A Spotlight on the 2024 Workshops for Publishing Professionals

A Spotlight on the 2024 Workshops for Publishing Professionals

Workshops for Publishing Professionals

This year, we're really excited to offer a track for all of the professionals in our community! These are sessions for publishers, publishing assistants, self-publishing assist professionals, editors, and others who are building businesses in the publishing industry!

If you're a publishing professional, there are several sessions just for you at the 2024 Women in Publishing Summit! This year we have some really good sessions specifically for you.

Be sure to get your ticket today so you can enjoy all of these workshops for publishing professionals in the conference and revisit the content in the recordings all year! 

Audience: Publishing Professionals

“Beyond the Red Pen: Amplifying Author Voice Through Skillful Editing”
Presenter: Angela James
In this workshop, editors will move through a 5-step approach of working with authors in a way that creates a positive editing environment that respects author voice, and amplifies and highlights the author’s vision, while also polishing and enhancing the story to create the best reader experience possible.

“Welcome, Ghosts: Should Your Writing Client Use a Ghostwriter?”
Presenter: E, Danielle Butler
This session will walk publishing professions through the considerations of working with a ghostwriter.

“The 42 Minute Hour: A Time Management Tool for Enhancing Business Productivity”
Presenter: Michelle Oucharek-Deo
This workshop is a time mentoring program for real women whose goals often get sidelined by everyday challenges and the technique shared can revolutionize your productivity, not just in writing but in managing many areas of your life.

Everything You Need to Know About Prepping for Taxes”
Presenter: Lily Tran
Join Lily Tran to learn about how to best prepare your small business for tax season!​

“The Case for Community: Why Editors and Freelancers Need to Find Their People”
Presenter: Tara Whitaker
This part how-to, part tell-all session discusses why and how joining or building the right values-focused virtual community- whether as an author, editor, or creative freelancer- has become necessary for a stronger and more sustainable solo business.

“Offset Printing vs POD- Truths, Lies, and Virtual Examples”
Presenter: Lori McKnight
In this session, the pros and cons of both offset and POD printing with real life examples will be discussed to help writers make an informed decision on the best route for their book and business.

“Developmental Editing of Fiction Concepts and Deliverables: An Intro to Developmental Editing for Copyeditors and Others Considering Adding it as an Editing Service”
Presenter: Miranda Darrow
During this workshop, an overview of developmental editing will be shared, and a discussion on main developmental editing concepts will take place, with examples of deliverables and more.

“Achieve Success – Find the Manual to Your Brain and Optimize Your Workspace”
Presenter: Dayna Reidenour and Penni Askew
In this presentation, authors and service providers will learn different ways to approach their work with a focus on neurodivergent brains and ways to flourish using methods that fit for every person.

“How to Motivate Your Author in Marketing Strategy”
Presenter: Nev March
This presentation cover an approach to building an effective marketing plan with a publisher.

“Goal Focused Distribution”
Presenter: Keri-Rae Barnum
This workshop will cover distribution opportunities for print books, eBooks and audiobooks and the costs, time commitments, and sustainability for every option.

“The Top Tools You Didn’t Know You Needed for Your Publishing Business”
Presenter: Tara Alemany
Workshop attendees will learn of tools that streamline publishing to give them the productivity boost needed to run their business efficiently and effectively.

“How to be Successful as a Publisher at In-Person Book Signing Events”
Presenter: Jen Milius
You have an in-person event, like a book fair, book signing, or table at a conference, lined up – now what? How do you create a wonderful experience and best present yourself, your authors, all of your books and your business?

When this presentation is complete, attendees will be able to:
1 – Have the right mindset for success
2 – Understand what is needed for publishers to put themselves, their authors, and their businesses in the best light
3 – Know how to shine during the event for your business AND your authors.

This session will also be valuable for authors looking to do more in person events.

“Leveraging LinkedIn for Entrepreneurial Authors and Editorial Professionals”
Presenter: Jessican Andersen
Authors, publishers, editors, freelancers, and industry professionals will learn how to turn their long-neglected LinkedIN profile into a powerful marketing asset for their personal brand or business in this session.

“Building a Media Kit That Gets Your Author Noticed”
Presenter: DiAnn Windsor
This workshop will cover the elements of a media kit, where to find templates that are editable, how to write and distribute a press release, and how to find the right person to send the kit to.

Join the Summit for these and many more sessions you will be able to access through the end of the year!

See the full schedule here and grab your ticket today!

We hope to see you at the 2024 Women in Publishing Summit!

A Spotlight on the 2024 Workshops for Advanced Authors

A Spotlight on the 2024 Workshops for Advanced Authors

Workshops for Advanced Authors

If you've already published at least one book, you're probably in the Intermediate/Advance author category. You might still need some refresher courses on certain content, especially if you're starting a new book in a different genre.

But you're likely not looking for basic writing craft, information on how to find an editor, or which route to publication is for you.

Since this is the 7th year of the conference, and we've had a lot of people come on this journey for years with us, we wanted to place a special focus this year on more advanced topics.

Be sure to get your ticket today so you can enjoy all of these workshops for advanced authors in the conference, and revisit the content in the recordings all year! 

Audience: All genres of authors who have published at least one book and are looking to take their writing and publishing career to the next level.

“From Page to Screen: Screenwriting Basics for Novelists”
Presenter: JoAnn Sky
This workshop will teach writers how to understand the strengths and weaknesses, similarities and differences of adopting a novel into a script. Important information will be shared in this session such as structural choices made during the adaptation process, stylistic components to embed in your script, formatting requirements, and more.

“My Facebook Ads are Failing: Strategies to Reboot and Improve the Performance of Your Facebook Ads”
Presenter: Malorie Cooper
Attendees of this session will learn from a Facebook ad expert the basics of utilizing Facebook ads, the set up and creation, and how to grow your audience from the use of ads on Facebook.

“Monetizing Your Non-Fiction Book: The 6 Steps to Book Monetization Success”
Presenter: Honoree Corder
In this session, you will learn ways to turn your book into multiple income streams.
Audience: Nonfiction authors and business owners

“Six Techniques to Create More Compelling Novels”
Presenter: Shirley Jump
Attendees will learn how to capitalize on a technique marketing gurus have used for years to find the “thought not thought of yet” and avoid duplicating a plot line, character quirk or other idea that’s already out there. Learn how to use this technique to take your writing to a richer and more compelling depth.

“Creating Believable Characters Using Myers Briggs Types”
Presenter: Barbara V Evers
Attendees will learn how to identify their character’s Myers Briggs personality types and develop understanding of how your character will behave under normal circumstances as well as in stress using this information.

“From Flat to Fabulous: Reviving Characters with Dynamic Body Language”
Presenter: Stacy Juba
In this session, writers will learn how to identify and avoid the most overused nonverbal phrases that results in flat characters and lackluster writing, gain strategies for enriching nonverbal communication, allowing your unique voice to shine and fostering deeper reader connections with your characters.

“What’s Working Now? Understanding content algorithms for Facebook, Instagram, and Tiktok, and SEO to uplevel your discoverability”
Presenter: Andrea DeWerd
Workshop attendees will learn what’s working now for different genres and different platforms, including understanding the content algorithms for Facebook, Instagram and TikTok, with a specific focus on search optimization and discoverability- from SEO for author websites, to tips and tricks for optimizing your Amazon listing and metadata.

“Serving Your Superfans: How to Build and Foster a Fandom”
Presenter: Steff Green
Participants in this workshop will learn what superfans are, how they respond to a strong brand, and how to cultivate fandom into your work. 

“Embracing the Role of Entrepreneur: The Business of Being a Profitable Non-Fiction Author”
Presenter: Alesha Brown
This session dives into how to blend your creativity with a market-driven approach, how to tailor your stories to your audience’s preferences in order to turn your readers into devoted fans. Attendees will learn how to shift their perspective from being authors to authorpreneurs.

“How to Make More Money with Your Skills: Selling Freelance Writing Services”
Presenter: Laura Briggs
In this workshop, any level author will discover what it takes to succeed as a freelance writer, what freelance services make the most sense for authors to dive into and how to get started in freelance writing services.

“5 Ways to Increase Book Sales and Generate Additional Revenue with Speaking”
Presenter: Mary Czarnecki
In this session, you will learn ways to increase your book sales and generate new revenue with speaking, simple ways to find speaking opportunities, and what to say to ensure your talk is irresistible to event organizers and hosts.

“Increase Your Author Revenue Through Subrights”
Presenter: Lindsey Smith
Workshop attendees will learn of eight new revenue streams to choose from, know each how to implement each one and confidently choose the one that aligns with them.

“The At of Giving and Receiving Feedback”
Presenter: Georgia Clark
In this presentation, attendees will learn how to give feedback that expresses your ideas in a helpful way, how to receive feedback, even when it’s hard to hear, and how to turn feedback into a solid, achievable revision plan you feel excited to tackle.

“From Data to Drama: Leveraging Market Research to Create Bestselling Fiction”
Presenter: Jana S. Brown
In this session, you will learn why market research matters and how it can be applied to work that is completed, or used to create a writing plan for your newest novel, and how to choose details about your content that fits your genre.

“Book Influencers: How to Find, Contact, and Work with Readers on Social Media”
Presenter: Manon Wogahn
Book influencers have changed the book marketing game. In this session, attendees will learn why it’s important to work with influencers, how to approach them, and how to be respectful of their time and platform in ways that support your work to bestseller status.
Audience: Intermediate authors

 

These are the sessions that speak directly to intermediate / advanced writers. You'll also receive a large number of sessions that are for the general audience, special sessions, and lots of networking time. Plus time to meet with our sponsors and publishers!

 

See the full schedule here and grab your ticket today!

We hope to see you at the 2024 Women in Publishing Summit!

A Spotlight on the 2024 Workshops for NonFiction Authors

A Spotlight on the 2024 Workshops for NonFiction Authors

Workshops for Nonfiction Authors

If you're a nonfiction author, you're in for a real treat at the 2024 Women in Publishing Summit! Not only do we have a ton of general content and business growth sessions, plus our networking and special sessions, we've got some really good sessions specifically for our nonfiction writers.

Be sure to get your ticket today so you can enjoy all of these workshops for nonfiction authors in the conference, and revisit the content in the recordings all year! 

Audience: Nonfiction authors, memoirists, thought leaders, and business owners writing to grow their business

Pre-Conference Workshop: Outlining Your Nonfiction Book with Lanette Pottle – live on Jan. 29th for ticket holders, and available in the recordings after.

“Authorlocity: The Top Strategy to Establish Yourself as a Thought Leader with a Non-Fiction Book”
Presenter: Tieshena Davis
Attendees will learn the essential strategy to ensure your writing stands out and positions you as a highly-recommended source in your field by discussing what type of prescriptive books to write, how to capture and articulate your evidence-based knowledge, and how to master strategic persuasion to maximize your impact.

“How to Launch Your Non-Fiction Book onto a Bestseller List”
Presenter: Renee Bauer
Beginner level attendees will uncover a roadmap to launching their book into the world and increase the chances of it landing on a bestseller list by knowing when to do what to launch your book into success and create your PR plan.

“Monetizing Your Non-Fiction Book: The 6 Steps to Book Monetization Success
Presenter: Honoree Corder
In this session, you will learn ways to turn your book into multiple income streams.

“Crafting Author Success: Mastering Live Video for Book Sales and Fan Engagement”
Presenter: Roshanda Pratt
In this session, authors will learn the art of crafting a compelling online presence through live video. We will explore the key elements of authentic connection with your audience in this workshop.

“Every Word Matters: Using Prose to Enhance Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction”
Presenter: Wendy Van Camp
Beginner level attendees will learn about Meaning, Voice, Tone, Rhythm/Meter, Sound Devices, and Word Choice and how to best apply them as a novelist.

“Memoir Mastery: How To Tell Your Story So It Sells”
Presenter: Jennifer Wilkov
Beginner level attendees will learn what it takes to actually tell their story in an impactful way to attract attention and visibility in the marketplace, as well as strategies to reach publishers, the media and even gain speaking opportunities and more.

“Embracing the Role of Entrepreneur: The Business of Being a Profitable Non-Fiction Author”
Presenter: Alesha Brown
This session dives into how to blend your creativity with a market-driven approach, how to tailor your stories to your audience’s preferences in order to turn your readers into devoted fans. Attendees will learn how to shift their perspective from being authors to authorpreneurs.

“How to Make More Money with Your Skills: Selling Freelance Writing Services”
Presenter: Laura Briggs
In this workshop, any level author will discover what it takes to succeed as a freelance writer, what freelance services make the most sense for authors to dive into and how to get started in freelance writing services.

“5 Ways to Increase Book Sales and Generate Additional Revenue with Speaking”
Presenter: Mary Czarnecki
In this session, you will learn ways to increase your book sales and generate new revenue with speaking, simple ways to find speaking opportunities, and what to say to ensure your talk is irresistible to event organizers and hosts.

“Increase Your Author Revenue Through Subrights”
Presenter: Lindsey Smith
Workshop attendees will learn of eight new revenue streams to choose from, know each how to implement each one and confidently choose the one that aligns with them.

These are the sessions that speak directly to nonfiction writers. You'll also receive a full education in what you need to know for publishing and production, editing, book launch and marketing, and more!

 

See the full schedule here and grab your ticket today!

We hope to see you at the 2024 Women in Publishing Summit!