This page lists upcoming indie publishing/self-publishing conferences and workshops. There are few major indie publishing workshops aimed solely at writers for the juvenile market, so most shown here are for general audiences. Because authors who self-publish must handle all aspects of book creation and marketing, these conferences often include presentations by dozens of indie-publishing professionals. Here, I will attempt to include a brief overview, usually in the conference website’s own words, and of course, have a link to the landing site for the conference or workshop.
This page will not include information from subsidy (vanity) publishers. Before embarking on your self-publishing journey, arm yourself with education. Please take the time to review the IDPA’s Hybrid Publisher Criteria.
Click on one of the beautiful, author-produced books on the right for information about that middle grade or young adult book.
2019 INDIE PUBLISHING CONFERENCES
November 12-15: 20 Books Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
2020 INDIE PUBLISHING CONFERENCES
February 6-8: Superstars Writing Seminar, Colorado Springs, CO
February 21-20: The Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Tempe, AZ
February 21-23: 2020 San Francisco Indie Uncon, San Francisco, CA
April 3-4: IBPA Publishing University, Redondo Beach, CA
June 3-7: Inkers Con, Dallas, TX
July 29–August 1: RWA2020, San Francisco, CA
October 7-10:Indie Romance Convention, Lebanon, TN
November 7-10: Sanibel Island Writers Conference, Sanibel Island, FL
TBA: Sell More Books Summit, Chicago, IL
TBA: Storymakers Conference, Provo, UT
TBA: IndiePalooza, Houston, TX
TBA: Indie BookFest, Orlando, FL
TBA: Writers Police Academy, TBA
TBA: Southeastern Writers Conference, TBA
TBA: Liberty States Fiction Writers Conference, Iselin, NJ