Path To Publishing
“Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business”
On September 23 - 25 of 2021 at Hampton Inn & Suites 7 Hills Conference Center, 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 for the main sessions only) or online (Both main and breakout sessions will be virtual), 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 only 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 (Amazon/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" 2021 Conference being held September 23-25, 2021 is for you!
Regardless of which path to publication you have chosen or if you have literary representation, 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” 2021 Conference!
Path To Publishing will provide No Refunds if you are unable to attend. Instead, we now provide a refund insurance policy. Please see below:
Inability to Attend Insurance:
Registration Insurance is now included in all registration fees. This coverage is underwritten Lloyds of London.
You will receive a 100% refund, if you are unable to attend the event for a reason outside of your control that is covered under the policy. This coverage starts on the date you pay for registration and ends on the first date of the show.
Click Here which takes you to our claims website and then click on the tab Policy Terms & Conditions to see what is covered under the policy.
CONFIRMED 2021 PRESENTERS
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The conference advisory board decided for the 2018 conference (and all future conferences) that speakers, instructors, and presenters would be chosen among those who are registered attendees of the conference, as well as representatives from the companies who will be exhibiting at or sponsoring the conference.
Our decision was based on the fact that some of the attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors provide services, workshops, workbooks, and business books and tools that will benefit their peers at the conference. A great deal of those registering for the conference (although some were aspiring and new writers) were already excelling literary wise, but understood we are part of an ever-changing industry where there is always something more to learn; something that would allow them to level-up and grow-up their literary business. We found that many were experts in certain areas, and that it only made sense for them to share their expertise with other conference attendees on a platform outside of typical conference networking and conversation. They were already vested and committed to the Path To Publishing conference mission, so it made sense, when seeking presenters, to fish within the talented pool of registered attendees.
Regardless of where we are on our literary journey, we all have more to learn and something to teach based on what we've already learned. That's the reason why we don't bring in guest presenters who have a plane to catch, meaning they get flown in to share a few pointers and then make a quick exit; presenters who are not right there with us in the trenches wanting to learn more, some who are no longer accessible after their presentations. We are fortunate that we don’t have to scour the earth looking for “keynotes”, “big names”, and “experts”, because those are the types of individuals who register for the conference. At the “Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business” Conference, we are ALL a BIG deal!
Proposals are required, reviewed, and voted on by the conference advisory board. If you plan on registering for the conference as an attendee and know you can add value as a presenter as well, after you have registered, please submit a proposal to teach a 90-minute breakout session to email@example.com. We look forward to you possibly showing up as both the student and the teacher!
What Information is Being Provided
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.
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.
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
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.
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.***