Indie Author Fringe Conference – Session Proposals

ALLi logo penWe’re still accepting session proposals and topic suggestions for our 2016 Indie Author Fringe day conferences. Thanks to everyone who has already submitted their feedback, and a reminder to everyone else that our submission deadline is January 31st.

What is Indie Author Fringe Conference?

Indie Author Fringe Conference (formerly known as IndieReCon) offers FREE online one-day conferences, associated with the three main publishing fairs for any authors interested in self-publishing.

Over the course of 2016, in line with London Book Fair, Book Expo America and Frankfurt Book Fair, we will take authors through the entire indie author journey, from writing to promotion and beyond. Each event will offer 24 hours of non-stop online advice and inspiration, organized around the following self-publishing topics:

Indie Author Fringe Pillar Content

Indie Author Fringe Conference Schedule

Our Indie Author Fringe Conference events follow on the heels of London Book Fair, BEA and Frankfurt Book Fair:

Indie Author Fringe Schedule 2016

What topics are important to YOU?

Planning for the first two events is already underway, but we want to make sure that the agenda is packed with the type of content you, as an author, want to hear about.

So if there are specific self-publishing topics you want to learn more about … please leave us your suggestions in the comments section below this post.

Would you like to propose an Indie Author Fringe Session?

It’s not too late to send us your proposal for a Speaker Session you’d like to host. In order to have your self-publishing event considered for the Indie Author Fringe events happening in April and May, please fill in this Google Form, and David Penny will follow up with you.

We’re accepting proposals for a variety of content types, but our goal is to include as many audio and video sessions as possible.

Please submit your conference session proposal by January 31st.

Visit the Indie Author Fringe Conference Page


10 Responses to Indie Author Fringe Conference – Session Proposals

  1. Geoffrey Arnold January 14, 2016 at 11:28 am #

    My first story is being pubished as eBook and Paperback in Jan 2016, via an excellent (self) publishing team. So for me it’s all about selling the books, FB Ads, Twitter etc.

    • Jay Artale January 19, 2016 at 12:32 pm #

      Yes, finding your audience and then starting that continual cycle of Marketing and Promotion is key for any author. We’ll definitely be covering this topic heavily.

  2. RC January 10, 2016 at 5:36 pm #

    My inbox is full of people trying to tell my how to write a book in a weekend and sell my “content”. Most of it is related to non-fiction, informational stuff. It seems like alot of the advice I’ve found on finding your audience (initial finding, not netting them into a newsletter) is from a couple years ago and I haven’t heard that blog tours and the like are working as they used to. Either I’m looking at the wrong advice, or something; but maybe a panel for new fiction authors?

    • Jay Artale January 19, 2016 at 12:36 pm #

      Hi RC … we’ve got an exciting series of guest blog posts from Orna Ross, that are being featured on the NaNoWriMo website later this year … and we’ll also be releasing a series of e-books aimed at new fiction authors .. basically taking the stance of “You’ve just finished the first draft of your Fiction …. now what?” – which will take authors through the remaining stages of writing and through the 7 stages of publishing.

      Our Indie Author Fringe will also have topics aimed at new authors and those more seasoned.

  3. Pamela January 9, 2016 at 9:51 pm #

    I would like to know more about independent authors rights when optioning their books for TV and film. What steps do they need to take for negotiating a contract? Are there particular ways for an author to protect their book beforehand if they foresee this as part of their overall way of ‘exploiting’ their work?

  4. Wes Sanders January 9, 2016 at 2:59 am #

    Please keep me apprised of the above-metioned workshops in self-publishing; i’m at , and I’m a member of ALLi.

    Wes Sanders
    forthcoming: Always Moving, This Train: Underground Railway Theater, Engine of Delight and Social Change

    • Debbie Young January 9, 2016 at 9:43 am #

      Wes, if you are subscribed to receive our new posts in your email, you’ll receive more news that way, and as a member you will receive our newsletters in which you can be sure we will be keeping everyone up to date with developments as they arise. They’re going to be fab!

    • Jay Artale January 10, 2016 at 10:58 am #

      Here’s the link to sign up for Indie Author Fringe updates ….


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