Happy 2015! Join us later this month at the CWIP Publishing Fair, where you can learn about this city’s publishing resources, including editorial consultant (and CWIP vice president!) Kim Bookless:
Kim Bookless is a Chicago-based publishing consultant, copyeditor, writer, and speaker. She helps authors bring their books to life by guiding them through the maze of self-publishing, serving as their advisor, advocate, and project manager. Services include acting as a liaison between authors and service providers; monitoring and supervising the dozens of steps in the publishing process; and ensuring projects progress smoothly, on time, and within budget.
Register for the publishing fair here: https://CWIP.formstack.com/forms/publishingfair
Books, books, books. You love books. You love reading them, writing them, editing them. What about designing them? Do you know what’s involved with that process?
On Wednesday, October 8, Chicago Women in Publishing’s educational program brings you graphic designer Erika Nygaard, who will teach you how to be your designer’s best friend. Hear strategies for writers, editors, and others who work with words and take home tons of tips on collaborating with designers.
Speaker Bio: Erika Nygaard is a Freelance Graphic Designer based in Chicago, IL. She works with publishers and authors to develop their publications in both print and digital media. A veteran of the Marketing and K-12 Educational Publishing industries, Erika is now self-employed, and she enjoys the opportunity to help authors bring their publishing dreams to life through her graphic design skills. Contact Erika and learn more at her website at http://www.erikanygaard.com.
Get your questions answered by Erika! Sign up now: http://bit.ly/1rfXdA9 #DesignerBFF
Join CWIP for our March program about promoting books in the 21st century—given by Paula Krapf, a marketing, social media, digital content and PR consultant/strategist. Perhaps you have published a book, or want to, or want to help those who publish books, and you’re looking for the inside scoop on the wide world of book promotion. You’ve studied up on social media. You’re not afraid to market yourself. But you know there’s more out there at your fingertips than Twitter and Facebook.
If you aren’t sure whether you should go with Kindle Direct Publishing or Kindle Unlimited, or if you can’t figure out the secrets to finding the right Kindle keywords, this event will help you understand how Amazon’s algorithms work so you can harness more exposure, reviews, and sales for your book. We’ll also break down Goodreads, a social network with more than 30 million members, so you can get the most out of its author program, giveaways, author Q&As, and more!
Wednesday, March 18, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Second floor conference room in the Four40 Building, 440 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60603
Sign up by Monday, March 16 for discounted registration fee.
Register online now: https://cwip.formstack.com/forms/bookpromotion*
About the Speaker:
Paula Krapf is a marketing, social media, digital content and PR consultant/strategist. She was a journalist for nearly a decade before moving into book marketing and social media strategy and content management. She helps authors (and others) navigate the often-confusing world of online and offline promotion. Connect with Paula at http://www.paulakrapf.com.
For more information about Chicago Women in Publishing (CWIP) visit www.cwip.org
We're focusing on all areas of publishing, and our featured companies include StoryStudio Chicago, University of Chicago Press, Agate Publishing, Adams Press, Independent Writers of Chicago (IWOC), the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA), Lake Claremont Press, and many more.
If you're a writer, publishing professional, or have an interest in publishing, we'd love to see you there!
Learn how to write for the web from content marketing expert !
We will meet at 440 S. LaSalle, 2nd Floor, for Writing for the Web: What Content Marketing Is and Why You Need to Know
Please spread the word!
And, if you haven't signed up, RSVP today for this great program!
Content marketing might sound like industry jargon, but we promise you that you should sit up and pay attention. Think of content marketing as copywriting for the next generation. Whether you believe print is dead or set for a comeback, writing for the Internet is here to stay.
Our presenter, Andy Crestodina, is a co-founder of Orbit Media, an award-winning, 35-person web design company in Chicago. Over the past 15 years, Andy has provided web strategy and marketing advice to more than 1,000 businesses.
Bonus: Andy will also share a few tricks for managing social media. The program is 6-8:30 p.m.
Register here: http://bit.ly/1uBldCr
- Publishing Consultant | Writer | EditorFreelance, 2009 - present
- National Trust for Historic PreservationGrants Administrator, 2010 - 2011
- Preservation Resource Center of New OrleansAdministrative Assistant, 2007 - 2008
- Barnes & NobleDepartment Manager, 2007 - 2007
- The McGraw-Hill CompaniesNational Sales Coordinator, 1999 - 2005
I am a publishing consultant, writer, and editor based in downtown Chicago. I help authors get their books self-published by serving as a single point of contact throughout the book production process. I explain authors' publishing options, help them clarify their goals, assist them with finding excellent self-publishing service providers, and interact with the service providers on the authors' behalf.
I also provide original writing, ghostwriting, content editing, and copyediting for books, web content, marketing materials, and communications pieces.
I founded the Chicago Self-Publishing Meetup Group. Our members are aspiring authors, people who work in the publishing industry, and others who are simply curious about how to create a book. We meet in the downtown Chicago area every other month and offer our members free resources, presentations, guest speakers, and panel discussions.
I’m on the board of Chicago Women in Publishing (CWIP), a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA) and the American Copy Editors Society (ACES), and a contributor to the national magazine Preservation in Print.
I'm a preservation geek. Occasionally I’ll get up in front of a bunch of strangers and try to convince them to help save a historic building. Sometimes I have to explain that we should save one even if most people think it’s ugly.
My dream is to move to Rome and write about the ex-pat life. I'm still working on a strategy to get there.
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