New eBook Publisher for Women Writers

ShebooksThree veteran publishing executives have created Shebooks, an e-book publisher of quality short stories by women, for women that will launch in November. They commit to paying writer fees that reflect the author’s hard work, professionalism, experience, and talent.

Founders are Peggy Northrop, president, who is currently editor-in-chief of Sunset magazine and former editor-in-chief of Reader’s Digest and More, Laura Fraser, editorial director, who is the New York Times bestselling author of An Italian Affair and more recently, All Over the Map, as well as a long-time magazine journalist and writing teacher, and Rachel Greenfield, chief operating officer, who has had a twenty year career in the top management of several leading publishing companies, including as EVP in charge of the Publishing Division of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.

They intend to get women writers, and readers, on board with their effort, partially supported by a seed grant from the New Media Women’s Entrepreneurial Fund, to increase the number of great writers published. They claim, 80 percent of book buyers are women, and they want to combat the atmosphere in magazines, where male bylines still dominate the top-shelf books, and are already dominating the new electronic media.

The publishers are seeking 10,000-word stories in long-form journalism, short memoir, and short fiction. Polish up your prose, ladies, check out their website and send your submissions to

Give Some, Get Some

What does publishing even mean these days? It is a terribly hard industry to define. Yet creating content for magazines, books, websites, and smartphones, building a community around ideas, producing video that has impact, putting your work “out there”—all of that— remains one of the most exciting and challenging careers exactly because of the diversity and complexity of this so-called industry.  Whether you are just starting your career, or changing course and re-tooling it, then making smart choices in order to achieve your goals takes time, and support, skills, and lots and lots of constructive feedback. That is why EWIP focuses most on education and connection. We help each other be excellent. We encourage everyone to be, or seek out mentors, and to seriously give back at every stage. Become a member of EWIP and learn more, connect better, and use whatever boost you get in life to help someone else along the way. At the core of what we offer is support to manage the delicate balance of living a complete life, in other words, live to be exceptional.

TAP!2013 Conference

Event: TAP!2013 Conference
Date: April 8-10, 2013
Location: Las Vegas, NV

About this Event: Designed for authors, photographers, multimedia designers, marketers and educators, the TAP! (Technologically Advanced Publishing) Conference focuses on the tools, techniques, strategy and vision needed for the migration of content to computers, tablets and smartphones.

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Virtual Business Conference – Easy to be there!

Publishing Executive Virtual Business ConferenceThe folks at Publishing Executive magazine are working hard to make your life easier. They are convening a virtual business conference with industry experts and “takeaways” from each session during the day-long event, available to you all without leaving town. Actually, you can register for the event and earn points by attending sessions, trading virtual business cards, and visiting exhibitor booths all without leaving your desk. Earn enough points and you will be entered into a chance to win an iPad2. Easy. There are sessions on digital discoveries, revenue strategies, building apps, DRM, e-books, opportunities in content marketing, and more.

Register HERE, but hurry, September 13th is virtually here!

What: Publishing Executives Virtual Business Conference
Who: Publishing Business eLearning Team
When: September 13, 2012 10:00 am – 5:00 pm ET
Where: Right from your computer, its virtual!
Why: Because you can never learn too much about the publishing business (you want an iPad2)
Cost: Free to all

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