WIP Summit Webinar Series: Sara Stibitz – How to Create a Web of Ideas that Inspires You to Write

WIP Summit Webinar Series: Sara Stibitz – How to Create a Web of Ideas that Inspires You to Write

How to Create a Web of Ideas that Inspires You to Write

Our guest expert is Sara Stibitz.

In this free webinar, discover how to:

  • Use the secret weapon of the most prolific writers!
  • We'll walk through the Nexus Method—the modern-day Zettelkasten—that helps you organize your notes, research, and writing so that you're never short on ideas.

Presenter Bio: Sara Stibitz is a New York Times bestselling ghostwriter and book coach. She works with authors from all over the world through coaching, ghostwriting, and editing.

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Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fNtu0uMURBOs9Tj8Bp09QA

WIP Summit Webinar Series: JoEllen Nordstrom – Editing Your Nonfiction Book

WIP Summit Webinar Series: JoEllen Nordstrom – Editing Your Nonfiction Book

Editing Your Nonfiction Book

Our  April guest expert is JoEllen Nordstrom.

In this free webinar, discover how to:

  • Learn the difference between structural editing, line editing, and copy editing.
  • Find out what you need and how to hire the editor that is right for you and your book.
  • Discover how a professional editor evaluates and edits your book.

Presenter Bio: JoEllen Nordström hosts the Publishing Power Podcast for authors. She is the chief word wizard and owner of First Editing. As a fellow publishing enthusiast, JoEllen co-authored her first two books as an authorpreneur in 2005. As a progressive leader, JoEllen is recognized by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) as an elite National Pioneer Award winner.

JoEllen's passion is simplifying the editing and publishing process for authors. Working full time in the writing industry since 2006, her vision encapsulates simplifying the labyrinth of publishing. JoEllen's professional online editing company has helped over 50,000 writers with their words. Get a free editing sample of your writing at https://www.firstediting.com/editing-services-samples/

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Writing Compelling Nonfiction with Jackie Haley

Writing Compelling Nonfiction with Jackie Haley

There's a world of readers out there that need your nonfiction book.

You may think of nonfiction as being dry or boring, but creative storytelling isn't just for fiction writers.

 What do popular nonfiction authors like Brené Brown, Michael Lewis and Malcom Gladwell have in common? They use storytelling to engage their readers and effective communicate their message. 
In this workshop, you'll hear about the best strategies to write your nonfiction book that will hook your target audience from start to finish. You'll learn:
  • Strategies to hook the reader from the first line.
  • How to effectively write your message compelling enough for your target audience.
  • The best strategies to polish your manuscript and have it ready for publishing.

Register today: https://writepublishsell.thrivecart.com/writing-compelling-nonfiction/

 

Jackie Haley is a nationally recognized, award-winning author, speaker and entrepreneur. She's appeared on CBS, NBC, among many other major media outlets and traveled the country representing her books. Her first novel, Crystal Beach received many powerful endorsements following it's release in 2012, including one from the Des Moines Register, but Jackie didn’t stop there. In 2017, Jackie published her sequel, Truce Island and continued to speak and hold book signing events across the country. ​ Shortly after, was approached by David Schmitz to write his family's truly inspiring story about his late wife that left a gift for him which he received two years after she passed from ovarian cancer. Brenda's Wish was released in 2020 with several excellent endorsements including two national foundations and many incredible reviews. Jackie has a passion for writing, for making a difference and for helping others with similar passions. ​ Jackie launched a new entity Dream to Author to help aspiring writers become published, providing assistance through online training and coaching services. Besides speaking engagements and her writing career, she has over 15 years of experience in nonprofit management and began her own consulting business in 2012 doing strategic planning projects and more for nonprofit organizations.

WIP Summit Webinar Series: Jennifer Wilkov – How to Publish Your Book / The 5 Ways to Publish Your Book

WIP Summit Webinar Series: Jennifer Wilkov – How to Publish Your Book / The 5 Ways to Publish Your Book

How to Publish Your Book / The 5 Ways to Publish Your Book

Our  April guest expert is Jennifer Wilkov, of Your Book is Your Hook.

In this free webinar, discover how to:

  • How to determine the right way to publish your project
  • What is required to publish each type of book
  • The basics for writing effective books that sell
  • The secret to using your book as your “hook” in your industry, business, organization, project or career
  • Fool-proof ways to master networking introductions with your book inside and outside of the publishing industry
  • Proven techniques to use your book to reach TV producers and the media
  • Top strategies to leverage your book for various audiences, opportunities and markets

Presenter Bio: Jennifer S. Wilkov Media personality, host and executive producer of the popular podcast show “Your Book Is Your Hook!”, Jennifer is a multi #1 international best-selling award-winning author, an award-winning freelance writer, a columnist, the Literary Agent Matchmaker™ and a respected book & business consultant in her business by the same name, “Your Book Is Your Hook!” She supports first time and seasoned authors and writers with the writing, getting published and marketing of their book ideas and projects as well as the building of their platform to raise their visibility to readers, Hollywood and the media. www.YourBookIsYourHook.com

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Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fNtu0uMURBOs9Tj8Bp09QA

WIP Summit Webinar Series: Evan Gow, StoryOrigin

WIP Summit Webinar Series: Evan Gow, StoryOrigin

Finding High Quality Reviewers and Building Your Mailing List

Our guest expert is Evan Gow. 

In this free webinar, discover how to:

  • Leverage the power of community to build your audience
  • Find and use newsletter swaps to grow your mailing list through cross-promotions
  • Vet potential reviewers
  • Write a welcome email sequence
  • All about StoryOrigin!

Presenter Bio:  Evan Gow is the indie developer of StoryOrigin, a marketing tool and community of authors that work together to find reviewers, build mailing lists, increase sales, and stay on top of deadlines

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Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fNtu0uMURBOs9Tj8Bp09QA

PublishHER Podcast Episode 66

PublishHER Podcast Episode 66

Sage Advice and A Tribute to Shelly Longenecker

Shelly Longenecker authored the book Dinner for a Dollar and launched her business by the same name. In this interview with Alexa Bigwarfe, she discussed how she set to grow her business after her cancer diagnosis, and all of the many things she learned about focusing in on her target audience, growing her email list, and becoming the expert in her field to help her market her book and business.
Shelly Longenecker discusses how her book launch and marketing activities were interrupted by a cancer diagnosis, how this impacted her life and plans for her book and business, and how she came back from it. She discusses the importance of honing in on your target reader and target audience, building collaborations, and the importance of growing an email list. Shelly also lays out a solid plan for how she became known as an expert in her field and completely booked herself out with speaking engagements and opportunities.

About Shelly Longenecker:

Shelly Longenecker was a wife, mother of four, an author, and her book Dinner for a Dollar – launched her business of the same name. It was Shelly's goal to teach people that it is possible to eat a clean, wholesome diet, even with a large family, for about $1 per serving.
Shelly was absolutely motivated to revolutionize the way we look at clean eating, and help families create simple, inexpensive, and delicious meals. She had plans to write other books and create more programs, but was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and lost her battle when it came back and spread aggressively the 3rd time.

Shelly had a brilliant mind for business and this interview shares some excellent tips on book marketing, audience growth, and how to grow your business with a book.

She will be greatly missed. She was a close friend, a business colleague, and just so much fun. Learn from her amazing story!

Learn more about Dinner for a Dollar here: https://dinnerforadollar.co/
Get her book here.
Watch her full interview on YouTube here.

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PublishHER Podcast Episode 65

PublishHER Podcast Episode 65

You Are Not Your Worst Mistake

Toby Dorr has had a wild journey! Alexa and Toby discuss Toby's time in prison and what that taught her, plus her forthcoming book, Living With Conviction.
In this episode, we discussed:
  • Telling the difficult story
  • If you have lived a story, you need to tell that story because there is someone out there who needs to hear it.
  • You are not your worst mistake

Get Toby's Book, Living With Conviction.

On February 12, 2006, Toby Dorr liberated a convicted murderer from Lansing Correctional Facility. For a handsome younger man, doing life, Toby dared the unthinkable, a prison escape. Like eloping honeymooners, the fugitives ran for twelve days until the authorities tracked them to Tennessee, where at a hundred miles per hour officers forced them into a highway median and into a tree.
The arresting U.S. Marshall advised Toby, “Don’t let this be who you are.”

Twenty-seven months later, Toby completed her time in Federal Prison. Since then, she’s remarried, achieved two master’s degrees and rebuilt a broken life.

Toby knows the escape will surely be her most extraordinary experience, but her gift to the world is greater. Inspired by women who said, “That could have been me”, she wrote a memoir. The Unleashed Series, where Toby implores women, “escape your prison.”
Featured in the Wall Street Journal, Anderson Cooper, Brooke Baldwin, Inside Edition, The Atlantic and Dateline, Toby is a regular guest on podcasts, including the nationally-ranked Criminal podcast, a screenplay is in the works.

Learn more about Toby Dorr

Website: https://tobydorr.com/

Media:
https://www.nbc.com/dateline/video/breakout/4372313

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPyeSHpvRTU

https://thisiscriminal.com/episode-121-off-leash/

Working With Your Launch Team

Working With Your Launch Team

Build a Super Engaged Launch Team

A high energy team leads to a fun and successful book launch

A super engaged launch team can make all the difference for your book launch! Your launch team, sometimes referred to as a “street team,” is the front line of your book launch and will be your book’s biggest cheerleaders. Through their word of mouth, your audience becomes much larger. It’s an amazing opportunity that every author should leverage. Managing a launch team can feel daunting, but with the right tools and a good head start, you can build your team with ease. 

If you have a book coming out later this year, take this workshop now and get all your ducks in a row for a succesful launch day.

If you had a less-than-stellar launch, you can absolutely have a do-over and re-launch your book, this time with a great team behind you!

In this workshop with our WPS Instagram manager and book launch coordinator, learn how to set yourself up for success: 

  • Using free and paid tools to find your launch  team
  • Developing engaging email sequences, swipe copy and social posts
  • Planning for events and giveaways
  • Print ARCs versus E-ARCs (Advance Reader Copies)
  • The launch team timeline

Register now: https://writepublishsell.thrivecart.com/working-with-launch-team/

PublishHER Podcast Episode 64

PublishHER Podcast Episode 64

The Power of YOUR Story with April Pertuis

Your story is a powerful piece of your marketing strategy. April Pertuis shares why crafting an emotional and meaningful story is key to an author's success for more visibility.
There's story telling – ie, the ability to write a great story for readers, and then there's STORYTELLING – in which a business owner, author, creative, etc create the message behind who they are and what they are doing in order to attract the right followers, readers, clients, etc to their platform.
In this episode we discussed:
  • How authors get visibility and build an audience
  • Why authors should share their story
  • how the story of the author relates to building their brand, followers, readers
  • How you craft your story if you don't have major tragedy, loss, or trauma (you've still got a story!)
  • Finding the right pieces of your story to share

More about April Pertuis:

Helping business leaders expertly tell their story — on stage, in books, on podcasts, for social media, and engaging an audience in general.
April is the CEO & Founder of LIGHTbeamers and also a teacher and hands-on guide inside her VIP membership The Visibility Accelerator. She is also a best-selling author, podcast host and
speaker. Her first collaborative book, Elevate Your Voice, has been named one of the Top 10 Women & Business books by Amazon. Her podcast, The Inside Story Podcast, is ranked among the Top 200 Business Podcasts on Apple Podcasts.
April is based in New Braunfels, Texas and is available for speaking opportunities across the US, global and virtual summits, podcasts and interviews.
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Publisher & Service Provider Training Event

Publisher & Service Provider Training Event

Calling all new and aspiring publishers, publishers who have team members that need training in publishing basics (and not so basic things!) and author service providers who assist or coach authors (or want to!)

Introducing the all-new Publisher Training Extravaganza – a two-day virtual training event.

Over the course of two days we’ll be digging into TONS of vital publishing information to help you learn, grow, and prosper as a publishing professional.

All sessions will be recorded and there is no expiration date on access.

THE BEST PART IS YOU CAN BRING YOUR TEAM MEMBERS WITH YOU or in your place! At no extra cost.

Publishing experts from all over the industry will join us to talk about: 

  • Common publishing mistakes even experts can make and how to avoid them  
  • Publisher essentials of ISBNs, imprints, formatting, covers, positioning, KDP categories, and setting books up properly on IngramSpark 
  • Project Management plans and how to make them work for your publishing business
  • Ways to collaborate with publishing peers to save money and time AND build community
  • Proven processes and tips to get books into libraries and bookstores – implementation workshop – we're covering the HOW
  • Key legal considerations for authors and small publishers  
  • The most effective way to onboard new authors and have great relationships 
  • Using data to drive your business strategy and help you make spending decisions
  • Distribution deep-dive, going beyond print-on-demand to working with a distributor to get your authors’ books where they need to be
  •  Bookkeeping basics for publishers, including structuring royalties 
  • How (and when) to consider partnerships with larger publishers 

This two-day celebration of all things publishing is happening on June 7 & 8, and you DO NOT want to miss this chance to boost your publishing knowledge and find your publishing community! Get signed up right here, and mark your calendars for two days of publishing business growth power sessions! 

Speakers include:

  • Alexa Bigwarfe (The Women in Publishing Summit, Purple Butterfly Press)
  • Keri Rae Barnum (New Shelves Books)
  • Tara Alemany (Emerald Lake Books)
  • Kim Eley (KWE Books)
  • Emily Storm-Smith, JD
  • Jeff Bigwarfe, MBA, CMA
  • Layne Booth (The Project Booth)
  • Jennifer Dolce (Pathway Book Services)
  • Arielle Haughee (Orange Blossom Books)
  • Michelle Vandepas (GracePoint Publishing)

 

You don’t know what you don’t know…until you’re paying the invoice for “what you didn’t know” actually COST.

Let us help you avoid those experiences!

REGISTER HERE.