It’s all thanks to you

Thanks to everyone who made the first-ever Independent Authors Conference an unforgettable experience.

Three Days of Community

400 writers, authors, industry leaders, and publishing experts united in Philadelphia in search of for a weekend of inspiration, encouragement, and a lifetime’s worth of knowledge. A lot took place over the weekend—see what everyone is saying.

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Invest in Your Dreams: My Experience at IndieAuthorCon2017

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BookBaby Independent Authors Conference 2017

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“I feel like I got my money’s worth. Everything that I was looking for is right here in this place and it gives me my next step once I leave here. Like, “What do you do next?” Well, coming here answers that question: you know, what to do and how to be proactive moving forward. And actually, the most empowering thing is believing in yourself. Not really needing an “OK” from somebody else; knowing that your work is “OK.” So I got that and was worth what it cost.” — V. Harris, Attendee

Thanks to our speakers

Margot Atwell
Scott Bilker
Lucy Briggs
Nancy Erickson
Joel Friedlander
Janet Goldstein
Shelley Hitz
Carolyn Howard Johnson
Dana Kaye
Carla King
Chloe Kizer
Elizabeth Marshall
Patricia Moosbrugger
Ally Nathaniel
Eva Lesko Natiello
Sandra Poirier Smith
Aleysha Proctor
Miral Sattar
Steven Spatz
Brooke Warner
Lee Wind
Sheryl Woodhouse Keese

“What a wonderful event. The attendees were passionate, kind and curious—great group of people. Your BookBaby staff was incredibly positive, professional, and personable (inside the booth and even in the hotel’s lobby). Looking forward your 2018 conference and again, well done!” — Sandra Smith
Presenter, 2017 Independent Author Conference
President, Smith Publicity

“The IAC was an awesome event for BookLemur to sponsor and exhibit! There were lines of people waiting to talk to us the entire show. At the event we gave away nearly all the promotional material we brought, pads, pens, flyers, card decks. In fact, we had a total of 124 people sign up for our list. Start to finish it’s a top-notch event. You can be sure I’ll be there next year because I’ll bet there will be three times as many attendees when the word of mouth gets around about this event.” — Scott Bilker
Exhibitor and Presenter, 2017 Independent Author Conference

We’ll see you next year

The Independent Authors Conference is returning to Philadelphia in 2018. Be on the lookout for updates on next year’s event and how to join the fun.

2018 Conference Countdown

Now you’re ready

Take all of the knowledge and inspiration you gained at the conference and transform yourself into a self-published author. No matter where you are in the publishing process, we have you covered.

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