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The One Self-Publishing Conference You Don’t Want to Miss – IndieReCon

by Miral Sattar •  March 16, 2015  •   Follow miralsattar

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If you’re an author (or want to be), you must make plans to attend the Indie Revolution Conference, or as we like to call it: IndieReCon – making Indie publishing a mission possible! 


Bibliocrunch is so excited to be part of it for the third year in a row as a media sponsor.

What is INDIE ReCon, you ask?

IndieReCon, founded in 2013 by fantabulous authors S.R. Johannes and Ali Cross,  is a free online conference to promote quality and craft in indie publishing.

This year, IndieReCon will be presented by the world renowned  Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi). IndieReCon will feature an unprecedented number of the world’s most famous and best-selling independent authors and publishing professionals.

Personally, it’s one of my favorite conferences. Even though, I’ve presented at each conference I still attended the other sessions taught by other publishing professionals. Plus it doesn’t make you break your bank and you can attendance the conference in your pajamas.

The online conference is scheduled for April 15-16th, 2015 with online seminars, workshops, discussions and masterclasses culminating in a reader-centered Indie Author Fringe Fest live from The London Book Fair’s Book and Screen Week, on Friday 17th April.

There will be over 30 bestselling indie authors and experts covering topics that span the entire process of indie publishing. To date, speakers include:

  • Ali Cross – co-founder of IndieReCon. Ali also writes YA and Middle Grade Fiction and is the founder of Novel Ninjutsu, a popular book packaging and branding company.
  • S.R. Johannes -co-founder of IndieReCon. S.R. Johannes is the author of Amazon bestselling Nature of Grace series (a teen wilderness thriller, Untraceable and Uncontrollable) and a tween paranormal, On The Bright Side.
  • Porter Anderson, journalist who specializes in covering digital publishing as The Bookseller’s Associate Editor managing The FutureBook in London and as Featured Writer with New York City’s
  • Barbara Freethy, author of the bestselling “Summer Secrets” (4 weeks on the NY Times list); she has sold more than 4 million copies and has 35 books on the market
  • Bella Andre, New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of “The Sullivans” and “The Morrisons” series.
  • Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords
  • David Farland, award-winning, New York Times bestselling author who has penned nearly fifty science fiction and fantasy novels for both adults and children.
  • Joel Friedlander, award-winning book designer, a blogger, and the author of A Self-Publisher’s Companion: Expert Advice for Authors Who Want to Publish.
  • Jane Friedman, specializes in educating writers about the publishing industry (without drama or hype) to help them make the best long-term decisions for their careers.
  • Steena Holmes is a million-selling USA Today, Amazon and New York Times bestselling author
  • Sharmaine Lovegrove of Dialogue Books.
  • CJ Lyons, emergency-room doctor turned bestselling novelist; she has more than 2 million copies sold, many in her Lucy Guardino FBI series; the newest is “After Shock”
  • Yen Ooi has been writing stories since 2008, producing speculative, science fiction and fantasy in various guises.
  • Joanna Penn, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, voted as one of The Guardian UK Top 100 creative professionals 2013.
  • Orna Ross, bestselling author of novels, poems and the Go Creative! books and Director of The Alliance of Independent Authors, “one of the 100 most influential people in publishing” (The Bookseller).
  • H.M. Ward, a NY Times bestseller 11 times in 2013 alone; she has sold more than 4 million copies of her books and reports being offered more than $1.5 million in advances by publishers.

The full list of speakers is available on the IndieReCon site. 

About Miral Sattar

Lover of books. CEO & founder of Bibliocrunch. Love storytelling in all its forms. Formerly TIME. I'm a new media entrepreneur who has worked in the media industry for 11 years. My mission is simple – to innovate the publishing industry with technology. My company has been featured in BBC World News, Money Magazine, Bloomberg, Consumer Reports, Forbes, WSJ, MediaBistro, PBS, Columbia Journalism Review, The Next Web, Publishers Weekly, and a bunch of other places. Bibliocrunch was also selected as The Next Big Thing in media by the Paley Center. I also used to run a popular South Asian culture blog called Divanee. Before I ran my own company and became a mom, I used to be on the board for several literacy organizations, and wrote a LOT more. Hopefully, when things are calmer I can go back to that! :)