Author U Extravaganza 2015 – Speakers

Who’s speaking at the Extravaganza this year?

Thursday, May 7, 2015
9:00-9:20am Dr. Judith Briles The Business of Authoring and Publishing
9:25-10:15am Hunter Boyle The eMail Marketing Manifesto




10:30 – 11:15am Judith Briles
 CrowdFunding Stragtegies for Your and Your Book Project
Nick Zelinger
Nuggets for Newbies and Trends in Cover Designs
11:20 – 12:05pm Marty Dickinson/Gary Jezorski
How to Sell More Books…Faster…and Keep More of the Money!
PANEL: Everything You Need to Know about Book Reviews
Moderator: Dr. Judith Briles
Joan Stewart, Patti Thorn and Victoria Sutherland

12:05 – 12:50pm

Lunch on your own


Susie Scott
Creating a Video Book Trailer
Steve Replin
Legal Hot Potatoes: How to Stay Out of the Fire When It Comes to Your Book and Blogs
1:40-2:25pm Mara Purl
 Fiction Factors: How to Make Your Words Pack a Punch and Create Stellar Dialogue in Your Writing
Bill Van Orsdel
The Authors Guide to Finding and Quantifying SuperFans




Kelly Johnson
Gizmos and Gadgets: Creative and Easy Tools for Authors
Joan Stewart
Free Graphics Tools for Publicity and Social Media


Angela Bole
What’s Happening in Indie Publishing Today
Nick Taylor
eBook Strategies That Roar
4:15-6:00pm Author Shark Tank
6:00-6:40pm Dinner and Book Awards
6:45-9:00pm Heather Lutze – Workshop:
Findability for You and Your Book and Spy on Your Competition
Friday, May 8, 2015
8:00 – 8:20am Dr. Judith Briles
8:25 – 9:30am Joel Comm
How to Be an Awesome Author
9:35 – 10:35am Hayley Foster
Short Talk … Big Impact – Creating a TED Talk
10:35 – 11:15am Break and Exhibits
11:15 – 12:15pm Sandra Beckwith
How to Build Book Buzz
12:15 – 1:15pm Lunch
1:15 – 2:15pm Joan Stewart
How to Become the Go To Expert in Your Topic or Niche
2:20 – 3:20pm Lori Gama
Social Media Marketing Do’s and Don’ts for Authors​
3:20 – 4:00pm Break and Exhibits
4:00 – 5:00pm Lisa Hale and Nancy Chen
Positioning and Branding Yourself for Profit: Your Prereq for $ucce$$
5:10 – 6:15pm Rounds With The Pros
6:30 – 9:00pm Dinner and Entertainment
Saturday, May 9, 2015
7:05 – 8:15am Sunrise Workshop with Amy Collins
How to Beat Amazon at its Own Game
7:05 – 8:00am Coffee and Exhibits
8:15 – 8:25am Dr. Judith Briles
Welcome Back
8:25 – 9:45am Daniel Hall
Creating High Profit Info-Products (Even If You’re A Fiction Writer)
9:45 – 10:30am Break and Exhibits
10:30 – 11:20am Lori Ruff
Build Your Influence and Amplify Your Brand
11:25 – 12:15pm Robin Cutler
The Business of Indie Publishing: Integrated E & P Solutions That Work from Ingram Spark
12:15 – 1:25pm Lunch and Final Exhibits
1:25 – 2:15pm John Kremer
How to Market Your Books Using Pinterest
2:20 – 3:10pm Victoria Sutherland
Selling Foreign Rights
3:10 – 3:20pm Break
3:20 – 4:10pm Rebecca Finkel
Books Open Up – Readers Fall In: Design … What’s Between the Covers
4:15 – 4:55pm Dr. Judith Briles
Crafting a Podcast: Growing your Book Business
4:55pm Wrap Up and Drawing for FREE 2016 Extravaganza spot