especially recommend that all our clients use it for things like newsletters and blog posts to keep them on track in terms of precision and voice.

But the impact that ProWritingAid can have on your book is huge: there aren’t a lot of opportunities to get real insight into your writing as you’re working on your draft. It’s a game-changer for writers in any genre and in any stage of their career. 

How can I learn more about ProWritingAid?

Check out the ProWritingAid website to find out how they can help you become a better writer – click right here to learn more!

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2023 Platinum Sponsor: Pub Site

2023 Platinum Sponsor: Pub Site

2023 Platinum Sponsor: Pub Site

We're excited to announce that Pub Site is joining us a the platinum sponsor for our 2023 Women in Publishing Summit. Pub Site is the premiere website solution for author. Their support for a space of our own, as women in this industry, is a reflection of their commitment to an inclusive, accessible publishing industry. 

We're looking forward to welcoming Fauzia Burke and her husband, John Burke, back to our conference this year. Alexa first connected with Fauzia when she saw her speak at BookExpo. We’ve been a huge fan of her transformative take on how authors can use their websites to grow their writing career. We’ve been privileged to see that happen in real time for clients, past attendees, and friends using Pub Site in the past few years. 

The ease and elegance of Pub Site, quite simply, just worksAnd in a world where so much doesn’t, we're excited to share more about them with you!

What does Pub Site do?

In short, Pub Site works with authors to build functional, beautiful, smart websites that move their career forward. 

That can happen several ways, depending on each author’s unique needs and wants. A variety of proven and specialized templates are available, or Pub Site offers custom design to create the website of your dreams, so you don’t have to worry about it. 

Authors need different things on their websites than baseball leagues or jewelry stores or news sites. They need functional e-commerce, clear space to share creative content, places for landing pages and more. They need to have strong visual language and branding that tells potential readers what this writer is all about. They need to connect to all the important social sites, of course. And they definitely need clear, strong calls to action to get on the newsletter list. 

Pub Site understands that. Fauzia has spent her whole career in book publicity and marketing – she’s built her company around knowing what authors need. Pub Site isn’t trying to sell you a template made for a realtor or a stone mason or a teacher. They’re giving you the opportunity to build a custom website for a working author that will attract ideal readers, aid in your marketing and become your digital home. 

What kind of author needs Pub Site?

We believe that every author needs a website. A website is a great place for people to find out more about you and your books. It also allows them to connect with you on social media and through your email list.

We believe perfecting your book should come before learning a new technical skill set. Every spare minute you have as an authors should go first to making sure your book is everything it should be. Every step you take in marketing is a step towards a successful book. 

So unless you love web design or are truly committed to an ultra-low cost process, spending some money on your website is a very smart bet. 

Pub Site offers both a semi-DIY option for those who want to flex their creative muscles and get involved in the hands-on work of the website, AND a done-for-you option. We’ve had clients successfully use both, because Pub Site’s team is supportive and helpful at every turn. 

How can you learn more about Pub Site?

Head on over to their website to see if Pub Site is the right online home for your writing career!