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BookBaby’s Independent Authors Conference 2017
Writers, authors, newbies, and experts – BookBaby’s Independent Authors Conference is coming to historic Philadelphia November 3-5 at the elegant Sonesta Hotel in downtown Rittenhouse Square.

BookBaby Announces Speakers For Independent Authors Conference
We’re pleased to announce BookBaby’s Independent Authors Conference 2017 speaker lineup, filled with successful authors and industry professionals from around the country.

18 Uniquely Philadelphia Attractions: Your IAC Extracurricular Planner
We kick off our travelogue series with 18 uniquely Philadelphia attractions. Start planning your weekend now!

5 Ways Attending A Publishing Conference Can Help You Succeed
Looking for support as a self-published author? Here are five reasons why attending a publishing conference can help your career.

Making The Most Of Writers’ Conferences
Writers’ conferences are valuable because they immerse you – if only for a few short days – into your art. They can make you aware of how much you don’t know, how much you need to know, and expose you to things you need to succeed.


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IAC speakers’ contributions to the BookBaby Blog

bilker speaker bookbaby's independent authors conferenceScott Bilker
Scott Bilker is the founder of, an online eBook promotion site. Bilker is also a best-selling author and founder, writing about smart, unconventional strategies for reducing debt. Many of his unique approaches to mastering credit are featured in The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Consumer Reports, Entrepreneur, Money, PBS, and NBC.

lucy briggs speaker bookbaby's independent authors conferenceLucy Briggs
Lucy Briggs is a social media and email marketing specialist. As a Marketing Manager at BookBaby, she helps writers achieve their publishing goals.

Carter speaker bookbaby's independent authors conferenceRochelle Carter
Rochelle Carter is the Publisher at Ellechor Media & Associates, LLC, an award-winning company providing premium self-publishing services for authors. She also manages acquisition and production for its traditional imprint. Carter has received national recognition for her professional achievements, and is the award-winning, best-selling author of The Seven Step Guide to Authorpreneurship.

clark speaker bookbaby's independent authors conferenceC. Hope Clark
C. Hope Clark is the founder of the renowned, chosen by Writer’s Digest for its 101 Best Websites for Writers for the past 16 years. Clark is also an award-winning mystery author – with seven novels under her belt – and teaches writers how to earn a living with their writing. Her FFW newsletters reach 35,000 each Friday.

Erickson speaker bookbaby's independent authors conferenceNancy Erickson
An international book coach, Nancy Erickson is known as The Book Professor because she helps people who aren’t professional writers become published authors of high-impact nonfiction books that can change lives, save lives, or transform society. Nancy is also the owner of Stonebrook Publishing and, the international book marketing platform.

Faulkner speaker bookbaby's independent authors conferenceGrant Faulkner
Grant Faulkner is the executive director of National Novel Writing Month and the co-founder of 100 Word Story. His stories and essays have appeared in dozens of magazines, including the New York Times and Writer’s Digest. His book of essays on creativity, Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Prompts to Boost Your Creative Mojo (Chronicle Books) is due this fall.

Friedlander speaker bookbaby's independent authors conferenceJoel Friedlander
Joel Friedlander is an award-winning book designer, blogger, and writer. He speaks regularly at industry events and is the author of A Self-Publisher’s Companion and coauthor of The Self-Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide. The blogger behind TheBookDesigner, Joel is a columnist for Publishers Weekly, and was named by Writer’s Digest as one of the 10 people to follow in book publishing.

Hitz speaker bookbaby's independent authors conferenceShelley Hitz
As an author coach, book marketing strategist, and Christian entrepreneur, Shelley Hitz is on a mission to help you reach more people with your message. She has coached thousands of authors through her books, training programs, online events, seminars, and more.

Howard-Johnson speaker bookbaby's independent authors conferenceCarolyn Howard-Johnson
Carolyn Howard-Johnson is the author of the multi award-winning series of HowToDoItFrugally books for writers including USA Book News’ “Best Book” winner for The Frugal Book Promoter. She has been an instructor for UCLA Extension’s renowned Writers Program for nearly a decade and favors speaking and getting reviews as the top ways to market a book.

carla king speakers bookbaby's independent authors conferenceCarla King
Carla King is an adventure travel writer, web expert, and professional blogger who has been self-publishing since 1995. She offers author education with her Self-Pub Boot Camp series of books and workshops and Author Friendly resources to help authors who need a little more hand-holding along their publishing journey.

patricia moosbrugger bookbaby's independent authors conferencePatricia Moosbrugger
Patricia Moosbrugger started her career in publishing 30 years ago at Curtis Brown Literary Agency. The Patricia Moosbrugger Literary Agency currently represents authors of fiction and narrative nonfiction, including New York Times bestsellers. She is cofounder of BlueInk Review, a service launched in 2010 to provide professional, credible reviews of independently published books.

Spatz speaker bookbaby's Independent Authors ConferenceSteven Spatz
Steven Spatz is a writer, marketer, and the President of BookBaby, the nation’s leading eBook and printed book distributor.



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