WIP Sponsor Series: Create a Gift Book, Journal or Card Deck with Lindsey Smith from Get it Done Productions

WIP Sponsor Series: Create a Gift Book, Journal or Card Deck with Lindsey Smith from Get it Done Productions

Whether you want a companion for an existing book or are interested in creating a stand-alone product, consider making a gift book, journal, or card deck. All are great options for either the traditional or self-publishing path—both of which we'll go over in this class. These products are unique and a way to generate an additional income stream. Taught by best-selling author and literary agent, Lindsey Smith, you'll learn:

Why card decks are so in demand and why now is the perfect time for writers, authors, and creators of all types to consider making one:

A. How to choose a topic and deck idea that sells
B. The different paths to publishing (traditional or self-publishing)
C. How to choose your path and what’s needed for each

Lindsey Smith—who has created and sold decks for herself and many others—is a literary agent at Speilburg Literary Agency, the founder of One Idea Press, and co-founder of Get It Done, a company where she created one of the world’s first online courses on book publishing. She is the bestselling author of eight books, including the award-winning cookbook Eat Your Feelings. Having worked in every facet of the publishing industry—from author, to publisher, to PR strategist to publicist, she knows the book industry inside and out.
Lindsey recently opened One Idea Books & Gifts in her hometown of Leechburg, PA. In her spare time, she dabbles in stand-up comedy and listens to way too many podcasts.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DGhI_BFjT-eCdE_ud3FFvQ

Unlocking Visibility: Mastering Influencers, Promo Tours, and Book Boxes for Authors

Unlocking Visibility: Mastering Influencers, Promo Tours, and Book Boxes for Authors

Are you looking to have a really successful launch? We can help you! Using influencers as part of your ARC team, combined with other powerful promo tools, is a great strategy to build more buzz, garner more reviews, and get more sales during your launch. Our team has been running book launches for a decade and has developed a really solid process around using your advance team, sending influencer boxes, reaching out to influencers, and incorporating promo tours to further enhance the visibility of your book launch.

In this session, you'll learn how to make your book stand out using three powerful tools: influencer partnerships, promotional tours, and book boxes through these key modules:

  • Influencer Partnerships: Discover how to connect with influencers who can introduce your book to wider audiences
  • How to identify, reach out to, and collaborate with the right influencers for your genre
  • Promotional Tours: Find out how to organize effective online promo tours to generate buzz and engage directly with your readers
  • Book Boxes: Learn how to leverage the growing trend of book boxes to get your book into the hands of eager readers and collectors

Who Should Join?
This class is perfect for any author looking for targeted, effective strategies to increase their book's visibility quickly. Whether you're about to launch your first book or seeking to breathe new life into an existing title, this class will equip you with the tools you need to make a splash in the book world. Sign up now and take the first step towards cultivating a larger audience for the book you've worked so hard to create!

Includes a 45 minute workshop and up to 45 mins for interactive Q&A.

Register Today: https://writepublishsell.thrivecart.com/working-with-influencers/

(This workshop is free for WIP School members!)

WIP Sponsor Series: The Future of Independent Publishing & How Bublish is Helping Authors with Kathy Meis

WIP Sponsor Series: The Future of Independent Publishing & How Bublish is Helping Authors with Kathy Meis

The advances and technology changes impacting publishing are both exciting and daunting. This webinar will be a look at some of the new technology advances that are helping authors navigate the positioning of their books in the marketplace and their marketing. Kathy Meis, CEO & Founder of Bublish will share what's new for authors, and share some of the strategies and programs Bublish offers to authors.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fIhOHLNbTcmqfTUH-0zUCA

WIP Sponsor Series: Luminare Press Self-Publishing Framework with Patricia Marshall

WIP Sponsor Series: Luminare Press Self-Publishing Framework with Patricia Marshall

Learn how to publish your book using the same publishing framework as traditional publishers.

In this webinar you’ll learn the framework for book publishing that traditional publishers use, including:

• How to prepare your manuscript for publishing.
• How to design a book that supports your writing and marketing efforts
• How optimize your POD and ebook distribution to maximize book sales and royalties

Publishing a professional book demands a lot of attention. This webinar will offer information and resources for each step and suggestions on how to approach them. It will include a Q&A at the end and opportunities to follow up. Participants will gain a better understanding of the publishing process itself, allowing them to move forward with confidence.

Patricia Marshall is the founder and owner of Luminare Press, a company that offers book design and publishing services for authors. A former magazine editor, she jumped into the self-publishing field in 2010 after her 89-year-old mother self-published her first novel. That experience, completed with a lot of family help but little professional guidance, led her to recognize that independent authors needed the help and encouragement of publishing professionals, and Luminare Press was born. Patricia enjoys talking to authors about the book business and leading a talented team of designers and editors who guide clients through publishing with patience and humor. She has a thorough knowledge of the bookmaking process and a passion for non-fiction book editing, as well as a strong desire to help authors produce a polished, professional book. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Oregon, an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College in Baltimore, and a certificate in Digital Journalism from Media Bistro in New York. She was the editor of the nationally distributed Forest Magazine from 2003–2010, and the experience of creating a magazine ready for the newsstand transitioned naturally to creating books ready for sale.


Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WFo4Qb0oQhq-b2toUxD3MQ

WIP Sponsor Series: Discover the 5 Top Strategies to Get Your Picture Book Done with Karen Ferreira

WIP Sponsor Series: Discover the 5 Top Strategies to Get Your Picture Book Done with Karen Ferreira

Join Karen Ferreira from Children's Book Mastery to learn how to write a picture book without procrastination, self-doubt or taking months, even if you’ve always struggled to turn your idea into a story.

Here’s What We’re Going To Cover:

1. The five big mistakes people make when writing, or trying to write, children’s books, why these mistakes are so destructive and how to avoid or overcome them.
2. How to really get writing regularly without it feeling like a major effort.
3. The #1 tip to succeed as a writer from multiple top authors.
4. Three aspiring authors, and how they went from each having no published books, to publishing multiple books, including bestselling and award-winning books. How did they do it and what did they all have in common?
5. How do you turn your idea into a story that appeals to your audience, so you can create a picture book that they will want on their bookshelf forever, without taking months or even years.

And more!
Stay tuned to the end for info on Karen's Picture Book Mastery Bootcamp!

Karen Ferreira is the founder and CEO of Children’s Book Mastery and GetYourBookIllustrations. It’s been her privilege to help hundreds of authors to complete their books, reach bestseller status and sell thousands of copies. Join her for this special webinar where she gives important and informative tips to Children's Book Writers!

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_znc3g3UwSN6HEkQbZYO8Xg

WIP Sponsor Series: Beyond the Written Word: The Rise of Audiobooks in the Literary Realm

WIP Sponsor Series: Beyond the Written Word: The Rise of Audiobooks in the Literary Realm

Join us on a journey into the captivating realm of audiobooks with “Beyond the Written Word: The Rise of Audiobooks in the Literary Realm.” Hosted by Mark Packard, Director and Producer of Number Three Productions, this webinar is a comprehensive exploration of why you need an audiobook, how to create an audiobook, and new trends in the audiobook world. Participants will delve into the strategic landscape of audiobooks and their pivotal role in modern storytelling.

Discover the ‘whys' of audiobooks, exploring their growing popularity, economic implications, and benefits for both authors and consumers.

Mark will be sharing invaluable insights into the technical side of audiobook creation, unraveling the pre-production, recording, and editing stages. We’ll also be discussing which audiobook distribution platform is right for you so you can make an informed decision about where to sell your audiobook.

In the final segment, Mark explores the intersection of AI and audiobooks, examining the positives and potential downfalls. From the rising accuracy of AI-generated voices to Spotify's emergence as a significant audiobook platform, this webinar is a dynamic exploration of the audiobook industry's past, present, and future.

Join the conversation, ask questions, and leave with a profound understanding of the audiobook landscape, equipped to make strategic decisions in your author journey.

Meet Mark, Director of Number Three Productions and a multitalented musician, producer, creator, and thought leader. Mark's journey to podcasting and audio production is paved with a diverse range of experiences. His background in economics, mathematics, professional dance, teaching, music composition, lyric writing, and stage performance enriches his approach to production and gives him a unique perspective on the art of sound creation. In the realm of audio, Mark's keen focus lies in capturing the rhythm of the human voice while his philosophy on audio production centers around creating an immersive and pleasing experience for the listener. With a strong belief in the profound impact that attention to detail has on the subconscious of the listener, he meticulously crafts and blends his audio productions to subtle perfection. Mark's commitment to enhancing the listener's experience permeates every aspect of his work, ensuring that each production resonates deeply, even if its intricacies go unnoticed. Recognized as an audio luminary, Mark has produced three captivating hiphop EPs, curated nine engaging podcasts, composed eight podcast theme songs, and brought fourteen enchanting audiobooks to life. His contributions have garnered acclaim, earning him consecutive nominations as Podcast Hero of the Year at the Publisher Podcast Awards, alongside esteemed creators from Marvel, Amazon, and Penguin Random House. Mark is poised to continue pushing the boundaries of audio production with an intense focus on building procedures and techniques that transcends the confines of traditional distribution and sound production models. With boundless creativity and an unwavering commitment to excellence, his next endeavors promise to captivate and inspire audiences and creators worldwide. When he's not engrossed in audio production, you'll likely find him immersed in the intricate word flows and rhyme schemes of his favorite underground hiphop artists, continuously expanding his creative horizons.


Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5I_Vouv3QaqOT8Dqff8AMw

Writing Strong Female Characters in Thrillers with Sonja Dewing

Writing Strong Female Characters in Thrillers with Sonja Dewing

Come join us for a workshop with thriller author Sonja Dewing!

If you've ever thought about writing a book with a strong female lead, especially a thriller, now's the time! According to Publisher Rocket, there are over 2,000 searches a month for Female Lead books and there are over 800 searching for strong women in thrillers. In “Writing Strong Female Characters in Your Thrillers” beginner level authors will learn what makes a strong character and incorporating that into thriller plots. Sonja Dewing will share her workbook – Writing Thriller Characters.

In this masterclass, Sonja will teach:
  • How to create characters quickly
  • How to develop main female characters that are seen as strong
  • How to incorporate your characters into your thriller plot (or any plot!)
  • Answer all your questions in a Q&A session

    Sonja Dewing is an award-winning and best-selling author of adventure/fantasy novels. She's also CEO of Women's Thriller Writers Association. In 2014, when an agent told her no one would read a fantasy book with a main female character, she proved him wrong. She started WTWA in 2020 and in 2022, when an agent told Linda Petrilli that a woman couldn't use a sniper rifle, she realized that the WTWA was and will always be needed to support women in thrillers.

Register here: https://writepublishsell.thrivecart.com/writing-strong-female-characters/

PublishHER Podcast Episode 122: Taking the Leap with a Book Coach! Guest: Larissa Soehn

PublishHER Podcast Episode 122: Taking the Leap with a Book Coach! Guest: Larissa Soehn

In this episode of the PublishHer podcast, Alexa Bigwarfe interviews Larissa Sohen, an established author and founder of Next Page Publishing Inc. Larissa shares her journey to becoming a book coach and provides insights into writing, publishing, and marketing books.

Larissa Soehn is a well-established author and the founder of Next Page Wellness Coaching. She has extensive experience in writing, publishing, marketing, and coaching for books from various genres.  As the company’s founder, Larissa serves female entrepreneurs in client-based industries, namely coaches and service providers. Larissa’s mission is to help powerful women boost their businesses with a book. She guarantees a high level of service in all aspects of writing and publishing as a book coach. Her programs include one-on-one writing, editing, publishing, and marketing support for all her authors. Larissa is a certified professional book coach from the International Coach Academy with training in applied psychology and communications. She has developed skills that directly support the writing and promoting of exceptional books. She has knowledge of human motivation, drive, and communication methods that coincides directly with what it takes to write, publish and market a book.  Larissa finds motivation in her family and works hard to be the best mom and wife she can be to her young daughter and wonderful husband.

“If we were twelve months in the future and you looked back, what has to have happened to make you feel like you were successful? And a lot of times for people that is getting my book written and published, just do it. Make the leap.” – Larissa Soehn, book coach

Key Takeaways

  • Larissa's Writing Journey: Larissa shares her unexpected entry into writing when she created a sci-fi novel based on a game she and her husband developed. This experience led her to become passionate about helping others tell their stories.
  • Book Release: Larissa discusses her recent book, “How to Write a Book: Memoirs and Autobiographies,” which focuses on guiding individuals through the process of writing and sharing their life stories.
  • Transition to Book Coaching: Larissa explains how she transitioned from a career in the chemical industry to become a book coach, emphasizing the importance of making connections, networking, and learning from mentors in the writing industry.
  • Advice for Aspiring Authors: Larissa encourages aspiring authors to start writing without waiting for the “perfect time.” She highlights the importance of taking the leap and pursuing the dream of writing a book.
  • Details on Coaching Program: Larissa describes her coaching program, targeting coaches in service-based industries who are looking to grow their businesses by incorporating book writing into their marketing strategy.

Memorable Moments:

00:01:10 – Becoming a Full-time Author
Larissa shares her experience of transitioning from a different industry to becoming a full-time author and book coach, emphasizing the need to make connections and seek mentorship in the writing world.

00:03:26 – Unexpected Writing Journey
Larissa discusses how she stumbled into writing a Sci-Fi novel while creating a game, highlighting the joy and passion that comes with writing a book that evolves from a personal project.

00:04:27 – Writing Memoirs and Autobiographies
Larissa talks about her new book on writing memoirs and autobiographies, sharing her motivation behind creating a guide to help others tell their stories and preserve their memories through writing.

00:09:55 – Making the Leap to Writing Business
Larissa advises on the challenges of starting a writing business, emphasizing the importance of networking and seeking guidance from industry peers.

00:14:22 – Discovery Call and Collaboration
Larissa discusses the process of scheduling a discovery call to understand the client's needs and how to work together effectively.

00:14:47 – Social Media Presence
Larissa mentions her private Facebook group “Write, Publish and Sell Your Dream Book” as a platform to connect with her audience.

00:15:13 – Pursuing Dreams
Larissa encourages aspiring authors to take the leap and pursue their dream of writing a book, emphasizing that there's no perfect time to start.

00:15:36 – Overcoming Procrastination
Larissa advises listeners to consider what success looks like for them in the future and take the necessary steps to achieve their goals, including writing and publishing their book.

00:16:06 – Closing Remarks
Alexa expresses gratitude to Larissa for sharing her insights and encourages listeners to join them for the next episode of the podcast.

Learn more at:

  • https://www.facebook.com/groups/484234667003573
  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/larissa-soehn-4a67b01b9/
  • Share the podcast to help it reach more people and provide support to those who may benefit from the content.
  • Rate the podcast to help increase its visibility and reach a wider audience.
  • Check out upcoming events and join the Women in Publishing Summit community for monthly free webinars and other training at womeninpublishingsummit.com/events.
  • Join local writing groups in your state or city to find a community of like-minded individuals who can support you through your writing and publishing journey.

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Your Publishing Plan: The 6 Stages of Production and Launch

Your Publishing Plan: The 6 Stages of Production and Launch

Join Alexa Bigwarfe for a look at the 6 stages of production and launch and key factors you want to be aware of when writing, publishing, and selling your book!

Alexa Bigwarfe

Alexa Bigwarfe is a USA Today best-selling author, publisher, founder and CEO of Write|Publish|Sell, Kat Biggie Press, Purple Butterfly Press, and host of The Women in Publishing Summit. Alexa enjoys educating authors and publishing industry professionals, building community and networks for success. Her courses and training focus on publishing books that meet industry standards, author professional development, platform growth, and fun, creative ways to market books.

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