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About Janice Campbell

Janice Campbell has been writing and speaking about non-traditional education and entrepreneurial writing since the early 1990s. She is author of the Excellence in Literature curriculum and other works.

TAP! 2013 Conference Scholarship Opportunity

TAP 2013 Conference: Orlando, Florida in JanuaryAs a media sponsor of the Technologically Advanced Publishing Conference (TAP! 2013), NAIWE has been presented with a scholarship valued at up to $745 for one of our members.

If you can make it to Florida in January, please apply! Simply send an e-mail containing the following information to support@NAIWE.com by December 15, 2012.

  • Name
  • Profession/Business
  • NAIWE Member Site URL
  • A brief statement of why you would like to come
  • Statement of commitment to come if your application is chosen

Don’t miss joining NAIWE at TAP! 2013!

In addition to the keynote by Guy Kawasaki, conference sessions will include:
Sessions will include:
  • Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur: How to write, publish, and market your books as a self-publisher
  • How to Start and Finish Writing Your Book
  • Apple iBooks Author Fast Start
  • The Road to Kindle – A Successful Author’s Journey
  • Copyright Still Means Something for Digital Publishers
  • Copyright FAQ
  • User-Generated Content is Great (and Full of Legal Problems)
  • From Book to Business
  • Sink or Swim? Navigating Today’s Turbulent Waters as a Content Creator
  • Digital or Die: The Case for Captivating UX & Design to Bring Your Content to Life
  • Writing for the Web: How to Compel Your Audience to Action
  • Hypersyndication: How to Deliver Your Content to Multiple Platforms
  • Establishing Your Digital Publishing Identity Across Multiple Social Media Platforms
  • Creating a Video Trailer for your eBook or App Using Adobe Photoshop
  • Creating ePUB files with Adobe InDesign
  • Getting Started with Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) Single Edition
  • ePUB, PDF, or DPS: Which Format to Choose?
  • Design & Digital Publishing Essentials
  • iOS 6 for Designers and Developers
  • User Interfaces Don’t Have to Suck — The Mobile User Experience
  • Finding Your Audience Tribes in a Hyper-Social Digital World
  • How To Use Compelling Photographs To Attract More Eyeballs
  • Creating Videos People Want to Watch
  • The Power of Podcasting

TAP! 2013 – Technologically Advanced Publishing Conference: Member Discount

Technologically Advanced Publishing Conference

We are excited to announce that NAIWE members have been offered a special discount to the TAP! 2013 – Technologically Advanced Publishing Conference.


January 8 -11, 2013 | Orlando, FL


The National Association of Independent Writers and Editors (www.NAIWE.com) has partnered with the International Association of Electronic Publishers (www.IAEPUB.org) to offer another opportunity to build your career and redefine your mission as an independent writer or editor. TAP! 2013 is a cutting-edge training conference pushing new limits in digital content creation, publishing, marketing and monetization.

The who’s who in this new emerging space will share case studies, talk tech and help you bring your digital publishing project to life. Get ready for 4 days of sessions that covers both strategy and vision as well as practical tools and techniques from contentcreation to final distribution.

Guy Kawasaki's new book, APE: Author, Publisher, EntrepreneurEvery attendee receives a free copy of Guy Kawasaki’s new book APE: Author-Publisher-Entrepreneur and you’ll see Guy speak at the opening keynote!

Early bird pricing on all conference packages runs until December 7. 
TAP! 2013 has offered an additional special discount for NAIWE Members. Log into the member area and go to the Member Benefit and Discount Links page linked from the “Library” to get the code you need to receive an additional $150 off any package you choose.

How to Be an Almost-Instant Author: Paulette Ensign on the Freelance Life

How to Be an Almost-Instant Author: Expand Your Reach and Your Bottom Line a Tip at a Time

Paulette Ensign, NAIWE Tips Booklet Expert, on How to Be an Almost-Instant Author

Join us on The Freelance Life for an inspiring one hour idea fest with NAIWE Tips Booklet Expert, Paulette Ensign.

  • 7 November 2012
  • 3:30 p.m. EST

The Freelance Life is hosted at TalkShoe.

Here’s the recording from today’s episode of The Freelance Life. Enjoy!

You have lots of great tips about your expertise to share with the world, information that may seem like basic common sense to you that is nothing short of life changing for other people. And you keep hearing that social media for business is the way to go. Yet there are so many social media tools you’re not sure where to start.

Plus people keep telling you that writing a book is a must, leaving you weary just thinking about doing that. After all, you run a small business. Who has time? You may not even feel comfortable writing. You want and need to re-purpose everything you do to make the best use of your time, energy, and resources. Learn how to develop a painless and fun strategy that’s perfect for you, with big results both online and offline.

Paulette Ensign, founder and owner of Tips Products International, will have you popping with ideas as we chat about how she took the tips she shared with her clients and prospects and created a simple product that not only sold over a million copies in several languages and formats, but still sells today, over 20 years later.

BIO

Paulette Ensign, Founder and Owner of Tips Products International, had no idea she would sell well over a million copies of her 16-page tips booklet, 110 Ideas for Organizing Your Business Life, when she wrote it in 1991. Or that she would do so in four languages and various formats without spending a penny on advertising. Nothing in her background prepared her for that. Yet her can-do attitude triggered and supported those results. She has made a handsome living and a cross-country move from New York to San Diego by recycling the same 3500 words since 1991.

Paulette has two degrees in music education preparing for her original career teaching string instruments in public elementary schools for more than a decade.

Between teaching strings and developing the wonderful team at www.tipsbooklets.com, Paulette was actively involved in the then-emerging industry of Professional Organizing. She owned an organizing company and was a major contributor of time and talent to the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), consistently serving in leadership roles, ultimately as national president.

Paulette added collaborative co-authored tips booklets to the learning tools and services she sells, providing an instant product and an instant marketing tool as a supplement or substitute to a person’s solo-authored booklet.

She now has more than forty years’ experience with small business owners, corporations, and professional associations in numerous industries, worldwide. She and her cat happily live a mile from the beach in San Diego. Of course it doesn’t snow at the beach, keeping them both young at heart.

NOTE: NAIWE members can be featured on The Freelance Life sharing great ideas, success stories, book chats, and more. Contact editor @ naiwe.com if you’d like to get on the list.

Getting Started as a Freelance Writer with Ruth Thaler-Carter, NAIWE Expert

NAIWE’s Newest Expert: Ruth Thaler-Carter to be October Teleclass Speaker

Ruth Thaler-Carter, NAIWE's "I can write anything" Expert

NAIWE members, you’re invited to join us October 17 at 3:30 p.m. EDT for an informative and engaging hour with freelance writer Ruth Thaler-Carter.

She writes:

“You need more than writing skills and a computer to be a successful freelancer. You also need business sense, knowledge of the market, and a firm grasp of the tricks of the trade. I’ll share tips garnered from my 25-plus years of experience in this tough but highly rewarding arena, working from my booklet, Get Paid to Write! Getting Started as a Freelance Writer. The main focus will be on freelance writing, but I’ll also touch on freelance editing, proofreading and other editorial areas as time permits.”
[NOTE: The recording has been posted in the Members-Only area of the webite; you may access it by logging in with your member name and password.]

Members will find call-in information for the classes in the member area of the NAIWE.com website. You’ll find it by logging in on any page of the site, then going to the Library link, then to the Expert Teleclasses link. NAIWE teleclasses are totally free for members ($27 each for non-members).

If you’re not a member and you’d like to join in time for the teleclass, you may click on this “Join NAIWE” link to do so. If you would like to register for the teleclass only, you may do so by visiting the Teleclass page. We hope you’ll join us!

Pixels to Profit – Cashing In On the eBook Explosion! Teleclass with Brian Schwartz


NAIWE members, you’re invited to
join us for a member teleclass-
3:30 pm EDT on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 with NAIWE’s Kindle Expert, Brian Schwartz.

Pixels to Profit – Cashing In On the eBook Explosion!

You’ll Learn…

  • Market Research
  • Create Compelling Content & Publish
  • Optimize and Increase Visibility
  • Wider Distribution and Syndication
  • Building a Marketing Machine
  • Leveraging Social Media
  • Advanced Topics

Bio:
Authorpreneur Brian Schwartz is the creator of the award winning 50 Interviews series and has published 20 titles in the last 2 years. Driven out of a need to provide his authors access to the digital book market, he launched KindleExpert.com in 2010 to provide digital conversion and sales optimization services for other authors and publishers. His title of ‘Authorpreneur’ encompasses the roles he fills as CEO, author, speaker, trainer, publisher, and consultant. He’s currently the President of the Colorado Independent Publishers Association – a 20 year old association, and the first of its kind dedicated to self-publishers. He’s been featured on NBC & CBS, in the Denver Business Journal, and is the author of a monthly column for the Northern Colorado Business Report highlighting innovation and entrepreneurship throughout Colorado.

Members will find call-in information for the classes in the member area of the NAIWE.com website. You’ll find it by logging in on any page of the site, then going to the Library link, then to the Expert Teleclasses link. NAIWE teleclasses are totally free for members ($27 each for non-members).

If you’re not a member and you’d like to join in time for the teleclass, you may click on this “Join NAIWE” link to do so. If you would like to register for the teleclass only, you may do so by visiting the Teleclass page. We hope you’ll join us!

How to Blog Your Way to a Book Deal: Teleclass with Nina Amir

NAIWE Members, you’re invited to
join us for a member teleclass-
3:30 pm EST on Wednesday August 15, 2012
with NAIWE’s Blog to Book Expert, Nina Amir

Nina Amir, Blog to Book Expert, NAIWESome say the blog-to-book craze reached its height back in 2009, but more bloggers are landing deals and having their books released per month currently than at that time. Agents and acquisition editors continue to troll the Internet looking for blogs to turn into books because they want to find books as close to a “sure thing” as possible. A blog with an established readership and a blogger with a built-in fan base or platform represents a successfully test marketed book idea.

Rather than just blogging and then repurposing your posts into a book, or booking your blog, learn how to write, publish, and promote a book on the Internet using blog technology. Blogging a book is the easiest and quickest way to write a book and promote it at the same time. If you can write, you can blog. That means you can blog your way to creating a successful book—one that attracts readers and publishers. You can produce a manuscript, and promote and publish your work one post at a time in cyberspace. If you attract enough readers, you may also get “discovered” by an agent or publisher.

Learn how you can blog your way to a book deal or to create a blog that attracts readers, agents and publishers. This class also will touch on how to book a blog and why a successful blog ensures a successful self-published book.

This session will outline how writers who blog or blog a book:

  • publish as they write
  • build author platform while they write
  • get noticed by agents and acquisition editors

Session takeaways:

  • Why all aspiring authors should blog
  • What to blog about
  • 10 reasons to blog a book
  • The pros and cons of blogging vs. blogging a book
  • 6 things you need to do before you blog a book
  • 3 things you need for your blog to get discovered
  • The elements a blog needs if it is to become a book


Nina Amir, Inspiration-to-Creation Coach, inspires people to combine their purpose and passion so they Achieve More Inspired Results. She motivates both writers and non-writers to create publishable and published products, to craft careers as authors and to achieve  goals and fulfill their purpose. She blogged her book, How to Blog a Book, Write, Publish and Promote Your Work One Post at a Time (Writer’s Digest Books), in five months. Find out more about her, the products and services she offers and her blogs at www.ninaamir.com. You can sign up for a free book, author or blog-to-book coaching session or receive her FREE 5-Day Published Author Training Series by visiting www.copywrightcommunications.com.

Members will find call-in information for the classes in the member area of the NAIWE.com website. You’ll find it by logging in on any page of the site, then going to the Library link, then to the Expert Teleclasses link. NAIWE teleclasses are totally free for members ($27 each for non-members).

If you’re not a member and you’d like to join in time for the teleclass, you may click on this “Join NAIWE” link to do so. If you would like to register for the teleclass only, you may do so by visiting the Teleclass page. We hope you’ll join us!

Teleclass Registration

Non-Members may register for NAIWE Member Teleclasses

Teleclasses are held 3:00 Eastern / 12:00 Pacific unless otherwise announced

Join us for a NAIWE Expert Teleclass!During the year, NAIWE hosts several teleclasses featuring members of our Board of Experts or a special guest. Each expert offers valuable instruction on a writing or editing topic, and you will usually have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the call.

Teleclasses are announced on the NewsWire blog, the NAIWE News and Events for Writers and Editors page on Facebook (don’t forget to like the page so you won’t miss anything!), and in the NAIWE Edge e-newsletter. Be sure to watch for them!

Teleclasses are free for members, and you will find the phone number and access code in the Members-Only section of the NAIWE website. Just sign in and go to the Member Benefits and Discounts Links page, and you will find call-in information.

If you aren’t a member, we’d love to have you join us, or you may try a single teleclass for $12. To sign up for the next scheduled teleclass, click the “Buy Now” button below.




Teleclass Recordings

Replays are available in the private, members-only area of the NAIWE website. If you’re not a member, we invite you to check out our benefits and join us today.

Please sign up for the mailing list on the home page to be sure you receive a complementary subscription to The Edge, NAIWE’s monthly e-zine, from which you may easily unsubscribe if you wish.

Enjoy these excellent teleclasses!

How to Tweet Tips to Create a Product with Paulette Ensign

Paulette Ensign, NAIWE Tips Booklet Expert

On a special episode of The Freelance Life, NAIWE Expert Paulette Ensign shared how to Tweet Your Tips to Create a New Product While Marketing Your Expertise. You may listen to the recording below.

As a freelancer, you have lots of great business tips to share with the world. And you keep hearing that social media for business is the way to go. Yet there are so many social media tools you’re not sure where to start. Plus you’re running a small home business or a micro business. You want to create products from those tips marketing your business at the same time, on what little time you have. Maybe you’re thinking of a tweet book and don’t know how to do it.

This session shows you how to do that and more, a minute at a time in very short order, a tip at a time, doing double time as you market your freelance business and create a money-making product simultaneously. You’ll develop a social media strategy that is painless, with big results both online and offline.

What you’ll learn in this session not only gives you a way to create a product for your business, it gives you another service to offer your clients and prospects.

Paulette Ensign has successfully been in the tips business for more than twenty years, selling well over a million copies of her tips booklet online and offline. She has clients worldwide who have surpassed her results. You can be the next one!

The Freelance Life is hosted at TalkShoe.

Book Chat: Susan Bowman, Author of Lady Father

Join us on The Freelance Life as we talk with NAIWE member Susan Bowman, author of the memoir, Lady Father. We’ll talk about the book and its unique title and the writing process and how it impacted Susan’s life. We’ll also touch on marketing tips she’s has found helpful, and maybe even a few tips for other writers who are planning to write a memoir.

We interviewed Susan at 3:30 p.m. EDT on The Freelance Life, Wednesday, 7 December 2011. She has a great story, and shared a number of helpful writing and marketing tips. Here’s the recording:

Lady Father by Susan Bowman

Susan writes, “Lady Father” is a narrative account of my journey through the ordination process in the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia of the 1980’s and the subsequent years of ordained ministry.  As the first female admitted to the ordination process by the Rt. Rev. C. Charles Vaché, seventh Bishop of Southern Virginia, who was then a strong and vocal opponent of the ordination of women, I was a “reluctant pioneer.” Read more . . .

NAIWE members: Have you recently published a book? The Book Chat is an informal interview about your book, your writing process, and your publishing story. Once it’s complete, you may download it and post it on your website and/or blog for the enjoyment of potential readers. It’s a benefit for members only.