If you haven’t caught up to speed with our news of late, IndieReCon and ALLi are working together in 2015, bringing you three days of free author advice, talks and events. With six weeks to go, things are really starting to shape up for IndieReCon, with a ton of great events, speakers and sponsors to help you make self-publishing a mission possible.
Meet our first speakers
You can find out more about all our speakers over here on the IndieReCon site, but as a little preview, the following stellar self-publishing stars will be joining us for IndieReCon 2015:
- Porter Anderson – Associate Editor, Futurebook
- Mark Coker – Founder, Smashwords
- Robin Cutler – Senior Manager, Ingram Content Group
- Joel Friedlander – Founder, The Book Designer
- Jane Friedman – Publishing Consultant
- Steena Holmes – Author
- CJ Lyons – Author
- Joanna Penn – Author; Founder, The Creative Penn
- Helen Sedwick – Legal Consultant
- Victoria Strauss – Writer Beware!
We’ve got plenty more up our sleeve which we’ll be announcing over the next few weeks – so don’t forget to register for IndieReCon 2015 (did we mention it’s free?!) and keep up to date with us on Facebook and Twitter.
IndieReCon is delighted to also announce our first sponsors: IngramSpark and Bublish. IngramSpark is IndieReCon’s gold sponsor, one of the few leading publishing platforms delivering fully integrated print and digital distribution services to the book industry through a single source. IngramSpark consistently ranks highly in ALLi’s watchdog reports and Choosing a Self-Publishing Service guidebook, particularly as a POD option.
Bublish, a unique book marketing company run by the very able Kathy Meis, joins us as silver sponsor. Bublish provides cloud-based tools, metrics and resources to equip tech-savvy authors when it comes to their social marketing and digital publishing. It’s a platform where you can promote your work and build your author brand – well worth checking out whatever level you are at.
We’re still accepting session sponsorships, allowing self-publishing services exposure across selected sessions in IndieReCon. The confirmations are coming in, so if you’d like to reach an unparalled audience of indie authors (25,000 and counting), we’d love to hear from you. Get yourself over to the sponsors section of the IndieReCon site for more information.
The Indie Author Fringe Festival
As part of IndieRecon this year, there’s also our London Book Fair Indie Author Fringe Festival. Live from Foyles Bookshop in London, and part of LBF’s Book and Screen Week we’ll also be live-streaming the whole day, so if you cannot make the train or plane to London, you can still join in on the fun.