Are you an author? Ever wanted to write a best-selling book?


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About The Event

If you’re already going to be traveling to Cleveland for CMW, you might as well book your flight a day early and join us for a full-day of learning and networking about how to create and market a best-selling book.

The event is a one-day author intensive program where you will learn from the top authors and industry experts about how to create and market a best-selling book. Have a look at our full agenda and speaker list.

There are only 150 52-seats available for this event. It will be held in a beautiful ballroom at the Renaissance Hotel in Downtown Cleveland (where most of you are staying already).

Our Speakers…

Joe Pulizzi

Johnny B. Truant

J. Thorn

David H. Lawrence XVII

Andrea Vahl

Justin Premick

Derek Murphy

Vinny O’Hare

Deborah Carney

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