2017 Speakers

Opening Keynote with New York Times Bestselling Author

Opening Keynote with New York Times Bestselling Author

We are thrilled to bring you a special opening keynote session with an incredible New York Times bestselling author and speaker. But, there’s a catch. We’re keeping the details a surprise. So, here’s the deal: We’re not going to reveal the identity of the speaker until the actual conference session, which takes place at 9am […]

By February 10, 2017 Read More →
Stacy Ennis – Finish that Book! Writing Routines, Goal Setting, and Planning Your Book

Stacy Ennis – Finish that Book! Writing Routines, Goal Setting, and Planning Your Book

In this highly practical course, ghostwriter and book coach Stacy Ennis will cover how to form a writing routine; protect your creative time; set writing goals; and calendar your book-writing process to encourage success. Attendees will receive a free download template of the key milestones in the book-writing process so they can put what they […]

By February 8, 2017 Read More →
Jeff Kleinman – Land that Book Deal: A Literary Agent’s Perspective on What it Takes

Jeff Kleinman – Land that Book Deal: A Literary Agent’s Perspective on What it Takes

In this session, literary agent Jeff Kleinman will discuss the current state of the publishing industry, what agents are looking for, what mistakes to avoid, and how to land a book deal. Jeff Kleinman is a literary agent, intellectual property attorney, and founding partner of Folio Literary Management, LLC, a New York literary agency which […]

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Michael Port – Heroic Speaking: How to Give the Best Presentations of Your Life

Michael Port – Heroic Speaking: How to Give the Best Presentations of Your Life

You’re an expert at your craft and you excel at strategy. But, expertise does not always translate into being able to present that knowledge effectively, entertainingly and persuasively. In this session, Michael Port, NY Times and WSJ bestselling author of Book Yourself Solid and Steal the Show, will deliver a masterclass in the art of performance with one goal in mind: so you know […]

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Kathryn Miller Goldman – Copyright Plus: How to Protect Your Work so You Can Profit from It

Kathryn Miller Goldman – Copyright Plus: How to Protect Your Work so You Can Profit from It

Copyright protects the expression of an idea, but not the idea itself. Nor does it protect the facts that make up the idea. So just how does copyright work to the benefit of nonfiction writers, writers for whom the substance of their work is in the facts? In this session, you will learn how to […]

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Stephanie Chandler – The Profitable Influencer: Revenue Streams for Authors

Stephanie Chandler – The Profitable Influencer: Revenue Streams for Authors

One of the biggest buzzwords today is “influencer,” which essentially means someone who influences an audience. As an author, your platform is your influence–and it can lead to profitable opportunities. And because only a small percentage of authors earn a living from their books, most need to develop additional revenue streams. In this content-rich presentation, […]

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Corey Perlman – Creating Consumable Social Media Content

Corey Perlman – Creating Consumable Social Media Content

We will cover how to broaden and strengthen your audience reach on the world’s largest social media sites by sharing content that leaves your audience wanting more. Corey Perlman has been in the field of digital marketing for over 15 years. He began his career with the eCommerce division of General Motors, helped build and […]

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Brooke Warner – Self-Publishing 101

Brooke Warner – Self-Publishing 101

Today, self-published titles are rivaling their traditional counterparts on every front—from editorial quality, to design, to production value. And the truth is, they must if indie authors want to be taken seriously by industry folks, like booksellers, librarians, reviewers, and other key players. This session will cover some of the basics of self-publishing, addressing the […]

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Liz Bedor – Building Blocks of Content Marketing Strategy for Authors

Liz Bedor – Building Blocks of Content Marketing Strategy for Authors

Putting together a content marketing strategy can be an incredibly daunting task. With so many elements and moving parts, it can be difficult to know what elements to include, how much detail to explore and who to involve. In this presentation, we’ll walk through a step-by-step framework to build a strong, strategic foundation you can […]

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Stephanie Barko – Book Publicity in the Digital Age

Stephanie Barko – Book Publicity in the Digital Age

Today’s most successful author is one who can write, present, and compute. Gather with your peers online to learn from a nationally recognized nonfiction book publicist what she sees as requirements for modern book promotion. We will discuss The 3 essential elements of author infrastructure that every writer needs What a book platform is and […]

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Suzanna Baum – Public Speaking: How to Leave Your Audience Wanting More

Suzanna Baum – Public Speaking: How to Leave Your Audience Wanting More

The ability to talk about your book in a focused, engaging and audience-centric way is a must-have skill in the writing industry. It requires focusing on the essentials, structuring it properly, and then presenting it in a way that is most relevant to your audience.  This session will share a powerful step-by-step formula for creating […]

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Dave Chesson – Mastering Amazon Kindle Book Sales Strategies

Dave Chesson – Mastering Amazon Kindle Book Sales Strategies

Have you ever asked yourself why Amazon shows certain books when you type something into their website?  Why does one book show up at the top and others below it?  As a writer understanding this can be difference between being discovered or failing.  As a matter of fact, books that rank #1 for a Amazon […]

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Richard Rieman – How to Produce Audio Books

Richard Rieman – How to Produce Audio Books

Audio book sales are the fastest growing format in book publishing, climbing 38% in 2016. The availability of audio books on smartphones, in smart cars, and through new devices such as Amazon’s Echo are dramatically increasing listening. Discover why there has never been a better time to produce your book in audio format. The presentation […]

Sue B. Zimmerman – Instagram for Authors

Sue B. Zimmerman – Instagram for Authors

This session will show Authors how they can use Instagram and social media platforms to expand their business and reach through attracting the right readers and audience through visual story telling.  A visual storytelling strategy will gain more visibility and therefore lead to more business with the right people so you can make more money doing […]

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Phil Frost – How to Leverage Advertising with Google and Facebook

Phil Frost – How to Leverage Advertising with Google and Facebook

Phil is Founder and COO of Main Street ROI. Phil leads the company’s operations and is primary creator of Main Street ROI’s training programs. Phil is an expert in online advertising, marketing analytics, and sales funnel optimization. Phil’s marketing thought leadership has been published on Forbes.com, Inc.com, MSN.com, and many other major business media outlets. […]

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