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INDIE CHILDREN'S AUTHOR SUMMIT: NASHVILLE, TN
$295.00

VIRGIN HOTEL, DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2023

9:00AM - 5:00PM

IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE LIMITED TO 90 

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WHO SHOULD COME:

Whether you're a brand new author writing your first book, or you'll well-established with dozens of books in your portfolio...if you're looking to take your publishing to the next level, this summit will give you the information you need to get there. 

 

This isn't the standard, paint-by-colors information you can get anywhere else. This is a full day, packed with publishing experts sharing their hard-earned expertise and inside tips to help you find greater success with your books. 

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HERE'S WHAT THE SUMMIT WILL INCLUDE: 

 

 FOUR MAIN PRESENTATIONS:

 

SPECIAL GUEST! Marty Flanagan, President, APG Sales & Distribution: How to Get Your Books Into Barnes & Noble, Target and other Big Box Retailers

Marty is the President and owner of APG Sales & Distribution - one of the largest book distributors in the country, actively selling to Barnes & Noble, Target, Books A Million, and hundreds of other retailers and book catalogs. He’ll give you a detailed explanation of how book distribution works, and the steps you need to take to get your books on the shelves of major retail stores!

 

Jay Miletsky, Author, President, IAPC: Making Money in Publishing: 9 Sales Channels You Can't Ignore. 

Writing your book is one thing - selling it is another, and it’s one of the biggest hurdles indie authors face. Increase your sales by charging head-first into these 9 lucrative sales channels.

 

Chris Whalen, Author, CPA: Taxes, Expenses and Revenue - Understanding the Numbers to Make Your Publishing Profitable

It’s the part of publishing that authors love to avoid - the finances! Taxes, expenses, revenue, cash flow - Chris will tell you everything you need to know to run your publishing business successfully. 

 

Makini Regal Martin, Author, Entrepreneur: I Raised Over $30,000 and Sold Over 3,000 Books in My First Year - Here's How I Did It!

A breakout indie author, Makini has done more in her first year of publishing than many do in their first decade. In this motivational presentation, Makini will share the fascinating details of her journey.

 

✅ TWO IN-DEPTH WORKSHOPS - YOU CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITES!

Workshop One - Choose Between:

Melinda Martin, Owners, Martin Publishing Services: Getting Your Files Ready for Print (a Deep Dive into File Prep to Save You Time and Money)

Without question, the biggest source of frustration for authors is getting their files ready for print. Melinda will help make it easier by giving you the training you need to get your files right the first time!   

 

Jay Miletsky, Author, President, IAPC: Getting More Sales with Amazon Ads (a Deep Dive into How to Set Up and Manage Your Campaigns)

Please note: This workshop should only be taken by authors currently using Amazon ads or plan to. This in-depth workshop will give you valuable info and strategies to make Amazon ads work better for selling your books. 

Workshop Two - Choose Between:

Yobe Qiu, Author, Entrepreneur: Raising Funds Through Successful Kickstarter Campaigns 

Don’t let finances stop you from making your publishing dream a reality. Raising funds through Kickstarter is one of the fastest and most effective ways to raise money - Yobe will give you expert strategies for making it happen!   

 

Daniel Jude Miller, Author, School Presentation Rock Star: Generating Substantial Revenue Through School Visits (How to Get Them and How to Make the Most of Them)

As an indie author, Daniel has built a lucrative career by focusing his efforts on presenting his books to schools through author visits. He’ll show you how to get them, how to present and how to sell more books!


✅ AN ALL-STAR, OPEN FORUM, Q&A SESSION

Every speaker at the summit will be on hand to participate in an highly engaging and interactive panel session hosted by celebrated NYT Bestselling author Laura Duksta. In-person and virtual attendees will have the opportunity to ask the panel their most pressing publishing-related questions!


✅ AND ALL OF THE OTHER EXTRAS THAT OUR SUMMIT ATTENDEES HAVE COME TO EXPECT

• Continental breakfast of bagels and assorted pastries
• All-day coffee, water and sodas
• A delicious, hot, catered lunch with dessert items
• Giveaways worth over $300
• Plenty of time for networking with presenters and other authors 


PLUS!! ALL ATTENDEES WILL GET A LINK TO A REPLAY AFTER THE EVENT, INCLUDING THE WORKSHOPS THAT THEY DIDN'T SELECT


ALSO, DON'T MISS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO PITCH YOUR BOOK TO APG SALES & DISTRIBUTION

AND PLEASE JOIN US FOR A RELAXED Q&A AND NETWORKING EVENT ON AUGUST 18

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Can't make it to Nashville? Check out our virtual option


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WHAT JUST A FEW PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT OUR PAST EVENTS

"It was a fantastic event!" - AK KAros


"This was the first conference I’ve been to where I was actually able to pay attention all day! 😂 Valuable info! Great speakers!" - Margy Locke


"Jay, you and your team did a fantastic job. I watched it online. It was very worthwhile!!" - Joseph Keeler


"I so enjoyed the summit and meeting everyone. What a great group of people. Thank you!" - Cheryl DaVeiga


"I attended the summit for the first time & what a treat to hear the best of the best in our industry speak on how they started to where they are today was encouraging to say the least. I highly recommend if you can’t travel to attend they offer live online as well." - JoAnn Dickinson


"I attended virtually but found this summit more helpful than I could have imagined! I really got so much from this." - Wendy Ward


"It was great. They will get better and better!" - Natalie Embree


"I absolutely enjoyed this, it was so very worth it." - Tyranika Abrams


"It was such a great time and SO great getting to meet so many [authors]!" - Abbie Williams