Meet Our 2022 Speakers

ALL Training Workshops will be LIVE this year! Don't worry, it's also all recorded, with no deadline for reviewing the content.

 

Join us for this incredible event!

  • Live training workshops, sprints, and Q&As with sponsors & speakers
  • Three tracks for Non Fiction, Fiction, and Children's book authors
  • Special offers & discounts on tools & services from speakers & sponsors
  • Community support built in

Alexa Bigwarfe - Conference host

Women in Publishing Summit Host, Author, Speaker, Podcast Host, Publisher, Champion of Women

Alexa Bigwarfe is an author, speaker, and publisher. Her writing career began as a therapeutic journey after her infant daughter passed away at 2 days old. Her debut book, Sunshine After the Storm: A Survival Guide for the Grieving Mother, launched an unexpected career in publishing and author coaching. Her most recent book, Ditch the Fear and Just Write It! is a guide to help female entrepreneurs who know they want to write a book but need the push to get started. The Women in Publishing Summit is her third online summit for writers, but the first focused solely on women.

Sponsors

Michelle Vandepas, GracePoint Publishing

Michelle Vandepas, GracePoint Publishing

Visibility and Platform Marketing

Free book cover mock up, and 10% off audiobook or microcast production with code WIPAudio10 when booking a consultation. 

Fauzia Burke, Pub Site

Fauzia Burke, Pub Site

Building Simple Websites for Authors

DIY Author Website $14.99/month for One Year

Lisa Lepki, ProWritingAid

Lisa Lepki, ProWritingAid

The Editing Journey, a panel discussion with FirstEditing and Fictionary

$200 off ProWritingAid Premium Lifetime License

Hayley Milliman, ProWritingAid

Hayley Milliman, ProWritingAid

ProWritingAid 101

Samantha Williams, Aurora Publicity

Samantha Williams, Aurora Publicity

Publishing Assistant Support & marketing for authors

Sign up for consultation and get 10% off services! 

BookFunnel

BookFunnel

Growing Your Email List with BookFunnel

50% off Midlist BookFunnel Plan and Above

Kathy Meis, Bublish

Kathy Meis, Bublish

Writing with an audience in Mind - Where Craft Meets Commerce

 15% discount and 20 minute consult for publishing services. The first ten people to sign on get a free consultation with Founder and CEO Kathy Meis.  Additionally, get 70% off Book Bubble! 

JoEllen Nordström, FirstEditing

JoEllen Nordström, FirstEditing

Chat with JoEllen Nordström, CEO & Founder

20% off editing services!

Sara Stibitz

Sara Stibitz

Making Your Book Project Uncomplicated and Simple

Jennifer Wilkov, Your Book Is Your Hook

Jennifer Wilkov, Your Book Is Your Hook

The Five Routes to Publishing

First session free in The Make It Happen Room for Writers Only, with code 1STONEFREE

Karen Ferreira, Children's Book Mastery

Karen Ferreira, Children's Book Mastery

How to create your own professional-looking book interior and cover for free on Canva

Author Promo and Book Marketing Bundle

Featured Keynote

Robin Cutler

Robin Cutler

The State of Publishing: Challenges, Innovations and What's To Come

Robin Cutler is the President of LMBPN Worldwide Publishing as well as the CEO of How To PublishBooks.com, a consulting service for indie authors and publishers. Robin both created and led the development of IngramSpark, an international, award-winning self-publishing platform from 2013-2020.

She has published over 1000 books as Assistant Director at USC Press, and CEO and founder of her trade imprint, Summerhouse Press. Robin also worked for Amazon for six years.
Robin served on the board of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) from 2014-2018. She speaks frequently at writing and publishing conferences worldwide including Book Expo America, Frankfurt Bookfair, London Bookfair, SFWC, and NINC to name a few. Robin has in-depth knowledge of indie, academic, and trade publishing and is an expert in content creation, distribution, on-demand models, and author strategies. Robin lives in the beautiful mountains of northern New Mexico and enjoys gardening and collecting artwork from her travels. Follow Robin on Twitter @rcutlerbookpub

Speakers – General Track

Layne Booth

Layne Booth

4 Shifts to Scale Faster for Publishers and Authors

Mariah Sinclair

Mariah Sinclair

Book Cover Makeovers that Improve Sales

Angela Engel

Angela Engel

Let's Make a Book: Understanding Each Role in the Publishing Industry

Yvelette Stines

Yvelette Stines

How to create a Social Media Plan with Purpose and Ease

Karen Strauss

Karen Strauss

7 ways to monetize your book and attract new clients

Michelle Glogovac

Michelle Glogovac

How To Create A Successful Book Launch Tour Using Podcasts

Dawn Michelle Hardy

Dawn Michelle Hardy

How to Promote Your Book Like a Publicist

Tara R. Alemany

Tara R. Alemany

Book Launches Simplified

Lydia Michaels

Lydia Michaels

Write 10K in a Day: Avoid Burnout & Unleash Your Prolific Potential

Jenna Avery

Jenna Avery

Fulfilling the Call to Write: Overcome Procrastination & Self-Doubt and Do What You Were Put Here to Do

Corinne Anderson

Corinne Anderson

Tips for Queries and Submissions

Matty Dalrymple

Matty Dalrymple

How to use podcasts to grow your author business

Pam Sheppard

Pam Sheppard

Hooks, Loglines and Descriptions: Writing the Most Powerful Short Description of Your Book

Shayla Raquel

Shayla Raquel

3-Step formula to Amazon Success for Indie Authors

Teri Rider

Teri Rider

How to get Reviews and Win Awards by following the Book Industry Standards

Amy Collins

Amy Collins

Are you Ready for an Agent?

Lilianne Milgrom, with Ingrid Emerick and Christina Henry de Tessan

Lilianne Milgrom, with Ingrid Emerick and Christina Henry de Tessan

A publishing journey: How to Choose Your Most Successful Publishing Path

Kathleen Sweeney

Kathleen Sweeney

Creating Amazing Graphics for Book Promo with BookBrush

Alesha R Brown, with Jasmine Andrews and Saadia White

Alesha R Brown, with Jasmine Andrews and Saadia White

Diversify your income: using your book to build your business through publishing, speaking, podcasting, celebrity magazines, and coaching, films and nonprofits.

Fern Brady

Fern Brady

Vetting the Small Press: how to find the right small publisher

Meg Welch Dendler

Meg Welch Dendler

Self-Editing Tricks to Make Your Manuscript Shine

Estelle Van de Velde

Estelle Van de Velde

How to make SEO work for your author business

Sandra Lane

Sandra Lane

7 Habits of Highly Productive Women

Keri Barnum

Keri Barnum

Getting Your Books into Airports, Chains, & Bookstores

Arielle Haughee

Arielle Haughee

On-Boarding Authors: Best Practices for Staying Organized and Building Relationships

Lindsey Smith, with Julie Neale and Jenjii Hysten

Lindsey Smith, with Julie Neale and Jenjii Hysten

Tiny Books for Busy People: A Panel Discussion on the Power of Writing and Publishing Tiny Books

Leann Garms

Leann Garms

How to Build Buzz in the Media: Publicity Tools & Tactics for Fiction & Non Fiction Authors

Jess Kotzer

Jess Kotzer

YouTube Discovery Ads: The One Youtube Growth Hack No One Is Talking About

Elizabeth Ducie

Elizabeth Ducie

From Hobby Writer To Business Owner

Dakota Nyght

Dakota Nyght

The Developmental Edit: How to self-evaluate your manuscript and what elements your editor will look at.

Laura Formentini

Laura Formentini

Love in Action - Using Your Book for Healing & Transformation

Heather Vickery

Heather Vickery

Podcasting to Grow Your Platform

Michelle Lazurek

Michelle Lazurek

Ask An Agent Session

April Cox

April Cox

Amazon A+ Content

Kiffer Brown

Kiffer Brown

The 4 Types of Book Reviews & Why Book Reviews Should be a Part of Your Marketing Strategy

Non-Fiction Speakers

Kate Watson

Kate Watson

Growing Your Public Speaking Career as an Author

Laura Briggs

Laura Briggs

Training Your Team: Outsource Your Book Launch for Great Results & Lower Stress

Jodi Brandon

Jodi Brandon

Book Building Blocks for Business Owners

Cynthia L Fails

Cynthia L Fails

Becoming: The Lifecycle of a Book Idea

Jenny Lisk

Jenny Lisk

How to Win at Content Marketing for Non-Fiction Authors

Donna D. Conrad

Donna D. Conrad

What Remains: Discovering the Central Theme of Your Memoir

Mary O'Donohue

Mary O'Donohue

The Power of Publicity To Sell Books

Nina Amir

Nina Amir

How to Build Your Audience While Writing Your Book

Melanie Votaw

Melanie Votaw

Keys to a Successful Self-Help Outline

Join us for this incredible event!

  • Live training workshops, sprints, and Q&As with sponsors & speakers
  • Three tracks for Non Fiction, Fiction, and Children's book authors
  • Special offers & discounts on tools & services from speakers & sponsors
  • Community support built in

Fiction Speakers

Brenda Hardwick

Brenda Hardwick

Writing Minority Characters Without Stereotyping

Justine Manzano

Justine Manzano

Types of POV and How to Use Them: Discussing the difference between the various points of view, when they are best used, and how to switch between POVs.

Glede Browne Kabongo

Glede Browne Kabongo

High Stakes, Ticking Clocks and Killer Twists: Your Blueprint for Writing Gripping Thrillers

DiAnn Mills

DiAnn Mills

Creating the Antagonistic Setting

Eileen Cook

Eileen Cook

I can't believe you said that- Writing Dialogue that matters

Emily Myers

Emily Myers

Working in Tandem with Your Social Media Manager for a great book launch

Kirsten Oliphant, Author

Kirsten Oliphant, Author

Creating an Online Persona/Brand That Turns Readers into Superfans

Kris Kennedy

Kris Kennedy

Top 3 Keys for Crafting Turning Points

Lucy V Hay

Lucy V Hay

Screenwriting tricks for novelists

Lynn Morrison

Lynn Morrison

Paranormal Fiction - The Science of Writing About Magic

Julie Perkins Cantrell, with Lynne Gentry, Allison Pittman, Kelli Stuart and Janyre Tromp

Julie Perkins Cantrell, with Lynne Gentry, Allison Pittman, Kelli Stuart and Janyre Tromp

Grow Your Readership & Author Business Through Collaborative Fiction Collections

Megan Hennessey

Megan Hennessey

Everything You Wanted to Know About Good Sex Scenes But Were Afraid to Ask

Steff Green

Steff Green

Writing your novel using the skeleton draft method

Stephanie Bourbon

Stephanie Bourbon

RomComs: How to use comedy, write fresh-fun characters, & use tropes in a unique way

Erin Casey

Erin Casey

World Building in Fantasy

Children's Books Speakers

Phillipa Warden

Phillipa Warden

Marketing your book through activities on Instagram

Natasha D'anna

Natasha D'anna

Your books can become your business

Kate Stead

Kate Stead

Your 90 Day Launch Plan for your children's book

Belinda N Mays

Belinda N Mays

How To Re-purpose your children's book content into new products, events, and marketing materials

Brooke Vitale

Brooke Vitale

How to Self-Publish a Children's Book in 18 Steps

E. Danielle Butler

E. Danielle Butler

Compassion and Activism Through Diverse Children’s Books

Jennifer Navarre

Jennifer Navarre

Create a Chapter Book Series Kids Will Love

Alyssa Reynoso-Morris

Alyssa Reynoso-Morris

How to write a picture book an agent will want to represent.

Karen Ferreira

Karen Ferreira

How to create your own professional-looking book interior and cover for free on canva

Kate Seldman

Kate Seldman

How to run a Successful Kickstart to Finance Your KidLit book

Sunny Duran

Sunny Duran

Working with a book designer what you need to know to format your children's book

Why You Need a Team

Alexa Bigwarfe

Alexa Bigwarfe

Author and Publisher; Host of the Women in Publishing Summit

Nancy Cavillones

Nancy Cavillones

Marketing Operations VA; Assistant to Alexa Bigwarfe

Sarah O'Dell

Sarah O'Dell

Marketing and Social Media VA, Assistant to Alexa Bigwarfe

Raewyn Sangari

Raewyn Sangari

Unicorn Instagram Manager

Join us for this incredible event!

  • Live training workshops, sprints, and Q&As with sponsors & speakers
  • Three tracks for Non Fiction, Fiction, and Children's book authors
  • Special offers & discounts on tools & services from speakers & sponsors
  • Community support built in