On January 19, 2017, for the first time ever, one of the world’s largest digital content publishing conferences has added an entire day that focuses on the continued success of independent publishing. The Digital Book World Indie Author Conference is a day full of opportunities to learn from successful independent authors and industry thought leaders.
The conference will also host a handful of exhibitors offering a breadth of services specifically designed for aspiring authors and small- to midsized-publishers.
Why Should I Attend the Digital Book World Indie Author Conference
The people at Digital Book World have used the moniker “the new professional author” to describe the conference's overall position toward the indie community. This shows just how big of an impact independent authors and publishers are having on the digital publishing industry as a whole.
Inclusion and recognition such as this represents a pivotal moment in the indie movement. The indie community has achieved incredible growth and a large contribution to that growth have come from digital publishing. On top of that, the publishing industry as a whole has become increasingly digitized. All that considered, every discussion at the Digital Book World Indie Author Conference is certain to prove useful, whether you are already into your indie publishing journey or have yet to begin.
Learn from Indie Publishing Pros
The day-long event will be packed with opportunities to learn from successful indie authors and digital publishing professionals. To give you a better idea of the smarts on-hand, here is a quick glimpse at a few of the guest speakers:
Kicking things off will be Orna Ross, Irish indie author and Founding Director of the non-profit association for self-publishers, Alliance of Independent Authors. Every year, for the past 4 years, Ross has been named “one of 100 most influential people in publishing” (The Bookseller) and recently won the best novel award at the inaugural Carousel-Aware Prize (CAP) for independent publishing for her book, Her Secret Rose.
Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives, Co-Owner of The Hot Sheet, and frequent guest blogger on our IngramSpark blog, will reveal the most pressing elements of the business for indie authors right now.
The other half of The Hot Sheet, Jane Friedman offers more than two decades of experience in the publishing industry. A regular on the indie publishing conference circuit and on our IngramSpark blog as a guest blogger, Friedman also manages an award-winning blog for writers at JaneFriedman.com.
Ingram Content Group’s very own Director of Product Metadata, Margaret Harrison, oversees Ingram’s metadata strategy for data driven merchandising, which includes a wholesale catalog of 16 million books. Join her as she hits home the importance of book metadata: they can’t read you if they can’t find you.
Along with all the other publishing pros speaking at the Digital Book World Indie Author Conference, we’ll be there too! Look for our table to get some free swag and author resources! We can’t wait to see you face-to-face and discuss what we do best: help your book succeed.
Discounted Digital Book World Indie Author Conference Registration
Since we’re all about helping you access new opportunities, we have a special discount on registration pricing to help get you there. Use code INGRAM2017 when registering to get a 15% discount off the listed price. See you there!