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The Basics of an Email CRM

One thing you’ll almost always see in a book marketing plan, or a book marketing course, is an emphasis on “building your list, ” using an email CRM, sometimes called an ESP or Email Service Provider. This means building a list of email subscribers. Of all the ways to reach your readers, the email list remains the most effective way to sell your books.

  1. If a reader is on your email list, that means that they WANT to hear from you. (More on opting-in in just a moment!)
  2. You have more time and space to say what you want to say to readers.
  3. You have the opportunity to provide extra value to your readers.

In this post, I’ll cover the very basics of using an email CRM, or Customer Relationship Manager. If you subscribe to an email newsletter or online mailing list, chances are very good that they are being delivered to your inbox via an email CRM like Mailchimp or Constant Contact.

First, let’s talk about WHY you, an author, needs an email CRM. Whether this is your first book or your 100th book, when you write a book and sell it, you are in the author business. When you collect email addresses, you must provide a way for readers to automatically unsubscribe from your email list. You cannot do this with a personal email address.

Another difference between an email CRM and your personal email is that your personal email server will almost certainly flag you as a spammer if you start sending mass emails, and you’ll end up in some hot water.

Okay, let’s break down the parts of an email CRM.

Campaigns: Sometimes called a broadcast, campaigns are one-time emails that are sent to your whole list, or a segment of your list. These are usually newsletters, product offers, announcements and updates.

Segment: A portion of your subscriber list that has something in common. For example, you might identify a segment of your list as people who downloaded an ARC of your book. This will be important when we talk about opt-ins below.

Landing Page: A type of form. Landing pages are a full-page design, usually containing sales or promotional copy and calls to action, along with a form to sign up for whatever it is you’re selling.

Subscribers: These are the people who have agreed to get emails from you!

Automation: An automation is a workflow based on triggers. For example, someone may fill out a form to get an ARC of your book. When they fill out the form, it might automatically trigger a welcome email that contains the link to their copy of the ARC. You can do all kinds of neat things with automations, depending on which email CRM you are using.

Forms: This is what readers fill out to let you know that they agree to get email from you. Forms can be as simple as a first name and email address. (Always get the first name, so you can personalize those emails!). Some forms may collect more information, like what kind of content they are interested in or demographic information. I have a client whose form asks whether the reader is a parent, student or educator. The emails she sends out are tailored to each of these groups.

Opt-In: To get someone on your list, you must ask permission! Don’t be a spammer. Get permission from readers to email them. Many opt-ins have a freebie attached to them. You send them the freebie in exchange for their agreeing to be added to your email list. Many authors give away a free chapter of their book as the freebie or an ARC. If you receive a list of email addresses from an event or promotional coordinator, keep these emails separate from your main mailing list. Only add them to your main list if they’ve expressly given permission. For example, if you participate in a BookFunnel group promo, you will collect a whole lotta emails from people who opted into the promo, but not necessarily your email list. Create a segment of those BookFunnel people, send them a welcome email and invite them to join your regular mailing list. It’s just good business practice.

Email CRMs range from super basic to powerfully featured. If you’re just starting out, I recommend using an email CRM with a free plan like MailerLite or MailChimp. As your audience and your business grows, you can graduate to something like AweberConvertKit or ActiveCampaign. Here,  at Women in Publishing Summit, we recently switched to ActiveCampaign because the automation features are very robust.

 
Nancy Cavillones is an indie author’s best friend and is on a mission to keep authors sane by handling the minutiae of their online presence and communications. She’s been online in some form or other since 1993, and still has the AOL dial-up tone stuck in her head. She enjoys taking the scenic route, forcing her kids to appreciate nature, and spending time in New York City by herself in a desperate attempt to recapture her college days. Originally from Upstate NY by way of Long Island, Nancy recently relocated to Northern California with her family from Redding, Connecticut. Nancy is the co-editor of Lose the Cape Mom’s Guide to Becoming Socially and Politically Engaged (And Rising Tiny Activists, Too!). She has been a member of Team Alexa since 2016. Find her at http://va4indieauthors.com, on Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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Moving biz operations online and need some tips? https://womeninpublishingsummit.com/moving-biz-operations-online-and-need-some-tips/ https://womeninpublishingsummit.com/moving-biz-operations-online-and-need-some-tips/#respond Wed, 18 Mar 2020 17:58:37 +0000 http://womeninpublishingsummit.com/?p=6760 For those of you who are facing a new situation with businesses being encouraged to have everyone work from home, our host, Alexa Bigwarfe, has some tips and resources for you!

I’ve been working as a digital entrepreneur for almost 8 years now, so sometimes I forget that not everyone is familiar with the “digital” world of business operations and all of the tools that are available. I know that it might be a little overwhelming trying to figure out how to manage your business operations, your team, and still keep work going as close to usual as possible.

But I’ve got some good news – it’s actually quite easy to keep operations going like normal right from your home, as long as you’ve got internet! Some tools are free to use as a starting base. Others have a small fee, some fees are bigger – and many offer free trials that may be long enough to get you through this critical point. You can also pay by the month, so don’t rush into a year-long plan if you’re not sure how long you’ll need it.

I have a team of 5 that lives all over the country. We do webinars, we schedule client calls and meetings, we have team meetings virtually, and we communicate all day.

Please note, some, NOT ALL of these links are affiliate links. What that means is that your price is the same whether you go through my link or not. However, should you decide to purchase something based on an affiliate link of mine, I might be treated to a free month of service or a small financial reward for sending them business. Using affiliate links has helped me throughout the years to earn discounted rates on the many tools I use every day, so I appreciate that they offer these programs!

Here’s how we run our online business and keep everyone on the same page and working together.

  1. Get your team on SLACK. It is a free tool and super easy to use. You can have “channels” related to certain topics. So, we’re a publishing team, we have a channel related to each author and their launch / project / promo. Everyone involved in our next upcoming book launch is in the channel about it. You can also direct message individuals or groups, integrate dropbox, trello, googledrive, etc. Set up your free team and get started here: https://slack.com/
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  2.  Project management tools:Asana and Trello! There are more, like basecamp, etc, but I’ve got experience in these two and use them daily. ASANA – allows you to create checklists, assign tasks, create full project flows, and track who is on those projects, set due dates, etc. So does Trello, but it’s more visual and Trello is better on storing assets like files, images, etc.Check out Asana here: https://asana.com/
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  3. TRELLO! Trello is an amazing project management tool as well, that allows you to manage projects in a more visual way. You can create checklists and plans and communicate, and store information. It’s also a free tool. Start using Trello now.You can create lists, cards, and then checklists, assign and track tasks, store files, and more. Each of these “cards” opens up to a world of wonder. 🙂
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  4. Webinars! Yes, you’re probably going to need to run some webinars if you’re normally doing training or events or need to move an in person event online. There are SO many solutions for webinars – based on your budget and tech needs. I use Zoom every day to connect with clients, run small group trainings, staff meetings, etc. It has a webinar upgrade function, but check out the FREE version. If you can keep it under 40 mins and don’t mind having everyone in the conferencing room with you, it might work. But there are MANY webinar platforms.They all have pros and cons. I want to suggest that if you’re just going to be running a couple of smaller, short webinars, and don’t want to invest in tools, you consider just setting up a Facebook group limited to the people that need to be there, and go LIVE in the group with your presentation and training. You can create slides on GoogleDrive, share them to the internet and send the link to participants to look at the slides as you give a presentation. Or you can use a fancier webinar tool that allows you to do a more formal presentation. I just hate to see you spend a lot of money for something for which there are free workarounds if you only need it once or twice for a small group. But many do have free trial periods, so… check for those!Now, if you’re trying to run a conference online, that’s a different situation entirely!.Here is a list:
    Zoom: https://zoom.us
    WebinarNinja: https://webinarninja.com/
    GoTo Webinar: https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar
    WebinarJam: https://home.webinarjam.com/
    And a new one I haven’t tried but am considering: Demio: https://demio.com/
    Just learned about Matchbox Group as well: https://matchboxdesigngroup.com/
    here’s a post that compares different platforms: https://www.codeinwp.com/blog/best-webinar-software/
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  5.  Scheduling calls and appointments has never been easier to track with the amazing scheduling / calendar management tools. You can send your clients to a direct link where they can choose to set up a call based on YOUR availability. If there needs to be payment made, you can easily integrate those functions as well. There are lots of great tools out there for this. I personally use and love Acuity. Check out Acuity here. I have also used Calendly as a client and it seems pretty great as well.
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  6. Need to do contracts, online invoicing, lead forms, etc? I LOVE using 17hats! Check out all their deals here!.
  7. Looking for a place to host training? Courses? Community? The list is LONG on these.
    I use Thinkific: Get a month free: https://get.thinkific.com/give-a-month-program/?gam=901277469c
    MightyNetwork: https://www.mightynetworks.com/ (Hey are you a woman writer? We’d love you to join OUR MightyNetwork!
    Facebook groups are a very easy to set up tool to use.
    Teachable: https://teachable.com/home-summit
    Kajabi: https://kajabi.com/
    Kartra… so many more!

There are so many tools out there that can help you still stay in touch, manage projects, conduct meetings, schedule calls, run webinars, and even conduct an entire conference online. I run the entire Women in Publishing Summit, a 100% online conference, using Zoom, YouTube, WordPress, hosting with SiteGround, Thinkific (an online course development program), Facebook, Acuity, and my email CRMs, Active Campaign and sometimes ConvertKit.
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Almost all of these tools have extensive training and support. I’m not super techy and I learned it all… granted, over time and not in a mad rush.

If you need help, I do offer consulting calls on this topic. In 30 minutes, I can help you figure out exactly what you need to do. But, I feel pretty confident that if you just check out some of these options, don’t let analysis paralysis set in, start with the free tools, and just get moving forward, you’ll figure out how to do this.

Happy to answer questions in the comments to the best of my ability as well!

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Amazing Women Panel: Bringing It All Full Circle https://womeninpublishingsummit.com/closing-panel-bringing-it-all-full-circle/ https://womeninpublishingsummit.com/closing-panel-bringing-it-all-full-circle/#respond Fri, 06 Mar 2020 17:49:39 +0000 http://womeninpublishingsummit.com/?p=6646

Bringing It All Full Circle

Description: Join Alexa for this closing panel about Bringing It All Together. She is joined by Natasha Carlow, Keri T. Collins, Angela Hosking and Sylvia Hubbard. 

Format: Live, on the Women in Publishing Facebook Page

Level: This presentation is for all levels. 

 

Alexa Bigwarfe

Alexa Bigwarfe

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.

Keri T. Collins

Keri T. Collins

Keri Collins is a children’s author who helps kids and parents better themselves by making better choices. There are times when problems can seem insurmountable, but taking action and making one small choice can get the ball rolling, and lead to all kinds of happy outcomes.  Her first children’s book is You Can Call Me Katelyn, published by Purple Butterfly Press in 2019. It’s about a girl who doesn’t like her name, and follows her journey as she makes the choice to change it. She also blogs about parenting and kids issues, and offer plenty of tips and other advice at http://keritcollins.com/reading-room/ Her second book, A Big Change for Daisy, is forthcoming from Purple Butterfly Press.

Natasha Carlow

Natasha Carlow

Natasha Carlow is a first time author and long time lover of the written word. As a mother of two amazing rainbow babies, who spent much of her time reading stories to her young children, Natasha noted that there were no stories that spoke to her family’s journey. So she decided to write one. Thus Happy Tears and Rainbow Babies- a story of hope, resilience and love was born. Natasha is an Itinerant Counselor and Lecturer who resides in Trinidad and Tobago with her husband and two preschoolers. She and her husband are owners of a children’s boutique called Rainbow Babies that specializes in customized clothing and accessories for rainbow families.

Angela Hosking

Angela Hosking

Sylvia Hubbard

Sylvia Hubbard

Sylvia Hubbard knew she’d wanted to be a writer of romance long before she knew there were black writers in the world. Weaving stories magically as a summer past time to writing stories to get through the humdrum of school, she was able to create something from nothing. Today, she has independently published over 40 high suspense romance books, is the founder of Motown Writers Network and The Michigan Literary Network, CEO of HubBooks Literary Services, runs over five blogs on a variety of subjects, part-time host of The Michigan Literary Network Radio Show and is a happily divorced mother of three children in Detroit, Michigan. https://sylviahubbard.com/


Bringing it all full circle with @heronetribe, @iamkeritcollins, @natasha_carlow, and @sylviahubbard1 at the #womeninpublishingsummit with @womeninpublish1 #womeninpublishing #authors #authorpreneurs #kidlit
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Day 5: Daphne James Huff: Shifting mindset as a parent and working writer https://womeninpublishingsummit.com/day-5-daphne-james-huff-shifting-mindset-as-a-parent-and-working-writer/ https://womeninpublishingsummit.com/day-5-daphne-james-huff-shifting-mindset-as-a-parent-and-working-writer/#respond Fri, 06 Mar 2020 15:00:47 +0000 http://womeninpublishingsummit.com/?p=5874

 Shifting mindset as a parent and working writer

Description:  Author and working mom Daphne James Huff on the mindset shift required to balance working full-time and being a successful author

Format: Video Q&A 

Level: This presentation is for all levels. 

 

Daphne James Huff

Daphne James Huff

Author & Co-Founder of Writer Mom Life

Daphne James Huff is the pen name of a writer mom who spends her days as an HR professional and trained executive coach, and her nights and weekends as a podcaster, runner, and yogi. She can sing all the songs in “The Pirates of Penzance” from memory and distrusts people who enjoy raisins in their cookies. You can find more about her books on her author website – https://www.daphnejameshuff.com/ – and hear her chat with other writer moms over at Writer Mom Life – http://writermomlife.com/ – the podcast and online community created by and featuring indie author moms. You can also follow WML on Twitter (@WriterMomLife) and Instagram (@WriterMomLifePodcast).

Mentioned in this video:

  • The challenges writer moms have – balancing children, work, writing
  • Started writing to bring in a little extra income even though she always wanted to be a writer
  • Started writing with YA; the lessons that she learned through this process
  • Found the Romance Genre when she saw a call for submissions
  • Call for submissions!!! 
  • Working with co-writers
  • Community and cross promoting
  • Writer Mom Life podcast – http://writermomlife.com/podcast/
  • Writing a book with someone else and how that kept her accountable
  • Setting goals, timelines, release schedules
  • Why she decided to write Sweet Romance
  • Lots on the business side 
  • Read through rates and royalties
  • The space she’s created for moms who are writers
  • Setting expectations for your partner and family so that you can prioritize writing time

Daphne’s books

 


Creator of @writermomlife podcast, Daphne James Huff, is at #womeninpublishingsummit talking about balancing working full-time and writing #books. #workingmom #womeninpublishing #authorpreneur #womenpodcasters #writinglife…
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Day 5: Kathrine Farris: Beyond writing – increasing profitability and impact with Speaking, Consulting, Training and more. https://womeninpublishingsummit.com/day-5-kathrine-farris-beyond-writing-increasing-profitability-and-impact-with-speaking-consulting-training-and-more/ https://womeninpublishingsummit.com/day-5-kathrine-farris-beyond-writing-increasing-profitability-and-impact-with-speaking-consulting-training-and-more/#comments Fri, 06 Mar 2020 15:00:46 +0000 http://womeninpublishingsummit.com/?p=5868

Beyond writing – increasing profitability and impact with Speaking, Consulting, Training and more. 

Description:  Kathrine Farris, CEO of Marketecs on how to leverage your book to increase your earning potential with speaking, consulting, training and more. 

Format: Video Q&A 

Level: This presentation is for all levels. 

 

Kathrine Farris

Kathrine Farris

CEO, Marketecs

CEO/Founder of the Marketecs Digital Marketing team, blending marketing and technology since 2009. Kathrine and her team combine business acumen, professional experiences, and professional training to help consultants, authors, and speakers bring ideas life and increase their impact.

Mentioned in this video:

  • Growing your business with your book, courses, speaking, and more
  • Increasing your impact
  • Steps to take to get speaking engagements
  • Using your book as a springboard for other streams of revenue
  • How Marketecs, her company, can help you build your speaker profile, pitch for events, set up your website, create your courses, and more
  • You’re not bound by the topic of your book; you can pivot the experience of writing the book into another product or offering. 
  • Brainstorm a list of ALL the things you’ve done, that you’re passionate about, that you’ve achieved
  • What is your motivation? Making money fast? Building an audience? 
  • Thinking critically about your goals, short-term and long-term
  • Taking available time and resources into account when pursuing goals
  • Be realistic about the season of life you’re in
  • At the very least, have a website or some place where you can drive traffic. 
  • What you want to tell the world vs. what the world wants to hear — do your market research
  • Put the WHY behind your book
  • What’s going to grab your audience’s attention without resorting to clickbait?
  • Networking is the key to finding opportunities
  • What’s your networking style?
  • Get out to in-person events, professional conferences–they are effective!
  •  Building partnerships with people who have similar target audience

 


Kathrine Farris of Marketecs on leverage your book to increase profitability with speaking, training, and more. #womeninpublishingsummit #womeninpublishing #authorpreneur #bookmarketing womeninpublish1
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Day 5: Sasha Simmons: Speak Like a Boss! https://womeninpublishingsummit.com/day-5-sasha-simmons-speak-like-a-boss/ https://womeninpublishingsummit.com/day-5-sasha-simmons-speak-like-a-boss/#comments Fri, 06 Mar 2020 15:00:43 +0000 http://womeninpublishingsummit.com/?p=5870

Speak Like a Boss!

Description:  Podcast host Sasha Simmons on nailing speaking engagements, no matter your comfort level. 

Format: Video Q&A 

Level: This presentation is for all levels. 

 

Sasha Simmons

Sasha Simmons

Speaker, Author, Podcast Host

Sasha R. Simmons is a Speaker, Writer and SevenThirtyOne Podcast Host, who is committed to teaching people how to create their lives! Sasha’s mantra is that anyone can achieve anything; it is simply a matter of “how bad” they want it!

Sasha is the founder of SpeakLife, LLC., a member of Toastmasters International, and Immediate Past President of the Greater Phoenix Urban League Young Professionals. Sasha holds a Master of Public Health from the University of North Florida and is the author of 20 Major Keys to Establish Your Own Greatness.

Much of Sasha’s inspiration stems from her own life. As a child, she was raised in an economically challenged community and oppressive religious institution causing her to encounter many difficult situations. Though faced with seemingly impossible challenges, she was determined to conquer the cycle of poverty that plagued her family. While studying at New York University, Sasha tapped into a power that taught her the formula for designing the life you want. With a clear vision and much resilience, Sasha is on a mission to empower, elevate, and encourage all to take charge of their lives and Never Stop at No!

Mentioned in this video:

Sasha’s podcast, http://seventhirtyone.co/podcast/

  • Sasha’s amazing story!
  • Taking your message to a bigger stage
  • How she began her speaking career (it had to do with a guy!)
  • Believing you are a speaker is the first step
  • How to define your message – focusing and narrowing down
  • Taking a big story and narrowing it down with the SLAB formula to pull out the most important points
  • Understanding the business of speaking
  • How to determine the part people really want to hear about
  • Importance of providing value
  • How to find places to speak
  • You have to be a LION!
  • Sasha graciously mentored me through my thought process – what a coach would do with you
  • Start speaking for free
  • Things you need as a speaker
  • The importance of practice

 


@TheSashaSimmons, host of #731Podcast, is a boss at speaking and will teach #authors how to be a boss, too. #womeninpublishingsummit #womeninpublishing #womenpodcasters #podnation
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Day 5: Money & Time Panel: Tamika L. Sims, Deb Meyer, Monica L Miller, Vickie Gould https://womeninpublishingsummit.com/day-5-money-time-panel-tamika-l-sims-deb-meyer-monica-l-miller-vickie-gould/ https://womeninpublishingsummit.com/day-5-money-time-panel-tamika-l-sims-deb-meyer-monica-l-miller-vickie-gould/#respond Fri, 06 Mar 2020 15:00:23 +0000 http://womeninpublishingsummit.com/?p=5955

Money & Time Panel

Description:  Money and Time. Two things that are sometimes in short supply for authors! In this panel, you’ll hear from experts in time management and finance with tips that apply to authors. 

Format: Panel Discussion

Level: This presentation is for all levels. 

 

Alexa Bigwarfe

Alexa Bigwarfe

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.

Tamika L. Sims

Tamika L. Sims

Chief Creative Officer of Get Write With Tamika

Tamika L. Sims is a Book Writing Strategist, Author Coach and Chief Creative Officer with Get Write With Tamika. Tamika’s mission is to help ordinary people do extraordinary things with words. As an Author Coach and Book Writing Strategist, Tamika has helped more than 100 authors write, release and publish their stories. Her work is diversified. She has worked with men, women and children (her youngest author was nine years old and her oldest, 72). Tamika believes that everyone has a story and knows firsthand the power of publishing. Tamika’s passion for writing books stemmed from publishing her debut novel, The Plus Factor, an autobiographical account of her experience in an abusive relationship of almost 10 years. Willing to always challenge herself, Tamika released her first Ghostwriting project, November 2019. Tamika strongly believes, “When I’ve helped 500 authors, there will still always be room to help one more.”

Monica L. Miller

Monica L. Miller

Author and Blogger

Entrepreneur Women hire Monica Miller to write and create successful blogs to build their business and share their message by attracting clients to their digital doorsteps. They go from overwhelmed, unsure, and not attracting clients to gaining clarity, confidence, and attracting the right clients to their businesses so they are generating more money. Monica takes her clients from unknown to unforgettable by the power of blogging and content creation.  Her support for authors is by helping them diversity and repurpose their book into client magnets using a blog as a way to gain fans, community, and income. She teaches authors how to create online assets that brings in more clients, gain more speaking engagements, and be the authority in their industry. Monica lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with her husband and son, Anthony. She is an author of three books, international Speaker and writer who lived and traveled all around Europe. Now,  when she’s not working, she fills her days by chasing down her son, drinking coffee, reading fantasy, and traveling with her family.

Deb Meyer

Deb Meyer

Author of Redefining Family Wealth and owner of WorthyNest

Deborah L. Meyer, CPA/PFS and CFP®, earned her BSBA degree in accounting from Saint Louis University and landed her first job out of college at Big Four public accounting firm Deloitte. Deb soon transitioned from accounting to a client-facing role at a multi-family. She worked with affluent families in three core areas: family education & governance, investment management, and wealth planning. When the firm increased their fees so only the top 1% of income earners in America could pay, her job no longer aligned with her values. This revelation motivated Deb to launch SV CPA Services in 2014 and later WorthyNest®, a fee-only, fiduciary financial planning and investment firm that helps families build and preserve wealth based on their beliefs.

Deb has been featured in such national publications as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Yahoo! Finance and CNN Business. She is a regular contributor to Kiplinger where her article, 4 Simple Habits to Build Wealth Faster, went viral. Deb is a CPA Practice Advisor 2019 Top “40 Under 40 Honoree” in Accounting and received the 2018 AICPA Standing Ovation Award for Personal Financial Planning. Additionally, she published Redefining Family Wealth: A Parent’s Guide to Purposeful Living in June 2019.

Deb recently relocated with her husband Bryan and their three sons to a suburb of Fort Myers, Florida. Learn more at redefiningfamilywealth.com.

Vickie Gould

Vickie Gould

Strategic Storytelling Coach, Best Selling Author and Speaker

Vickie Gould is a strategic storytelling coach and 10x best selling author. Well known for helping entrepreneurs become best selling authors, Vickie’s clients leverage their stories and are able to grow their following, create more impact, and implement sales and marketing strategies that have boosted their business to their next 6-figures. She has coached 100 people to become best sellers, sharing their journeys and message out into the world to help others. Vickie has been seen on entrepreneur.com, HuffPost, Tedx UofM and featured along side Lisa Nichols, T. Harv Eker, Joe Vitale and Christy Whitman. Her clients include a former Canadian Olympic Track star, Golden Globe boxing champion, and other entrepreneurs from all walks of life.  Vickie has spoken at Detroit Startup Week, American Business Women Association, Michigan International Women’s Expo, Snap Fitness and Real Estate One. She has been the past Vice President on the board of the National Entrepreneurs Association and former top sales producer at Edward Jones Investments. Before she became an entrepreneur, Vickie had a successful corporate career working for companies like Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), Rock Financial (now Quicken loans) and Comerica bank. She has 3 children, lives in Michigan with her husband and enjoys cooking and karaoke along with her obsession with shoes.


I got my money on my mind, and my mind on my money... great panel discussion from #womeninpublishingsummit with @RedefiningWeal1, Tamika Sims, @monicawriting and @vickie_gould @womeninpublish1 #womeninpublishing #authorpreneuers…
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A lot was covered in this video, and our panelists have kindly provided downloadable tip sheets, which can be found HERE

Monica Miller – Link to her discovery call bit.ly/MonicaWrites

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Day 5: Nina Amir: Getting Out of Your Own Way https://womeninpublishingsummit.com/day-5-nina-amir-getting-out-of-your-own-way/ https://womeninpublishingsummit.com/day-5-nina-amir-getting-out-of-your-own-way/#comments Fri, 06 Mar 2020 15:00:22 +0000 http://womeninpublishingsummit.com/?p=5878

Getting Out of Your Own Way

Description:  Book Marketing Expert and Certified High Performance Coach, Nina Amir on the mindset challenges that keep us from achieving our goals as authors. 

Format: Video Q&A 

Level: This presentation is for all levels. 

 

Nina Amir

Nina Amir

The Inspiration to Creation Coach, author, Certified High Performance Coach, and Author Coach

Nina Amir is known as the Inspiration to Creation Coach. As one of 800 elite Certified High Performance Coaches working around the world, she helps her clients Achieve More Inspired Results. The only Certified High Performance Coach® working specifically with writers, she helps all types of creators get from the light-bulb moment to the realization or their dreams without letting anything get in the way of that goal. Nina is also an Author Coach who supports writers on the journey to successful authorship. She has authored three traditionally published books for aspiring authors, How to Blog a BookThe Author Training Manual, and Creative Visualization for Writers, as well as a host of self-published books and ebooks, including the Write Nonfiction NOW! series of guides. She has had 19  books appear on the Amazon Top 100 List and as many as six of her books on the Authorship bestseller list at the same time. Nina is the founder of the Nonfiction Writers’ University, the Write Nonfiction in November Challenge, and the Author of Change Transformational Programs. She also created a proprietary Author Training curriculum and Author Career Planning program. For more information, visit www.ninaamir.com.

Mentioned in this video:

  • How to gain clarity for better performance
  • Working on courage to take action
  • Why authors struggle with being an influencer and putting their work out to the world (based on issues of worth)
  • Imposter syndrome
  • Getting UNSTUCK
  • “Future potentiality” – how it steals our thunder
  • Focusing on what you want – where you focus is what you’ll create
  • The things we do to self-sabotage when we’re afraid
  • Belief systems and fears
  • The role of positivity
  • Getting in alignment – and staying in alignment with who you are and who you want to be
  • Her non fiction writers university
  • Importance of Planning AND a business plan
  • What she works on with authors – Career planning for authors

Nina’s books


Is your #mindset keeping you from being a succesful #author? @ninamir on getting of your own way at #womeninpublishingsummit #womeninpubslishing #bookmarketing #authorpreneur @womeninpublish1
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Day 5: Laura Lyles-Reagan: Grant Writing for Authors https://womeninpublishingsummit.com/day-5-laura-lyles-reagan-grant-writing-for-authors/ https://womeninpublishingsummit.com/day-5-laura-lyles-reagan-grant-writing-for-authors/#comments Fri, 06 Mar 2020 15:00:16 +0000 http://womeninpublishingsummit.com/?p=5872

 Grant Writing for Authors

Description:  Laura Lyles Reagan shares her expertise on applying for and winning grants that allow her to focus on writing projects. 

Format: Video Q&A 

Level: This presentation is for all levels. 

 

Mentioned in this video:

Laura’s New Book, The QuickStart Guide to GrantWriting

  • Grant writing for authors
  • How Laura got $10,000 through a grant to write her book – subcontracts in the grants for workshops with local organizations and add in funding for writing the book
  • Funding for other workshops that can help fund the book
  • Grants for funding for speaking fees – if you’re speaking on social topics or for nonprofits or other places of need
  • Brainstormed some ideas
  • Local nonprofit, school districts, probation offices who are doing programming all the time and you can plug into the programming they already have; find one that aligns and figure out how to help them
  • Lots opportunities!
  • Outside of the box thinking
  • Joan Dempsey’s book – This is Where it Begins
  • Process of applying for a grant
  • Goals, Organizational history, budget, curriculum, or materials that you need
  • Her SMART Goal Writing for Grants worksheet is available in the  membership area for All Access Pass holders


@H2HParents is talking about #grants for authors. If you're looking for ways to ease the financial burden of writing a book, this is the interview for you, #authorpreneurs! #womeninpublishing #womeninpublishingsummit @womeninpublish1
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Day 5: Kasie Whitener: How To Make a Living As A Writer https://womeninpublishingsummit.com/day-5-kasie-whitener-how-to-make-a-living-as-a-writer/ https://womeninpublishingsummit.com/day-5-kasie-whitener-how-to-make-a-living-as-a-writer/#comments Fri, 06 Mar 2020 15:00:03 +0000 http://womeninpublishingsummit.com/?p=5881

How to Make a Living As A Writing

Description:  Author Kasie Whitener on the ultimate goal for authors– making a living from your writing! 

Format: Video Q&A 

Level: This presentation is for all levels. 

 

Kasie Whitener

Kasie Whitener

Author and Founder of Clemson Road Creative

Dr. Kasie Whitener is a professional writer and university lecturer. She hosts a weekly radio show called “Write On SC,” and a weekly Tweet Chat for writers (#wschat). She has delivered workshops on writing for Pat Conroy Literary Center, Winter Wheat Festival, the SC Book Festival, and the Fairfax County Public Library. Her first novel, After December, was published by Chrysalis Press in 2019. She’s President of Clemson Road Creative, a board member with the SC Writers Association, and the Richland County Chairperson for the SC Libertarian Party. She enjoys golf with her husband, Charlie, and swaps stories with her daughter, Hollie (11).

Mentioned in this video:

  • Many ways to make a living as a writer – doesn’t have to be as a “novelist” – technical writer, ads writer, content creator; corporate writing
  • Writers often have multiple streams of income
  • MFA or not?
  • The Right To Write – Invitation & Initiation Into the Writing Life by Julia Cameron
  • Feedback – both taking and giving
  • Writing critique groups
  • #writeonsc WriteONSC radio show –  makethepointradio.com
  • After December – her debut novel
  • Book clubs, author signings at bookstores, and how to make them different

 


You CAN make a living as a #writer. @KasieWhitener is doing it, and she's at #womeninpublishingsummit sharing her tips with us. #authorpreneur #womeninpublishingsummit
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