Empower Your Writing Journey: Insights from Top Industry Experts at the Women in Publishing Summit

Empower Your Writing Journey: Insights from Top Industry Experts at the Women in Publishing Summit

Are you a writing enthusiast looking to improve your skills and knowledge? Then the Women in Publishing Summit is the place to be! The summit is an opportunity for women in the industry to come together and learn from industry leaders and experts. We are thrilled to share our top picks from some of our team members!

Pam, our Community Manager, is looking forward to so many of the exciting workshops at the Women in Publishing Summit. The first one she's eagerly anticipating is Cynthia Fails’ session on “The Impact of Imposter Syndrome”. Pam recognizes the challenge she faces with imposter syndrome and believes this session will provide valuable insights into identifying its impact and ways to retrain her internal dialogues around the subject.

Vanessa, the Women in Publishing Summit Online Coordinator, has selected a few sessions that have caught her attention at the summit. The first one is Joni B. Cole's session on “Good Naked: Exposing the Myths and Popular Practices that Undermine Your Creativity.” Vanessa finds this session intriguing as she feels like she is not a “real writer” and thinks that this session could boost her confidence and motivation.

Another session that Vanessa has picked is Melanie Votaw's talk on “8 Secrets of Best-Selling Self-Help Books.” As someone who reads many self-help books, Vanessa is interested in learning more about the genre and avoiding common mistakes made by beginning authors. This session promises to give insights into the key elements that make a self-help book successful.

Cayce, our Publishing Assistant is looking forward to “How to Avoid the Book Marketing Money Pit” by Belinda K. Griffin. Marketing is a “necessary evil” for authors, and understanding what works and what doesn't is key to successful marketing. “No one marketing plan will work for all books,” says Cayce, “so I'm looking forward to learning about some of the different ad options so I can figure out what will work for me.” Cayce is eager to learn about some of the different advertising options available to authors, so they can avoid falling into the “book marketing money pit.”

The Women in Publishing Summit offers a wealth of knowledge and opportunities for growth. Whether you are a seasoned writer or just starting out, there is something for everyone! With so many fantastic workshops to choose from, it's no wonder the Women in Publishing Summit team members are so excited about this year's event.

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Why is networking important for women in the publishing industry?

Why is networking important for women in the publishing industry?

Get ready for the ultimate networking experience at the Women in Publishing Summit!

We are thrilled to announce that the Women in Publishing Summit is back for another year, and this time, we have made sure to pack the event with even more opportunities for networking and connection! Our past attendees have raved about the benefits of having a writing team of friends, accountability partners, and co-commiserators. Writing can be a lonely journey, but with the Women in Publishing Summit, you will never have to go it alone.

Many of our past participants have formed lasting relationships and even continue to meet regularly via zoom. With the Summit, you'll have the chance to connect with a community of authors, writers, editors, graphic designers, and more in your specific genre. We heard your feedback, and this year we've built in even more opportunities for you to network and connect with others in the industry.

The Women in Publishing Summit is the first online conference dedicated to women in the publishing industry, and it's the biggest event of its kind. Over the course of four days, you'll have access to over 40 workshops covering a wide range of topics, including writing craft, editing, production, marketing, and the business of being an author. With expert speakers and panel discussions, you'll leave the Summit feeling inspired, empowered, and ready to take your publishing journey to the next level.

With Day 1 dedicated to writing craft, Day 2 to editing and production, Day 3 to marketing, and Day 4 to tools for business growth, the Women in Publishing Summit has you covered. And with the event held completely online, you can attend from the comfort of your own home or office. All workshops and events will be recorded, and you'll receive access to everything, so you never have to miss a moment.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, learn from industry experts, and take your publishing journey to the next level. Register for the Women in Publishing Summit now!

Here's what some of our past attendees have to say about the Women in Publishing Summit:

“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

“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

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2023 Bronze Sponsor: Cindy Childress

2023 Bronze Sponsor: Cindy Childress

We are excited to welcome Cindy Childress as a Bronze Sponsor for the 2023 Women in Publishing Summit.

Dr. Cindy Childress is the founder of Childress Communication and an Amazon bestselling ghostwriter. She loves taking your ideas and writing them down with clarity to create a book that shares your genius with the world.

She has a passion for working on books like the ones that saved her sanity when she was desperate to feel better. She knows the power of a book and wants to help others use books as a way to share their message with the world.

She offers many services to her clients including ghostwriting, speaking, and helping you write your book. She offers different levels of involvement during the writing process.

If you'd like to learn more about Dr. Cindy Childress and her services, you can visit her website here. P.S. She has a fun author personality quiz on her website for you to take!

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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: 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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