Meet Our 2023 Speakers!

ALL Training Workshops will be LIVE this year! Don't worry, it's also all recorded, with plenty of time to view the content.

 

WE ARE ADDING NEW SPEAKERS DAILY

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
  • New this year: SlushFest! 

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

Fauzia Burke, PubSite

Fauzia Burke, PubSite

Building Simple Websites for Authors

Michelle Vandepas, GracePoint Publishing

Michelle Vandepas, GracePoint Publishing

Visibility and Platform Marketing

Jennifer S. Wilkov, Your Book is Your Hook!

Jennifer S. Wilkov, Your Book is Your Hook!

Top Secrets for Writing A Winning Query Letter

Hayley Milliman, ProWritingAid

Hayley Milliman, ProWritingAid

ProWritingAid 101

Kathy Meis, Bublish

Kathy Meis, Bublish

Writing with an audience in Mind - Where Craft Meets Commerce

Lulu

Lulu

Create & Print Your Own Book Online

BookFunnel

BookFunnel

Growing Your Emails List With BookFunnel

JoEllen Nordström, First Editing

JoEllen Nordström, First Editing

Chat with JoEllen Nordström, CEO & Founder of First Editing

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

Speakers – General Track

Alesha R Brown

Alesha R Brown

The FUNding of it All!

Jenna Avery

Jenna Avery

Daily Writing Made Easy

Cynthia Fails

Cynthia Fails

The Impact of Imposter Syndrome: How and Why Hope is Essential in Writing

Elizabeth Ducie

Elizabeth Ducie

Writing Your Author Business Plan

Dakota Nyght

Dakota Nyght

Simple Manuscript Formatting Guidelines for the Budget-Conscious Author

Joni B. Cole

Joni B. Cole

Good Naked: Exposing the Myths and Popular Practices that Undermine Your Creativity

Leslie J. Hall

Leslie J. Hall

How to Get the Most out of a Writer’s Group

Susan Young

Susan Young

The Shameless Art of Self-Promotion: How to Get Publicity and Readers in a Chaotic World

Julie Lokun & Nicki Pascarella

Julie Lokun & Nicki Pascarella

Building Your Books Brand Through Podcasting

Tara R. Alemany

Tara R. Alemany

Choosing the Right Publisher for YOU

Alison M. Lewis

Alison M. Lewis

PCIP Book Cataloging, Libraries, and Your Book

Julie Broad

Julie Broad

5 Tips to Write a Book with Marketing in Mind

Emily Enger

Emily Enger

Minimalist Marketing That Grows Your Author Career

Honorée Corder

Honorée Corder

Turning Your Book Into Multiple Income Streams

Linda Ruggeri & Brittany Dowdle

Linda Ruggeri & Brittany Dowdle

Create a Successful Network! For Writers and Editors

Non-Fiction Speakers

Krista Hanley

Krista Hanley

Ready to Tell All: Writing About Your Past Trauma

Mary O'Donohue

Mary O'Donohue

5 Book Marketing Secrets Hidden in Traditional Media

E. Danielle Butler

E. Danielle Butler

Working Together: The Ghostwriting and Collaborative Writing Process

Melanie Votaw

Melanie Votaw

8 Secrets of Best-Selling Self-Help Books

Sandra Wendel

Sandra Wendel

What First Time Nonfiction Authors Need To Know About Editing

Stephanie Moon

Stephanie Moon

An Inside Look at The Sales And Marketing Process at Traditional Publishing Houses

Dana Snyder

Dana Snyder

3 Social Media Ad Strategies - Which One Works For You?

Stephanie Feger

Stephanie Feger

Make Your Author emPact: emPactful Marketing Strategies to Sell More Books, Increase Your Reach and Achieve Your Why

Jen Ruiz

Jen Ruiz

Generate Passive Income And Leads For Your Business On Autopilot With Your Book

Suzanne Tregenza Moore

Suzanne Tregenza Moore

Using LinkedIn to Build Thought Leadership Status

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
  • New this year: SlushFest! 

Fiction Speakers

Pam Sheppard

Pam Sheppard

Understanding Market Trends & Competition to Successfully Market Your Book

Kris Kennedy

Kris Kennedy

Keys to Romance Fiction

Otescia Johnson

Otescia Johnson

Using the “F” Word in Marketing (Fun!)

Judy L. Mohr

Judy L. Mohr

The Antagonistic Beats of a Story

Louise Pachella

Louise Pachella

Do Dead Bodies Sit Up?: The Art of Portraying Death Accurately In Your Work

Jacci Turner

Jacci Turner

Plotting for Pantsers

Kristina Stanley

Kristina Stanley

Learn to Perform A Story Edit

Jodé Millman

Jodé Millman

Writer's Law School - Protecting your Artistic Rights

Lisa Rose

Lisa Rose

Show & Tell: What the Heck is Your Line Editor Trying to Tell You?

Belinda K. Griffin

Belinda K. Griffin

How to Avoid the Book Marketing Money Pit

Heather Davis

Heather Davis

Email List Building Strategies

Alice Hanov

Alice Hanov

Building Your Social Media Presence

Sue Toth

Sue Toth

By Editors For Editors (and Authors)

Children's Books Speakers

Belinda N. Mays

Belinda N. Mays

Create An Author Website And Watch Your Business Grow

Shayla Raquel

Shayla Raquel

Marketing a Children's Picture Book for Beginners

Jennifer Navarre

Jennifer Navarre

How Should I Publish My Children’s Book? An Exploration into Traditional and Self-Publishing

Sunny Duran

Sunny Duran

How To Find An Illustrator That's Right For Your Book, Budget And Timeline

Brooke Van Sickle

Brooke Van Sickle

The 3 Things You Must Have Before You Start Writing A Children's Book

Heidi Fiedler

Heidi Fiedler

How to Create a Series Worthy Picture-Book Character

Jaime Formato

Jaime Formato

Friendship Is Magic: Creating Strong Friend Groups in Middle Grade Fiction

Sarah Woodard

Sarah Woodard

Writing Scary Topics In Ways That Educate and Empower Children

Tamara Dever

Tamara Dever

Picture Book Design and Production

Dana Claire

Dana Claire

Book Marketing at Your Fingertips - Amazon A+ Content

Holly DiBella-McCarthy

Holly DiBella-McCarthy

How To Create A Value-Added Book Resource Guide For Teachers

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
  • New this year: SlushFest!