We are pleased to announce Inkers Con 2019!

May 1-5, 2019 - Dallas, Texas 


INKERS CON was created for the purpose of author networking, education, and inspiration. Join hundreds of other authors and experience unique workshops and panels in writing, marketing, and business practices. The curriculum is designed to bring your career to the next level—whether you are an aspiring, newly published, or advanced author. Explore the newest concepts in publishing, network with peers, and meet with industry and retail leaders to amp up your sales, quality, inspiration and productivity.

INKERS CON is an entirely new concept that combines digital and physical access! Authors can attend the conference in Dallas, Texas or log in and participate from the comfort of their home! In addition to our weekend conference, we also offer a more personalized, one-on-one experience for aspiring novelists in our INKERS BOOTCAMP.

Early registration is now open! Grab your spot quickly, there is only room for one in five authors that are on our waiting list.


Boot Camp

May 1-3, 2019

  • Experience three intensive days with five private instructors and personalized attention

  • Network with other boot-campers and create lasting friendship and business relationships

  • WRITING YOUR NOVEL. By the end of camp, you will:

    • Learn Outlining and Non-Outlining Methods and Actually Plot your Novel

    • Learn about Story Arcs and Plan your Novel’s Beginning, Middle and End

    • Develop your Novel’s World and Characters, Bringing your Story to Life

    • Learn to Write Descriptions, Action and Dialogue

    • Learn How to Write a Scene and Get Feedback

    • Understand Beginner Mistakes and How to Spot and Edit Them Out

    • Write the First Chapter of your Novel

  • SET UP YOUR AUTHOR PLATFORM. By the end of camp, you will:

    • Create your Brand, Bio, and Define your Target Market

    • Create your Author Website

    • Set up an Author Profile and Book Page on Goodreads

    • Set up Author Social Media Accounts

    • Learn the Basics of Social Media for Authors

    • Create a Newsletter Signup and Newsletter Template

Inkers Con 2019 Author Boot Camp

Live Conference

May 4-5, 2019

  • Two intensive days designed to propel your career, sales, and earnings to the next level

  • Learn from industry experts and bestselling authors on a variety of unique topics

  • Two tracks of learning allow for a wider array of topics, allowing attendees to custom-design a conference itinerary to best fit their needs

  • High-quality video recordings of every event will allow attendees to rewatch sessions, or catch up on any that they missed

  • Representatives from top retailers will be available for one-on-one meetings, feedback and specialized presentations

  • Networking opportunities will allow for friendship and business relationship growth between author attendees

  • MARKETING: Workshops, and lectures on how to increase sales, earn more money, and get your novels into more reader hands.

  • CRAFT: Workshops on improving your novel, blurb, editing, and plotting processes, to bring your writing to the next level.

  • BUSINESS: Lectures and panels designed to improve your productivity, profit margins, risk factors and business plans.

  • View full conference agenda here

Inkers Con 2019 Live Conference plus BONUS digital access

Digital Conference

June 8-9, 2019

  • All Inkers Con live conference lectures, panels and workshops will be recorded in high-quality video and available one month later to digital conference attendees

  • Attendees will be able to access all Inkers Con events via any computer, laptop or smart device with access to the internet. Sessions can be watched unlimited times during the Digital Conference Dates, allowing for flexibility for all time zones

  • Digital Attendance is available to all countries worldwide

  • Digital Attendees will have access to bonus interviews, tutorials and our Tech Library

  • Digital Attendees will have one year access to all videos

  • See above description of Inkers Con Live conference and agenda for full description of content.

Inkers Con 2019 Digital Conference


Hilton Plano Granite Park

5805 Granite Parkway, Plano, Texas, 75024

The Hilton was chosen for Inkers Con 2019 because of its beautiful design, comfortable areas to relax and plenty of space for great conversations.

The Hilton offers:

  • Room Rate $155 plus taxes

  • Free guest room internet

  • An on-site restaurant, bar and morning coffee shop

  • Walking distance to Granite Park Boardwalk including five restaurants


Hosted by Alessandra Torre 

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Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of eighteen novels, and the creator of Alessandra Torre Ink. She is a hybrid author, who began in self-publishing and has five traditional novels, published with Harlequin and Hachette. Her writing spans multiple genres, including contemporary fiction, suspense, romance, and erotica. Alessandra has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, Dirty Sexy Funny with Jenny McCarthy, as well as guest blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She is also the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com. Her second New York Times bestseller, HOLLYWOOD DIRT, was adapted for film by PassionFlix in 2017. Her novels have been translated in seven different languages, in over twenty countries. Alessandra is a self-publishing advocate and speaks frequently at conventions and author groups, as well as sits on the creative writing advisory board at a major university.

For her articles and writing courses, please visit alessandratorreink.com.