2014 Wise Ink Highlights: A Year to Remember


2014 was an epic year for Wise Ink. We traveled a bit, ate a lot, published 30 books, met more than one thousand authors, and did we mention the food?


  • PublishWise: Recharge Your Author Platform in 2014

publishwise 2014

We kicked off the year with our annual live event for authors. We had a full room as we discussed book launch strategies, marketing plans, and timelines for networking and connecting with ambassadors.


  • Hosted The Publishing Tweetup

In spring, we gathered with authors, writers, and book lovers to host an afternoon at the world-renowned indie bookstore Magers & Quinn in Minneapolis.


  • PubSmart 2014 in Charleston, SC

Amy and Dara traveled to the first annual PubSmart Conference (now PubSense Summit). Amy was on a panel about how to create bestselling books, we met hundreds of authors, and had our fill of southern cooking!



  • Upper Peninsula Publishing Association Conference in Marquette, MI

Amy and Dara visited the UPPA writer’s conference where we presented on how to use blogging and social media as effective book marketing strategies.


  • We Moved!


Amy, Laura, and Dara with the help of super interns Luci and Amara moved into the Minneapolis Northloop neighborhood!


Move-In Day


  • Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City

Amy, Dara, and Laura traveled to the Big Apple where Dara paneled a discussion on trends in publishing. We also had the best bagels in the world courtesy of Ess-a-Bagel.

The Wise Ink Crew in NYC


Heartland Forum

Wise Ink exhibited at Heartland Forum where several Wise Ink authors signed books for booksellers across the Midwest. We spent time with our favorite bookstore peeps and debuted 2014 Wise Ink releases.

Author Laurie Wetzel at Heartland Forum


  • Twin Cities Books Festival

Had a blast at the Twin Cities’ Books Festival. Books, books, and more books from our favorite authors, publishers, and bookstores in the Midwest.


  • Business Journal 

Biz Journal Photo

Wise Ink was covered in the Business Journal. Check the article out here!

As sad as we are to say goodbye to 2014, we can't wait for 2015! We've got an adventure-filled year ahead. If you want to follow the Wise Ink crew and receive updates throughout the year, click here to subscribe to our posts!