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Indie Author Fringe London Book Fair

Here are the fabulous session sponsors for Indie Author Fringe. Find out more about them below, and don't forget to check out their promotional deals that will save you money.

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If you'd like to be a session sponsor for any of our events for London Book Fair, Book Expo America or Frankfurt book fair fringe events, please refer to the Sponsor Deck here.

Bublish Silver Sponsor of IndieReCon 10`5

Kathy Meis Indie Author Fringe Speaker

Kathy Meis – Bublish Founder and CEO



Bublish is the world's first complete, cloud-based publishing system with integrated branding, marketing and discoverability features. The Bublish platform empowers “authorpreneurs” with award-winning tools to write, promote, sell and track their work — all from one, powerful dashboard. Thousands of authors around the world use Bublish to get their books to market and build a dynamic author brand that drives more book sales.

Launched at Book Expo America in June of 2012, Bublish is changing the way writers share their stories and reach their readers. Thousands of authors around the world use Bublish to promote their work and build their brand.  Kathy is also a founding partner of PubSmart, a new author-centric publishing conference in Charleston, South Carolina.


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Stop! Don't Launch Your Book Without Following These Six Crucial Steps with Kathy Meis

All too often, great books launch into silence. Why? There is no plan in place to give the book a fighting chance. Today’s book marketplace is highly competitive. You need to bring you’re A-game not only on the craft side, but on the business side. In this session, we’ll delve into the six crucial steps that authors need to take before launching their book.

  • 14 May • 11:00 am • CHICAGO
  • 14 May • 9:00 am • LOS ANGELES
  • 14 May • 5:00 pm • LONDON
  • 15 May • 2 am • SYDNEY

Join Kathy over at @BublishMe and use the hashtag #IAF16 to ask questions


Bublish are offering a promotional discount to Indie Author Fringe attendees:

Bublish sponsor offer for Indie Author Fringe

Get one year of Bublish for $79 (40% off the monthly subscription rate) by using coupon code IAFBEA16. Offer valid until Tuesday 31st May, 2016 (Midnight Pacific Standard Time).

Kathy is also offering 3 free months of Bublish to one lucky winner, as part of her session giveaway. Visit her Indie Author Fringe session on Saturday May 14th to enter.



Indie Author Fringe London Book FairBublish are Session Sponsor for:


Session goes live:

15 April • 4:00 pm • LONDON
15 April • 11 am • NEW YORK
15 April • 8:00 am • LOS ANGELES
16 April • midnight • SYDNEY

Join Kathy over at @BublishMe and use the hashtag #IAF16 to ask questions

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Laurence-OBryan Books Go Social

Laurence O'Bryan – BooksGoSocial.com Founder


ABOUT BooksGoSocial

Join the Revolution in Book Marketing. We’re real people at BooksGoSocial.com; authors, publishing industry veterans and marketing experts. We want you to succeed.

If you don’t, you can get your money back. This is a revolutionary concept in book marketing, a willingness to give authors their money back, fast, within 24hrs, if their book doesn't sell. That pushes us to go above and beyond what’s expected. This includes step by step guides on getting book marketing right, personal feedback on what you need to change on your book page, and help making those changes, including upgrading member's covers, free.

Join the revolution in book marketing. We refund authors every week. Some books don’t sell. We don't try to hide that. We believe there has to be somewhere authors can test the market, without much risk. BooksGoSocial.com is that service.

Laurence O’Bryan is Founder of BooksGoSocial.com, an Author, and Director of the Digital Marketing College, Dublin.


Book Expo America logo BEA Indie Author FringeHow to Hit the Bestseller Lists with eBook Preorders with Mark Coker

Mark Coker talks about how authors can leverage preorders to sell more books. Less than 15% of indies are using preorders, even though it's been shown that books born as preorders sell more copies.

  • 14 May • 7 pm • CHICAGO
  • 14 May • 5 pm • LOS ANGELES
  • 15 May • 1 am • LONDON
  • 15 May • 10 am • SYDNEY


To Celebrate The Year of The Indie, And Help Every Fringe Attendee, BooksGoSocial is offering a 30% discount coupon code  TZ7WS8TWY6  to all writers. This coupon code is worth up to $74.70 for one time use only on membership plans at our BRAND NEW AUTHOR MEMBER SITE HERE. This offer is valid until Midnight on 16th May 2016 (Pacific Standard Time). Our unique money back guarantee still applies.

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Where Writers Win session sponsor of Indie Author Fringe

Shari Stauch Sponsor of Indie Author Fringe

Shari Stauch, CEO and creator of WWW


Where Writers Win: A full suite of author marketing services that include author websitessocial media trainingvideo book trailers a blog full of hundreds of advice articles, and WWW’s unique Winner Circle subscription that quickly connects authors with vetted book reviewers, live book clubs, conferences and festivals, indie bookstores, competitions and more.


Book Expo America logo BEA Indie Author FringeGet In Front Of Influencers: How To Spread The Word About Your Book with Shari Stauch

Shari Stauch, founder of Where Writers Win, talks about the opportunities available to market your books.

  • 15 May • 6 am • CHICAGO
  • 15 May • 4 am • LOS ANGELES
  • 15 May • 12 noon • LONDON
  • 15 May • 10 pm • SYDNEY


Giveaway: Four hour social media training to one lucky winner

Sponsor Discount: Use code VIPW20 until July 1 for $20 off a one year subscription to the Winner Circle. Normally $59.95, $39.95 with promo code.

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Director of Operations and Author Relations at Draft2Digital


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dan-wood Draft2Digital

Director of Operations and Author Relations at Draft2Digital


Draft2Digital helps self-publishing authors format ebooks, distribute to digital stores, and track sales.

Update content for free, track sales daily, and get detailed and up-to-date reporting. We make it all work with 24-hour support and dedicated customer service.

Keep writing. Keep your rights. We'll help with the rest.


Book Expo America logo BEA Indie Author FringeWrite Better Stories Faster with Sean Platt and Johnny B Truant

Sean Platt and Johnny B Truant of Sterling & Stone talk about their own creative process and how planning can help indie authors write a better story in less time, even if they're “pantsers”.

  • 14 May • 5 pm • CHICAGO
  • 14 May • 3 pm • LOS ANGELES
  • 14 May • 11:00 pm • LONDON
  • 15 May • 8 am • SYDNEY


There are no fees for formatting or distributing your book via Draft2Digital. When you sell a book, we both make money. We keep about 10% of the retail price. We don’t try to upsell you to some expensive services package or nickel-and-dime you for making changes to your e-book.


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PickFu Session Sponsor for Indie Author Fringe


PickFu.com is the easiest way to get survey feedback on book titles, book covers, and other creative decisions before you publish. Get hundreds of unbiased responses in a matter of minutes.

More reliable than friends and family, and easier than running online ads, authors rely on PickFu to poll their audience and understand what makes them tick — and more importantly, what makes them purchase. A simple change of title or cover art could impact your sales dramatically.

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Take the guesswork out of book marketing decisions with PickFu today!



Book Expo America logo BEA Indie Author FringeHow to make books More Marketable with Holly Ward

Best selling author HM Ward will be speaking about making a book more marketable – addressing hooks, blurbs, & intros – and the division between the manuscript as art and marketability.

  • 14 May • 4 pm • CHICAGO
  • 14 May • 2:00 pm • LOS ANGELES
  • 14 May • 10:00 pm • LONDON
  • 15 May • 7 am • SYDNEY


Sponsor Discount: Take 20% off any poll via https://www.pickfu.com/indiefringe2016. Offer valid until May 31st, 2016.

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Nielsen Session sponsor for Indie Author Fringe


Nielsen can guide you through the process from purchasing a publisher prefix and ISBNs to receiving your orders online and enhancing your metadata . Using our book widget you can improve the discoverability of your book and ensure you reach the widest possible audience and sell more copies. They can also help you understand the market and show you how your titles and those of your competitors are performing.

Click here for a document that includes more information about Nielsen:

Find out about Book2Look:

Nielsen Book2Look is a state of the art digital marketing tool which enables your books’ promotional material to be shared virally. Promote your titles via social media and across the web allowing a whole new audience to discover your books.

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Joel Friedlander Indie Author Fringe Speaker Joel The Book DesignerABOUT JOEL FRIEDLANDER: Joel writes TheBookDesigner.com, a popular blog on book design, book marketing and the future of the book, and he is the founder of The Self-Publishing Roadmap, a training course for authors; BookDesignTemplates.com, where he provides pre-designed book templates for Word and InDesign; AuthorToolkits.com, for marketing and publicity tools; and BookPlanner.com, a project management tool for authors who publish their own books. Joel is a past president of the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association.

Joel runs a monthly e-Book Cover Design Award, and you can add yours to his submission page. Badges are sent out by email to the submitters of the winning Fiction, Nonfiction and Gold Star entries in the week following the publication of the awards post. He also runs the “Self-Publishing: The Carnival of the Indies” that showcases self-publishing articles each month. Readers get hand-selected content guaranteed to be the best of the month from the best bloggers in the field, and bloggers get exposure for great content.

Joel's Giveaway

Book Launch Toolkit Joel FriedlanderJoel is giving away a Book Launch Toolkit. “We teamed up with platform-building and marketing expert Kimberley Grabas to create a suite of tools that will help you craft the perfect book launch easier than ever before. The Toolkit includes a 103 page guidebook that provides you with a platform-building strategy and twenty tools and techniques you can use in your own book launch. But that’s not all. You’ll also receive seven templates and five cheat sheets to get your launch organized and on-track. It’s a highly competitive market out there, and the Book Launch Toolkit will equip you with the knowhow and instruction you need to give your book the best shot at reaching the top.”   Visit Joel's session on the day, to enter his giveaway.

Indie Author Fringe London Book FairJoel is Session Sponsor for:

THE AUTHORS’ BEST FRIEND: HOW TO IGNITE YOUR EMAIL LISTS with Joel Friedlander and Nick Stephenson

Session goes live:

15 April • 6:00 pm • LONDON
15 April • 1:00 pm • NEW YORK
15 April • 10:00 am • LOS ANGELES
16 April • 4:00 am • SYDNEY

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Kiffer Brown

Chanticleer Book ReviewABOUT CHANTICLEER: Discovering Today's Best Books is what we do here at Chanticleer Book Reviews. We do this through our editorial review service and our international writing competitions in 15 genres that award more than $30,000 USD in cash and prizes each year. Professionally written editorial reviews are one of the most powerful tools available to authors for boosting discover-ability, increasing book sales, and growing readership. Build your audience with unbiased, objective, and trusted editorial book reviews from Chanticleer Reviews. Chanticleer Reviews is a Goodreads Top 1% reviewer and ranked as a Top Reviewer by Amazon.

Chanticleer Authors ConferenceChanticleer Book Reviews was established in 2010 by Kiffer Brown when independent authors were still treated unfavorably by many in the book industry, including editorial review companies. Chanticleer was founded on the principle that all authors deserve an equal chance at success. Today, Indie authors are finally winning the respect they deserve and Chanticleer remains the young upstart, championing the new, the innovative, and the leading-edge of the book industry.

Indie Author Fringe London Book FairChanticleer is Session Sponsor for:

THE BETTER WAY TO WRITE A BOOK: PLOTTER OR PANTSER featuring Debbie Young, Keith Dixon, Rosalind Minett and David Penny

Session goes live:

15 April • 7:30 pm • LONDON
15 April • 2:30 pm • NEW YORK
15 April • 11:30 am • LOS ANGELES
16 April • 5:30 am • SYDNEY

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Blissett BookbindersABOUT BLISSETTS BOOKBINDERS: Blissetts were established in 1920 and are a 4th generation family business. A Royal Warrant for BlissettA Royal Warrant as Bookbinder to Her Majesty The Queen was granted in 2010 and they are one of just 16 Xerox Premier Partners in the UK, a testament to our print quality. Their speciality is in looking after the smaller print runs and speciality books, and they offer paperback, case binding and presentation copies.

Blissetts is the largest specialist bookbinder in the south of England, employing 50 staff overall, and prides itself on its quality and customer service.

Blissetts Sponsor Discount

Blissett Binding CommitmentBlissetts are offering a 15% discount on any orders placed by the end of May. Just use Indie Author Fringe as the discount code.


Indie Author Fringe London Book FairBlissetts is Session Sponsor for:


Session goes live:

15 April • 10:15 am • LONDON
15 April • 5:15 am • NEW YORK
15 April • 2:15 am • LOS ANGELES
15 April • 9:15 pm • SYDNEY

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Damonza Logo Session Sponsor Indie Author Fringe

Damon Freeman founder of Damonza

Damon Freeman founder of Damonza

ABOUT DAMONZA: In 2012, staring in the face of a Michael Bay/Mayan prophesized apocalypse, Damonza.com was created. It brought together an elite design and formatting team with a wealth of experience, and offers their talents to indie writers and traditional publishing houses alike. Over the course of 4 years they have created over 3000 covers, including work for many New York Times and USA Today best-selling authors.

Damonza.com specializes in condensing the essence of an author’s work into a tangible, evocative cover, and takes a huge amount of pride in realizing a client’s ambition. How on earth will you capture your full length novel in a simple, beautiful cover design? 500 years ago – witchcraft. Today – Damonza.com.

Damonza Sponsor Offer

As a giveaway, Damonza will take 10% off any damonza.com services for any author using the coupon code FRINGE10. This will be valid for any orders placed until 30 April.

Indie Author Fringe London Book FairDamonza are Session Sponsor for:


Session goes live:

16 April • 7:00 am • LONDON
16 April • 2:00 am • NEW YORK
15 April • 11:00 pm • LOS ANGELES
16 April • 5:00 pm • SYDNEY

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