This page lists upcoming indie publishing/self-publishing events. Most, but not all, of the events shown here are for general audiences rather than specific genres. Because authors who self-publish must handle all aspects of book creation and marketing, these events often include presentations by dozens of publishing professionals. Therefore, I won’t be including the long list of speakers for these events, but will add a quote about the event from the event webpage, when available.

This list is not intended to promote events that are focused on meeting agents or editors, so if an event listed here does offer pitch sessions, it must also have significant content for independent authors.

The beautiful books on the right are produced by an author, indie publisher, or small traditional publisher. 

Fall 2021 TBA: WriteFest, Houston, TX


January 15-22, 2022: Writers In Paradise, St. Petersburg, FL

“Located on the beautiful waterfront campus of Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, this writers’ conference features professional writers at the top of their form spending quality time with motivated and talented participants seeking an intimate, unhurried climate for learning…in paradise.”

February 10-12, 2022: Superstars Writing Seminars, Colorado Springs, CO

“Superstars Writing Seminars (SSWS) is an intense business seminar—a drink-from-the-fire-hose deluge of real-world information designed to help attendees better navigate the pitfalls of publishing—targeted to serious writers looking to break in or enhance their career.”

March 24-26, 2022: Sleuthfest, TBA FL

Details TBA

March 25-29, 2022: Inspire Christian Writers Conference, Felton, CA

“We are THRILLED to be able to bring you a full Christian Writers Conference in the stunning Santa Cruz mountains. Nestled in the redwoods just a short drive from the coast, the Mount Hermon Christian Conference Center is one of the most beautiful venues on the west coast.”

April 29-30, 2022: IBPA Publishing University, Orlando, FL

“IBPA PUBLISHING UNIVERSITY is where hundreds of independent publishers and industry partners gather to exchange knowledge, resources, strategies, solutions, and more. ACTIONABLE & INSPIRING PUBLISHING EDUCATION. Whether you have one book or hundreds, learn best practices for an industry that’s always changing.”