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How to build a writing empire. - You'll learn from authors that have done it and who have started from the bottom. They'll tell you how they broke-through and turned their writing from part-time to full-time success. Ready to learn how to go from selling a few books a day to a few hundred a day? Join us.


How to write an amazing, best-selling book. - Ever wanted to write a book that can bring you fame and fortune? Get the knowledge you need to do it right by learning from top industry experts who will show you exactly how to do it.


Insider secrets: Book marketing, super-sized! - You'll find out about easy-to-implement book marketing strategies and tools you never knew about that you can apply to your efforts the very next day to start selling more books.


Make new connections, friends and partners. - Meet, greet and friend with a network of like-minded authors and industry experts who just might have the idea or opportunity you need to take your book sales to the next level.


See how best-selling authors work & profit. - Dive into the mind of successful authors who will show you how to treat your writing like a business.


Advertising & social media strategies that actually work. - Let the experts show you exactly how they promote their books on social media, as well as which promotional opportunities actually work to help you sell more books.


Create an amazing audio book. - Get on board the audio book train and learn the ins and outs on how to craft an ACX project that will get your book heard around the world.


Best-seller book cover design secrets. - Learn from an award-winning book cover designer who will show you how and why book covers can mean the difference between a few sales a day and hundreds a day.

2014 All-Star Speaker Preview

Joe Pulizzi

Best-Selling Author & Founder of Content Marketing World

Johnny B. Truant

Self Publishing Podcast & Best-Selling Author

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J. Thorn

Top 5 Amazon Horror Best-Seller

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David H. Lawrence XVII

Actor & ACX Expert

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Andrea Vahl

Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies

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Hunter Boyle

Seasoned Speaker, Content Marketer and Writer

Derek Murphy

Award Winning Book Designer

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Sean Platt

Co-founder: Collective Inkwell, Realm & Sands

Vinny O’Hare

Self-publishing and Internet Marketing Professional

Deborah Carney

Self-publishing Professional, BookGoodies

Jim F. Kukral

Owner of Author Marketing Club and founder of Author Marketing Live

Julia Kline

Author of the Amazon bestseller "The Entrepreneur's Guide to Sleaze-Free Selling"

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The day's agenda for Monday, Sept 8, 2014 Cleveland

7am - 8am Registration
8:00 am - 8:15 amJim Kukral Opening RemarksJim Kukral
8:15 am - 9:00 amMorning Keynote: "Building Best-Sellers with Epic Content"

Learn how to be an EPIC Author:
It doesn't matter if you write fiction or non-fiction. Creating EPIC content is what differentiates you from everyone else. Let Joe inform and inspire you to be the best author you can be.
Joe Pulizzi, Founder, Content Marketing Word & Best-Selling Author
9:05 am - 9:50 am“How I Did It: From Selling 2 Books A Day To 200 A Day”

The ultimate author success story and plan:
Every author starts at the bottom. Want the fast track to the top? J. Thorn will detail his rise to success in a step-by-step plan that will teach you what works and what mistakes to avoid.
J. Thorn, Top 5 Amazon Horror Writer

9:50 am - 10:15 amAM Break
10:15 am - 11:00 am“Creating, & Profiting from the Perfect ACX Audiobook Project”

Audio books equal big profit:
David H. Lawrence XVII is one of ACX's top voice actors. He will show you how to create an audiobook that listeners love, and voice actors want to read. Oh, then how to make money from it.
David H. Lawrence XVII, Actor & ACX/Podcasting Legend

11:05 am - 11:50 am“Build Your Legion Of Readers And Fans With Email”

See real author email success stories:
The #1 way to build an author platform is with a targeted, engaged email reader list. See case studies from successful authors about how they do it and how you can do it too.
Hunter Boyle, Speaker, Content Marketer and Writer
11:50 am - 1:00 pmLunch (provided)
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm"Fast & Easy Ways To Find True Fans & Rabid Readers with Social Media"

Can't figure out how to use social media to reach new readers?
You're doing it wrong. Learn proven, fun and powerful techniques to grow your readers and fans. Use tools you've never heard of before and reach readers you didn't know existed.
Deb Carney from Bookgoodies & Vinny O'Hare, Awesomegang
1:50 pm - 2:35 pm“Discover New Readers & Grow Your Fan Base with Facebook Ads Without Breaking the Bank, How To Session”

Stop spending money on Facebook ads until you attend this session:
Chances are you're wasting time and money trying to use FB ads to drive readers to your book. Want to know how to craft a Facebook ad campaign that works and doesn't cost a zillion dollars? These are proven case studies from authors who do it successfully.
Andrea Vahl, Facebook Marketing Expert

2:35 pm - 3:00 pmPM Break
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm"Best-Selling Book Cover Design Secrets"

Is your book cover getting the job done?:
Sometimes the littlest change can make the biggest difference. Learn what makes a book cover a best-seller. Then apply those changes to your own covers and see your book sales soar.
Derek Murphy, Award Winning Book Designer

4pm - 5:30pmClosing Keynote: “Write, Publish, Repeat… (The No-Luck-Required Guide to Self-Publishing Success)”

Turn your writing into a career:
You've listened to their podcast. You've read their books. Now meet Johnny & Sean in person so they can show you how to turn your books into a profitable, and fun, writing business. You do NOT want to miss this.
Johnny B. Truant & Sean Platt from The Self Publishing Podcast

5:45 pm - ???Networking reception, sponsored by BookGoodies

Speaking slots/times subject to change.

Joe Pulizzi - Founder, Content Marketing World & Best-Selling Author Presents "How To Be An Epic Author"


Joe has spent a decade teaching people how to become profitable publishers and marketers. He is the founder of Content Marketing Institute, the leading education and training organization for content marketing, which includes the largest in-person content marketing event in the world, Content Marketing World. Joe's third book, Epic Content Marketing: How to Tell a Different Story, Break through the Clutter, and Win More Customers by Marketing Less was named one of "Five Must Read Business Books of 2013" by Fortune Magazine. If you ever see Joe in person, he'll be wearing orange.


Closing Keynote: Write, Publish, Repeat With Johnny B. Truant - Best-Seller Of Over 30 Books

"How seriously are you taking your self-publishing career? If you're ready to build yourself a real business in writing -- or turn up the heat on your existing business -- make sure you're in Cleveland this summer. At AMC's live event, I'm going to show you how to create a writing career that's based on sound business and marketing... not hope and fluff."


Johnny B. Truant is an author, blogger, and podcaster who has built a self-publishing empire. He is the author of the Fat Vampire series and The Bialy Pimps, as well as co-authoring the science fiction political thriller The Beam and the Unicorn Western series with Sean Platt. Johnny is one of the hosts of the Web's most popular podcasts called the Self Publishing Podcast. His latest book, Write. Publish. Repeat. (The No-Luck-Required Guide to Self-Publishing Success) is a #1 best-seller in the writing category on Amazon.


Learn How To Go From Selling 2 Books A Day To 200 With J. Thorn - Top 5 Amazon Horror Best-Seller

"You better be in Cleveland this Summer for AMLIVE. I'm excited to show you how to build an author platform and reach the right readers by being thoughtful, deliberate and genuine. I'm going to give you tools you can use immediately and show you how I've gone from selling only two books a day to being ranked the #5 best selling horror author on Amazon."


J. Thorn is consistently a Top 50 Horror Author (Amazon Rank) and currently ranks as the #5 Horror author on Amazon behind S. King and D. Koontz. As a full-time author, he has over 14 books for sale. He is a supporting member of the Horror Writers Association, a member of the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers, and a writer for


Create the Perfect ACX Audiobook Project From Media Legend/Actor David H. Lawrence XVII


For over 30-years David H Lawrence XVII's career has covered television, radio, podcasting, acting, entrepreneurship and much, much more. You may know him from his award-winning syndicated radio show or his many acting appearances on shows like CSI, The Mentalist, LOST, Good Luck Charlie and of course his breakout role as one of the Villains, puppet master Eric Doyle on NBC's smash hit Heroes. But did you know he's a master voice over actor and audio book creator? David will present a powerful session called "Creating the Perfect ACX Audiobook Project" that will show you how to turn your book into an audio book that you can be proud of and profit from.


Find Hungry Readers & Grow Your Fan Base with Facebook Ads with Andrea Vahl


Andrea is the co-author of Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies and was the Community Manager for Social Media Examiner, for over 2 years. She specializes in running Facebook ad campaigns for businesses all over the world. She also uses her Improv comedy skills to blog as a slightly cranky character, Grandma Mary – Social Media Edutainer on her site at

Build Your Legion Of Readers And Fans With Email


Hunter Boyle leads business development for email powerhouse AWeber. A seasoned speaker, content marketer and writer, Hunter's been helping organizations optimize their digital initiatives since the dot-com days. The former editor of Marketing Experiments Journal and Internet Marketing Report, outside the office, he’s an avid traveler, volunteer and craft beer lover. Connect with him socially via, on Twitter and Google+.

Best-Selling Book Cover Designs with Derek Murphy, Award Winning Book Designer


Derek Murphy has worked with hundreds of best-selling authors and thought-leaders to develop book covers that complement their vision, stand out, get noticed, and attract new readers. His insights into book cover design will put you on the path towards a well-designed book that markets itself. In Derek's session called "Best-Selling Book Cover Secrets" you'll learn why some a book cover can mean selling a few books, or thousands. You'll also see how the littlest changes can make a huge difference in sales. Stop making the rookie mistakes most authors make and learn how to look, and sell, like the best-selling authors.


Sean Platt - Co-founder: Collective Inkwell, Realm & Sands


In addition to authoring dark horror and sci-fi with Dave at CI and genre benders with Johnny at Realm & Sands, Sean writes for children under the name Guy Incognito, and has more than his share of nose. He has indie-published more than two dozen fiction titles. Nonfiction credits include the freelancer’s guide, Writing Online, the indie how-to Write. Publish. Repeat., and the memoir Writer Dad. Sean lives in Austin, TX with his wife, daughter, and son.

Jim Kukral, owner of Author Marketing Club


Jim Kukral is the owner of Author Marketing Club and the founder of Author Marketing Live! Jim has written over 10 books and is regarded as a pioneer in the indie-publishing movement. chose Jim as one of 100 top small business influencers online.

Julia Kline, Author of the Amazon bestseller "The Entrepreneur's Guide to Sleaze-Free Selling"


Julia Kline is a master of success, with diverse accomplishments in numerous industries throughout her career. She was in the top 1% of the worldwide sales force with Mary Kay Cosmetics, became a Titanium Power Seller on eBay (meaning she grossed $100,000 per month or more in sales), built a multi-million-dollar real estate investment portfolio, has been invited to speak to small business audiences around the world, and most recently published the acclaimed Amazon bestseller, "The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Sleaze-Free Selling."

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The event location is in the heart of Cleveland


Is This Conference For You?


Do you write books? Do you want to learn how to write a best-selling book? Want to meet, greet and learn from some of today's top authors and experts who don't just talk the talk, but walk the walk? If so, then how can you afford not to take a cheap flight to Cleveland?

You need to do this. It's the spark that can light the flame under your you know what that you need to finally see success with your writing.

The best-selling author doesn't sit and wait for success. They go out and make it happen. That's you.

Grab a cheap flight to Cleveland. Share a hotel room or crash on someone's floor.

Just get here and be part of something special. You'll be glad you did.

Are you ready to become a full-time, best-selling author? Join us, only 150 21 seats available

So here's the deal. If you're really serious about wanting to turn your writing into a full-time profession, then you're going to want to be with us in Cleveland in September. There's no better way to learn about how to be successful then to learn directly from those that have done it already.

We're bringing together a group of speakers who have all reached #1 best-selling status for their books at least once. These are fiction and non-fiction authors who know exactly what it takes to sell a ton of books. And these authors are going to spill their guts for you. When we booked them we told them to not to bother showing up if they weren't going to give up every single secret and strategy. They agreed; and we couldn't be more excited. So should you.

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