October 24th & 25th, 2014
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Memorial Hall in Cincinnati Oh
Pick up your welcome kit and badge at Memorial Hall. You will receive an email shortly before the event with directions. It is a 1/2 mile walk from our hotel and from 7-7:45am we will have volunteer shuttles running back and forth for those of you who may have a hard time walking. We want authors to enjoy the day of talks so table set up will not be until day two.
In auditorium at Memorial Hall Wendy Owens will address the crowd, give her welcome talk, and we will have sponsor appreciation as well as some giveaways.
Keynote Speaker - Abbi Glines
From choosing the right categories and tags, to placing ads where it counts, find out how to make your time and dollars count when it comes to marketing.
How to create that couple that can restore a readers faith in true love. Also, let’s talk about the sexy hotties that readers can’t get off their minds. How do we create a leading man that makes a reader melt? What does a reader want in him? What will turn a reader off about a book hunk?
Lunch will be provided for all individuals (unless you purchased a no frills/non-assistant ticket). Tables will be set up in the lobby area of Memorial Hall. At 11:30 we will break and filter downstairs to grab a plate. Off from the lobby there will be 2 rooms set up with tables for people to eat at and mingle.
Is free a great marketing ploy or a mistake? How do you know where you fit in the pricing scale from 99 cents to the big bucks? This panel gets down and dirty with pricing and figuring out where your book fits. Find out what has worked for other authors.
Paranormal is so much more than vampires and werewolves these days. This panel will discuss the vastness of paranormal and fantasy and what makes it something we love as well as something that is here to stay.
Cupcake Break - SPONSORED BY Chanda Hahn
NA Contemporary Romance has exploded. So what is in store for 2015? Learn how to be a trend setter rather than chasing the passing craze.
Closing Keynote Speaker Samantha Young
Dinner provided by Mae I Design at Memorial Hall
Signing is at the Millennium Hotel in the Grand Ballroom so come anytime between these hours. Go and have lunch with your friends, relax and enjoy your morning. Please be ready to sign at 1:30 pm sharp.
30 Min early access to author signing in The Grand Ballroom at the Millennium Hotel.
The Grand Ballroom at the Millennium Hotel.
Get ready for the after party (you are on your own for dinner, but we will have a list of suggestions in your registration packet). You can’t hang out in the grand ballroom after 6:30pm as they will be breaking the tables down and getting it ready for our awards ceremony.
(Formal Attire OPTIONAL) in The Grand Ballroom at The Millennium Hotel.
An event for conference attendees and VIP readers, with cash bar in the Grand Ballroom at The Millennium Hotel.