Meet Our 2024 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.

SPEAKERS STILL BEING ADDED

Join us for this incredible event!

  • Live training workshops, special events, and Q&As with sponsors & speakers
  • Three tracks for Beginner/intermediate authors, advanced authors, and industry professionals
  • Special offers & discounts on tools & services from speakers & sponsors
  • Community support built in
  • New this year: Publisher Speed Dating!

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

Paige Allen, IngramSpark

Paige Allen, IngramSpark

Shaping Stories, Shaping Culture: The Impact of Women's Voices in the Publishing World

Aimee Ravichandran, Abundantly Social

Aimee Ravichandran, Abundantly Social

How to Blend Traditional and Digital Marketing into Your Book Launch for Ultimate Success

Sarah Bateman, ProWritingAid

Sarah Bateman, ProWritingAid

Streamline Your Self-Edit with Technology

Joe Sidery, ProWritingAid

Joe Sidery, ProWritingAid

Streamline Your Self-Edit with Technology

Kathy Meis, Bublish

Kathy Meis, Bublish

How to self-publish like a Pro with Bublish

Chelsea Bennett

Chelsea Bennett

Lulu - Create & Print Your Own Book Online

JoEllen Nordström, First Editing

JoEllen Nordström, First Editing

From Rough Draft to Polished Gem: The Essential Stages of Book Editing

Michelle Vandepas, Empower Press

Michelle Vandepas, Empower Press

Karen Ferreira, Children's Book Mastery

Karen Ferreira, Children's Book Mastery

Fauzia Burke, PubSite

Fauzia Burke, PubSite

Jennifer S. Wilkov, Your Book is Your Hook

Jennifer S. Wilkov, Your Book is Your Hook

Memoir Mastery: How to Tell Your Story So It Sells

BookFunnel

BookFunnel

Growing Your Emails List With BookFunnel

Featured Keynote

Stacey O'Byrne

Stacey O'Byrne

At first glance, you’ll find that Stacey is a wife, a parent, a proud U.S. Army Veteran, and a serial entrepreneur. In many ways, she’s a lot like you and your team.

When you dig a little deeper, you’ll learn that she’s also a success strategist, a change maker, a game-changer, a transformational specialist, and a success creator!

Stacey is a speaker (but you already knew that – that’s why you’re here) and an author, too!

Her first book, Secrets to Becoming a Master Networker: A Power System which Creates Leverage and Duplication to Increase Revenue, was published in 2013. She was blessed and privileged to have had THE Les Brown write the foreword and personally endorse this book and her trainings.

She is co-author of multiple books, including:

Impact: Where Passion and Purpose Makes a Difference with her business partner, MaryLou Hunter

Messages that Matter: Public Speaking for the Information Age a textbook that provides practical instruction on public speaking.

Savvy Women Revving Up For Success: Women Making a Difference in the World Today with a group of 20 savvy women contributing authors.

Coming soon! Stacey’s latest book, The Success Code – Thrive or Survive, is just about ready for release! This book has been a true labor of love. Stacey is looking forward to the impact her little baby will have on the world. It was written to help create the necessary shifts that people are seeking to achieve their desired success.

Stacey speaks and presents from a place of authenticity, excitement, and experience. It’s not all about her. It’s about YOU, your team, and how you can create massive success.

Speakers – General Track

Roshanda Pratt

Roshanda Pratt

Crafting Author Success: Mastering Live Video for Book Sales and Fan Engagement

Hannah Jacobson, Book Award Pro

Hannah Jacobson, Book Award Pro

Book Awards: How to Find and Use Awards to Promote Your Book

Alesha R. Brown

Alesha R. Brown

Embracing the Role of Entrepreneur: The Business of Being a Profitable NonFiction Author

Jacci Turner

Jacci Turner

Writing About Grief and Trauma in Your Fiction and Creative Nonfiction books

Gabriela Pereira

Gabriela Pereira

How to Survive and Succeed as a Writer (without breaking your heart or losing your mind)

Tara R. Alemany

Tara R. Alemany

Choosing the Right Publisher for YOU

Tamara Dever

Tamara Dever

Picture Book Design And Production: Book Formatting and Design for Children's Books

Georgia Clark

Georgia Clark

The Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback

Jan Yager

Jan Yager

The Top Seven Ways to Sell Foreign Rights and Why You Should Do It

Jessica Andersen

Jessica Andersen

Leveraging LinkedIn for Entrepreneurial Authors & Editorial Professionals

Kiffer Brown

Kiffer Brown

How to Create a Successful Crowd Sourcing Campaign - KickStart Your Book AND WHY YOU SHOULD DO IT

Toby Dorr

Toby Dorr

Amplifying Your Words: Harnessing the Power of Podcasts to Boost Book Sales

Laura Briggs

Laura Briggs

How to Make More Money with Your Skills: Selling Freelance Writing Services

Monique Danielle

Monique Danielle

Atticus: Your DIY Book Formatting BFF

Beginner/Intermediate Authors Workshops

Tieshena Davis

Tieshena Davis

Authorlicity: The essential strategy to ensure your writing stands out and positions you as a highly-recommended source in your field

Katherine Pickett

Katherine Pickett

Get the Most Out of Your Beta Readers and Manuscript Assessments

 

 

Leslie J. Hall

Leslie J. Hall

Show, Don't Tell: A Secret Weapon for Writers

Eryka Parker

Eryka Parker

The Art of Immersion: Boost Productivity and Morale with journaling, role playing and method writing techniques.

Jennifer Navarre

Jennifer Navarre

Writing Books for Young Readers: Determining What Type of Children's Book to Write

Kate Allyson

Kate Allyson

Create a Writing Routine that Works for Your Brain

Stacy Juba

Stacy Juba

From Flat to Fabulous: Reviving Characters with Dynamic Body Language

Brooke Van Sickle

Brooke Van Sickle

The 3 Biggest Mistakes Children's Book Writers Make

Michelle Oucharek-Deo

Michelle Oucharek-Deo

The 42 Minute Hour: A Time Management tool for Enhancing Business Productivity

Savannah Gilbo

Savannah Gilbo

How to Write a Well-Structured Scene

Chelsea Bennett

Chelsea Bennett

Being Successful in Self Publishing is all about Having the Right Tools!

Lori McKnight

Lori McKnight

Offset Printing vs POD: truths, lies and virtual examples

Lucinda Halpern

Lucinda Halpern

Get Signed: Turn Your Big Idea into a Winning Pitch

Markeyla Henton

Markeyla Henton

Echo Chambers: A Winning Marketing Strategy Before You Finish Your Book

Jenn Hanson-dePaula

Jenn Hanson-dePaula

What Authors Can Post on Social Media Before the Book Is Published

Elizabeth Ducie

Elizabeth Ducie

Taking Care of the Money: Cashflow Planning

Kyra Wilson Cook

Kyra Wilson Cook

Writing to be Heard: Keeping the Sound of Stories in Mind While Writing

Wendy Van Camp

Wendy Van Camp

Every Word Matters: Using Poetry Concepts To Enrich Your Prose

Join us for this incredible event!

  • Live training workshops, special events, and Q&As with sponsors & speakers
  • Three tracks for Beginner/intermediate authors, advanced authors, and industry professionals
  • Special offers & discounts on tools & services from speakers & sponsors
  • Community support built in
  • New this year: Publisher Speed Dating!

Advanced Authors Track

Alessandra Torre

Alessandra Torre

6 Secrets Every Indie Author Needs to Know

Barbara V. Evers

Barbara V. Evers

Creating Believable Characters Using Myers Briggs Types

Pam Sheppard

Pam Sheppard

From "No, not interested," to "Tell Me More..." Adapting Your PITCH to Any Marketing Opportunity

Andrea DeWerd

Andrea DeWerd

What's Working Now? Understanding content algorithms for Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok, & SEO to uplevel your discoverability

Shirley Jump

Shirley Jump

Six Techniques to Create More Compelling Novels

Steff Green

Steff Green

Serving your superfans. How to build and foster a fandom

Lindsey Smith

Lindsey Smith

Increase Your Author Revenue Through Subrights

Renee Bauer

Renee Bauer

How to Launch Your Non-Fiction Book onto a Bestseller List

Malorie Cooper

Malorie Cooper

My Facebook Ads are Failing : Strategies to Reboot and Improve the Performance of Your Facebook Ads (Advanced)

JoAnn Sky

JoAnn Sky

From Page to Screen: Screenwriting Basics for Novelists

Honorée Corder

Honorée Corder

Monetizing Your Nonfiction Book: The 6 Steps to Book Monetization Success

Michelle Glogovac

Michelle Glogovac

How To Create A Podcast Book Tour™

Manon Wogahn

Manon Wogahn

Book Influencers: How to find, contact, and work with readers on social media

DiAnn Mills

DiAnn Mills

How to Attract Book Clubs

Amber Petty

Amber Petty

Trick Yourself Into Marketing with an Email Newsletter: Grow Your Platform and Sell Your Books

Mary Czarnecki

Mary Czarnecki

5 Ways to Increase Book Sales and Generate Additional Revenue with Speaking

Jess Ekstrom

Jess Ekstrom

MicDrop! Empowering Your Voice: Strategies for Impactful Speaking

Professional Track – Pros Teaching Pros

E. Danielle Butler

E. Danielle Butler

Publishers: Should Your Author Use a Ghostwriter?

Jen Milius

Jen Milius

How to be Successful as a Publisher at In-person Book Signing Events

Angela James

Angela James

Beyond the Red Pen: Amplifying Author Voice through Skillful Editing

Tara Whitaker

Tara Whitaker

The Case for Community: Why Editors and Freelancers Need to Find Their People

Julie Trelstad

Julie Trelstad

Growing your publishing house with Romance Writers - and Keeping them.

Miranda Darrow

Miranda Darrow

Developmental Editing of Fiction Concepts and Deliverables: An Intro to Developmental Editing for Copyeditors and Others Considering Adding it as an Editing Service

Nev March

Nev March

How to Motivate Your Publisher!

Linda Ruggeri

Linda Ruggeri

Dana Claire

Dana Claire

Book Marketing at Your Fingertips - Amazon A+ Content

Keri-Rae Barnum

Keri-Rae Barnum

Goal Focused Distribution

Diane Windsor

Diane Windsor

Building a Media Kit That Gets Your Author Noticed

Tara R. Alemany

Tara R. Alemany

The Top X Tools You Didn't Know You Needed for Your Publishing Business

Lily Tran

Lily Tran

The Most Common Tax Mistakes Made by Small Businesses

Join us for this incredible event!

  • Live training workshops, special events, and Q&As with sponsors & speakers
  • Three tracks for Beginner/intermediate authors, advanced authors, and industry professionals
  • Special offers & discounts on tools & services from speakers & sponsors
  • Community support built in
  • New this year: Publisher Speed Dating!

Panel: Networking

Cay Templeton

Cay Templeton

Linda Ruggeri & Brittany Dowdle

Linda Ruggeri & Brittany Dowdle

Vanessa Tharp

Vanessa Tharp

Panel: Growing Publishing House

Growing Your publishing house with Romance Writers – and Keeping them.

Julie Trelstad

Julie Trelstad

Kelly Peterson

Kelly Peterson

Panel: Cover Design

Cathy Helms

Cathy Helms

Tamian Wood

Tamian Wood

Panel: Routes to Publishing

Brooke Adams Law

Brooke Adams Law

Anne MacDonald

Anne MacDonald

Abigail Wild

Abigail Wild

Tara R. Alemany

Tara R. Alemany

Ami McConnell

Ami McConnell

Panel: Editing

By Editors For Editors (and Authors)

 

 

Katherine Pickett

Katherine Pickett

 

 

Linda Ruggeri & Brittany Dowdle

Linda Ruggeri & Brittany Dowdle

Tenesha Curtis

Tenesha Curtis

Panel: Achieve Success

Find the Manual to Your Brain and Optimize Your Workspace

 

 

Dayna M. Reidenouer

Dayna M. Reidenouer

Penni Askew

Penni Askew

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Children's Book Mastery
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Your Book is Your Hook
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