An effective way to capitalize on being an author is by developing and marketing yourself as a professional public speaker. Is this right for you?

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As we gear up for BookBaby's Independent Authors Conference, we'll be posting information about Philadelphia – things to do, places to eat, great bookstores – things to fill your itinerary while you're here. In fact, you might want to book a few extra days and really get to know this great historic American city.

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Are you an aspiring writer or an experienced author looking for a successful career as an independent author? Join us at the Independent Authors Conference!

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Are you an aspiring writer or an experienced author looking to learn the keys to nurturing a successful career as an independent author? Then join us at The 2017 BookBaby Independent Authors Conference!

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If you could have lunch with a successful author or publisher, would you do it? Think of a writing conference as that lunch on a much larger scale.

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This might sound a little hyperbolic, but it's true: your whole writing career could be changed by attending just one literary conference, book fair, or publishing industry trade show. Here are a few tips on how to prepare.

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When you first started composing your masterpiece, you probably thought the biggest hurdle was actually getting it done.  By now, you’ve learned there are many more challenges than just the writing process. You need to find an editor, a publisher, a peer review group.  And, you need to engage in some serious marketing – of yourself and your book.

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