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uPublishU at BEA is the place to learn from 30+ industry experts about the latest tools, tips and tactics, and marketing opportunities to assist the aspiring and published author to be successful.
Choose from three tracks for sessions tailored to where you are in your career:
- Bringing Your First Book to Market—demystify the challenges and opportunities for new authors
- Tools & Marketing Mania—info and insight into engaging readers and managing your publishing efforts
- Publishing at the Next Level—for the experienced author looking for new opportunities to reach readers
Don’t miss the Keynote session featuring IBPA Executive Director, Angela Bole:
The Rise of the Hybrid Author: Keynote
9:00 am – 9:50 am, Room 1E14/1E15/1E16
The first wave of independent publishing in the digital age promised a golden age of reading and writing. Many caught up in the excitement were swift to proclaim the demise of traditional publishing models. What we see in 2015 is a world that has found room for both the upstarts and the established players. Authors frequently migrate from “indie” status to traditional houses and back again. Authors are making choices based on personal and professional “ROI” assessments – and not only about revenue potential but also considering their long-term career goals. Depending on the book and the trajectory of an author’s career, independent publishing is the right choice now, or a year from now. The important thing is to understand the implications and to educate yourself to take full advantage of the promise and potential.
Moderator: Chris Kenneally, Director, Business Development & Author Relations, Copyright Clearance Center
Speakers: Robert Gottlieb, Chairman and Founder of Trident Media Group; Kirsty Melville, President and Publisher, Andrews McMeel, Universal; Angela Bole, Executive Director, Independent Book Publishers Association; Michael Kozlowski, Media Director, Good E-Reader
View the full list of sessions and speakers.
Meet face-to-face with leading-edge sponsors and exhibitors:
— BookBaby/CD Baby
— BookGrabbr, Inc.
— Copyright Clearance Center (Coffee Sponsor)
— Draft2Digital (Silver Sponsor)
— Editorial Freelancer Association
— Independent Book Publishers Association
— IngramSpark (Gold Sponsor)
— KOBO (Silver Sponsor)
— Lulu.com (Gold Sponsor)
— National Novel Writing Month
— Nook Press (Silver Sponsor)
— Pentian.com (Bronze Sponsor)
— Publishers Weekly (Media Sponsor)
— SelfPubBookCovers.com. LLC
— Smashwords Inc.
— Thomson-Shore (Bronze Sponsor)
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