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How To Attend BEA Indie Author Fringe Today

How to attend BEA Indie Author Fringe today

ALLi Pen Logo for Indie Author Fringe IAFThe virtual doors of our second Indie Author Fringe event open at 10am Chicago/4pm London today,  Saturday May 14th. Here's how to attend and get the most out of our Online Author Conference, and how to join in conversations with Sponsors and Speakers on the day.

How long is the BEA Indie Author Fringe event?

  • Each Indie Author Fringe event is 24 hours long
  • We'll release a new Speaker Session at least once an hour, and will continue doing that for 24 hours
  • Orna Ross, David Penny and Jay Artale will kick off our Online Conference at 10am local time (CST)

How do I attend Indie Author Fringe?

  • Visit us here on this blog during our Indie Author Fringe event.


  • Each Speaker Session is a new blog post, and you can check in throughout the day to see the published sessions. The great thing about an online conference is that the content will be sessions will continue to be available on our blog after the event.
  • Speaker Sessions are a mix of articles, podcasts and videos (some speakers are also hosting Twitter Chats .. and you can join in the conversation using our event hashtag #IAF16)
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How will I know I'm in the right place?

  • During the events, our blog and social media networks will be taken over by Indie Author Fringe .. so when you visit us, our page headers will look a little different:

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  • At the end of the 24 hours our blog and social media networks will return to Author Advice Centre “business as usual”

How do I know when Sessions are available?

  • On the day of the event, we're sending out agenda updates, providing a summary of the upcoming Speaker Session, just sign up here to receive these updates that will include the speaker, session topic and time the session goes live.

Alternatively, visit our BEA Indie Author Fringe Agenda page

Can I ask the Speakers & Sponsors Questions?

  • Visit the Speaker and Sponsor Booth (aka: The Hot Seat) on the day to join in the conversation. Post your questions and comments, and swap ideas with other indie authors.

Visit the Hot Seat (Speaker and Sponsor Booth)

How do I enter the Speaker Giveaways?

  • Our giveaways will be part of the Speaker Sessions.
  • Just visit the speaker session after it's been published to see whether the speaker is offering a giveaway, and enter for your chance to win. There's lots of different ways to enter, and you can submit multiple entries for each and every giveaway.
  • You can enter the GIVEAWAYS up until Midnight Monday (Chicago time)
  • Winners will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter, and the winners will be notified during the week following the conference.

How to I enter the Cover Competition?

Our Cover Competition is open for entries until the start of the conference (10am Saturday 14th Chicago Time), and you can submit your Cover Competition entry here

You can view the Cover Competition entries here.

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How do I take advantage of Sponsor's Discounts & Giveaways?

  • Check out our Sponsor pages (right), and see what self-publishing service discounts they are offering.

Want to Help us Spread the Word?

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If we haven't answered your question about how to attend Indie Author Fringe …. leave us a comment below. We don't want you to miss a thing!

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