2016 Speakers

Pat Flynn – Smart Passive Income for Authors

Pat Flynn – Smart Passive Income for Authors

Keynote speaker and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Pat Flynn will reveal what all authors should know about generating an income from their work, beyond the advances and royalties. With 8 years of online entrepreneurship experience and having earned over $4 million online, Pat will share what he knows about building a business and personal […]

Mark Schaefer – Branding for Authors

Mark Schaefer – Branding for Authors

Author and marketing consultant Mark Schaefer will present his thoughts on the importance of personal branding today, the connection between branding and books, and the essential elements of building a “heroic brand” in our information dense world. About the Speaker: Mark W. Schaefer is a globally-recognized author, speaker, educator, and business consultant who blogs at {grow} — one […]

Dennis Yu – Facebook Advertising Strategies for Authors

Dennis Yu – Facebook Advertising Strategies for Authors

Description coming soon About the Speaker: Dennis Yu is the CTO of BlitzMetrics. He is an internationally recognized lecturer in Facebook marketing, having been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, National Public Radio, TechCrunch, Fox News, and CBS Evening News. He is also a regular contributor for Adweek’s SocialTimes column. […]

Jody Rein – How to Land a Book Deal: A Literary Agent’s Perspective

Jody Rein – How to Land a Book Deal: A Literary Agent’s Perspective

Some people view corporate publishing as a fortress, surrounded by gatekeepers, moats and even a crocodile or two. But the fact is people just like you get offered publishing contracts every day. How does it happen? Jody Rein, currently an agent and consultant, and formerly an executive editor with Bantam/Doubleday/Dell and Morrow/Avon in New York, explains the […]

Helen Sedwick – Protecting Your Legal Rights and Your Wallet

Helen Sedwick – Protecting Your Legal Rights and Your Wallet

Writer and lawyer Helen Sedwick will explain what every writer needs to know about copyright: what it means, how to protect it, and how to license their work without losing control. She will also discuss the process of getting permission to use quotes, images, and lyrics and give tips on spotting scams and overpriced services […]

Stephanie Chandler – Marketing and Monetizing for Authors

Stephanie Chandler – Marketing and Monetizing for Authors

Many writers struggle with two major components of their businesses: marketing and revenue generation. In this content-rich presentation, Stephanie Chandler shares real-world strategies that you can use to build an audience online and add lucrative revenue streams to your author business. You will learn how to: Choose a niche and establish authority in your field […]

Marika Flatt – Winning Book Publicity Strategies

Marika Flatt – Winning Book Publicity Strategies

Books don’t sell themselves. It takes a marketing-savvy author to create a successful book project. We will discuss promotion for the assertive author and give promotional alternatives for those who don’t like being in the limelight. Promotion is not a one-time event. It must be ongoing for as long as you want your book to […]

Penny Sansevieri – How to Sell Books by the Truckload on Amazon

Penny Sansevieri – How to Sell Books by the Truckload on Amazon

Amazon is a great place to sell books, but most authors don’t realize that Amazon has an internal sales machine that will actually help you market your book, for free, if you trigger it? It’s called their internal algorithm and, not that dissimilar from ranking on Google, once Amazon’s algorithm kicks in, you could see […]

Patrick Schwerdtfeger – Keynote Mastery: Become a Keynote Speaker

Patrick Schwerdtfeger – Keynote Mastery: Become a Keynote Speaker

Patrick Schwerdtfeger – Keynote Mastery: Become a Keynote SpeakerPatrick Schwerdtfeger is a leading authority on global business trends, including demographics, ‘big data’ and the social media revolution, and the author of the award-winning book Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed (2011, Wiley). In January 2016, his latest book was released: Keynote Mastery: The Personal Journey of […]

Ray Ortega – How to Start a Podcast

Ray Ortega – How to Start a Podcast

Podcasting is a booming opportunity for authors, whether you host your own show or you pitch yourself as a guest on other people’s shows. In 2016, cars will begin coming off the assembly line with the podcasting app built into the dashboard! Don’t miss out on this powerful promotion opportunity for authors. About the Speaker: […]

Nathan Meunier – Success with Shorter Ebooks and Online Courses

Nathan Meunier – Success with Shorter Ebooks and Online Courses

Tired of taking years to write and self-publish your non-fiction books? Creating a bestseller doesn’t have to be an exhaustive ordeal. Seriously. Breaking those big cumbersome book ideas down into a series of shorter, easier to write ebooks is only the beginning. Once you hit your stride creating numerous high quality books each year, you’re […]

M.J. Rose – Buzz Your Book: Book Reviews and Online Promotion

M.J. Rose – Buzz Your Book: Book Reviews and Online Promotion

We’ll cover how to market your book in this ever changing landscape. About the Speaker: M.J. Rose grew up in New York City mostly in the labyrinthine galleries of the Metropolitan Museum, the dark tunnels and lush gardens of Central Park and reading her mother’s favorite books before she was allowed. She believes mystery and […]

Gina Carr – Periscope, Blab and Social Media Trends

Gina Carr – Periscope, Blab and Social Media Trends

We live in amazing times. You have at your fingertips the ability to create your very own “live TV” show where you can connect with your readers to build a powerful community of raving fans – people who can’t wait to read your books and tell all their friends about them. Today, free tools like […]

Shelley Hitz – Improve Your Writing Productivity

Shelley Hitz – Improve Your Writing Productivity

Learn to how to write faster and better during this workshop. There is not one formula that works for every writer; therefore, you will learn how to personalize each strategy to what works best for YOU. Overcome the barriers that have been keeping you from making progress in your nonfiction writing.  In this session, you […]

Angela Bole – Self-Publishing Options

Angela Bole – Self-Publishing Options

Presentation Description Coming Soon About the Speaker: Angela Bole is CEO of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), the largest book publishing association in the U.S. serving small presses and self-published authors. IBPA’s mission is to lead and serve the independent publishing community by providing advocacy, education, and tools for success. Prior to joining IBPA, […]