Celebrating Authors Summit Series 2023 & 2024

2023 All Access Pass - recordings available now

2024 All Access Pass - recordings will be added to your account after the summit airs during the fall of 2024.

To purchase summits individually, click on the summit session title below.

Replays are available via web browser or mobile app.

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2023 All Access Pass Includes the Following:

1. Getting Real Support

Do You Have The Support You Need to Write?

There are so many distractions that can sideline your efforts to write your book.

Are there ways you can adjust your environment and your support system to help you focus, rather than distract you?

Claudette Milner: Your Book, Your Journey to Success

Jan Robberts: Self Care Isn't Selfish

Janelle Anderson: The Power of Niche and Passion in Coaching

Joan Clark: What I Wish Someone Had Told Me

Kathy Sparrow: Strategies and Pitfalls of a Writer's Life

Kevin Hall: How I Began My Writing Career

Shirley Jump: How to Keep Writing When No One Supports Your Dream

2. Getting Clarity: Being True to You

How Do You Know You're Writing the Right Book?

Writing a book is a time and energy intensive process, so it's very important to know why you're choosing your book topic before you put a lot of resources into the process.

Our speakers share their experience, both positive and negative, about their choice of book topic and how it worked out for them.

Regardless of where you are in your writing process, there is wisdom in learning from the experience of others.

Andy Hahn: Mindset-Releasing Blocks

Anne Bartolucci: Understanding Procrastination

Daimon Sweeney: The Master Key to Undoing Resistance

Janice Steinbach: The Grit to Quit

Kathi Burns: From Chaos to Clarity

Katie Friedman: Focus on the Finish Line

Katie Miller: Let's Clear Some Trash and Let Your Creativity Flow

Mitchell Levy: With Clarity, Everything Else Falls Into Place

Peter Van Twyer: Unblocking the Author's Mindset

Philip Merry: 9 Keys of Synchronicity

Roger Burnley: Overcoming Fear: A Guide to Freedom

Tracy Malone: Amplify Your Genius

Yeon Jung (Jane) Kim: Transform Your Life by Writing a Book

3. Getting to Know Your Readers

Are You Writing for Yourself or Your Readers?

Sometimes you start out writing for yourself, and afterward it's a revelation where your message will have the most impact.

If you have a professional goal and you know who you want to see you in a particular way, learn from the experts who understand avatars and their characteristics so you can create your book in a way your intended audience will hear you.

Doyle Banks: Four Easy Steps to Connect

Heather Asiyanbi: Understanding Your Ideal Reader Avatar

Helen Chang: Know Your Audience, Know Your Book

Timothy Dean Smith: Endangered People Skills: Communication Paradox

4. Branding & Promotion

Will Your Book Attract The Right Readers?

When you're clear about your target audience's characteristics and your own brand, and how you want to be seen by your readers, you can incorporate concepts and word choices in order to catch your audience's attention.

Our speakers each have a unique approach to branding, messaging and positioning.

Larissa Banting: How to Powerup Your Publicity

D Grant Smith: Unlock the Magic of Your Message

Jeff Pizzino: Selling Your Sizzle

Nicki Chang-Powless: Create a Powerful Marketing Message

Richard Kaye: Profitable, Powerful Publicity

5. Writing Strategies

Finding Your Best Writing Strategy: Need Some New Writing Strategy Ideas?

Do you have a hard time getting the words from your vision onto paper (or digital document)?

Our speakers share their own personal strategies … what's worked for them and what hasn't.

Learn more ways you can try to create a writing strategy that will work for you.

Azhar ul Haque Sario: The Art of Successful Book Self-Publishing

Barbara Wainwright: Insights from Creating a Collaborative Book

Daman Dev Sood: 6 Books in Less Than 2 Years!

Dan Janal: Defeat Writer's Block

Elise Krentzel: How to Write Like a Rebel

Latara Dragoo: How to Reverse Engineer Your Book

Lisa MacDonald: Save Yourself a Lot of Rewrites

Rebecka Vigus: When You Write the Wrong Book

Robyn Abrams: Can AI Write Your Novel?

Suzanne Doyle-Ingram: Unveiling the Art of Authorship

Teresa de Grosbois: 3 Keys to Rapidly Rising #1 International Best-Seller

Val Low: Map Your Writing Strategies

6. Fiction

Are you focused on fiction? Learn from your fellow fiction authors!

Cassidy Choi: The Power and Relatability of Flawed Characters

Shirley Jump: Reverse Engineer Your Plot

Sidhant Bastia: An Author's Journey

7. Design & Editing

How Do You Want Your Readers to See Your Book?

Getting Help to Make Your Book Shine

Your credibility as the author is closely aligned with how your book appears on the bookshelf, on your sales page, and as you hand your book to introduce yourself.

If you're not an experienced graphic designer, you may want to bring someone with that skill into your project.

Our speakers share their design tips to help you choose the right look for your book.

With self-publishing, authors can bring to market their work at any level of quality. Sometimes that means books filled with errors, which reduces credibility in the eyes of the reader. The book can contain amazing content, but if it's not presented well it can repel readers before they have a chance to look more deeply into the book.

There are a wide variety of professionals who can help you give your book its best image.

Our speakers share their contribution to the quality of your book, and what they're looking for as they choose their new projects.

Ann Ljungberg: Edit Like a Pro

Michelle Cameron: Types of Editors and What They Do

Rachel Valliere: Designing Your Best-Selling Book

Susan Crossman: Choosing an Editor For Your Manuscript

8. Publishing and Distribution

Do You Know Your Publishing Options?

Basically an author can self-publish, work with a traditional publisher, or work with a hybrid publisher.

What does this mean, what are the nuances, and what can you learn from publishers to help you choose the best path for you?

Getting Your Book To Your Audience

How Do You Sell Your Books?

Our speakers share their tips and strategies to help you find ways to get your book into your audience's hands.

Whether your target audience is massive or small, building your distribution strategy either before or during your writing process will help you be ready when your book is published.

Jan Zucker: Distribution Options from a Publisher's Point of View

Jan Zucker: The Book Production Process

Laurie Aranda: Publishing 101: Self, Hybrid or Traditional?

Michelle Cameron: Things to Avoid as an Author

Shirley Jump: Tradition vs. Hybrid Publishing

9. Best Practices, Rules & Regs

Authorship Rules, Regulations & Best Practices

Look Out for Gotcha's!

Unless you're writing a book for your family for personal reasons, it's important to understand the larger regulatory landscape to avoid any future challenges.

Our speakers bring important concepts to help you navigate this territory.

Judy Weintraub: About Publishing Contracts

Maribel Gray: Increase Your Reach with Web Accessibility

Shadeed Eleazer: Licensing Fundamentals for Self-Published Authors

Trent True: Funnels: Key Tips for Authors

10. Authors: Strategy

Ann Aikens: Make it Fun - Getting Your Book Out

Cheri Merz: Marketing Advantages of Collaborative Books

Deanne Duffin: Profits with Purpose

Eric Asbeck: Know What to Do Next: Focus & Finish

Georgia Varjas: Expert to Author

Judy Weintraub: Optimizing Your Amazon Presence

Kate Mikado: Million Dollar Book Funnels

Kathy Sparrow: Create a Book Marketing Plan that Sells Your Book

Les LaMotte: Garbage to Global: Imagineering Your Future

Les Watson: Get More Time

Shadeed Eleazer: From Words to Wealth

Suzanne Duret: How I Reached Tony Robbins to Write My Book Foreword

Trudy Triner: Getting it Done!

11. Speaking to Amplify Your Message

Would Speaking Enhance Your Career & Book?

Have you written your book to introduce yourself and your expertise to a particular audience?

Would speaking to that audience about your book concepts help move your career forward?

Learn tips and advice from speaking professionals to help you.

Barbara Wainwright: Taking Your Audience to the Next Level

Brigette Callahan: The Hollywood Effect: Transforming Your Presentations

Chris Hanlon: Raise Your Profile & Authority from Stage

Kelley O'Hara: Using the Stage to Amplify Your Message and Ignite Impact

Marjorie Saulson: Speaking Anxiety - BUSTED!

Marla Press: The Magic of Presence

Roxana Popet: Conquer Your Fear of Public Speaking

Sheri Elle Brown: Harness Clarity, Confidence and Connection

12. Creative Ways to Monetize Your Book

You've worked hard to organize the concepts in your book into a logical order.

You've massaged the language, and you've created a visual representation of your book.

Now what?!

If you want to serve your audience in expanded ways beyond just reading your book, what are your options?

Check out our speakers as they share their experience, positive and negative, of options they've explored.

Alex Brandin: Journey from Spiritual Teaching to Stand-Up

Erik K. Johnson: Make Money with Your Podcast

Evelyn McCauley: Audiobooks: Paint the Picture of Your Book

Jan Zucker: Creating eLearning from Your Current Content

Jay Fairbrother: Monetize Your Tribe: Profitable Program

Mark Stern: How to Build an Experience Around Your Book Launch

Paula Judith Johnson: Expand Your Reach with Summits

Shirley Jump: Your Book as a Money-Making Platform

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Bonus #1

Taste of Mastermind Event for Authors

  • You'll receive one free ticket to one of the monthly Taste of Masterminds we host to give you a feel for the Authors Mastermind designed to support authors who attend our summit series.

  • Your ticket will expire December 31, 2024.

  • Tickets are transferrable. If this doesn't fit you, but you know someone who would benefit, just let us know the name & email of the lucky recipient of your ticket.

If you are an author, or would like to be, and you'd like support from other authors to help you with accountability, fellowship and education, check out our mastermind!

Bonus #2

Authors Giveaway Event

  • Get one free ticket to list your offer in an Authors Giveaway Event we host.

  • Your ticket will expire December 31, 2024.

  • Tickets are transferrable. If this doesn't fit you, but you know someone who would benefit, just let us know the name & email of the lucky recipient of your ticket.

An easy way to promote your offer to new people is to participate in a hosted giveaway. Your part is to upload info about your free gift including a link to an opt in page on your website, invite your people to enjoy the free gifts, deliver your gift to the people who opt in for your gift, and follow up with the people who opted in to see how you might help them. Normally there is a cost to participate, but with this bonus you get one free listing in one of the author giveaway events we host.

Bonus #1

Enjoy Gifts & Specials From Our Summit Sponsors

  • Celebrating Coaches Magazine 

  • Book Writing, Self-Publishing & Marketing LinkedIn Group 

  • Mastermind Mastery

  • Virtual Summit Starter Pack 

  • Podapaloosa 

  • Actionera Mobile App Free Account 

  • LivePure

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Disclaimers

  • There are no refunds. Please purchase carefully.

  • The list of topics and speakers on this page reflect 2023 speakers. If you order the 2024 VIP recordings, they'll be added to your account after the 2024 summit for that week.

  • Access information for the recordings and bonuses will be sent to the email address provided during the checkout process.

  • Speakers who provide links to their offers and resources are fully responsible for fulfilling whatever they promise. This is completely separate from what we're promising in the offer you'll purchase from this page. We're just doing them and you a favor by passing along this information with the hope it's helpful to you.  Let us know!

Alex Brandin

When Pigs Fly - Life Lessons from my Journey into Stand-Up Comedy

Andy Hahn

Mindset-Releasing Blocks

Ann Aikens

Make it Fun: A Multi-Pronged Approach to Getting Your Book Out There

Ann Ljungberg

Editing Like a Pro: A Behind-the-Scenes Reveal

Anne Bartolucci, Ph.D.

Overcoming Procrastination

Barbara Wainwright

Insights from Creating a Collaborative Book

Taking Your Audience to the Next Level

Brigette Callahan

The Hollywood Effect for Your Presentation

Cassidy Choi

The Power and Relatability of Flawed Characters

Cheri Merz

Marketing Advantages of Collaborative Books

Chris Hanlon

Raise Your Profile & Authority From The Stage

Claudette Milner

Publishing Your Book, Your Journey to Success

D Grant Smith

How To Unlock The Magic Of Your Message

Daimon Sweeney

The Master Key to Undoing Resistance and Being Stuck

Daman Dev Sood

6 Books in Less Than 2 Years!

Dan Janal

Defeat Writer's Block So You Can Write Your Book in a Flash!

Deanne Duffin

Profits with Purpose

Doyle Banks

Four Easy Steps to Connect With Your Readers

Dr. Richard Kaye

Profitable, Powerful Publicity

Dr. Sheri Elle Brown

Harness Clarity, Confidence, and Connection to Get Your Book Done!

Elise Krentzel

How to Write Like a Rebel

Eric Asbeck

How to Always Know What to Do Next (focus and finish)

Erik K. Johnson

How To Attract Your Ideal Clients To Make Money With Your Podcast

Evelyn McCauley

Audiobooks: Paint The Picture of Your Book

Georgia Varjas

Expert to Author for Recognition, Revenue and Success

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Heather Asiyanbi

It's Nice to Meet You! Understanding Your Ideal Reader Avatar

Helen Chang

Know Your Audience, Know Your Book

Jan Robberts

elf Care isn't selfish. Becoming healthier happens by choice, NOT by chance.

Jan Zucker

The Book Production Process

Distribution Options from a Publisher's Point of View

Creating eLearning from Your Current Content

Janice Steinbach

The Grit to Quit

Jay Fairbrother

Monetize Your Tribe: How to Create a Profitable Program for Your Most Loyal Fans

Jeff Pizzino, APR

Selling Your Sizzle

Joan M Clark

What I Wish Someone Had Told Me

Judy Weintraub

Publishing Law - Safeguard Your Masterpiece!

Copyright Tips

Boosting Book Sales: Strategies for Optimizing Your Amazon Presence

Kate Mikado

Million Dollar Book Funnels

Kathi Burns

From Chaos to Clarity

Kathy Sparrow

Strategies and Pitfalls of a Writer’s Life

Create a Book Marketing Plan That Sells

Katie Friedman

Focus on the Finish Line

Katie Miller

Let's clear some trash and let your creativity flow.

Kelley OHara

Beyond Words: Using the Stage to Amplify Your Message and Ignite Impact

Kevin M. Hall

How I Began My Writing Career

Larissa Banting

How to Powerup Your Publicity 365 Days of the Year

Latara Dragoo

How to Reverse Engineer Your Book

Laurie Aranda

Publishing 101: Self, Hybrid or Traditional?

Les LaMotte

Garage to Global - Imagineering Your Future

Les Watson

Get Back An Hour In Every Day

Marilyn McLeod

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Lisa MacDonald

Writers: Save Yourself A Lot of Rewrites

Maribel Gray

Increase Your Reach with Web Accessibility

Marjorie Saulson

Speaking Anxiety -- BUSTED!

Mark Stern

How to Build an Experience Around Your Book Launch

Marla Press

The Art of Presence: Connect, Magnetize, and Inspire

Michelle G Cameron

Things to Avoid While Writing & Self-Publishing Your Book

Types of Editors & What They Do

Mitchell Levy

With Clarity, Everything Else Falls Into Place

Nicki Chang-Powless

Create a Powerful Marketing Message to Sell More Books!

Paula Judith Johnson

Expand Your Reach - The Benefits of Hosting a Virtual Summit

Peter van Twuyver

The Mindset of the Blocked Author

Philip Merry

9 Keys of Synchronicity

Rachel Valliere

Designing Your Best-Selling Book

Rebecka Vigus

When You Write the Wrong Book

Ways to Monetize Your Book

Robyn Abrahams

Can AI Write Your Novel?

Roger Burnley

Overcoming Fear - A Guide to Freedom

Roxana Popet

Conquer Your Fear Of Public Speaking

Shadeed Eleazer

From Words to Wealth: How to Monetize and License Your Self-Published Book

Licensing Fundamentals for Self-Published Authors

Shirley Jump

How to Keep Writing When No One is Supporting Your Dream

Reverse Engineer Your Plot & Fix Your Manuscript

Traditional Publishing vs. Hybrid Publishing: 10 Things to Know

Using Your Book as a Money-Making Platform

Sidhant Bastia

An Author's Journey

Susan Crossman

Choosing an Editor for Your Manuscript

Suzanne Duret

How I Reached Tony Robbins To Write My Book Foreword

Teresa de Grosbois

The 3 Keys to Writing a Rapidly Rising #1 International Bestselling Book

Timothy Dean Smith

Endangered People Skills, Communication Paradox

Tracy Malone

AMPLIFY YOUR GENIUS so you can work less and get paid more!

Trent True

Funnels: Key Tips For Authors

Trudy Triner

Getting It Done!

Val Low

Map Your Writing Strategies

Yeon Jung (Jane) Kim

Transform Your Life by Writing a Book

Marilyn McLeod

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