Why is networking important for women in the publishing industry?

Why is networking important for women in the publishing industry?

Get ready for the ultimate networking experience at the Women in Publishing Summit!

We are thrilled to announce that the Women in Publishing Summit is back for another year, and this time, we have made sure to pack the event with even more opportunities for networking and connection! Our past attendees have raved about the benefits of having a writing team of friends, accountability partners, and co-commiserators. Writing can be a lonely journey, but with the Women in Publishing Summit, you will never have to go it alone.

Many of our past participants have formed lasting relationships and even continue to meet regularly via zoom. With the Summit, you'll have the chance to connect with a community of authors, writers, editors, graphic designers, and more in your specific genre. We heard your feedback, and this year we've built in even more opportunities for you to network and connect with others in the industry.

The Women in Publishing Summit is the first online conference dedicated to women in the publishing industry, and it's the biggest event of its kind. Over the course of four days, you'll have access to over 40 workshops covering a wide range of topics, including writing craft, editing, production, marketing, and the business of being an author. With expert speakers and panel discussions, you'll leave the Summit feeling inspired, empowered, and ready to take your publishing journey to the next level.

With Day 1 dedicated to writing craft, Day 2 to editing and production, Day 3 to marketing, and Day 4 to tools for business growth, the Women in Publishing Summit has you covered. And with the event held completely online, you can attend from the comfort of your own home or office. All workshops and events will be recorded, and you'll receive access to everything, so you never have to miss a moment.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, learn from industry experts, and take your publishing journey to the next level. Register for the Women in Publishing Summit now!

Here's what some of our past attendees have to say about the Women in Publishing Summit:

“Fabulous! (I probably shouldn't say this out loud, but based on what I've seen so far, and what I know is coming, I would have easily paid double!) 😁” – Amy T., Writer

“Such an amazing conference. So impressed with the content. By far the most comprehensive collection for a writing/publishing conference. Great job!” – Stephanie Victoria Anderson, Cover Designer & Book Formatter, Alt 19 Creative

Join us March 1-4, 2023, and see what all the buzz is about!

Get your Women in Publishing Summit ticket.

All About Author Assistants with Samantha Williams of Aurora Publicity

All About Author Assistants with Samantha Williams of Aurora Publicity

All About Author Assistants: Learn how to boost your income while freeing up your time!

Learn how to make an author assistant work for you! From publishing to promotion and everything in between, join the author assistant experts of Aurora Publicity in this career-changing webinar intended to help you break through to your next level.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to determine if you’re ready for an assistant
  • Where and how to find your perfect assistant
  • The best tasks for your author assistant to be doing (printable list!)
  • Best practices for strong, successful author/assistant relationships
  • When, where, and how to stretch your budget based on your goals

BONUS: Attendees will receive a coupon for $5 off ANY LitRing platform or sales promo! LitRing is Aurora’s sister company.

By the end of this webinar, you’ll be able to confidently find or scale up your author assistant, free up your time to write more, and boost your sales

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QpJBH3XvSpKcLJ67Hcv0KQ

WIP Summit Webinar Series: Jennifer Wilkov – How to Publish Your Book / The 5 Ways to Publish Your Book

WIP Summit Webinar Series: Jennifer Wilkov – How to Publish Your Book / The 5 Ways to Publish Your Book

How to Publish Your Book / The 5 Ways to Publish Your Book

Our  April guest expert is Jennifer Wilkov, of Your Book is Your Hook.

In this free webinar, discover how to:

  • How to determine the right way to publish your project
  • What is required to publish each type of book
  • The basics for writing effective books that sell
  • The secret to using your book as your “hook” in your industry, business, organization, project or career
  • Fool-proof ways to master networking introductions with your book inside and outside of the publishing industry
  • Proven techniques to use your book to reach TV producers and the media
  • Top strategies to leverage your book for various audiences, opportunities and markets

Presenter Bio: Jennifer S. Wilkov Media personality, host and executive producer of the popular podcast show “Your Book Is Your Hook!”, Jennifer is a multi #1 international best-selling award-winning author, an award-winning freelance writer, a columnist, the Literary Agent Matchmaker™ and a respected book & business consultant in her business by the same name, “Your Book Is Your Hook!” She supports first time and seasoned authors and writers with the writing, getting published and marketing of their book ideas and projects as well as the building of their platform to raise their visibility to readers, Hollywood and the media. www.YourBookIsYourHook.com

Register now!

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fNtu0uMURBOs9Tj8Bp09QA

How to Create and Sell Digital Products for Additional Revenue Streams (without feeling stupid or salesy)

How to Create and Sell Digital Products for Additional Revenue Streams (without feeling stupid or salesy)

Title: How to Create and Sell Digital Products for Additional Revenue Streams (without feeling stupid or salesy)

Writing costs money. Blogging, growing an email list, spending hours upon hours with your nose to a screen, cranking out chapters in preparation for the big publishing goal… somebody has to cover the costs incurred while you're building your writing career. How can you keep working toward your big dreams without draining the bank account meanwhile? The answer: turn your writing into digital products that you can sell while you sleep.

By the end of this training, you'll be able to:

  • Kick your fear of selling to the curb where it belongs. We'll explore common hang-ups that prevent writers from growing their reach through online paid products and how e-commerce can be a healthy part of your writing pursuits.
  • Stop wasting time creating endless free blog posts and social reels. We'll learn how creating LESS content can actually generate MORE (and better!) results for your business.
  • Make technology work FOR you, not against you. We'll reveal the biggest mistake people make when choosing online sales platforms and how you can be smart enough to avoid it.

BONUS for everyone who attends: Anatomy of a Sales Funnel cheat-sheet



The Ultimate Fantasy Writer’s Guide

The Ultimate Fantasy Writer’s Guide

ed. note: Thank you to Autumn Birt for this guest post! We are so excited about her new program for fantasy writers. Keep reading to learn more about this value-packed program that is a MUST for every fantasy writer,

Back when I first started writing fantasy and decided to give e-publishing a try, back in the early days of eBooks that I fondly refer to the Wild West, there wasn’t much information out to help authors. Now there seems to be too much and most of it contradicts itself!

I’m Autumn Birt, a bestselling and award-winning fantasy author (and past Women in Publishing Summit speaker!). I just released my thirteenth fantasy novel which completes my third series. I’m now a full-time writer traveling around the US with my husband and our Cairn Terrier, Ayashe, living the life of adventure that I love to write about in my epic fantasy stories. Well, minus the magic and dragons … but I’m looking for them! 

Over the years as I learned how to successful write amazing stories, reach more readers, and market, I’ve written hundreds of blog posts offering free writing tips. But secretly, I wanted more.

What I want is to really, REALLY, help other authors. Not just with an occasional tip here and there amid random writing posts that I think, hope, will help you. No. I want to KNOW I impacted not only your writing but your writing career.

I dream big. I know. 😉

Ive been gathering up all the things that have helped me create the awesome author business I have now, all those essential pieces of advice I wish someone had told and given me when I first started out as an indie author. And Ive packaged them into one sweet little bundle that is so full of awesomeness that it makes me as excited as I was the first time I uploaded a book to Amazon (dont tell Born of Water I said that. EVER.).

I know, really, how can anything besides writing be that good?

What if I told you what Ive got coming is 12 seriously AWESOME modules that will teach you to write, edit, and publish your novel to raving fans? These step-by-step modules will help you take the spark of an idea and develop it into an amazing book with in-depth writing lessons that will teach you the pertinent details of just what you need to know to write an amazing book (and none of the extra crap that will only slow you down). AND, if that wasnt sweet enough, it will show you the steps to build a fan base as you write, how to overcome, and totally defeat, writers block, plus the techniques to edit like a pro.

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After that, it REALLY gets good.

That is when you jump into the module on the 5 essential parts of a cover AND how to format both an ebook and a paperback book using the templates the course provides. Did I just say ebook and paperback templates? Yup. They work great too. I just used them on my newest fantasy release (uploaded 2 days ago!). This course even provides an over-my-shoulder screencast video of how to use the templates and upload!

And that isnt the end, oh no!  There are still jam-packed lessons on how to launch a book to fans and reviews, including super-secret swipe files on how to build a launch team. And after all the excitement has worn off, as well as Amazons new release sales bump, how to continue to grow your author brand and expand into long-term marketing strategies.

Like I said,  EVERYTHING you need to build your totally awesome author career. Swipe files to build your mailing list and launch team, awesome downloads, checklists, and cheat sheets to keep you organized, those over-my-shoulder videos to the exact steps you need to take, and then all that fantastic information packed into one single course. And there is even more! There are 3 amazing bonuses.

Ive been dreaming of creating this for nearly two years.

Well more than dreaming. Because, like writing a book, things dont happen, especially BIG and amazing things, if you dont work hard to make them happen.

I CAN. NOT. WAIT. to help you with all those amazing lessons, downloads, swipe files, templates and MORE that are locked inside this amazing Guide, those awesome bonuses… Well, that is why it is called the Ultimate Fantasy Writers Guide!

Autumn is a bestselling author in fantasy, epic fantasy, and war! She is the author of the fast-paced epic fantasy, including the adventure trilogy on elemental magic, the Rise of the Fifth Order. Her newest series is Games of Fire, an epic continuation of the world and characters begun in the Rise of the Fifth Order. Learn more at http://autumnbirt.com