About five years ago, I started listing conferences for self-published authors. It was exciting to see great events being planned with outstanding speakers on all the different topics that go into successful self-publishing. So I was dismayed when these events collapsed, one after another, due to lack of interest. I dropped the page for a while, but brought it back some months (years?) later after attending an independent author event by the Houston Writers Guild. It was a fantastic event with great attendance, and that gave me hope that this page could be resurrected. The past year has seen more and more such events being offered and even better, being attended! I am happy to say this week we’ve got four new listings for Indie Publishing Conferences. I don’t know how the first one slipped by me for so long, especially since it’s kinda in my own backyard. Head over to the Indie Publishing Conferences page for the links and more info.
APRIL 6-7: IBPA PUBLISHING UNIVERSITY, AUSTIN, TX
MAY 4-6: SELL MORE BOOKS SHOW SUMMIT, CHICAGO, IL
AUGUST 9-12: INDIE BOOKFEST, ORLANDO, FL
SEPTEMBER 26-30: NOVELISTS INC. CONFERENCE, ST PETERSBURG, FL
Sometimes it can be a bit tricky to figure out which category best suits a particular writing event. I’ve listed this one, which features James Scott Bell, Doanld Maass, and Janice Hardy, under Retreats & Writing Workshops:
AUGUST 9-11: 10MINCON, CINCINNATTI, OH
And this one, which I’ve heard is nearly sold out:
JUNE 13-17: MOSS WOOD RETREATS, ME
APRIL 14: MICHIGAN WRITERS CONFERENCE, DETROIT, MI
OCTOBER 18-21: FLORIDA WRITERS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE, ORLANDO, FL
Since my last post, I’ve added three publishers to the Independent Press Gallery. If you click on an image in the gallery, it will take you to a page for that book. The publishers link is listed at the bottom of the book’s page. More coming soon!