Description: Join summit host Alexa Bigwarfe as she chats with Karen Schober of BookBaby, Kate Stead of Old Mate Media, Jenn Thompson of Indie Author Book Expo, and Diane Windsor of Motina Books on the different facets of publishing, including the submissions process for traditional publishing, what self-pubslishers need to know, and tools and tips for publishing.
Format: Live, on the Women in Publishing Facebook Page
Level: This presentation is for all levels.
Author, Publisher and Summit Producer
Alexa Bigwarfe is a wife, mother, author, publisher, speaker, and author coach. She has published numerous books of her own and for many other writers and entrepreneurs through her author coaching and hybrid-publishing company Kat Biggie Press (katbiggiepress.com). Kat Biggie Press is dedicated to sharing women’s works of inspiration, self-help, and books that make the world a better place. Her children’s book imprint, Purple Butterfly Press, publishes books of encouragement, inspiration, self-love, and healing for children and parents. She is also the founder and producer of the Women in Publishing Summit. Follow her everywhere on instagram @katbiggiepress and on youtube for publishing tips at https://www.youtube.com/writepublishsell.
Self Publishing Specialist & Author
Karen Schober has been a self-published author since her first novel, Fire and Ice – was published in 2008. Since then, she ventured into the other side of self-publishing at BookBaby, where she helps other authors self-publish their own works. While her own creative focus is still firmly in novel-length romances, she has seen the world of self-publishing evolve into what it is today.
Being able to straddle both sides of the self-publishing world has not only opened her eyes to the entire publishing process but feels that it is her responsibility to protect her fellow authors from all the lessons she has learned over the years.
Diane Windsor is the owner of Motina Books, an independent publisher in the Dallas area. She’s always loved books, and spent many late nights in high school scaring herself to death reading Stephen King novels. Diane founded Motina Books to help moms tell their stories, both fiction and non-fiction. There’s a special place in her heart for single moms. Diane lives in Allen, Texas with her husband and two Boxers. When she’s not writing, editing, or formatting, she’s probably baking sourdough bread – her latest addiction!
Author and Owner of IABE
Jenn Thompson is an indie author and mother of 3. She loves working with readers, writer’s, and authors to build better book; making them more accessible to the world.
Director of Marketing Operations, Old Mate Media
Kate Stead is an indie author and publisher. She founded Old Mate Media, a boutique publishing company, in Sydney Australia, with her husband, award-winning author and editor Chris Stead. Focusing on creating beautiful and professional children’s and non-fiction books, she guides authors through the confusing landscape of the self-publishing industry. Kate’s career spans many industries, including molecular biology, events planning, corporate marketing and project management. She brings this diverse experience to publishing and is passionate about helping indie authors first set and then achieve their publishing goals.
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