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 Bronze Sponsor: Children’s Book Mastery

2023 Bronze Sponsor: 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 that Children’s Book Mastery is returning as a Bronze Sponsor for the 2023 Women in Publishing Summit. 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! 

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2023 Bronze Sponsor: BookFunnel

2023 Bronze Sponsor: BookFunnel

Growing an author email list is hard, but it’s also one of the most important things any indie author can do to impact success. So many methods require major investments and months of time to see results. But there’s one tool I recommend to my friends and clients that can make that tough job easier: BookFunnel. It’s a multi-purpose indie author tool that can move your email list forward without breaking the bank or demanding massive amounts of time. 

Because I recommend it so often, I’m really excited to announce that BookFunnel will again be joining the 2023 Women in Publishing Summit as a Bronze Sponsor! Damon and his team add so much value to our Summit content – his sponsor session last year was a knockout! – and they have continued to turn out great results for our clients and friends over time. 

Here’s why…

What does BookFunnel do? 

BookFunnel does a few different things that, when taken together, can help transform your author email list AND your sales: 

  • BookFunnel gives you a place to send readers to check out an Advance Review Copy (ARC) of your book. 
  • BookFunnel lets you create an all-in one sales landing page that you can customize with links to buy on Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Google Play and Kobo – AND with the ability to also link directly to your direct-sales website, to maximize your book profits. 
  • BookFunnel allows you to store and create landing pages for your audiobook sales and giveaways as well. 
  • BookFunnel connects you with other authors to share links to free copies of your book or even to the sales pages for your book through their special “group promotions.” (More on that in a minute!)

All you need to do is upload your interior files (for giveaways/newsletter promos) and cover, add some promotional text, set the links up and go. It’s an easy-to-use, straightforward site, no matter what your tech experience is. 

While the landing pages are great, it’s the group promotions that make BookFunnel special. By bringing you together with other indie authors looking to expand their audiences, you create themed promotions giving away a copy of your ARC or finished book in exchange for each reader’s email. When every participating author shares the link with their own already-established newsletter list and social media audience, the promotion of ALL the books reaches hundreds – even thousands – or new potential readers every time. If you’ve done your job by getting a great book cover and writing a compelling hook for your promotional text, you’ll be growing your email list before you know it. 

Promotions are usually themed around genre or subject matter, and you can create your own promotions, too! It could be for romance books, kids’ nonfiction books or books set in the South. Whatever you think will energize a community of readers to check out your promotion. 

BookFunnel also offers sales promotions that work much the same way, but they direct anyone who clicks on your book to a sales page. These promotions can really have a big impact combined with a special sale price. 

Of course, this isn’t the only way you can use BookFunnel to grow your email list. Damon blew our minds this summer with his suggestion to use it to host bonus material for your book. That short story about your characters celebrating the holidays? A prequel chapter you cut for length? An additional chapter to your nonfiction book reflecting on recent news development? You can send readers of your published work to BookFunnel to collect this cool, free bonus material and capture their email addresses for your list. It’s a genius workaround to the problem of not knowing how to get in touch with all those folks who read your book on Kindle Unlimited or buy it through other booksellers. 

What kind of author is right for BookFunnel?

At the end of the day, I think BookFunnel is right for any indie author who’s ready to grow an email list! It is particularly good for authors in genre fiction (romance, mystery, scifi & fantasy), but every genre has active promotions happening at any given time! 

How can I learn more about BookFunnel?

You can learn more about them by clicking here to visit their site. 

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2023 Silver Sponsor: Lulu

2023 Silver Sponsor: Lulu

We're excited to welcome Lulu to the 2023 Women in Publishing Summit as a Silver Sponsor. Lulu is on a mission to make the world a better place, one book at a time. They use sustainable practices and innovative print-on-demand products to make this happen.

To kick off the Women in Publishing Summit, Chelsea from Lulu joined us for a GREAT webinar on selling your books directly on your website.

Amazon has cornered the market, but you can use the same tactics they employ to corner your own! In this webinar, we cover how to sell books directly to your readers through your own website, leveraging the same data and analytics used by the big box stores to create return customers and loyal fans. Join us to learn how to grow your business, brand and bank account.

Lulu invites you to publish, print, and sell your books globally with their Print-On-Demand network while eliminating the risk and hassle of inventory and fulfillment.

You can learn more about them by watching the webinar below or by visiting their special offer page.

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