Feel free to contact me with details of your conference and/or other event or trade show and I’ll be glad to consider adding it to the list here.
And please take a moment to review the new BEA uPublishU AUTHOR HUB listing. I’m proud to have been asked to program the Hub and will have only 160 spots available for entrepreneurial authors who want to participate.
27 March 2014, New York City: Taking Control of Your Book’s Success: “Thinking about self-publishing but don’t know where to start? Learn the steps to take your book from manuscript to published book – without a publisher or agent. With our panel of best-selling authors and book publishing professionals: Miral Sattar from BiblioCrunch, author Rahimeh Andalbian, transmedia writer and game designer Andrea Philips, we’ll cover the basics of self-publishing and give you an A-Z guide to getting your book ready for publication and how to successfully market it.”
7 April, 2014, London, Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster: Publishing for Digital Minds: “The perfect accelerator to LBF itself, it’s for all those serious about the future of their content businesses in the digital now. If you’re determined to stay up-to-speed with the pace of change in the industry, attendance is essential.” A partial list of speakers includes: Anna Rafferty, Chair, Penguin Digital | Anthony Horowitz, Author | Bill Thompson, BBC Archives | Joe Godwin, Director BBC Children’s | Dr Frances Pinter, Knowledge Unlatched | Richard Mollet, PA | Rebecca Denton, Rockabox | Adrian Hon, Six to Start | Matt Locke, Storythings | Sergey Anurievs, LitRes, Russia | Rachel Chou, Open Road Media | Hugh Howey, Author | Dominique Raccah, Sourcebooks | Tom Dolan, Lean In | Paul Brindley, IC Tomorrow (partner for DMC Innovation Awards) | Michael Healy CCC | Nick Perrett, HarperCollins | Andrew Weinstein, Scribd | Stephen Page, Faber | Kim Seok-hwan, Korea | Andrew Savikas, Safari Online | Jon Fine, Amazon | Jan Reichelt, Mendeley | Dan Kieran, Unbound. (Hashtag: #DigiConf14)
10 April, 2014, London, Earls Court Conference Centre: What Works? Education Conference: “Following the success of the inaugral international education conference at LBF 2013 the programme for the second edition of What Works? is now well underway. Not a technology conference but more of an open-minded look at educational outcomes, What Works? will be a unique opportunity to debate how technology may be applied most effectively to raising educational standards in the future.” (Hashtag: #WhatWorks14)
April 16–18, 2014, Charleston, South Carolina: PubSmartCon: “An unprecedented gathering of publishing professionals, some of the smartest on the planet. They represent today’s broad range of publishing opportunities – self publishing, traditional, small press and hybrid. This is a new kind of event that puts emerging authors and small publishers in the driver’s seat and gives them the information they need to create a customized roadmap for success.” Speakers include Hugh Howey, Jane Friedman, Rachelle Gardner, Orna Ross, Miral Sattar, CJ Lyons, Eric Liebetrau, Christine Munroe, Laura Dawson, Stephanie Bowen and many more. (Hashtag: #PubSmartCon)
May 2–4, Boston: Grub Street’s The Muse and the Marketplace Conference: “The conference will span three full days with a brand-new kick-off party on Thursday, May 1st. Get pumped for over 110 craft and publishing sessions led by top-notch authors, editors, agents, and publicists from around the country. We expect nearly 900 writers and publishing professionals to attend, while maintaining the conference’s wonderfully intimate, “grubby” energy that we love.” (Hashtag: #Muse14)
May 5–6, Berlin: Klopotek’s Publishers’ Forum 2014: “Over the last few years, the annual Publishers‘ Forum conference – hosted by Klopotek – has developed into a stand-out industry event with more than 300 participants from publishing houses and service providers. The Forum integrates the entire media industry and is sponsored by renowned companies, such as cooperative partner arvato Systems. The Publishers’ Forum offers a top-class, specialist program with hands-on workshops and seminars which communicate concepts and experiences in order to provide workable solutions to the challenges which have arisen as a result of digitization.” (Hashtag: #pf14_ — note that underline being used to distinguish the hashtag from some others)
May 29–31, New York City: BEA’s First-Ever (uPublishU) AUTHOR HUB: “New For 2014! The BEA Author Hub, brought to you by uPublishU, is a dedicated lounge created exclusively for entrepreneurial authors to have a presence on the BEA trade show floor to network and benefit from special programming designed just for you.The BEA Author Hub is the ideal place for established or up and coming authors to enjoy networking and exclusive promotion for your work at special discounted pricing. Basic Membership benefits include:
- Access to BEA (May 29–31, 2014),
- Access to uPublishU at BEA Conference (May 31, 2014)
- The opportunity to showcase your titles in BEA’s New Title Showcase
- A listing of your title on My BEA Show Planner online planning tool and the BEA Mobile App
You may also upgrade to a uPublishU at BEA Author Hub Premium Membership which includes the opportunity for you to receive a coveted BEA Autograph Signing spot as well as a dedicated meeting table in the uPublishU at BEA Author Hub.” (Hashtag: #BEA14)
Space is limited to 160 members. INFORMATIONAL PDF HERE. To register, be in touch with Fred Evanko at BEA – 203–850-5965 or email@example.com. If you have questions, please contact me (Porter) on Twitter at @Porter_Anderson or by email: Porter@PorterAndersonMedia.com. I’m programming the Author Hub and would love to have your participation in this pivotal, unprecedented development.
May 31, New York City: uPublishU at BookExpo America BEA: “Are you ready to take the leap and transform your manuscript to a published book and/or ebook? At the uPublishU at BEA, aspiring writers and authors will learn from industry experts tips and tactics and all about the tools and technology to help them self-publish a print book or an ebook. You will also have the opportunity to meet with a selection of the industry’s most respected self-publishing service providers who offer services to aspiring authors or those looking to package their content in book form.” (Hashtag: #BEA14)
July 13–18, 2014: New Haven: Leadership Strategies in Magazine and Digital Media: “The Yale Publishing Course [YPC] is designed for mid– to senior-level professionals from all over the world. Our mission is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to be more effective leaders and advance their careers. YPC tackles the most important issues facing publishers in this time of ever-accelerating change.…The program provides a mixture of overviews of the current and future state of the industry and in-depth explorations of specific topics in editorial content, design, marketing, circulation, advertising, finance, and management.
July 20–25, 2014: New Haven: Leadership Strategies in Book Publishing: “Yale Publishing Course [YPC] tackles the most important issues facing publishers in this time of ever-accelerating change. The curriculum concentrates on: best practices in business and management; understanding and utilizing the latest advances in technology; implementing innovative strategies for discoverability, audience development, and brand extension; ways to increase revenue in a global economy in which print and digital publishing co-exist profitably; managing organizational change and finding new sources of revenue. Speakers confirmed include Craig Mod, Marcus Leaver, Kirsty Melville, Liisa McCloy-Kelley, and Carolyn Pittis.
August 1–3, New York City: Writer’s Digest Conference East: Dates announced now, more information to come. (Hashtag: #WDCE14)
August 15–17, Los Angeles: Writer’s Digest Conference West: Dates announced now, more information to come. (Hashtag: #WDCW14)
Continue to watch this page for updates on conferences throughout the season.