CWIP: Publishing for Professionals

Chicago Women in Publishing (CWIP) is hosting a full-day workshop on Saturday, March 11. The event has a unique character, in that it focuses on creating, publishing, and promoting a niche-market nonfiction book to use as a marketing and branding tool for businesses.

The even lasts from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm, interested students can register online here. The event costs $129 for CWIP members and $149 for non members.

Find full information on the official press release below:

February 8, 2017
For Immediate release

Contact: Taylor Alcantar, CWIP Director of Marketing
Phone: 773-827-1076


Chicago Women in Publishing (CWIP) Presents the:

Publishing for Professionals Workshop 

Chicago Women in Publishing is excited to sponsor this upcoming full-day workshop on Saturday, March 11 in the Loop. CWIP has contributed to Chicago’s publishing community for 45 years and is now extending its valuable expertise to entrepreneurs and professionals. Four expert speakers will provide a full day of content to guide participants through creating, publishing, and promoting a niche-market nonfiction book to use as marketing tool and branding opportunity for their businesses.

You don’t have to be a superblogger or have a journalism degree to write a compelling book; after all, you are the expert in your niche, so writing about it should come easy to anyone with passion and determination. The remainder of the process can be handled by publishing professionals who make it easy for you.

Author Sarah Connell will kick the workshop off with a presentation on author branding and the advantages of writing a business book as a marketing tool, followed by Editor Jill Welsh, who will dive into taking the first steps of writing and editing a manuscript. Following lunch, Self-Publishing Consultant Kim Bookless will discuss publishing options and the benefits of self-publishing. Finally, Publisher Bethany Brown will tackle how to effectively market and sell your final product.

Visit the event page for full workshop agenda and speaker bios. Register now as space is limited.

When: Saturday, March 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Four40 Building
440 S. LaSalle St., Room 330
Chicago, IL 60603

This location is easily accessible by public transportation. Discounted underground parking for attendees is located in the Four40 Building; enter from Financial Place.

Register online here. By mail: Send a check payable to CWIP to P.O. Box 268107, Chicago, IL 60626

By phone at 773.508.0351

Non-CWIP members: $149; CWIP members: $129

The workshop fee also includes lunch and a free 30-minute consultation with one speaker of your choice—to be mutually determined after the workshop.

For more information about Chicago Women in Publishing (CWIP), visit

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