Sourced Media and WriteStuff Announce Partnership on New Writing Conference/Digital Publishing Venture

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Sourced Media and WriteStuff announce partnership on new writing conference/digital publishing venture to provide authors with education, consulting services, and superior book production.

Sourced Media Books and WriteStuff Writers Conferences and Workshops today announced the formation of a strategic partnership that will build upon WriteStuff Writers’ author education network and Sourced Media’s publishing platform. The partnership will provide quarterly national education summits, local author education courses, a self-publishing digital imprint, and a traditional publishing imprint for invited authors.

The new subsidiary, referred to in this release as WS Publishing, will provide (1) education and (2) superior publishing to both new and seasoned authors. WS Publishing conference courses will include writing, publishing, distribution, and marketing courses—everything an author needs to know to compete with traditionally published books.

Conference courses include but are not limited to the following:

1.     Fiction writing;

2.    Nonfiction “expert” writing;

3.    Memoir writing;

4.    Book packaging and design;

5.    Editing 101;

6.    Digital marketing;

7.    Nuts and bolts:

8.    Administrative issues;

9.    Traditional vs. self-publishing;

10. National distribution: myths and facts;

11. Launching bestsellers;

12. “The medium is the message”—digital vs. paper publishing

13. Multi-media content delivery

14. Personal Branding

In addition to seminars, WS Publishing will have its own digital self-publishing imprint, offering three service tiers for authors, each ensuring well-edited, well-designed products of the highest quality. Distribution and marketing services are added for tiers two and three, respectively. WS Publishing will also have a traditional publishing imprint for invited authors whose works are believed to have significant potential in the retail marketplace.

“We are excited to partner with WriteStuff Writers because of their longstanding reputation for creating superior educational workshops and because of their commitment to provide the highest quality products and services for authors,” said Dr. Amy Osmond Cook, Publisher of Sourced Media Books. “As publishing continues to disintermediate and evolve, publishers are given the opportunity to develop strategic partnerships with authors as co-collaborators. Sourced Media shares WriteStuff Writers’ commitment to author satisfaction and superior products. We believe the philosophical alignment of our worldviews will ensure every author is provided with a great education, a great product, and a great overall experience.”

Partners include Amy Osmond Cook, Ph.D. (publisher of Sourced Media); Jon Berrett (executive producer of Yo Gabba Gabba! and The Aquabats! Super Show!); Andy Murphy (CEO of WriteStuff Writers Conferences and Workshops); and Marcia Ellett (co-owner of WriteStuff Writers Conferences and Workshops).

About Sourced Media Books

Sourced Media Books is a traditional publishing house specializing in books that reach across multiple media platforms. SMB is noted especially for its superior product, competitive royalties, speed of production, book marketing, and comprehensive print and digital distribution.

Sourced Media Books is strong in both trade retail and specialty/gift markets. SMB is represented at 16 trade shows per year, and Spring and Fall catalogs reach 3,500 retailers in North America. In addition, field agents throughout the country visit retailers to market the titles. SMB produces digital versions of all titles and distributes them on kindle, nook, kobo, smashwords, overdrive, and other digital platforms.

Sourced Media Books aggressively markets and publicizes titles. SMB engages thousands of traditional and digital media outlets through press releases delivered via newswire, traditional and digital media press tours, online crowd sourcing, and events.

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About WriteStuff Writers

The WriteStuff mission is to instruct, evaluate and support writers, editors, illustrators and publishers across the United States in their creative efforts of expression. These efforts are supported through comprehensive course instruction taught by experienced authors, editors, and publishing, film and media professionals.

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