Connecting Authors to the New World of Publishing

Free Boot Camp Provided for All Authors

Author Boot Camp features topical discussions on how writing and publishing are changing in the digital age and best practices for bringing books to market.

Whether authors are published, exploring independent publishing and marketing, or wanting to understand new business dynamics in publishing today, Author Boot Camp provides inside information from practitioners who can help you succeed.

Registration is free. (Note: Entry to the Exhibit Floor requires additional registration.)
Registration is at Albee Arch Workshop Check-in on the second floor of the convention center.

CBA members may register here.

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Refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, June 27
2-2:05 p.m. Welcome and Introduction of Keynote Speaker Cynthia Ruchti
Robin Cutler, Director of IngramSpark, Ingram Content Group
2:05-2:35 p.m. From Writer to Published Author:
How to Get an Agent and Publisher Interested in Your Work

Cynthia Ruchti, literary agent with Books & Such Literary Management and best-selling author of A Fragile Hope, Restoring Christmas, and Song of Silence.Award-winning writer Ruchti helps authors understand what agents and publishers are looking for and how to present ideas that get responses.
2:35-3:25 p.m. Marketing and Selling Your Book: How to Find Readers
Michelle Lazurek, Ginny McCabe, and Janet Perez Eckels. Award-winning authors share personal experiences about what has worked and what hasn’t worked for them.
3:25-3:35 p.m. Break with hosted refreshments
3:35-3:50 p.m. Investing in Editing: Why it Matters No Matter How You Publish
Justine Bylo, Author and IngramSpark Sales Representative
3:50-4:50 p.m. Self-Publishing Know How: Are You Ready to Do It Yourself?
Robin Cutler, Director of IngramSpark
Pam Dover, Sales Coordinator, IngramSpark

  • Distribution and what it means
  • IngramSpark as a self-publishing platform
  • The innovation of Print on Demand (POD)
  • Metadata Matters & Pricing Your Book
4:50-5 p.m. Break, with hosted refreshments
5-5:30 p.m. How to Promote Your Book When You’re Not There
Angela Breidenbach, president of Christian Author’s Network, via Skype

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