Sponsored by BAIPA (Bay Area Independent Publishers Association) Redwood Writers (CWC), Book Marketing Mentor and Pro Audiovoices, Writer’s World provides Bay Area authors with a unique opportunity to find the support services for independent publishing they need to take their next steps forward.

Get up close and personal with representatives from regional writer/publisher organizations and meet publishing professionals with services designed to help produce your print book or ebook or audiobook; to distribute your book globally and locally; to market your book in each format so your can get it out there to your target audience; to print your book either offset or on demand; to help you turn your content into a digital ebook; to record your own audiobook or have it recorded by a professional narrator; and to provide other products and services for the writers, authors, and small publishers in the Bay Area.

Keynote address is by Lee Wind, Marketing and Programming Director of IBPA (Independent Book Publishers Association): “I Published a Book” is Not a Marketing Plan. (See interview with Lee here.)

Q&A is a BAIPA favorite: come ask any question related to independent publishing and all the experts and those with experience that may be helpful will do our best to get you answers and will share the benefit of our experience. We’re here to learn together!

Workshops include:

  • Improving Your Writer/Author Blog and Website: Why Changes are Critical Now with Lee Foster, Foster Travel
  • Getting Started with Audiobooks with Becky Parker Geist, Pro Audio Voices
  • Building Your Email List to Grow Your Book Sales with Judy Baker, Book Marketing Mentor
  • Write a Killer Book Blurb with John Byrne Barry, author of Wasted: A Green Noir Mystery, and Bones in the Wash

Learn more and register at BAIPA.org. Tickets are $65.