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SUBJECT TO CHANGE!Times are approximate until confirmed by hotel.

THURSDAY, September 28

6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Welcome Dinner: This is an extra add-on event that requires an additional ticket. You can purchase your ticket here. Authors, industry reps and attendees are welcome to attend with the purchased ticket.

Friday, September 29

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Panels/workshops, Detailed Schedule To Be Announced

List of topics below is NOT inclusive (workshops titles to be announced):

  • • Newsletters: How to Grow Lists and Make Them Work For You
  • • Cross promo: authors helping authors (anthologies, box sets, cross promo newsletters, multi-author projects)
  • • Social Media ads: what you need to know NOW
  • • Craft Counts: Writing Dialogue
  • • Craft Counts: Grammar, Punctuation and Why You Need It All!
  • • Let the Professionals Do It: The benefits of hiring out (covers, formatting, editing, promo)
  • • Finding The One: PAs/VAs: Do I need one? How do I find the perfect match?
  • • Leaping From the Middle: Strategies to Move from the Midlist to the Top
  • • Time Management: Being an Author Without Losing Your Real Life
  • • Heath and Wellness: Taking Care of Your Number One Asset (YOU!)
  • • Aggregators vs. Direct Upload: Which Works for You?
  • • What I Wish I’d Known: Authors Share Learning Experiences
  • • Selling You: Developing and Marketing YOUR Branding
  • • Craft Counts: Creating Compelling Characters

6:30 PM-8:30 PM


Saturday, September 30

9:00 AM


9:30 AM-11:30 AM

Young Author Event: This FREE session will cover all aspects of writing and publishing a book from concept to promotion! This is an add-on ticket to the main event; you must purchase at least a general admission ticket to attend. All attendees must be 18 or under. Space is limited.

9:45 AM-2:00 PM

Panels/workshops, Detailed Schedule To Be Announced

List of topics below is NOT inclusive:

  • • Jumping Genres! How authors who cross genre lines make it work
  • • Character Counts: Character-Driven Stories and Why We Love Them
  • • Strong Women and Alpha Males: Can They Co-Exist on the Same Page?
  • • Talking Romance Tropes: Billionaire, Mail Order Bride, Surprise Baby, Friends to Lovers--Which do you love?
  • • Be My Fantasy: What is the hottest trend in Fantasy and Sci Fi?
  • • Ten Things I Wish People Knew About Paranormal Authors
  • • Ten Things I Wish People Knew About Erotica Authors
  • • From Gargoyles to Mermaids: Post Twilight, post Zombie, what are the new creatures on the paranormal scene?
  • • It’s a Mystery to Me: From Cozy Mystery to Romantic Suspense

Time TBA

Author-Blogger Meet Up

3:00 PM-6:00 PM

Signing FREE and Open to the Public!

8:00 PM-10:00 PM

PJ Party

Sunday, October 1

Time TBA

Author-Reader Dates (Sign Ups Coming Soon)

"This past weekend I attended Indie Bookfest 2015 here in Orlando and I have to say that it was beyond amazing. It was my first author related conference and I was privileged to participate on two separate panels, one on Writing Intrigue and another on Diversity in Writing. The biggest thing about this weekend was getting the opportunity to meet so many talented authors, bloggers, and readers. I was on cloud nine part of the time and the rest of the time I was just trying to absorb everything around me." - L.E. Perez, Author

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