Exceptional Women in Publishing

March 30, 2017

Clark Kerr Campus Conference Center, UC Berkeley

I’ll be part of a panel focused on book publishing for the Exceptional Women in Publishing Conference. This panel will give an insider look at an industry in tumult as technology redefines the relationship among authors, publishers, and readers.


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BinderCon LA

April 1-2, 2017

UCLA, Los Angeles

I’ll be a panelist on the alternative publishing models panel. Hope to see you there!


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IBPA Publishing University

April 7-8, 2017

Portland, Oregon
The Benson Hotel

All About Hybrid: An In-Depth Look at a Growing Segment of Our Industry

Hybrid publishing – a publishing model wherein authors pay for some, or all, of the publishing costs in exchange for greater royalties on the back end – is growing and morphing as publishers and authors alike figure out what defines it, and whether hybrid publishers can ultimately come together to form a standardized subsection of publishing. As publishers and author-publishers, hybrid publishers work in both the creative and business side of publishing and offer a business model you might find worth pursuing. What are the pros and cons for publishers in this space? And, what work do we have ahead of us to level the playing field for hybrid publishers in the industry as a whole? Join this session to find out.


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What Made LOVE WARRIOR a Best-selling Memoir?

Monday, April 17th, at 4pm PT | 5pm MT | 6pm CT | 7pm ET

SIGN UP TO JOIN US for this free one-hour webinar about Glennon Doyle Melton’s Love Warrior, the next memoir course in our popular best-seller series. If you already know you love our 4-week best-seller courses, register now for the whole Love Warrior course to take advantage of the early-bird pricing.


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Turn Up the Dial on Your Memoir

April 28th, online (all sessions will be recorded for later access)

Turn Up the Dial on Your Memoir: How to Bring More Heart and Craft to Your Story

A Daylong Online Memoir Conference

6 hour-long sessions with best-selling and award-winning authors and industry experts.

April 28th line-up:
• Julie Barton, NYT bestselling author of Dog Medicine
•Jenni Ferrari-Adler is a longtime agent at Union Literary in New York
• Linda Joy Myers, PhD, award-winning memoirist and President of the National Association of Memoir Writers
• Jordan Rosenfeld, author of seven books, most recently Writing the Intimate Character
• Deborah Siegel, PhD, author and Coach-in-Chief at Girl Meets Voice, Inc.
• Brooke Warner, author and Publisher of She Writes Press


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TEDx Travese City

May 17, 2017

More details to come on this one as my talk gets solidified, but I am thrilled to be presenting a TEDx talk this year, especially since it was my BIG HAIRY GOAL for 2017. Ready to hit the stage in May!


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Milford Readers and Writers Festival

September 15-17, 2017, Milford, PA.

The Milford Readers and Writers Festival aims to inspire and ignite conversations between people who love to read books and people who write them. Building on the timeless tradition of story telling and the participatory energy of book clubs, we focus on the readers by inviting them to share their insights, queries, and responses directly with the authors.


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Magic of Memoir 2017 Intensive

September 22-24, Corte Madera, CA

Join me and Linda Joy Myers for this inspiring weekend of memoir magic. This is an application-based program available to 30 serious memoir students.

Applications are due June 1, 2017. Refundable deposit is required.


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Book Baby's Independent Author's Conference

November 3-5, Philadelphia, PA

My Session: Green-Light It: How Indie Authors Can Publish Well in Today’s Exciting and Competitive
Publishing Climate


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