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Indie Author Hub Writing & Publishing Conference

June 7, 2014
Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Provo, Utah

That's right, it's conference time! Not just any conference, but a conference targeted toward all aspects of indie publishing. This year, our self-published keynote speaker is NYT bestselling author of A Different Blue, Amy Harmon. We will also have 21 breakout classes in three tracks: writing, book creation, and marketing/business. We are so excited to have many experienced and successful self-published authors and other professionals who have agreed to share their time with us. Yes, we will accept walk-in registrations the day of the conference, but only as room permits.

Saturday June 7th

Courtyard Marriott in Provo
1600 N Freedom Blvd (200 W.), Provo, Utah

Mark your calendars. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. (form below)


Our Schedule

7:30-8:30 – registration/complimentary bagels and juice
8:30-8:40 – Welcome/door prizes
8:40-9:30 – Keynote Amy Harmon NYT bestselling author
9:40-10:30 – 1st breakout
10:40-11:30 – 2nd breakout
11:40-12:30 – 3rd breakout
12:30-1:30 – Lunch
1:30-1:40 – Welcome back/winner of cover contest/door prizes
1:40-2:30 – Panel: The Pros and Cons of Indie, Traditional, and Hybrid Publishing. Amy Harmon, Stephanie Fowers, Rachael Anderson, Heather Moore, Andrea Pearson, Rachel Ann Nunes
2:40-3:30 – 4th breakout
3:40-4:30 – 5th breakout
4:40-5:30 – 6th breakout/complimentary snack
5:40-6:30 – 7th breakout
6:40-7:20 – Mass author book signing


(Please note that classes with an asterisk are hands-on classes and require participants to bring a sample manuscript, download something, or view more information BEFORE the day of the conference. To enhance your conference experience, please click here to read class descriptions. Please click here to read presenter bios.)

Book Creation
*Ebook Creation Using Word, Html, and Calibre by Stephanie Fowers
Panel: What’s in a Cover? –  Rachael Anderson, Jacqueline Fowers, Amber Argyle, Abel Keogh, Rachel Ann Nunes
*Hands-on Cover Design by Jacqueline Fowers
*It’s Not Karate! It’s Jutoh! Hands-on eBook Creation Using Jutoh by TJ and Rachel Ann Nunes
Paperback Typesetting for the Frugally Minded by Rachael Anderson
The Pacing and Production of Children’s Print Books by Fay Klingler (2 block class)
A Royal's Guide to Managing the Kingdom: Creating and Leveraging Intellectual Properties by Rebecca Shelley
The 5 Best Ways to Market Your Books by Abel Keogh
How to Hit a Bestseller List by Heather Moore
My Book is Ready for the WORLD . . . How Do I Get it There? by Cindy Hogan
Panel: A Plethora of Marketing Ideas. What Work and What Doesn’t – Andrea Pearson, Heather Moore, Cindy Hogan, Rachael Anderson
Business, Taxes, and Deductions—Oh, My! by Gwen Haggen
Write a Cover Copy in 10 Easy(ish) Steps by Amber Argyle

I’m Sorry . . . Who Are You Again? Character Matters by Julie Wright
Edit ’Til Your Eyes Bleed: Playing with the Big (5) Boys by Lu Ann Staheli
Take Me Away! Six Steps to Unforgettable Romance by Rachel Ann Nunes (aka Teyla Branton)
Plotting 101: Getting Your Characters Off the Couch by Tristi Pinkston
He Said, She Said: Dialogue Do’s and Don’ts by Tanya Parker Mills
Viewpoint: Why It's Important and How to Not Mess It Up by Daniel Coleman
Panel: Avoid the Big Fs! Find and Fix Your Fatal Writing Flaws - Tristi Pinkston, Stephanie Fowers, Julie Wright, Rebecca Shelley, Rachel Ann Nunes

IndieRevAward Cover Contest

We are sponsoring a cover contest in connection with our conference. Judges include Damon Za, Fiona Jayde, Cheryl Ramirez, Covers by Ramona, Dane Low. Enter your cover in our contest to win prizes! See complete details here.


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The Basic Conference Package includes:

- Attendance at Keynote Address
- Attendance at After-lunch Author Panel
- Attendance at 7 Class Sessions of your choice
- Attendance at Author Book Signing
- Admittance to the Bookstore
- Free eSyllabus (emailed to you 1 week prior)
- Morning bagels and juice (upon arrival)
- Light afternoon snack and soda
- Free Wifi in all conference rooms and lobby

Be sure to enter the Attendee's full name and email address so your registration can be correctly recorded and eSyllabus delivered.

Conference seating is limited.

Attendee Name

Email Address

Typesetting Class - Book (optional)

The Paperback Typesetting for the Frugally Minded class has an optional offering of the book POD Like a Pro available for attendees.
(Deadline has now passed for this option)

Printed Syllabus (optional)

In addition to the free eSyllabus, a Printed Syllabus (in 3-ring binder) can be purchased and will be waiting for you at the registration table upon your arrival.
(Deadline has now passed for this option)


Catered Lunch (only available until May 30th)

The Courtyard Marriott Hotel has made a Catered Box Lunch available as an option for the conference. (Attendees may also elect to eat out at any of the nearby restaurants or fast-food facilities, or they may bring their own sack lunch.)

The Catered Box Lunch includes:

Your choice - Turkey, Ham, or Roast Beef
Your choice - Hoagie bun or Whole Wheat
Your choice - Potato Salad or Pasta Salad

Sandwich comes with cheese and condiments (tomato, lettuce, sweet pickes, and red onion)

Lunch also includes: Chips, Whole Fruit, Bottled Water, and Gourmet Cookie

(Deadline has now passed for this option)

Book Cover Contest (optional)

Attendees at the Conference have the opportunity to enter the Book Cover Contest.

Click here for the Awards website for additional submission guidelines and/or to submit multiple entries. (The Book Cover Contest is also open to non-attendees.)

(Deadline has now passed for this option)


Meal with the Members (optional)

Here's your chance to rub shoulders and dine with your favorite authors. Come join us for a casual get-together on FRIDAY EVENING (June 6th) at 7:00 pm at Denny's (right next to the Courtyard Marriott) and meet many of the members of Indie Author Hub, as well as invited conference presenters.

RSVP at the right so we can reserve you a seat.
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HOTEL (optional)

Rooms have been blocked out and discounted for Indie Writers Conference attendees at both the Courtyard Marriott and the next-door SpringHills Suites Marriott. Rooms are available in either King or Double Queen.

Each room (in both hotels) includes:

Free WiFi, mini fridge, iron and ironing board, pull-out sofa bed, alarm clock, cable TV, VCR, and hair dryer.

SpringHill Suites rooms also include:

Microwave, complimentary full breakfast.

Use the link at the right to make your Discounted Reservation.

(Deadline has now passed for this option)