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IndieReCon 2015

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Register now for Our free Online Author ConferenceIndieReCon 2015 was a global online conference aimed at providing the best advice and education for independent-minded authors across the world, particularly those with an interest in self-publishing. Running across three days from 15th April to 17th April 2015, IndieReCon 2015 continued the goal of its founders: “To make publishing a mission possible” for authors

Take a look at all the exceptional content we featured last year.

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Planning Successful Social Media Campaigns: Kathy Meis

Just as publishing has been transformed in recent years by the emergence of digital, so has marketing been dramatically altered ...
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Top Indie Author Advice Panel: JOANNA PENN, RACHEL ABBOTT, MARK DAWSON, STEENA HOLMES, CJ LYONS, MARK MCGUINESS, NICK STEPHENSON

Top Indie Author Advice Panel: JOANNA PENN, RACHEL ABBOTT, MARK DAWSON, STEENA HOLMES, CJ LYONS, MARK MCGUINESS, NICK STEPHENSON

Join Chair Joanna Penn and a knockout panel of elite indie authors, Rachel Abbott, Mark Dawson, Steena Holmes, CJ Lyons, ...
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Author4Bookstores Campaign: DEBBIE YOUNG, PIERS ALEXANDER

Join Debbie Young and Piers Alexander as they introduce the new #Authors4Bookstores campaign. All writers and readers love bookstores and ...
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How Self Publishing is changing Trade Publishing: PORTER ANDERSON, ROBIN CUTLER, ALISON BAVERSTOCK, ROBERT CASKIE

We hear a lot about how self-publishing needs to learn from trade publishing but not so much about the changes ...
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Porter Anderson presents SELFe

Join Porter Anderson as he discusses for SELFe can help Indie Authors get their books into Libraries ...
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Should Literary Fiction and Poetry be Protected? DAN HOLLOWAY & ROHAN QUINE

Should Literary Fiction and Poetry be Protected? DAN HOLLOWAY & ROHAN QUINE

Dan Holloway and Rohan Quine think it should be and are here to tell you why ...
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Opening the Purse: Public Money & Indie Authors: DEBBIE YOUNG, PETER URPETH, GEMMA SELTZER, NICOLA SOLOMONS

Join Debbie Young of the Alliance of Independent Authors as she chairs a discussion with panellists Peter Urpeth of Scottish ...
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International Markets and Indies: Dan Wood

Digital distribution is changing the nature of the publishing industry while ebook adoption rates are on the rise worldwide. Come ...
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IndieReCon 2015 Closing Remarks

Wow. What a conference! It has been an amazing (and exhausting) week. Ali and I are very grateful to everyone ...
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Demo of the amazing PubCoder software for creating children’s eBooks: Karen Inglis

Demo of the amazing PubCoder software for creating children’s eBooks: Karen Inglis

Karen Inglis takes us through a demonstration of the amazing PubCoder software for creating children's eBooks ...
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Publishing Platforms by Robin Cutler

The Three Steps to Success Step 1: Organize What You Have The first step will make you feel good, really ...
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How to Publish in New Zealand: Dawn Grant

How authors in New Zealand publish is similar to how authors the world over publish their books but living in ...
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Kathy Meis

Planning Successful Social Media Campaigns: KATHY MEIS

Social Media Campaigns Just as publishing has been transformed in recent years by the emergence of digital, so has marketing ...
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Self Publishing in Switzerland, Germany and Austria: JJ Marsh

Key factors 40 Million Germans speak English fluently. Germany is the second biggest market for sales of American books in ...
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7 Secrets to Your Ultimate Bestseller: BRIDGET COOK-BURCH

Cut the Learning Curve Most books only sell between 100-250 copies, max. How can YOU turn your powerful message into ...
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Pinterest for Authors: Jay Artale

Building your Brand with Pins & Boards Pinterest has just celebrated it’s 5th birthday and has nearly 80 Million unique ...
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13 Reasons You’re Not As Successful An Author As You Should Be: JIM KUKRAL

Authors! What is Holding you Back? In this motivational and “tough-love” session, Author Marketing Club Director Jim Kukral explains the ...
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How to Self-Edit your Book: Jessica Bell

How to Self-Edit your Book: Jessica Bell

It’s time to edit your novel for publication. What a drag, right? It doesn’t have to be. If you take ...
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Finding The Right Book Cover Designer: GUIDO CAROTI

Seek out the designer whose work appeals to you personally. At the bookstore Researching in a bookstore is my favorite ...
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Self-publishing & Marketing Children’s Picture Books: KAREN INGLIS

Hear London-based children’s author, Karen Inglis, talk through top tips and home truths about self-publishing children’s picture books - including ...
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Literary Values in a Digital World: REBECCA SWIFT

Is there anybody reading me? Some years ago i did an MA dissertation called “Is there Anybody reading Me?” which ...
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Self Publishing in Canada - help is needed: Patricia Sands

Self Publishing in Canada – help is needed: Patricia Sands

Self-publishing in Canada ~ help is needed! Writing this turned out to be a most interesting challenge. When I began ...
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Joel Friedlander, Book Design Advisor

Book Design Basics: JOEL FRIEDLANDER

Choosing the right book formatting In this video Joel Friedlander, interviewed by David Penny, explains how choosing the right formatting ...
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How to Sell a Bazillion Books! : HM Ward

How to Sell a Bazillion Books! : HM Ward

Join one of the superstars of Indie writing, HM Ward, for this Video presentation. H.M. Ward continues to reign as ...
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How to Sell on Amazon by The Truckload: PENNY SANSEVIERI

Penny Sansevieri shares her extensive knowledge in a Google Hangout On Air presentation ...
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Gaining visibility in online stores like Kobo Next: DIEGO MARANO

During my peregrinations over this grand land of Britain, one of the most common questions I am used getting asked ...
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How authors can get visibility in online stores like Kobo Next: Diego Marano

How authors can get visibility in online stores like Kobo Next: Diego Marano

During my peregrinations over this grand land of Britain, one of the most common questions I am used getting asked ...
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What is your Message: YEN OOI

A crisp and precise description of your book can have a powerful effect on its audience. Getting this right has ...
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Creating book soundtracks on Booktrack: JASON HOVEY and PAUL CAMERON

Learn how to publish and sell your work to a global audience by using Booktrack to add soundtracks to your ...
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Creating book soundtracks on Booktrack: JASON HOVEY and PAUL CAMERON

Creating book soundtracks on Booktrack: JASON HOVEY and PAUL CAMERON

Learn how to publish and sell your work to a global audience by using Booktrack to add soundtracks to your ...
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Working with the right publishing professionals: RICARDO FAYET

With thousands of books being published every day, standing out of the crowd means producing work of the highest professional ...
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Writing and the Digital Revolution: MONIQUE DUARTE

The internet has had an undeniable influence on everything we do in the modern age, and writing is no exception ...
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The Value of Reviews: SETH DELLON

Speaking conservatively, there are about a billion different ways to market a book. From reader-focused social media, to industry-focused trade ...
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How to Crowdfund a Book: AMANDA BARBARA

An Online Seminar with Amanda Barbara of Pubslush and Orna Ross on what exactly crowd-funding is and how exactly PubSlush ...
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Online Bookstores available to Indie Authors: BEN GALLEY

Come and discuss all the different sorts of online bookstores that are open to indie authors with Ben Galley, self-publishing ...
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How to find your first 10,000 readers: Nick Stephenson

In this ALLi Insights Seminar from the The Alliance of Independent Authors Orna Ross and Nick Stephenson review the three-step ...
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The Age of the Serial: Samantha Warren

We live in a world of consumption and instant gratification. Waiting is not something we’re good at. We have drive-thrus ...
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Knowing your Author Rights: SETH DELLON & TOM CHALMERS

Join Orna Ross for a previously recorded interview with Seth Dellon of Pubmatch and Tom Chalmers of IPR License. They ...
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How to run Successful Author Giveaways: BEN GALLEY

Giveaways are a great way of finding new fans, climbing those all-important charts, and gaining visibility for your book and ...
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The secrets to self-publishing YA books successfully: S.R. JOHANNES

In 2014, Young adults were up over 20% and adult sales were down 3%. Young adult books are hotter than ...
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How to Optimize your BookBub submission: KATIE DONELAN

If you’re a self-published author, one of the biggest challenges you’ll face is getting your books in front of new ...
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How to approach Ad Sites & make your book desirable: NEIL BAPTISTA

The use of price promotions has become an established practice for many authors looking to achieve a variety of goals ...
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Self Publishing in India: RASANA ATREYA

In 2012 the manuscript of my novel, Tell A Thousand Lies, was shortlisted for the Tibor-Jones South Asia prize. Subsequently, ...
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The Irish Doing it For Themselves: Vanessa Fox-O'Loughlin

The Irish Doing it For Themselves: Vanessa Fox-O’Loughlin

With a population of just under five million, Ireland might have some of the best writers in the world ( ...
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How to make a living with your writing: JOANNA PENN

Are you an Authorpreneur? Joanna Penn left her day job in September 2011 to become a full-time author entrepreneur. She ...
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How to make a living with your writing: Joanna Penn

Joanna Penn left her day job in September 2011 to become a full-time author entrepreneur. She is a NY Times ...
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Basics of Online Book Retailers: MIRAL SATTAR

Where do you go to sell you books and why? Thinking about self-publishing and wanted to know about the biggest ...
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Don’t Make These Mistakes that First-Time Self-Published Authors Make: Miral Sattar

Don’t Make These Mistakes that First-Time Self-Published Authors Make: Miral Sattar

At Bibliocrunch, I get a lot of authors coming to me for self-publishing advice. Over the last four years we’ve ...
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Writer Beware! : Victoria Strauss

Writer Beware! : Victoria Strauss

Join in this Twitter chat to ask Victoria Strauss (@victoriastrauss) all your questions on what scams and bad practices to ...
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How to run a great Author Co-operative: Christopher Joyce

How to run a great Author Co-operative: Christopher Joyce

CHINDI have recorded a video where some of the members discuss the lessons learned in setting up a local group ...
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Content Marketing For Authors: JANE FRIEDMAN and ORNA ROSS

Content Marketing For Authors: JANE FRIEDMAN and ORNA ROSS

Jane is a recognised as outstanding educator of authors in the digital age, renowned for her style of telling it ...
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Get Sticky: Create Top of Mind Awareness with Readers: JOY CAPPS

Authors that are top of mind with readers results in more book sales. In this session, you’ll learn how to ...
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10 Million Sold and Counting: Barbara Freethy & Bella Andre

10 Million Sold and Counting: Barbara Freethy & Bella Andre

A no holds barred Q&A With Barbara Freethy and Bella Andre about writing, self-publishing and being super successful indie authors ...
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Million Dollar Ideas: David Farland

Million Dollar Ideas: David Farland

Ali Cross talks to David Farland, fantasy author, about his million dollar ideas for self-publishing indie authors Enter this giveaway ...
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Indie and Proud: Christine Fonseca

Indie and Proud: Christine Fonseca

You did it—you made the decision to Indie publish. You are now in control of your fate. So why don’t ...
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Mark Coker & Orna Ross, Indie Author Award

What Authors Need To Know in 2015: MARK COKER & ORNA ROSS

Orna Ross chats with Mark Coker about the changes that have taken place in the self-publishing world since 2008 and ...
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Welcome Keynote: Ali Cross and S.R. Johannes

Welcome Keynote: Ali Cross and S.R. Johannes

Welcome to IndieReCon 2015! Founders S.R. Johannes & Ali Cross welcome authors everywhere to IndieReCon. We are so excited to ...
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Welcome Keynote: Ali Cross and S.R. Johannes

Welcome to IndieReCon 2015! Founders S.R. Johannes & Ali Cross welcome authors everywhere to IndieReCon. We are so excited to ...
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