Dear Writer-Friends,

I've been self-publishing since 2011, and I've shared the knowledge I've gained in two books: the Indie Author Survival Guide, Second Edition, and For Love or Money. I'm not an indie rockstar or a breakout success: I'm one of thousands of solidly midlist indie authors making a living with their works. These books are my way of helping my fellow authors discover the freedom of indie publishing. Write on, writer-friends!

S.K. Quinn, Independent Author of Science Fiction

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Monday, February 24, 2014

IndieReCON 2014

The 2nd annual IndieReCon online conference starts tomorrow! This is a FREE online conference for all writers interested in indie publishing or currently doing indie publishing. The schedule includes chats, vlogs, and posts - on all things indie publishing.

To kick us off, our keynote speakers, Barry Eisler and Joe Konrath, will host a 2-hour chat to talk about The Evolving Indie Industry and Standing out in the Pile and then entertain your questions. 

You'll also discover insider secrets from representatives from Amazon, Kobo, Smashwords and Goodreads, and learn how to write fast, try your hand at serials, work with other authors to maximize your marketing efforts and much, much more.

We have contests and tons of giveaways including two KOBO eReaders!

Not to mention, it's a great place to network, connect and have a lot of fun. Click here for the top 15 reasons on why you should register.

2014 Indie Re Con Agenda
Tues, Wed, Thurs (Feb 25-27)
(Note: Items in BOLD are live chats - either on Twitter or on the web site)
*All Times are EST*

Tuesday, February 25th 
10:00 ~ Welcome/Kick Off  by S.R. Johannes
>>10:15  - 11:00 ~ Q&A with S.R. Johannes/Ali Cross (Twitter Chat #IndieReCon)
11:00 ~ Facing Your Fears by Susan Kaye Quinn
>>11:30 - 12:00 Facing Your Fears with Susan Kaye Quinn (IndieReCon Facebook Page Chat)
12:00 - 2:00 ~ The Evolving Indie Industry and Standing Out in the Pile with JA Konrath and Barry Eisler 
2:00 ~ 7 stages of the Creative Process in Writing a Book by Orna Ross
3:00 ~ 3 Keys to Excellence in Indie Publishing by Margaret Brown from Shelf UnBound
4:00 ~ Serials: Writing for Your Readers by Rashelle Workman
5:00 ~ How to Write Fast: 2k to 10k, 2 Years Later by Rachel Aaron 
>>5:15 - 6:00 ~ How to Write Fast: 2k to 10k, 2 Years Later with Rachel Aaron 
6:00 ~ How to Sell E-Books Without Falling Into the No-Value, Time-Sucking Vortex of Blogging, Tweeting, and FaceBooking by Michael Alvear

7:00 ~ (Not) Playing by the Rules: Genre Mash-Ups in a New Age by Alicia Kat Vancil
8:00 - 9:00 ~ The Nuts and Bolts of International Rights by The Passive Guy aka David Vandagriff

9:00 - 10:00 ~ Ask Us Anything #IndieChat with The Indelibles (Twitter Chat)
10:00 - 11:00 ~ Bestselling Hybrids Dish On Reaching your Readers Through Social Media: Twitter and Facebook with Chelsea Fine and Chelsea Cameron

Wednesday, February 26th
10:00 ~ Working with Hybrid Authors by Lara Perkins from Andrea Brown Literary Agency

11:00 - 12:00 ~ Write It Forward:  How To Plan For and Build a Career as a Writer with Bob Mayer
12:00 - 1:00 ~ Creating a Top Notch Publishing Team by Miral Sattar from BiblioCrunch
1:00 - 2:00 ~ Perfecting Your Grammar and Editing Process by CS Lakin
2:00  - 3:00 ~ Write, Publish, Repeat Podcast with Johnny B. Truant, Sean Platt and David Wright
3:00 - 4:00 ~ Your Book Registration Basics "Cheatsheet" by Peter Bowerman
4:00 - 5:00 ~ Best Practices/Biggest Mistakes in Formatting Your Book (Cover to Back Copy) by Joel Friedlander
6:00 - 7:00 ~ Producing Audiobooks: The Author/Producer Relationship by Kelli Shane    >>6:15 - 7:00 ~ Producing Audiobooks: The Author/Producer Relationship with Ali Cross and Kelli Shane (Twitter Chat #IndieReCon)
7:00 - 8:00 ~ THE #1 Most Powerful Book Promotion Strategy (NOT Social Media) by Peter Bowerman

9:00 - 10:00 ~ Creating Book Buzz on a National Scale by KP Simmon

8:00 - 9:00 ~ Surviving Indie Publishing with Susan Kaye Quinn (IndieRecon Facebook Page Chat
10:00 - 11:00 ~ Building Your Indie Platform by Martha Carr

Thursday, February 27th
10:00 - 11:00 ~ Getting Started on Goodreads by Patrick Brown, Director of Author Marketing for Goodreads 
11:00 - 12:00 ~ Maximizing Your Sales at Kobo by Mark Lefebvre from Kobo 
12:00 - 1:00 ~ Publishing/Thinking Outside the Kindle Box by Amy Edelman from IndieReader
1:00 - 2:00 ~ Book Marketing: 5 Ways to Build Your Readership by Joanna Penn
2:00 - 3:00 ~ Lets' Get Visible (Understanding Amazon's Recommendation Engine) by David Gaughran
>>2:15 - 3:00 ~ Let's Get Visible with David Gaughran
3:00 - 4:00 ~ Taking Goodreads to the Next Level by Patrick Brown, Director of Author Marketing for Goodreads
4:00 - 5:00 ~ The Amazon Power of Selling by Jim Kukral from Author  from Author Ad Network
5:00 - 6:00 ~ Working Together in Collaborative Marketing by Angela Akerman 
6:00 - 7:00 ~ The Guerrilla Marketer's Guide To Selling Fiction On Kindle with Michael Alvear 
7:00 - 8:00 ~ Optimize Searches on Your Book (Metadata/SEO) by Lori Culwell
8:00 - 9:00 ~ Partnering Digital Sales with Indie Stores by Mark Lefebvre from Kobo
9:00 - 10:00 ~ Wrap Up & Giveaways with the IndieReCon Team 

1 comment:

  1. There's so much wonderful information to gain from this. I'll try to catch what I can :-)