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March 2-8, 2020

Day 1

Dream Big - Why We Show Up, Finding Inspiration & Big Picture Topics

What is the importance of showing up and sharing your story? Why Write a Book in the first place? What about representation? What can writing your story do for OTHERS? How can you change the world with your words?

Day 1 is all about understanding the possibilities that come with writing a book, dreaming BIG, and being inspired. If you're looking for information on why you should write a book, tips for getting started and not feeling alone in the process, and understanding how you can shape and influence your community by writing, these interviews will provide options and inspire you!

Live kickoff - join host Alexa Bigwarfe on Facebook at 10am EST as we kick off this amazing event

Sponsor Presentations

Michelle Vandepas: Grace Point Matrix: Why entrepreneurs, personal development experts and quantum healers should write a book to share their knowledge with the world.

Speaker Presentations

E. Danielle Butler: That Looks Like Me! The Importance of Representation in Publishing

Lois Strachan: Representation in books, and sharing your story to help others feel less marginalized

Desiree Peterkin Bell: Finding your voice, writing your narrative

Miranda Gargasz: Tips for getting & Rocking book signings at Barnes & Noble and other chain bookstores.

Joy E. Rancatore & Meagan Smith: Dream BIG Together - How to Find and Keep a Critique Partner

Melody Owen: Writing Your Memoir to Empower 

{Live} JoEllen Taylor Building Your Career Foundation as An Author So You Have Financial Freedom When Life Happens

Panels

Writing a Powerful Memoir: Lindsay Gibson, Keri Mangis, Shahira Niggin Qudrat

New this year: Workshops

Workshops to dig deeper into these topics. The Workshops are ONLY available to those who purchase the Full Digital Conference Pass. 

Shelly Longenecker: Getting Back on Track After Life Knocks You Down {And How to Ensure You're Prepared if You Have to Step Away for a Time} - Live Workshop in Facebook Group (Only available to Full Conference Pass holders}

Day 2

Knowledge Base for Authors: Writing/Editing/Production/Distribution/Platform

Day 2 is Your Knowledge Base Day! We're talking about tips and resources for writing/editing/production/distribution and growing your author platform. 

Sponsor Sessions:

Bublish! - Kathy Meis: Distribution & Using Bublish for Success

ProWritingAid: Lisa Lepki: Using ProWritingAid to Enhance & Improve Your Writing Skills

Speaker Sessions:

Eileen Cook: Using Psychology to Build Better Characters

Joan Dempsey: How To Be a Gutsy Great Novelist

Kris Kennedy: Keys to Writing Romance: Learn 4 Keys to Writing Powerful Romance Fiction

Caroline Topperman: Visual Writing & Exercises for Moving Past Writing Blocks

Kate Frank: Why Most Authors Fail and How to Avoid it

Carla King: Distribution Solutions (Tools) for Self-Publishers

Panels:

Writing Tips & Resources: Autumn Birt, Dawn Mena, Ruth Snyder, Jamie Beth Cohen 

Book Cover Design & Interior Layout : Tamara Dever, Michelle Argyle, Margaret Cogswell

Editing: Judy Mohr, Audrey Hodge, Alexandra Uth, Kate Johnston, Dakota Nyght

Workshops: (Available only with the Full Conference Pass)

{Live} Roshanda Pratt: How to Book Media - Media kits, what to pitch, and how to impress a producer

Lindsay Ford: Basic Book Layout for Dreamers

Erin Casey: How to Find & Enter Author Contests

Na'Ima B. Roberts: How to Amplify Your Success as an Author

 

Day 3

Tech Tools & Additional Resources For Writing / Publishing / Selling / Platform Building

What key elements do you need? Editing, cover design, layout. Plus everything you need to know about distribution, international markets, film & tv options, considerations of legal elements and your copyright, and taxes! Today is a key day for laying some key foundations that will help you be more successful with your book and your author business.

Sponsor Sessions:

ListenUp Audio: Diane Lasek: Audiobooks: The Must-Have Format of the Now and Future Publisher

BookBaby: Lucy Briggs: Self-Publishing with BookBaby  

Speaker Sessions:

Deanna Leah: What You Need to Know About Selling International Rights to Your Book

Amy Collins: Understanding the Library Market

Stacey Aaronson: Which Writing Partnership Is Right For You?: Exploring Ghostwriting, Developmental Editing and Co-Authorship

Tamara Woods: Creating writing community through BookTubing

Carissa MagrasUnderstanding the systems and tools you need to create a constant flow of Readers - on Demand!

Alexa Bigwarfe: What’s An Author Platform And Why is It Crucial to Your Success?

Panels

Author Branding: TBD

Publishers Panel: Annalisa Parent, Karen Schober, Jenn Thompson

Workshops

Suzanne Brown: What Authors Need to Know to Land a Ted Talk

{Live} Laurie McLean: FUSE Literary Agencey - Why Work with Agents? 

Day 4

Book Launch Strategies, Marketing, Marketing and more Marketing

Launching, Marketing, & Promoting Your Book and YOU as the Author.

Sponsor Sessions:

Linda Radke: Story Monsters Ink: Children’s book production, book marketing

Speaker Sessions:

Angela J. Ford: Collaborations and community & how to use giveaways to market your book

Shayla Raquel: Bump Up Your Book Sales with Email Marketing

Kristi Dosh: PR & Marketing for Authors

Fauzia Burke: Online Marketing for Busy Authors

Kiffer Brown: Editorial Reviews & Book Awards Contests - Why They are Crucial to Helping You Market Your Book

Belinda Griffin: Launch Your Book! The Difference Between Publishing & Launching a Book

Steff Green: How to market a series to make big money: a simple method for success with fiction

Lynn Whitbeck: How to rapidly expand your email list

Maria Dismondy: Tips for Marketing a Children’s Book

Panels:

Book Launches & Blog Tours: The WPS team gathers to talk about the book launches and influencer tours they've run, and the lessons learned along the way. 

Workshops:

{Live} Socially Nina!: How to use YouTube to explode your author platform

Raewyn Sangari: Instagram Basics for Authors; Marketing Your Book Through IG

 

Day 5

The Business of Being An Author + Mindset

Paths to Publishing Success, Business Tools for Authors, Revenue streams for authors, and handling mindset issues

Sponsor Sessions

Alexa Bigwarfe: Write|Publish|Sell - The business of being an author and the importance of publishing like a PRO.

Speaker Sessions:

Jodi Brandon: Why Author-Entrepreneurs Choose Self-Publishing

Kathrine Farris: Beyond writing - increasing profitability and impact with Speaking, Consulting, Training and more. 

Sasha Simmons: Speak Like a Boss!

Laura Lyles-Reagan: Grant Writing for Authors

Daphne James Huff: Shifting mindset as a parent and working writer

Nina Amir: Getting Out of Your Own Way

Panels

All About Mindset: Lorna Fergusson, Dana El Gindi, Dr. Nikki Steinberger, Tracy Schmitt

Money & Time Panel: Tamika L. Sims, Deb Meyer, Monica L Miller, Vickie Gould - This panel will provide tips and advice for leveraging your book to build your business and increase your revenue, from your book and your business. 

Workshops

{Live} Anne Rainbow: Why Writers Need to Retreat

Pascale Kavanagh: Juggling Too Many Balls

Rachel Whitbeck: 7 Easy Habits To Crush Impostor Syndrome Now!

Becky Kopitzke: Learn the what, why and how of writing a non-fiction book proposal that will get an agent or editor's attention.

 

Live Events

Pre-Summit

Live with Alexa, Nancy and Raewyn

Alexa and her team, Nancy Cavillones and Raewyn Sangari, will do a pre-summit live to talk about virtual assistance for authors, social media management and how to reduce the overwhelm by having a team.

Join us!

Day 1

Dream Big - The Big Picture {Opening Session}

Alexa Bigwarfe will kick off the Summit with an overview and big picture.

Join us!

10:30am EST

Building Your Career Foundation as An Author So You Have Financial Freedom When Life Happens

JoEllen Taylor and Alexa Bigwarfe will discuss how important it is to structure yourself financially and establish a true career as a writer/author so that when life happens - you have some financial independence and a plan in place to make it work.

Join us!

Day 5

LIVE Closing Panel: Bringing it All Full Circle

Join Alexa for this closing panel about Bringing It All Together

 

March 8, 2020

LIVE Closing Keynote: Brooke Warner {International Women's Day}

Join Alexa and Brooke Warner on International Women's Day to wrap up the conference.

 

Day 1

What is the importance of showing up and sharing your story? Why Write a Book in the first place? What about representation? What can writing your story do for OTHERS? How can you change the world with your words?

Day 1 is all about understanding the possibilities that come with writing a book, dreaming BIG, and being inspired. If you're looking for information on why you should write a book, tips for getting started and not feeling alone in the process, and understanding how you can shape and influence your community by writing, these interviews will provide options and inspire you!

Live kickoff - join host Alexa Bigwarfe on Facebook at 10am EST as we kick off this amazing event, followed by a live interview with JoEllen Taylor about building your career foundation as an author so you have some financial indepence when life happens.

Sponsor Presentations

Michelle Vandepas: Grace Point Matrix: Why entrepreneurs, personal development experts and quantum healers should write a book to share their knowledge with the world.

Speaker Presentations

          {Live} JoEllen Taylor Building Your Career Foundation as An Author So You Have Financial Freedom When Life Happens

E. Danielle Butler: That Looks Like Me! The Importance of Representation in Publishing

Lois Strachan: Representation in books, and sharing your story to help others feel less marginalized

Desiree Peterkin Bell: Finding your voice, writing your narrative

Miranda Gargasz: Tips for getting & Rocking book signings at Barnes & Noble and other chain bookstores.

Joy E. Rancatore & Meagan Smith: Dream BIG Together - How to Find and Keep a Critique Partner

Melody Owen: Writing Your Memoir to Empower 

Panels

Writing a Powerful Memoir: Lindsay Gibson, Keri Mangis, Shahira Niggin Qudrat

New this year: Workshops

Workshops to dig deeper into these topics. The Workshops are ONLY available to those who purchase the Full Digital Conference Pass. 

Shelly Longenecker: Getting Back on Track After Life Knocks You Down {And How to Ensure You're Prepared if You Have to Step Away for a Time} - Live Workshop in Facebook Group (Only available to Full Conference Pass holders)

Day 2

Day 2 is Your Knowledge Base Day! We're talking about tips and resources for writing/editing/production/distribution and growing your author platform. 

Sponsor Sessions:

Bublish! - Kathy Meis: Distribution & Using Bublish for Success

ProWritingAid: Lisa Lepki: Using ProWritingAid to Enhance & Improve Your Writing Skills

Speaker Sessions:

Eileen Cook: Using Psychology to Build Better Characters

Joan Dempsey: How To Be a Gutsy Great Novelist

Kris Kennedy: Keys to Writing Romance: Learn 4 Keys to Writing Powerful Romance Fiction

Caroline Topperman: Visual Writing & Exercises for Moving Past Writing Blocks

Kate Frank: Why Most Authors Fail and How to Avoid it

Carla King: Distribution Solutions (Tools) for Self-Publishers

Panels:

Writing Tips & Resources: Autumn Birt, Dawn Mena, Ruth Snyder, Jamie Beth Cohen 

Book Cover Design & Interior Layout : Tamara Dever, Michelle Argyle, Margaret Cogswell

Editing: Judy Mohr, Audrey Hodge, Alexandra Uth, Kate Johnston

Workshops: (Available only with the Full Conference Pass)

{Live} Roshanda Pratt: How to Book Media - Media kits, what to pitch, and how to impress a producer

Lindsay Ford: Basic Book Layout for Dreamers

Erin Casey: How to Find & Enter Author Contests

Na'Ima B. Robert: How to Amplify Your Success as an Author

 

Day 3

Day 3 is all about tech tools for writers, and other resources for writing, selling, publishing and growing your author platform. 

Sponsor Sessions:

ListenUp Audio: Diane Lasek: Audiobooks: The Must-Have Format of the Now and Future Publisher

BookBaby: Lucy Briggs: Self-Publishing with BookBaby  

Speaker Sessions:

Deanna Leah: What You Need to Know About Selling International Rights to Your Book

Amy Collins: Understanding the Library Market

Stacey Aaronson: Which Writing Partnership Is Right For You?: Exploring Ghostwriting, Developmental Editing and Co-Authorship

Tamara Woods: Creating writing community through BookTubing

Carissa Magras:  Understanding the systems and tools you need to create a constant flow of Readers - on Demand!

Alexa Bigwarfe: What’s An Author Platform And Why is It Crucial to Your Success?

Panels

Publishers Panel: Annalisa Parent, Karen Schober, Jenn Thompson

Workshops

Suzanne Brown: What Authors Need to Know to Land a Ted Talk

{Live} Laurie McLean: FUSE Literary Agency - Why Work with Agents? 

Day 4

Marketing, Marketing, and MORE marketing! How to grow your platform and sell more books!

Whether you have already launched your book or if you're still just thinking about writing it, you can never start marketing early enough! Many writers will say they quickly learned the writing was the easy part and MARKETING is what nearly cooked their goose!

Today's session is JAM PACKED with marketing information, media information, and ideas to help you sell the heck out of your books!

Launching, Marketing, & Promoting Your Book and YOU as the Author.

Sponsor Sessions:

Linda Radke: Children’s book production, book marketing, and Story Monsters Ink

Speaker Sessions:

Angela J. Ford: Collaborations and community & how to use giveaways to market your book

Shayla Raquel: Bump Up Your Book Sales with Email Marketing

Kristi Dosh: PR & Marketing for Authors

Fauzia Burke: Online Marketing for Busy Authors

Kiffer Brown: Editorial Reviews & Book Awards Contests - Why They are Crucial to Helping You Market Your Book

Belinda Griffin: Launch Your Book! The Difference Between Publishing & Launching a Book

Steff Green: How to market a series to make big money: a simple method for success with fiction

Lynn Whitbeck: How to rapidly expand your email list

Maria Dismondy: Tips for Marketing a Children’s Book

Panels:

Book Launches & Blog Tours: The WPS team gathers to talk about the book launches and influencer tours they've run, and the lessons learned along the way.

Workshops:

{Live} Socially Nina!: How to use YouTube to explode your author platform

Raewyn Sangari: Instagram Basics for Authors; Marketing Your Book Through IG

Day 5

Paths to Publishing Success, Business Tools for Authors, Revenue streams for authors, and handling mindset issues

Sponsor Sessions

Alexa Bigwarfe: Write|Publish|Sell - The business of being an author and the importance of publishing like a PRO.

Speaker Sessions:

Jodi Brandon: Why Author-Entrepreneurs Choose Self-Publishing

Kathrine Farris: Beyond writing - increasing profitability and impact with Speaking, Consulting, Training and more. 

Sasha Simmons: Speak Like a Boss!

Laura Lyles-Reagan: Grant Writing for Authors

Daphne James Huff: Shifting mindset as a parent and working writer

Nina Amir: Getting Out of Your Own Way

Panels

All About Mindset: Lorna Fergusson, Dana El Gindi, Dr. Nicki Steinberger, Tracy Schmitt

Money & Time Panel: Tamika L. Sims, Deb Meyer, Monica L Miller, Vickie Gould  - This panel will provide tips and advice for leveraging your book to build your business and increase your revenue, from your book and your business. 

Workshops

{Live} Anne Rainbow: Why Writers Need to Retreat

Pascale Kavanagh: Juggling Too Many Balls

Rachel Whitbeck: 7 Easy Habits To Crush Impostor Syndrome Now!

Becky Kopitzke: Learn the what, why and how of writing a non-fiction book proposal that will get an agent or editor's attention.

 

 

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