Johnny B. Truant
Self Publishing Podcast & Author
Top 5 Amazon Horror Best-Seller
David H. Lawrence XVII
Legendary Voice & Film Actor
Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies
Award Winning Book Designer
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.
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.
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 disinformation.com.
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.
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 www.AndreaVahl.com.
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 www.hunterboyle.com, on Twitter and Google+.
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.
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.
Vinny O’Hare is the founder of Vincent O’Hare Consulting, an Internet marketing company that provides information on building quality websites and how to make money online with affiliate programs. His website Awesomegang.com has helped authors promote over 18,000 books in 2013 alone. Vinny is currently managing the social media accounts for over 20 websites. His automation techniques will save you time so you can expand your social footprint and find more readers while giving you more time to write.
Deborah Carney of Bookgoodies has over 20+ books published and over 30-years of Web marketing experience. She is not only an author; but also a powerful Internet marketing professional.
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. SmallBizTrends.com chose Jim as one of 100 top small business influencers online.
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..