What will Make or Break Your Book Launch: Top publicists discuss the hottest trends in social media and promotions, killer marketing strategies and why some books take off and other books flop.
Secrets of a Successful Backlist: Learn from Authors who make over half of their annual income off of their backlist. What works, what doesn't, and how much you should be investing in those old books.
Widening Your Sales: Strategies to build your following on iBooks, Nook, Kobo and GooglePlay
Kindle Unlimited Marketing Strategies: How and why you should market your KU books in a different manner versus a traditional, widely distributed novel.
Nailing Your Next Launch: This step-by-step workshop includes worksheets and to-do lists that will help you master your next release.
Everything you don’t know about Goodreads: Leave this workshop with a step-by-step guide to your next release on Goodreads. Learn do’s and don’ts, secret free ways to promote, and how to get your book into top reviewers’ hands.
Newsletter Success: Learn the keys to a successful newsletter and what you can do to immediately increase signups, open rates and purchase conversions.
Secrets of Digital Marketing Geofencing, retargeting, and native ads - hidden avenues that could lead to amazing results!
Why aren't my Facebook Ads working? Troubleshooting with a Facebook Ads Expert to help you understand why some ads flop, tweaks you can make to improve your existing ads, and the common problems that lead to high cost-per-clicks and poor conversion.
The Keys to Amazon Sales There are secrets to Amazon’s powerful book engine—find out how to give your book its best chance of success among your millions of competitors. Learn about algorithms, rank, bestseller lists, and using Amazon Ads properly, to achieve maximum visibility.
Advanced Amazon AMS Ads Troubleshooting, Keyword Insight, and Optimization
Advanced Ad Strategies for Authors Advance strategies and multiple source plans for seasoned advertisers.
Five Ways to Improve Your Story: What makes one story stand out from another? How do you keep readers glued to the pages and raving over your plot? This workshop will share five ways to amp up your novel and keep your readers begging for more.
Editing Yourself: The 5 most common plot fails and grammatical errors that self-published authors make.
Outlining for Pantsers: Learn different outlining techniques and how to keep your motivation and creative juices flowing while writing faster, smarter and more coherently.
Stealing from Hollywood: Gain a deeper understanding of your characters using method acting. By employing the same ideals used by some of the world’s greatest actors and actresses, you’ll learn how to write characters your readers want to know, love, and root for!
Consistent Characters Learn about the Enneagram, a personality typing system, and how it will help you create consistent, three dimensional characters that are a breeze to write and who create their own plots
Seven Deadly Sins of Page One - There's no one right way to begin your story – but there are plenty of wrong ones. In this class, we'll take you on a cautionary tour through the pits of page-one hell, complete with agent pet peeves, reader turn-offs, and "thanks but no thanks" editorial dealbreakers.
Troubleshooting Your Novel - Struggling with a difficult manuscript? Well, if it’s stopped being fun or if you’ve just been staring at the same slumping word-heap for way too long now – don’t give up! We’ll load up your toolbox with problem-solving techniques for novelists’ most frequent creative conundrums.
Creating your Business Plan: In one hour, you’ll leave with a written plan in hand and clear goals and action steps for your business.
Law for Authors: Contracts every author should use, whether your copyright is worth the time, and what you can, and can’t, put inside your book.
Double Your Pub Rate (and your Money): Get a behind-the-scenes look at processes, time hacks, and writing systems from bestsellers who consistently publish more than five books per year.
Bare Bones Authoring: These bestselling authors will discuss the 20% of their efforts that create 80% of their sales, and tells you what you can stop (wasting time) doing.
Audiobook Intro and Marketing: Discover recent growth in the audiobook industry and how to publish your very own audiobook, as well as unique marketing strategies that can boost your audio income.
*Tentative Agenda. Panels and Sessions could be changed, depending on speaker availability*