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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Indie Bookfest 2014

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Indie Bookfest 2014 Schedule
Orlando, FL. August 8th-9th at the
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Friday, August 8th.
7:00-8:00 Registration
8:15-8:55 Keynote Address- HM Ward
9:00-9:45 Session 1A (Got Flexibility?) and 1B (Got Reach?)
10:00-10:45 Session 2A (Got Serials?) and 2B (Got Gore?)
11:00-11:45 Session 3A (Got Character?) and 3B (Got Grit?)
12:00-12:45 Session 4A (Got Diversity?) and 4B (Got Game?)
12:45-2:15 Lunch Break
2:15-3:15 Session 5 (Got Mad Author Love?)
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3:30-4:15 Session 6 (Got Fantasy?)
4:15-5:00 Session 7 (Got Romance?)
5:00-5:25 Closing Credits ;)
 
Saturday, August 9th.
1:00-4:00 Free-Entry Book Signing Event
6:00-10:00 After-Party!!! (50’s style!) 

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Indie Bookfest2014 Panels
Orlando, FL. August 8th-9th at the
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Panel 1A- Got Flexibility?
(Tiffany King, Elise Marion, Courtney Cole, Casse Narome)
Today’s successful authors know that there isn’t a right or wrong way to publish, as a matter of fact some of the best are going HYBRID! Find out what being a hybrid author means and why it just … makes sense. 

Panel 1B- Got Reach?
(Kobo Writing Life Presentation)
Presentation by Kobo Writing Life, one of Indie Bookfest’s 2014 sponsors. 

Panel 2A- Got Serials?
(HM Ward, Rebecca Ethington, Sarra Cannon, Rene Folsom)
It’s new. It’s wow. And how! Not really … serials have been around about as far back as when authors had to pen their work by candle light with paper and a quill. Find out about this “new” wave of novella serials from some of the very authors who are writing and publishing them. 

Panel 2B- Got Gore?
(Alexia Purdy, Rick Chiantaretto, Melanie Karsak, Adam Kunz)

Murder. Zombies. Mayhem. Find out how to keep the tingle going up your reader’s spine. See how gore, guts, and plot can work together to make an amazing story. A bone-chilling good time!

Panel 3A- Got Character?
(Maria V. Snyder, Claudia Gray, Raine Thomas, Adam Kunz)
If you ain’t got a character that readers can feel deeply for, you ain’t got much! Why plot, without great character development makes for a hollow story. 

Panel 3B- Got Grit? Not all those who arrive survive!
(Kristie Cook, Amy Miles, K. S. Thomas, Carol Kunz)
So you wrote a novel? Cool! Now the real work begins. Hope you’ve got what it takes. Editing, beta readers, book covers, and swag. Oh MY! and let’s not even get started on the … marketing!

Panel 4A- Got Diversity?
(Inger Iverson, Casse Narome, Kristina Circelli, Ceci Giltenan)
The world is a colorful place filled with a huge variety of people, cultures, and diversity. So where is all the variety in our books? Take an inside look on what some authors are doing to portray heroes/heroines from different cultures and backgrounds. 

Panel 4B- Got Game?
(Kristie Cook, Rick Miles, Tawdra Kandle, Mandie Stevens)
Time to market your book. Oh, boy. Marketing is hard. Marketing is a lot of work. But sometimes thinking outside of the box when it comes to trying to get your book noticed is just what can make the difference. 

Panel 5- Got Mad Author Love?
(All authors attending Indie Bookfest!)
An interactive round of “Author Speed Dating”. Meet each and every one of our authors in this fun, fast-paced table-hop! (Some goodies may or may not be involved!) ;) 

Panel 6- Got Fantasy?
(Maria V. Snyder, Claudia Gray, GP Ching, Chanda Hahn)
No matter what the current trends are in books, we will never tire of our paranormal, fantasy, and sci-fi reads. Am I right? Learn what it takes to make a fantasy plot really work and how these authors keep their writing fresh with new ideas. 

Panel 7- Got Romance?
(Belinda Boring, Lacey Weatherford, Sawyer Bennett, Brenda Rothert)
Everyone loves a little boom-chicka-wah-wah every now and then. While some authors like to keep it sweet and light, some like to make their pages steam as they type. What is your flavor of romance?

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