Indie Author Conference & Showcase

Saturday, November 12, 2016, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Parma-Snow -

Audiences: Adults

Event Type: Writing

Two in one! A Conference for writers. A Showcase for local self-published authors. Both free and open to the public.

Conference/ 11:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Registration required.
Writers and authors, learn about self-publishing from local and national authors. Attend one, two or all three sessions.

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. / Dana Kaye, "Your Book, Your Brand"

Branding: it's not just for big corporations. Dana Kaye, founder of Kaye Publicity in Chicago and author of Your Book, Your Brand, will demonstrate how developing a brand will help establish a loyal readership, generate sales, and expand name recognition. Participants will also have the opportunity to work with Kaye to identify their unique author brands.

12:00 noon - 12:45 p.m. / Deanna Adams, "Beta Readers and Editors: Don't Publish without Them"

Don't sell yourself short: your book needs beta readers and professional editors before it's published. Deanna Adams, author of The Writer's GPS, will explain how to find beta readers, the different kinds of editors, what they do, how much they might cost, and how to find good ones.

1:00 - 1:45 p.m. / AE Jones, "Self-Publishing Doesn't Mean You Have to Do Everything Yourself"

In today's indie publishing world, authors are able to do-it-yourself, or DIY, but should you? The 'Y' in DIY doesn’t mean you can’t call in the experts. Author AE Jones, whose Cleveland-based paranormal romance won RWA's Golden Heart Award, will lead you through the steps of self-publishing and discuss why and when to get help from others.

Plus, meet these community writing organizations from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Cleveland Writer's Press
Literary Cleveland
Ohio Readers & Writers Expo
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Showcase / 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Meet over 50 local independent authors and ask questions about their books and self-publishing experiences. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Susan Adler
J. M. Anton
M. T. Bass
Jack Beltane
Lauren Cecile
Pamela Ann Cleverly
Angela Crook
Michael DeBenedictis
Nancy Elvira
J. C. L. Faltot
Doug Farren
Angela Flowers
Michelle Fox
Ireland Gill
Stacey Greene
Christine Grieves
Courtney Hauser
Margie Hiermer
Deborah A. Hill
Ron Hill
Melissa Hintz
Primus Igboaka
CN James & Amy Joy
AE Jones
Mark Kacik
Chrys Kozak & Avon Verduijn
Andi Lawrencovna
Nancy Loyan
K. C. Maguire
Abby McCarthy
S. Joshua Mendel
Richard Morris
Erin Oakley
Kristen Otte
Ann Otto
Lukas Padegimas
Andria Redlin
Lori Rochat
Sandy Rozelman
Mary C. Ryan
Melissa Sasina
Rachel & Willy Scott
Irene & Alex Shaland
Kate Squires
Claudia Taller
Ria TerraNova-Webb
Amanda Uhl
Matt Verish
Craig Webb
Clyde E. Witt
J. L. Zee