Master Class in Indie Publishing
Whether you?re about to publish your first novel or are a seasoned indie, traditional or hybrid author, this all-day conference will give you tools to help you find more fans, elevate your books, and?adopt effective marketing strategies to power up your writing career.
When:?Feb. 9, 2019?8 a.m.-5 p.m.?
Where: Space Coast Convention Center, Holiday Inn Express,?301 Tucker Lane, Cocoa, Florida (discounted rooms available)
Admission: $85; $65 for STAR members (see STAR’s 2018-2019 programming to learn why joining is such a great deal!)

Continental breakfast and lunch are included.



Master Class in Indie Publishing: Presenters
Damon Suede

Damon Suede, the author of “Verbalize” and “Your A Game” (with Heidi Cullinan), as well as several romance novels, has been writing for print, stage, and screen for almost three decades. His energetic workshops on writing and marketing are highly sought-after events across the country.

Selling A Story – Does your marketing copy earn its keep? This two-hour session tackles loglines and blurbs head-on with a hard look at the language of hooks and high concept. We’ll unpack the knack of boiling any project into words that close the sale, before and after publication. You?ll learn to summarize your story?s strongest selling points and leave with dynamic promo language that sells your stories.


Eliza Knight
Eliza Knight is a?USA Today?bestselling author of historical romance as well as a popular speaker and expert on marketing for authors.

How to Use Market Analysis to Sell More Books – Whether you?re traditionally published, indie or hybrid, everyone can benefit from marketing their books and?themselves. But there?s a lot more that goes into successful marketing than you may be applying right now. In this workshop, we?ll be digging deeper into market analysis (knowing your audience, genre, what sells), what types of analysis are effective, planning your marketing approach based on your results, and implementing those findings into strategies in order to enhance your career and hopefully increase your sales.


Maria Connor
Maria Connor is an author and the author assistant behind My Author Concierge, whose workshops offer solid tips, information and strategies garnered from her career working with more than 50 authors.

Put Your Money Where Your Readers Are – An in-depth workshop that provides authors with actionable resources they need to design, organize, execute and evaluate advertisements and promotional campaigns.


Rachel Hauck
Rachel Hauck is a?New York Times, USA Today?and?Wall Street Journal?bestselling author, a Christy Award Winner, a double RITA finalist, and the recipient of a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. She is also a skilled book therapist who has mentored authors for more than ten years.

Luncheon keynote



The day will conclude with a Q&A with the experts and a roundtable discussion of your publishing options as the worlds of traditional and indie publishing collide and converge. Featuring?Maria Geraci, Eliza Knight, Maria Connor,, Rachel Hauck, and Damon Suede.


Need a place to stay overnight? ?Click here for hotel information.

Registration fees for all-day master class, a continental breakfast and lunch are:

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