I'm glad someone has finally come up with a conference for self-publishing! It was inevitable with its rising popularity in the rapidly changing publishing industry....

I received the following announcement and invitation today and want to pass it along to my readers who may not be aware. Please pass this on to those that may be interested...I'm sure a lot of HOT information will be presented. I definitely would attend if I weren't SO out of bread right now:

Dear Writer friends,

We'd like to invite you to participate in the 2010 BookExpo America DIY Authors Conference & Marketplace in New York on May 24! We're excited to be part of this new conference and think it will offer great information about the latest trends in DIY book publishing. Plus, our very own Jeff Reich, editor of The Writer, will present a session about how to get your manuscript in shape for publication.

As a bonus, we've arranged for a special offer for readers of The Writer: a $20 discount off the standard registration fee of $199--you pay only $179 for the conference, which includes a boxed lunch.

Conference sessions include:

  • Publishing Choices: Three Ways to Self-Publish in Today's Competitive Marketplace
  • Advance Your Career with DIY Publishing
  • Using Online Collaboration to Complete Your Book
  • Do's & Don'ts - Authors & DIY Services' Deals
  • DIY Innovation & Success: Selling and Retailing Your Book
  • Go Kindle!
  • Optimize Your Sales Potential: Amazon for Authors

    ... plus more! And the Marketplace will feature companies such as Author Solutions, Lulu.com and Author Central (Amazon.com) to help you gather the information you need to make the next step toward publishing and promoting your book.

    For more information or to register for the BookExpo America DIY Authors Conference & Marketplace, click

    We hope to see you there!

    The Writer