InStock Conference For Self-Published Authors Announces 2009 Event

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Conference for self-published authors and publishers premieres July 18, 2009

InStock, a one-day conference for authors interested in self-published books, is premiering July 18, 2009 in San Francisco. The InStock Conference will feature panels on various topics of interest to book self-publishers, with a focus on marketing and the business of self-publishing.

Speakers will include successful authors and self-publishers, independent publishers, and representatives from the traditional arm of the book industry. The panels and conversations will include information on marketing self-published books, finding an audience, publicity outreach and tactics, product pricing, print-on-demand options and more. Announced speakers include Cary Tennis, Cary Tennis Books and Salon.com; Deborrah Cooper, AskHeartBeat.com; Amy Kaneko, VP, Sales & New Business Development, Weldon Owen Publishing; Ian Shimkoviak, Senior Designer, theBookDesigners; Christin Evans, owner, The Booksmith and others. Please see the website for full details.

Panels will include "Do Judge A Book By Its Cover" which looks at the importance of design in book marketing; "Picked Up" which discusses the pros and cons of having your self-published book picked up by a larger publisher; and "Beyond The Sale" which discusses branding yourself as an author and income streams beyond book sales. In addition, there will be conversations with self-published authors who have successfully connected with their audiences.

The early bird rate of $195 is available through April 15th. For further information about the conference schedule, sponsorship opportunities, or to register, please go to the website http://www.instockconference.com.

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