Shadow and Light: A Q&A with Brand Authority, Regina Wamba

Utopia authenticity, book marketing, branding, creativity, inspirational

So, I have this membership group called Lift As You Climb Corps. It’s a paid membership for creative entrepreneurs who want to be surrounded by collaborative, innovative peers and influencers. In this group, I periodically bring in experts for Q&A sessions with the members on relevant topics that can sometimes go to the “dark places” where our fear, vulnerability, and …

Maybe Next Year

Utopia Blog, inspirational

This post is not about whether you attend UTOPiAcon or any other book event or a retreat in New York or a vacation in Europe or buy the dress or the shoes or take the class or hire the publicist. It’s about your life. Your dreams. What choices are you making right now to honor yourself? What actions are you taking today to create the …

You Are #FreakingAwesome

Utopia Blog, inspirational

When all of you voted for the Freakshow theme for #UTOPiA2017 I was absolutely giddy. It’s a crazy fun theme to work with in terms of design, marketing and implementation. But the meaning behind the Freakshow theme is what really strikes a chord with me…and hopefully with you, too. The whole idea of calling out the weird and wonderful things …

New York Times Bestselling Author Jasinda Wilder Announced as UTOPiAcon 2017 Featured Speaker

Utopia Announcements, Authors, inspirational, Speakers

Sometimes I have to pinch myself when I look at the list of incredible people joining us for #UTOPiA2017. And today I get to add New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and international bestselling author, Jasinda freaking Wilder to that talented and inspirational group of speakers and guests. I’ve been a fan of Jasinda’s prolific catalog of naughty but …

Join us at #UTOPiA2017 for a Conversation with Vilma Gonzalez

Utopia Announcements, Bloggers, inspirational, Speakers

At UTOPiAcon 2017 we have added a new programming segment called THE DEDICATION. These are hour-long conversations with authors and influencers in the publishing community that dig deeper into the “behind the scenes” story of those stars who are driving the direction of the industry today. We are happy to announce that our first featured guest is highly respected (and two-time UTOPiA Award-winning) blogger, …

The Invitation

Utopia inspirational

The Invitation by Oriah has been a poem I refer back to year after year to make sure I’m standing in the center of the fire. I invite you to not shrink back from 2016, from the invitations and opportunities that surround you. Meet your heart’s longing this year. This is the only 2016 you will ever get. Make it …

UTOPiA Idea Xchange Talks and Speakers Announced for 2016 Convention

Utopia Announcements, inspirational, Speakers, UTOPiA Idea eXchange

Today, we are excited to announce the speakers and talks that will be shared with you next June at #UTOPiA2016. Today we also unveil the permanent logo for the UTOPiA Idea Xchange. It was designed by Victoria Faye of Whit & Ware. The only thing that will be changing about this logo each year is the color, which will reflect the theme …

Calling All Rebels

Utopia inspirational

It’s time to disobey… …everything that you were told about the way things are supposed to be. …everyone who said you were crazy, who told you “you can’t,” and who tried to make their truth yours. …every rule and made up game that tries to limit your possibilities and your dreams. It’s time for you to… …cultivate your confidence. …unmask …

UTOPiA Idea eXchange Talks Applications Now Open. Submit Your Revolutionary Idea Now.

Utopia Announcements, inspirational, Speakers, UTOPiA Idea eXchange

In the vein of the popular TED talks, where real people share ideas worth spreading, we are excited to announce the return of the popular UTOPiA Idea eXchange talks. This is your chance to share your ideas and shape the present and future of the publishing industry. Submissions are now open. Deadline for submissions is Friday, October 16th. Selections will be …