It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for: we are ready to share our list of speakers for the 2022 Women in Publishing Summit!
Choosing the right speakers for the Summit each year takes months of planning. We want to make sure we’re always addressing the latest concerns writers and industry professionals are talking about, and there are SO many amazing women who apply to share their expertise each year. It’s a tough decision, which is why we want to thank all of those who served on our Selection Committee this year!
Speaking of gratitude, we are particularly grateful that our featured speaker, Robin Cutler, agreed to join us this year! Read on to find out more about Robin, as well as information on some other exciting presentations and where to find the schedule!
Meet Robin Cutler.
Robin has been a force within the publishing industry throughout her career. She’s spent time in transformative roles at USC Press, Amazon and Summerhouse Press, leading to her position creating and leading the development of IngramSpark.
After finishing her mission of building IngramSpark into a publishing powerhouse, Robin joined LMBPN Worldwide Publishing as President, and became the CEO of How To Publish Books.com, a consulting service for indie authors and publishers.
In addition to all these accomplishments, Robin has served on the board of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) from 2014-2018, and she frequently appears at industry events. You may have heard her speak at Book Expo America, Frankfurt Bookfair, London Bookfair, SFWC, and NINC, for example, and we are delighted she’d adding the Women in Publishing Summit to that list!
Robin brings a huge amount of experience in indie, trade and academic publishing, and her expertise in everything from content creation to distribution will all inform her Summit presentation, entitled, The State of Publishing: Challenges, Innovations and What’s to Come.
Check out some Summit highlights.
Day 1 of the Summit will, as it has before, focus on the craft of writing. From writing dialogue that works to making sure your thriller delivers thrills, we’ll talk about fiction writing. And from writing a children’s book that grabs agents to how to create a self-help outline, we’ll give writing tips that work for EVERY genre of book.
Day 2 is going to be about the publishing process and covers the process of working with agents and publishers, as well as how to self-publish your work. We’ll talk book covers, working with editors, sending out queries, distribution and so much more!
Day 3 will dig into marketing, and no matter what kind of book you’ve written, you’ll find tips galore. We’re offering sessions on growing your email list and your author platform, promoting your book on Amazon, creating social media plans (and making sure you have great graphics for those plans!) and developing your brand. This day is jam-packed with ways to market your book.
Day 4 covers the business of being an author. We are all small business owners, even if that’s not what we set out to be. We’ll get into monetizing platforms like YouTube, building a speaking career, putting out collaborative fiction collections, building great author websites, booking podcasts, understanding SEO and so many other great ways to make a living as an author.
How can I find out more about the Summit and the speakers?
You can find all the info on the speakers we’ve announced and when you can see them right here.
And if you haven’t already purchased your ticket, there’s still time! Grab yours by clicking here and join us for what is going to be a PHENOMENAL 4 days of learning together!