2023 Silver Sponsor: AutoCrit

2023 Silver Sponsor: AutoCrit

We're excited to welcome AutoCrit as a Silver Sponsor for the 2023 Women in Publshing Summit!

What does AutoCrit do? 

The only online writing and editing platform that guides your hand based on data from real, bestselling books, AutoCrit is built to match the genuine demands of publishing professionals and discerning readers.

They even have a very special offer for summit attendees: 50% off annual membership rates, plus additional bonus courses for free! You can check out those offers by clicking here.

How can I learn more about AutoCrit?

Learn about the company, the special deal, and have a good time at the upcoming FREE webinar with Autocrit.

How Stephen King Would Write Wizard of Oz
In this fun and informative analysis of the writing style of Stephen King, we'll journey through some of King's notable writing guidelines. In the process, we will turn abstract concepts into concrete action with the help of AutoCrit's planning, writing, and editing tool.

Presented by Jocelyn and Kevin Pruemer, owners of AutoCrit.

How Stephen King Would Write Wizard of Oz

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Join us for a webinar with Autocrit!
Thursday, February 9th at 1pm EST/NY Time Zone!
Recording Provided

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2023 Gold Sponsor: Your Book is Your Hook

2023 Gold Sponsor: Your Book is Your Hook

We're thrilled to announce that Your Book is Your Hook is returning as a sponsor for the 2023 Women in Publishing Summit. They will be joining us as a Gold Sponsor this year! 

Jennifer Wilcov founded the company because she loved the experience of writing and publishing her own international bestseller. When people approached her and asked how they could do what she did, she realized: each person needed thoughtful, customized advice that helped them rise and achieve their goals. She realized that writers need partners they could trust to walk them through the process, and she stepped up by sharing all she’d learned, empowering others to do it themselves. 

One of our key missions is to empower authors, so we’re incredibly grateful to have a sponsor partner who shares our values in Your Book Is Your Hook!

What does Your Book Is Your Hook do?

Your Book Is Your Hook is a full service author consultancy. You can work directly with them to figure out ways to write better, smarter and more profitably. They’re a company that offers consulting on the full life-cycle of a book – from idea to the post-marketing process. They also specialize in working with writers who want to see their stories come to life on TV screens, in movie theaters and on stages everywhere.

One of their signature programs is The Make It Happen Room for Writers Only. This invaluable space creates a joyful, supportive environment for working writers every Thursday, with a focus on moving your book and your writing career forward. It’s a chance to practice your pitch, get feedback and, most importantly, GET IT DONE. The two hour work session has changed the lives of writers in all genres and at all levels, and it’s the hallmark of how Your Book Is Your Hook works: supporting and empowering authors to achieve results by fostering real connections and sharing knowledge. 

What kind of author needs Your Book Is Your Hook?

Anyone who wants to build community, gather feedback or get one-on-one or community guidance through the process is a perfect client for Your Book Is Your Hook. If you’re open to being more productive, creating better work, connecting with other writers and growing your career, this is a great opportunity for you. 

Your Book Is Your Hook is also ideal for people who want to explore the possibilities in film, television, theater and beyond. If you have a story that you want to see brought to life, the team at YBIYH can help you make it happen. 

How can I learn more about Your Book Is Your Hook?

YBIYH founder Jennifer Wilcov will be speaking and doing a meet & greet Q&A session at the 2022 Women in Publishing Summit, so be sure to attend that! She'll be speaking about the 5 Ways to Publish & the 4 Ways to Market Your Book and answering any questions you have about their services.

You can also head over to their website to find out about all the ways you can partner with Your Book Is Your Hook – click here to check them out! 

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2023 Gold Sponsor: GracePoint Matrix

2023 Gold Sponsor: GracePoint Matrix

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

We're excited to announce that one of our favorite companies is stepping up to sponsor the Summit once again. Michelle Vandepas with GracePoint Publishing, is joining us as a Gold 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! 

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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!

 

Sponsor Spotlight: Sara Stibitz

Sponsor Spotlight: Sara Stibitz

Even when you have a great story, sometimes you need help telling it. That’s where professional ghostwriters and developmental editors come in. 

Not everyone can – or wants to – turn their life upside down to write a book over the course of years. But that doesn’t mean you can’t share your voice. 

After all…

YOUR idea might change the world. YOUR business might touch thousands of lives. YOUR life might inspire someone to grow. 

The mission of the Women in Publishing Summit is to empower, encourage and support women to share their stories. So we are very delighted and grateful to welcome the fantastic Sara Stibitz as a bronze sponsor of the 2022 Summit, since that’s precisely her specialty! 

What does Sara Stibitz do?

Sara has spent her career helping books get into the hands of readers by helping authors write, edit and sell their books. She’s been integral to the success of multiple bestselling books, with chart toppers on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today lists. She’s worked with traditionally published writers and indie authors to bring award-winning work to fruition, and her work has appeared in magazines from the Harvard Business Review to New York Magazine

She also specializes in helping authors build winning book proposals. For anyone who’s overwhelmed by the process of selling your book traditionally, she is a gamechanger! 

But Sara is more than her (impressive) resume. Her attention to detail, her passion for partnership and her elegant prose are all the product of a life as a reader. She knows compelling storytelling matters. Whether you need a hand streamlining, adjusting pace or just finding the words, her experienced guidance can light the way.

What kind of author needs to work with Sara Stibitz?

Sara specializes in helping authors who need to shape their story. Memoir, nonfiction, business: if you need a hand editing or writing, she has the portfolio that proves she can help.

She’s someone that can bring order to your work, though editing and writing in service of your voice. The thing that her clients praise over and over again is how she listens. She really wants to dig into the big picture and talk about what can be accomplished with the finished book. And that vision makes a big difference.

How can I learn more about Sara Stibitz?

You can read about Sara in her own words and find out about working with her by heading to her website – click here to visit! 

You can also join us at the Women in Publishing Summit to find out more about her exclusive offer for the summit community!

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Sponsor Spotlight: Children’s Book Mastery

Sponsor Spotlight: Children’s Book Mastery

Children’s book publishing is its own animal. It adds new, complicated elements to the already-complex process of publishing a book. The formatting, the illustrations (and the collaboration that might involve!), the marketing and messaging…it’s all just another layer that challenges aspiring authors.

That’s why I’m delighted to welcome Children’s Book Mastery to the 2022 Women in Publishing Summit as a Bronze Sponsor. I have been closely following their work since Karen Ferreira founded the company that began as Get Your Book Illustrations. I loved the idea of a facilitated process for finding high quality, experienced illustrators for new kids’ books, and Karen had the know-how to do that. She’d spent her career as a creative director and illustrator, making inspiring designs that sell for major corporations. She brought that talent for design and marketing to authors who needed guidance. 

I was thrilled to see the evolution of the business to address the huge need for specialized soup-to-nuts guidance on the process of publishing children’s books. Karen and her team host an annual online summit and offers online courses, author challenges and coaching for authors writing for ages 2 to 12. They’ve helped over a hundred authors bring their books into the world so far, and I’m so grateful they’re joining our Summit this year as a sponsor!

What does Children’s Book Mastery do?

Children’s Book Mastery is a full service consulting company that offers support to authors who have a children’s book in their hearts. They support authors by providing courses, challenges and coaching sessions, as well as hosting an annual summit specifically on topics that matter most to children’s book authors. 

The specific challenges of working in the children’s book genre – from the way the book is written to the illustrations, from the layout and formatting to the marketing – are unique. Karen and her team offer experienced insight into how to win at every level. 

They do it by offering hands-on, action-based support. Whether it’s running a bootcamp or doing one-on-one calls, Karen and her team are there to support authors in all the ways they need throughout their process. And, even better: they give them the knowledge and experience to do it for their next book, too! 

What kind of author needs Children’s Book Mastery?

If you’re writing a book pitched at ages 2 through 12, these are the experts you need. They specialize in books with pictures – though not exclusively illustrated books! – but they offer insights and support to any author of a book for kids. 

They are the ideal partner for anyone who doesn’t want to wing it through the process of publishing and marketing a children’s book, and who wants to learn how to grow their author skillset to do it again and again! 

And if you’re considering publishing a kids’ book, you’ll want to put their next Summit on your calendar! It’s a great place to grow your network and build your author’s toolkit!

How can I learn more about Children’s Book Mastery?

Check out their website by clicking right here. There you can find out about their services and see their list of amazing on-demand courses!

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Karen will be hosting a session and a Q&A for everyone interested in learning about Children's Book Mastery. So, if you haven’t gotten your ticket, be sure to grab it now – we’re already hosting private networking and social events for our ticket holders, so don’t miss any more! Click here to grab yours! (The price is for real going up from $97 to $127 on January 8th!)