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Registration now open for the "Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business"

2020 Conference being held September 17th - 19th 

in-person in Las Vegas, Nevada and online!

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“Going to conferences is a wonderful way to meet experts in different fields who want to help by sharing what they know.”-IngramSpark, Book Distributor

Path To Publishing

“Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business”

2020 Conference

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On September 17 - 19 of 2020 at Hampton Inn & Suites 7 Hills Conference Center (Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino will not be re-opened in time for the conference, so we have moved it to a more controlled space) the most phenomenal group of writers and authors, AKA literary artists and literary entertainers, will be gathered to display their dedication and commitment to the craft and business of writing and publishing by learning how to excel in their literary careers in a spirit of excellence.


Whether attending in-person (with a very limited number of attendees) or online, once registered for the conference, you become an official #Pathfinder and a member of the Path To Publishing private Facebook community. In our community, we are not just writers writing, publishing, and selling books. We are literary architects building literary empires!


Path To Publishing doesn’t just want you to learn how to publish like a pro, turn your book into a business, and create multiple streams of income to sustain your business, but we want you to master it! With that being said, the conference now doubles as an MBA in Publishing 60-hour program. That means you don't leave with a collection of simple handouts distributed by presenters and instructors; your conference registration includes digital access to the course curriculum.

Whether you are a reader thinking about writing a book, a writer ready to get paid for writing, a self- published author, traditionally published author, Print on Demand author (CreateSpace/IngramSpark), an author published through a vanity press/publishing assistance company, or a hybrid author (a combination of any of the pre-mentioned), the Path To Publishing "Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business" 2020 Conference being held September 17-19, 2020 in the STILL fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada is for you!

Regardless of if you're traditionally published, self-published or have an agent, your book is YOUR business.

If your publishing success is just as important to you as your writing success, then instead of going to yet another writing conference, don’t you think it’s time you attend a publishing conference?

If the business you build with your book to create multiple streams of income is just as important to you as book sales and royalties, then instead of going to another one of those “fun” conferences designed to give readers an experience with authors, don’t you think it’s time you attend a conference that can teach you how to make money as a writer and author outside of book sales and royalties, as well as learn how to publish a book that will give readers an experience within itself?


Are you ready to learn how to operate your literary business in thriving excellence and not mediocre struggle and lack?  If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then we’ll see you at the “Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business” 2020 Conference!

COVID-19 Safety Statement, Measures and Procedures: Path To Publishing absolutely understands not feeling comfortable or being able to travel. Before making your final decision whether to attend in-person or virtually, we'd like to share with you the safety measures and procedures we have in place for this year's conference. In-person attendance is limited to only 50 persons so that we can continue to practice social distancing. These 50 persons will be split into two separate spaces (one space - The Rose Room - for first-year attendees attending the main sessions, and a separate space - 7 Hills Conference Center - for breakout sessions). All registration bags will include masks, tissues (to sneeze into and dispose of immediately), hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and gloves. The same materials will be available in the conference meeting spaces. Attendees, presenters, staff, and volunteers will receive safety procedures, recommendations, and tips that must be followed for the safety of everyone. All presenters, staff, and volunteers will also be wearing masks and gloves as well as practicing social distancing. Presenters will be permitted to remove masks during presentations, in which they will be six feet from attendees. There will be two strategically placed Kenmore humidifiers. We have a designated staff member to enforce social distancing and safety procedures throughout the event. Attendees will have assigned seating, in which their spaces will be cleaned and disinfected after each conference day (supplies will be available for attendees to clean and disinfect at their leisure throughout the conference day). The only time masks should be removed is while eating, in which social distancing will be practiced and we'll be using disposable plates and utensils with individually prepared boxed lunches. We understand this is a new normal, so we will have signage throughout the conference space to remind everyone in attendance of the safety procedures.


We understand that our safety precautions and procedures do not supersede any doctor's orders and/or recommendations, so each attendee is asked to make the best decision for their safety, health, and those of others. If you are not feeling well or are experiencing any systems of COVID-19, we ask you to stay home. We will be taking the temperature of each attendee. Anyone running a fever will be allowed to attend the conference virtually from their hotel room.

What information is being provided

(General Sessions)?

Day One: Building Your Book From the Ground Up (step-by step instruction of the self-publishing process)

Day Two: Building Your Literary Business from the Ground Up (teaching authors and writers how they should be operating as a business)

Day Three: Turning Your Book Into a Business (teaching writers/authors how to earn money beyond book sales by creating multiple streams of income).

An author's book is the vehicle they put on the road for their literary journey. On Day One of the conference, we help you build your dream car.

Day One of the conference is step-by-step instruction on how to self-publish without missing a beat! Even if you have already self-published before, we can guarantee that there is a step or two (or even a few) you missed along the process. Don't you want to go back and get it right? After all, when we know better, we do better. Come learn exactly what you need to do better.

If there was a pothole on your path to publishing you were stuck in, delaying you from reaching your literary goals, wouldn't you want the resources necessary to fill-in that pothole and get your vehicle (book) back on the road toward literary success? If so, then Day One of the conference is a must for you.
Day One will cover all five aspects of the publishing process:

Writing your book can be a passion, hobby, even a ministry, but selling the book is a business.
Day Two of the conference's instruction will be all about building your literary business. Even if you haven't built your book yet, knowing what is required of you as an author/publisher is not something that you want to take lightly. The last thing you want to do is spend time, money, and energy building your dream book and literary business, only for Uncle Sam to come along and not only crush your business, but crush your dreams as well.

On Day Two you will learn about:
-Incorporating (or “doing business as”)
-Naming your book business/publishing imprint
-Separating business from personal
-Tracking income/expenses
Businesses don't make money, people do. As an author/writer, it's your job to earn the money to sustain your literary business and keep it thriving.

Day Three is for any serious author or writer who is ready to take their literary business/career to the next level. If you're ready to generate multiple streams of income as an author/writer to keep your business thriving, then you definitely don’t want to miss this session.

On Day Three you will learn:
-How to turn your book/writing into a business
-How to make money beyond book sales
-How to get other people to pay for your business endeavors
-How to secure paid writing gigs
-How to get grants and sponsors
-Professional titles you wear besides “author/writer”
-How to increase book sales without directly selling books
-How to make money from content you write outside of books

***First year conference attendees are strongly urged to attend main sessions only, especially if you are considering joining the MBA in Publishing Program, which requires you to attend all main sessions.***