2012 Speakers

Jim Horan: How to Build a Profitable Business with a Book

Jim Horan: How to Build a Profitable Business with a Book

Jim Horan is an experienced Fortune 500 executive, small business expert, advisor to non-profits, consultant, author/publisher and speaker. Currently he is the President/CEO of The One Page Business Plan Company. Seventeen years ago, Jim did something incredibly brilliant or outrageously stupid…he simplified the business plan to a single page…and began a revolution which continues to […]

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Michael Larsen: How to Land a Book Deal with a Great Book Proposal

Michael Larsen: How to Land a Book Deal with a Great Book Proposal

Born and educated in New York City, Michael Larsen worked in promotion for Bantam, William Morrow, and Pyramid (later assimilated into Berkley). He and his wife Elizabeth Pomada started Larsen-Pomada Literary Agents in San Francisco in 1972. They are members of AAR and have sold books to more than 100 publishers. Mike is eager to […]

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Roger C. Parker: 7 Essential Tools and Strategies for Writing a Nonfiction Book

Roger C. Parker: 7 Essential Tools and Strategies for Writing a Nonfiction Book

Roger C. Parker is a best-selling author of 38 books, who coaches and consults with authors, marketers, and business professionals worldwide to develop their own unique writing skills so they can ultimately profit from their own published book. Even though he’s an accomplished author, Roger is really a teacher and coach at heart. He “teaches” […]

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Kevin Smokler: Traditional vs. Self-Publishing and How to Choose What’s Right for You

Kevin Smokler: Traditional vs. Self-Publishing and How to Choose What’s Right for You

Called “A publishing visionary” by The Huffington Post and Mashable, Kevin Smokler is the author of “Bookmark Now” (SF Chronicle Notable Book, 2005) and the forthcoming essay collection “Practical Classics” (Prometheus Books, 2013). He has written for the LA Times, Fast Company, Paid Content, The San Francisco Chronicle and National Public Radio. Kevin Smokler sits on the […]

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D’vorah Lansky: How to Conduct Virtual Book Tours

D’vorah Lansky: How to Conduct Virtual Book Tours

D’vorah Lansky, M.Ed., Bestselling Author, and Marketing Wizard has been marketing online and mentoring leaders since 1994. She is the bestselling author of Book Marketing Made Easy: Simple Strategies for Selling Your Nonfiction Book Online. D’vorah is the producer of the Book Marketing Conference Online and founder of the Book Marketing Alliance and the Book […]

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Karl Palachuk: Build Your Information Product Empire

Karl Palachuk: Build Your Information Product Empire

Karl W. Palachuk is the author of nine books and the creator of dozens of information products and downloads. He is a business owner, entrepreneur, author, father, speaker, publisher, blogger, podcaster, and a community builder. Karl’s topics include technology, business, and personal development. In all areas, Karl has created downloadable products that make big money […]

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Bill Belew: SEO and Blogging for Website Traffic

Bill Belew: SEO and Blogging for Website Traffic

Bill Belew has taken more than 10 different and unrelated niche topics to over 1,000,000 unique visitors EACH. Bill has had more views to his web sites than there are people who live in France, Italy, the UK or Australia x 3! And he has NEVER EVER paid for traffic. It is ALL Search Engine/organic, […]

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Jane Atkinson: Break in to Professional Speaking

Jane Atkinson: Break in to Professional Speaking

Jane has been helping speakers catapult their businesses for more than 18 years.  As a former speaker’s agent, she has represented numerous speakers who have vaulted to the top 3% of the industry including Vince Poscente, Peter Legge and Joe Calloway (all CSP/CPAE’s**). In Jane’s role as an agent, she often took speakers from 0 […]

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Dana Lynn Smith: How to Sell More Books on Amazon

Dana Lynn Smith: How to Sell More Books on Amazon

Dana Lynn Smith, The Savvy Book Marketer, helps authors and indie publishers learn how to sell more books through her internationally acclaimed blog, newsletter, how-to guides, and private coaching. She is the author of eight book marketing guidebooks, including How to Get Your Book Reviewed and How to Sell More Books on Amazon, available at […]

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Stephanie Chandler: Own Your Niche: How to Establish Authority in Your Field Online and Off

Stephanie Chandler: Own Your Niche: How to Establish Authority in Your Field Online and Off

Stephanie Chandler is the author of several books including Own Your Niche: Hype-Free Internet Marketing Tactics to Establish Authority in Your Field and Promote Your Service-Based Business, Booked Up! How to Write, Publish, and Promote a Book to Grow Your Business, LEAP! 101 Ways to Grow Your Business, From Entrepreneur to Infopreneur: Make Money with […]

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Penny Sansevieri – Social Media Marketing for Authors

Penny Sansevieri – Social Media Marketing for Authors

Penny C. Sansevieri, Founder and CEO Author Marketing Experts, Inc., is a best-selling author and internationally recognized book marketing and media relations expert. She is an Adjunct Professor teaching Self-Publishing for NYU. Her company is one of the leaders in the publishing industry and has developed some of the most innovative Social Media/Internet book marketing […]

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John Kremer: How to Create a National Best-Seller Without Breaking the Bank

John Kremer: How to Create a National Best-Seller Without Breaking the Bank

John Kremer is an expert on book publishing and marketing. Besides being the owner of a publishing company (Open Horizons in Taos, New Mexico), he is the editor of the Book Marketing Tip of the Week newsletter. John is the founder of the The Book Marketing Network social network for book authors and publishers (http:// […]

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Peter Bowerman: The Well-Fed Writer: Breaking Into the Lucrative World of Commercial Freelancing

Peter Bowerman: The Well-Fed Writer: Breaking Into the Lucrative World of Commercial Freelancing

In 1993, with no previous paid writing experience and no writing background, Peter Bowerman parlayed a 15-year sales and marketing career into a commercial freelancing practice (writing for companies, and for hourly rates of $50-125 or more), building it from fantasy to full-time in less than four months. His corporate client list has included Coca-Cola, […]

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Mark Coker – The Ebook Revolution

Mark Coker – The Ebook Revolution

Mark Coker founded Smashwords–an ebook publishing and distribution platform for ebook authors, publishers, agents and readers–in 2008 to change the way books are published, marketed and sold.  Today, ebooks are one of the hottest trends in the publishing industry. Coker promises to demystify an unfolding world relevant to writers regardless of genre and form. Bring your […]

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Dan Poynter – Keynote: Self-Publishing and the Future of the Book Industry

Dan Poynter – Keynote: Self-Publishing and the Future of the Book Industry

Dan Poynter is an author of 100+ books, including the industry favorite “The Self-Publishing Manual,” publisher (since 1969), speaker (CSP). His seminars have been featured on CNN, his books have been pictured in The Wall Street Journal, and his story has been told in The New York Times. The media come to Dan because he […]

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