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Each day the content for the Day will be available at 10:00 am. You will receive a link via email to access the link for the day. The presentations will be available for 24 hours. We have added a workshop component this year that is ONLY available for the people who purchase the Premium All Access Pass / Full Conference Ticket. 

The LIVE presentations will happen on our Facebook page. Click the link to RSVP. (This does not include the Workshops that are only available with the premium pass.) 

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

The Following Presentations are open to everyone and will be available from 10am EST for 24 hours:

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.

Melody Owen: Writing Your Memoir to Empower 

{Live} JoEllen Nordström Building Your Career Foundation as An Author So You Have Financial Freedom When Life Happens RSVP For this event to get reminders!         

             The Opening Interview with JoEllen Nordström is open to all registered attendees for 24 hours. The replay will be accessible from the Facebook page. For Premium All-Access Passholders, the replay will be uploaded to the All-Access Pass shortly after the event.       

Panels

Writing a Powerful Memoir:  Keri Mangis, Shahira Niggin Qudrat

Workshops - Only Available with the Premium All Access Pass

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} 

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

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. 

All of the presentations below will be available on the website at 10am EST (with the exception of the noted LIVE and the presentations that are for the premium conference pass) and can be accesed with the link you receive via Email.

Sponsor Sessions:

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

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

Speaker Sessions:

12pm {Live} Alexa Bigwarfe - How to Get Started! - RSVP on Facebook here

Eileen Cook: Using Psychology to Build Better Characters

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 - Only Available with the Premium All Access Pass

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

2PM EST {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

Joan Dempsey: How To Be a Gutsy Great Novelist

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

 

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 AuthorTubing

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?

Annalisa Parent: Great Beginnings: How to Get an Agent's Attention

Panels

Publishers Panel: Karen Schober, Jenn Thompson, Kate Stead, Diane Windsor

12PM EST {Live} Latina Voices: Liliana Lopez, Dr. Edith Treviño  RSVP for this event to get a reminder! 

           The Latina Voices Panel is open to all registered attendees for 24 hours. The replay will be accessible from the Facebook page. For Premium All-Access Passholders, the replay will be uploaded to the All-Access Pass shortly after the event.

 

Workshops - Only Available with the Premium All Access Pass

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

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

3PM EST {Live} Laurie McLean: FUSE Literary Agency - Why Work with Agents? 

   Premium All-Access Passholders will be able to view this event live inside the membership community on Facebook. The replay will be added to the All-Access Passholders shortly after the event. 

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: Discover How to Win the Publicity and Exposure That Will Get Your Book into the Hands of More Readers.

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

Kirsten Oliphant: Studying The Market for Success

Panels:

12:30PM EST {Live} 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.  RSVP for this event to get reminders. 

     The Book Launches and Blog Tours Panel  is open to all registered attendees for 24 hours. The replay will be accessible from the Facebook page. For Premium All-Access Passholders, the replay will be uploaded to the All-Access Pass shortly after the event.  

Workshops - Only Available with the Premium All Access Pass

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

2PM EST {Live} Socially Nina!: How to use YouTube to explode your author platform

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

Altovise Pelzer: Spread the Word: Exposure through Podcast Interviews

 

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

Kasie Whitener: How To Make a Living As A Writer

Panels

All About Mindset: Lorna Fergusson, Zvezdana Rashkovich, Dr. Nicki Steinberger, Unstoppable Tracy

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 - Only Available with the Premium All Access Pass

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

2PM EST {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.

Nicole Roberts Jones: Bankroll Your Brilliance

Michelle Cornish: Planning to Prosper As An Author

Wendy  Barlin: Tax Tips for Authors

 

Live Events

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.

RSVP for this event to get reminders!

Dream Big - The Big Picture {Opening Session}

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

RSVP for this event to get reminders. 

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

JoEllen Nordström 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.

RSVP for this event to get reminders. 

How to Get Started Writing & Publishing Your Book

Alexa Bigwarfe will discuss how you get started - tools, resources, timelines - on your writing project.

RSVP for this event to get reminders. 

{Live} Bringing Latina Voices to Light

Alexa is joined by Liliana Lopez and Dr. Edith Treviño to talk about the representation of Latina voices in publishing. 

RSVP for this event to get reminders. 

{Live} Book Launches and Book Tours with the WPS Team

Alexa is joined by WPS team members  Nancy Cavillones, Raewyn Sangari, Sarah O'Dell and Stacey Ducker to review what they've learned after countless book launches for Kat Biggie Press and Write Publish Sell authors. 

RSVP for this event to get reminders. 

LIVE Closing Panel: Bringing it All Full Circle

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. 

RSVP to get reminders about this event. 

 

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

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

RSVP to get reminders about this event. 

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

Speaker Presentations

        10:30AM EST  {Live} JoEllen Nordström Building Your Career Foundation as An Author So You Have Financial Freedom When Life Happens  RSVP for this event to get reminders. 

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.

Melody Owen: Writing Your Memoir to Empower 

Panels

Writing a Powerful Memoir: 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)

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

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

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 - Only Available with the Premium All Access Pass

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

Joan Dempsey: How To Be a Gutsy Great Novelist

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

 

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 AuthorTubing

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?

          Annalisa Parent: Great Beginnings: How to Get an Agent's Attention

Panels

Publishers Panel: Karen Schober, Jenn Thompson, Kate Stead, Diane Windsor

12PM EST {Live} Latina Voices: Liliana Lopez, Dr. Edith Treviño  RSVP for this event to get a reminder! 

           The Latina Voices Panel is open to all registered attendees for 24 hours. The replay will be accessible from the Facebook page. For Premium All-Access Passholders, the replay will be uploaded to the All-Access Pass shortly after the event.

Workshops - Only Available with the Premium All Access Pass

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

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

3PM EST {Live} Laurie McLean: FUSE Literary Agency - Why Work with Agents? 

   Premium All-Access Passholders will be able to view this event live inside the membership community on Facebook. The replay will be added to the All-Access Passholders shortly after the event. 

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: Discover How to Win the Publicity and Exposure That Will Get Your Book into the Hands of More Readers.

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

         Kirsten Oliphant: Studying The Market for Success

 

Panels:

12:30PM EST {Live} 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.  RSVP for this event to get reminders. 

     The Book Launches and Blog Tours Panel  is open to all registered attendees for 24 hours. The replay will be accessible from the Facebook page. For Premium All-Access Passholders, the replay will be uploaded to the All-Access Pass shortly after the event.  

Workshops - Only Available with the Premium All Access Pass

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

2PM EST {Live} Socially Nina!: How to use YouTube to explode your author platform

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

         Altovise Pelzer: Spread the Word: Exposure through Podcast Interviews

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

        Kasie Whitener: How To Make a Living As A Writer

Panels

All About Mindset: Lorna Fergusson, Zvezdana Rashkovich, Dr. Nicki Steinberger, Unstoppable Tracy

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 - Only Available with the Premium All Access Pass

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

2PM EST {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.

         Nicole Roberts Jones: Bankroll Your Brilliance

        Michelle Cornish: Planning to Prosper As An Author

        Wendy  Barlin: Tax Tips for Authors

 

 

 

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