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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New authors might fear attending a writers conference. Seasoned writers may think they don't need to go to conferences anymore. It's worth reconsidering.

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BookBaby VP Steven Spatz recently attended the Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City and sends in this report:

At the risk of sounding like a certain country comedian, the underlying theme of last weekend’s Writer’s Digest Conference in New York was simple and blunt advice for aspiring authors laboring on their books.

It was simply: “Get ‘er done!”

Their books, that is. There’s been no better time in history to be an author with all of the new self publishing opportunities. The window is wide open and it’s time for every author to climb through it. But you’ve got to finish what you’ve started and that means devoting the necessary hours to your writing hobby.

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