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 August 1-2, 2014

The third annual Business of Writing International Summit is being held August 1-2, 2014 in Louisville, KY USA.

Learn how to grow your book sales and build your author platform at this annual two day event for writers and authors. The Summit brings together industry experts from around the world to deliver content-rich, timely and relevant presentations that provide attendees with the tools and resources they need to build their platform, grow their book sales and be successful in the new, fast-paced and changing world of publishing.

The Summit features multiple programming tracks including Publishing; Book Promotion and Marketing; eBooks & Social Media, and the Craft of Writing. Over two dozen exciting sessions to choose from each year; great food; outstanding networking opportunities; meet published authors; meet publishers and other industry experts; study the latest tools and resources; all this while learning how to become successful at the business of writing.

An exhibitor showcase each year, exposes  attendees to products and services they can use to grow their business as writers and authors.

Pre-Summit Workshop on July 31, 2014:

Self Publishing Workshop with Peggy DeKay
Author of Self Publishing For Virgins

Writers self publish for three reasons: money, creative control and timing. This class will lead you through the process of self publishing from manuscript to marketing your finished book. Using CreateSpace and Microsoft Word, an author can quickly self-publish a book with little money and limited computer skills. Whether an aspiring author or a published author looking for a better way, this class is for you.

Thursday, July 31, 2014
10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Indiana Wesleyan University's Louisville Conference Center Room 208
1500 Alliant Avenue, Louisville, KY  40299
Lunch is provided


What's new for 2014?

Keynote Speaker
Mark Wayne Adams - Marketing Genius
Mark has illustrated nearly forty children's books in six years winning numerous children's book awards. An unexpected reward in his publishing journey has been public speaking. Whether at professional organizations or elementary schools, Mark offers valuable insight, inspiring presentations, and a voice that reaches audiences across the World. His creative book marketing talents are second to none. This man knows how to sell books. Listen and learn from an expert, how you too, can sell more books.

As an author, publisher, illustrator and marketing expert, Mark's professional work  experience includes Walt Disney World Company, SeaWorld Orlando, Art Director for GSI Architectural Sign Company, and manager for Sprint Print, Inc. Mark is now CEO of Mark Wayne Adams, Inc. and serves as VP of Communication for the Florida Authors and Publishers Association.

Explode your Book Marketing
Spend 15 minutes in a private consultation with a panel of book marketing experts who will brainstorm ideas for marketing your book in unique and creative ways including to specialty markets and retailers. Benefit by the synergy created when this panel of experts work together to move your book to the next level. Available only by advance appointment for late Saturday afternoon.

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Event Location:
Indiana Wesleyan University's Louisville Conference Center
1500 Alliant Avenue, Louisville, KY  40299












Hours:
Friday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am to 2:00 pm

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“This was the BEST literary event I’ve attended – ever.”

“I learned something from every session.”

“I really appreciate all the Summit had to offer…a very positive experience.”   

  “I learned A LOT!”

“Writers are interested in how successful writers do their job. The Summit was inspiring.” 

Comments by Summit attendees excerpted from evaluations.

   "Education is what people need when they come into this field, and events like yours are one of the best ways to deliver it."
Joel Friedlander, TheBookDesigner.com