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.
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.
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Awesome interview. Loved it!
All great content. I would love to know how to find a mentor. Writing alone is a lonely business!
You need to join our membership group Andrea! We are definitely not alone over in the Women in Publishing Summit membership group. <3 It's a benefit of the Premium conference ticket.
Michelle, thank you for this inspiring, confidence-building interview. Having published traditionally once, I’ve been stymied in my progress toward self-publishing, but this was very motivating!
I can’t find the report that’s supposed to be on womeninpublishingsummitcom/gracepoint. Where can I find it? Thanks!
Hi, Jessica. You can find it here: https://gracepointpublishing.com/wip/