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Monday 14th 8:30AM-9:30AMIndustry SetupEarly check-in for Industry badgeholdersMonday 14th
9:30-10AMGeneral Check-in All Badgeholders
10AM-11AMIndustry/ Vendors - meet & greet and browse
11AM-NoonPrivate - reserved
2PM-3PMCraig Martelle - overview and general questions (not recorded)
3PM-4PMDr. Leslie - Tools before Triggers (techniques in dealing with crowds and anxiety)
After HoursIndustry break down and clean upNew Author Mixer - Cash bar from 4:00 to 6:00PMTerry Mixon - Getting the most from the conference 6-7:30PM (no badge needed)4:30pm to 5:30 pm A/V Team4pm to 5pm PNR meetup - TR Jackson4:30-6pm - Zee Kelley Epic Fantasy meetup4pm-6pm Steamy Romance meetup, Jackie Jewett
Tuesday 15th
(Hawaiian Shirt Day)
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(Hawaiian Shirt Day)
8AM-9:30AMCheck-in, all badgeholdersCheck-in, all badgeholders
9:30AM-10AM20Books Vegas 2020 - Opening Ceremonies, Craig & MichaelCheck-in
10AM-10:45AMHigh-Powered Authors Panel - Kiersten Modglin, Martha Carr, Elana Johnson, Dale Mayer, and Stephanie HudsonCheck-in
11:15AM-12:PMJan Moran - The difference between Women's Fiction and romanceMelanie Harlow - Don't Serve Spaghetti When They Ordered Cake (Delivering to Reader Expectations)John Truby - Secrets of GenresJoe Solari - setting up your author business like an old proMichael Rothman - Life begins at the end of your comfort zoneKristine Kathryn Rusch - Agents, Licensing, and NegotiatingQuinn Ward - Better Readthrough, Higher Royalties: How to Increase Series Sales with Optimized Back MatterDave Sheets - print techniques and packaging options for indie authors.Todd McCaffrey - Creativity and Cash, a high level overview of making moneyMiranda Watson and James Rosone - How to Survive Life as a Husband-Wife Writing TeamMarie Fox - Getting Started in Children's Books. LMBPN PrivateCheck-in
12:PM-1:PMLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakCheck-in
1:PM-1:45PMJonathan Maberry - It's the End of the World (and I Feel Fine)Dave Chesson - Amazon Scams Authors Need to Be Wary AboutMaxwell Alexander Drake - Better Writing through Stronger NarrativeKevin J. Anderson - Black Ice—How to Survive When Your Career Goes Into an Unexpected SpinTammi Labrecque - Newsletter BasicsKacey Ezell - Building a Community of FansRon Formica (Tantor) - Wider than Wide - getting your audiobooks into more handsPanel: Getting the technology & science right for novels moderated by M.A. Rothman with Marc Cameron, Marc Stiegler, Vera Nazarian, and in memoriam, Matthew MatherMonica Leonelle - Scaling Wide and Direct SalesKristen Ethridge - PublishdriveLasairiona McMaster & Erika Everest - Getting the most from an anthologyLMBPN PrivateCheck-in
2:15PM-3:00PMElana Johnson - Production Balance.James A. Owen - The importance of Eggs Benedict to your career as an author. Writing and publishing is only the first part of building a career – marketing and promotion of the work is equally as important. Tony Lee - Supporting Characters And SubplotsBryan Cohen - Intro to Amazon Advertising for Book Sales and ProfitLuke Gygax - The role of RPGs in storytellingPatrick O'Donnell - Law Enforcement Procedural Panel with Marc Cameron, Adam Richardson, Kathy Bennett, & Scott MoonAlex Lidell - Beats of a Satisfying PlotMaggie Marr - Books To Film & TV What Every Author Needs To KnowEmilia Rose - Killer Patreon strategyPanel (by narrators) moderated by JS Arquin - tips for getting into audio for newer authors with Senn Annis, Aven Shore, & Ashley Mcleo.LMBPN PrivateCheck-in
3:30PM-4:15PMKevin Ikenberry - Quick Story Map - An Azimuth Check for Your WIPDamon Courtney - Building your promotional engagement (building your book funnel)Malorie Cooper - Get the Most ouf ot Facebook AdsOriana Leckert (Kickstarter) & Russell Nohelty - Crush Your Kickstarter GoalBen Wolf - In Person SalesMartha Carr - Working through AdversityD.J. Butler - Self-Editing for Muscular ProseErika Everest - Slowly building a platform. Planning your first release for a year down the road.Google - AI Narrated BooksTracey Byrnes - Editing Boot CampPrivate Session - CHMBookVault private meetingsLMBPN PrivateCheck-in
4:45PM-5:30PMMichael Anderle Keynote
After HoursRomance Author Mixer - Cash bar from 5:30-7:30PMLaw Enforcement professionals - choir practice, 6-8 PM, Patrick O'DonnellLitRPG meet-up 6-8pm Kevin McLaughlin7:30PM-8:30 PM The Next Chapter/ Authors in Recovery AA Meeting -- POC Amy (Liz) Harrision
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Wednesday 16th
(Cosplay Day)
7AM-7:45AMCraig Martelle - a casual conversation (not recorded)Check-inWednesday 16th
(Cosplay Day)
8:15AM-9AMRobin Cutler - Great Beginnings: Getting Your First Few Chapters Publication-ReadyJonathan Maberry - Old School MonstersDave Chesson - Constructing the Perfect Amazon Book Sales PageKevin McLaughlin - The Five Pillars of PublishingElizabeth Ann West - Selling Mr. Darcy - Derivative Fiction 101 and Niche GenresWill Dages - Spotify & Findaway Voices: Creating Big Opportunities for AudiobooksRussell Nohelty - 5 places authors can make money on KickstarterDreamscape Media- Your Tour Guide to the Audio Industry: Licensing vs Distribution? Retail exclusive vs Library Market? Which is right for you?Chip MacGregor, A Literary Agent - Foreign RightsPanel: Children's Books - moderated by Marie Fox, with Melisa Torres, Terrel Dean and Stephanie HansonPrivate Session - CHMLMBPN PrivateCheck-in
9:30AM-10:15AMJames A. Owen - Drawing out a Dragons. Overcoming challenges to do what you love for your jobA.C. Fuller - Six-Figure SerialsTony Lee - Working Backwards To Move ForwardsBryan Cohen - Intro to Amazon Ads 2 (What Do My Amazon Ad Stats Mean and What To Do Next)Pierre Alex Jeanty - Scaling your book business to 7 figures with direct sales. (& how to sell poetry)Gene Mollica & Sasha Almazan of G&S Cover Design Studio- a conversation on cover art and author branding along with Photoshop Compositing with QA at the endNick Thacker - Email Marketing MasteryMonica Leonelle and Craig A. Price Jr.- Can You Make Money From Google’s New Auto-Narrated Books Feature? Victorine Lieske - Making Money with Audiobooks on YouTubePanel: Affiliate and Universal Book Links moderated by Dave Chesson with Jesse Lakes (BookLinker/ Links), Books2Read (Draft2Digital), and The Author Helper (formerly ReaderLinks)Julie Gilbert - Upping Your Blurb GameLMBPN PrivateCheck-in
10:30AM-11:15AMDakota Krout - Relational Marketing using Actionable GamificationDean Wesley Smith - Writing into the DarkJohn Truby - How to Write a Bestseller using Blockbuster SoftwareMalorie Cooper - How to attract the right readers that will stay with you.Tracey Byrnes - Editing Boot CampLarry Correia - Writing ActionJeanette Strode - Running a seven-figure author businessChip MacGregor, A Literary Agent - Creating a hybrid lifeBarnes & Noble (Susan McCulloch & Julie Braunschweiger) - Opportunities with B&NRussell Nohelty - Getting Your Nonfiction Business To Six FiguresCraig Martelle - Young Authors (for our attendees who are 21 and younger) and parents who are encouraging their kids about being an authorLMBPN PrivateCheck-in
11:15AM-12:15PMLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakBreakCheck-in
12:15PM-1:00PMJonathan Maberry - I'm a Stranger Here, Myself: Storytelling in Someone Else's UniverseKevin Ikenberry - Writing The AntagonistMark Lefebvre - The Business Basics of Writing and PublishingMarc Cameron - The Value of ResearchMartha Carr - Going for what you want - results focusSoundbooth Theater - Audiobooks vs. Audio DramatizationMalorie Cooper - BlurbsJoe Solari - Advanced Business ConceptsM.A. Rothman - Advanced Amazon Ads: Breaking open Amazon's algorithms and gathering sales from folks you don't knowTentative - David Weber talking about WorldbuildingEvan Gow - Story OriginAlex Bates - Dungeons & Dragons Introduction GameLMBPN PrivateCheck-in
1:15PM-2PMPanel: Western Romance moderated by Jen Hendricks, with Elana Johnson, Payton Banks, Vicki Lewis Thompson and Bonnie R. PaulsonDean Wesley Smith - Tricks of staying productive over timePanel: Military Science Fiction - moderated by Jonathan Brazee with Rick Partlow, Brad R. Torgersen, David Weber, and Rachel AukesMonica Leonelle - The Whys and Hows of Transitioning Your Ebooks to WideAndrew Scott Perry - Physical (digital) security of your IP and your businessJames Rosone and Miranda Watson - How to carry an audience from one book to the next seamlesslyMaggie Marr - How To Make Your Books Make More Without Hurting Your IP RightsDave Chesson - Atticus Overview & UpdatesLasairiona McMaster - Building a team to drive you to successTBAPanel: Cozy Mysteries moderated by Deann Powell, with Catherine Coles, and Stella BixbyLMBPN PrivateCheck-in
2:30PM-3:15PMJames Blatch - TikTokKevin Tumlinson (tentative) - Bootstrapping: kicking off an author career when you have little to no money to spendC. R. Rowenson - Making Your Magic MatterBryan Cohen - Less Time, More Readers: Slow and Steady Marketing Ideas for the Busy AuthorJoe Solari - Direct Sales - your express train to maximum profitabilityTammi Labrecque - Advanced Newsletter ConceptsPanel: Advanced Kickstarter moderated by Oriana Leckert with Kevin J. Anderson, Dean Wesley Smith (tentative), Paddy Finn, and Russell NoheltyBruce Nesmith (lead designer on Skyrim & Ravenloft) and Justin Sloan - Writing for a Video GameGene Mollica & Sasha Almazan of G&S Cover Design Studio - Photo Demonstration for Covers (90 minutes)Panel: Reverse Harem - moderated by Alex Lidell with Katie May, Ginna Moran, and Britt AndrewsPanel: Memoir moderated by Sheryl Recinos with Amy Liz Harrison, Alycea Snyder, Jonathan Benjamin and Kellie McIntyreLMBPN PrivateCheck-in
3:45-4:30PMPanel: Thrillers - moderated by Kevin Tumlinson with Marc Cameron, Mark Dawson, Kiersten Modglin, & Diane CapriCheryl Bradshaw - What makes mainstream mystery sell (and sell so well)?Maxwell Alexander Drake - Writing Better Action ScenesBecca Syme - Burnout Recovery and The Ladder OutMonica Leonelle - How To Increase Your Sales at Google Play Books and Apple BooksAmazon presents - Kindle Vella (not recorded as per Amazon standard policy)Craig Martelle - IASFA - Membership MeetingMarie Whittaker - Press Releases and Reviews: Stacking your calendar and soliciting review coveragePanel: How to Keep Your Writer Writing, a session for those who support authors - (no badge needed) Moderated by Sharon Rice-Weber with Sandi Rothman, Bridget Correia, Jynafer Yanez, and Blake HudsonD.J. Butler - Queries for Agents and Other PurposesLMBPN PrivateCheck-in
After HoursThriller/Mystery Author Mixer - Cash bar from 4:30-6:30PMTikTok meetup - Adam Beswick and James Blatch 6pm-8pmUrban Fantasy Meet Up 6pm to 8pm - Noree Cosper4:30-5:30 - Indie Short Film Infinity System by Jonathan & Jynafer Yanez

6-8PM Reverse Harem Meetup (Yve Vale)
Cozy meetup 6-8PM Deann Powell
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Thursday 17th
(Dress for Success/ Wear Tiaras Day)
7AM-7:45AMThursday 17th
(Dress for Success/ Wear Tiaras Day)
8:15AM-9AMKevin Ikenberry - Character Development - All About CharacterDave Chesson - Mastering Keywords and CategoriesMaxwell Alexander Drake - Dialogue, it's not just people talking!Bryan Cohen - 1,000 True Fans for Authors: How to Find and Nurture the Readers Who Will Make Your CareerPanel: Social Media Groups - Gathering like-minded readers moderated by Jeffrey L Kohanek withAngel Haze, and Nick ThackerElizabeth Ann West - Math is Money with ScribeCountTara Cremin (Kobo) - The World’s Your Market: Using Kobo Plus to Reach Global Readers Paddy Finn - Tips to take a Kickstarter over the top (from someone who's had a $500k KS)Brad Andalman (Vellum) - Creating a Special EditionTBAPrivate Session - CHMAlex Bates - Dungeons & Dragons Introduction GameLMBPN PrivateCheck-in
9:30AM-10:15AMShawn Inmon - How my Facebook Author page is my most valuable real estate in front of my NLMarie Whittaker - Project Management for your Author BusinessBruce Nesmith - Writing Better Villains (Bruce is the lead designer of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim & Ravenloft)C. R. Rowenson - Unleash the Arcane with the Magic-System BlueprintGrace Snoke - Maximizing what authors do best by hiring a VAKristine Kathryn Rusch - Writing better short storiesDakota Krout - System-First Series CreationOriana Leckert - Kickstarter BasicsPanel: Urban Fantasy moderated by Sarah Noffke, with R.L. King, Jenny Madore, Charley Case, and Jamie DavisLorna Bailey - How to Become the CEO of Your Author BusinessDavid Weber - a conversation on worldbuilding. LMBPN PrivateCheck-in
10:30AM-11:15AMTammi Labrecque - Evergreen: the long-term value proposition to keep people signed up to your newsletterMarc Cameron - Writing a compelling ThrillerLarry Correia - Writing Dialogue (with an eye toward audiobooks)Malorie Cooper - Pinterest AdsPanel: LitRPG moderated by James Hunter with Dakota Krout and Matt DinnimanTodd McCaffrey - Conversations - ideas about the creative processPlottr for Pantsers: Four Strategies to Inspire (and Organize) Your WritingPanel: Dark Romance moderated by Ivy Nelson with Kate Myers, Sage Young, Damon Courtney: Go Direct! Selling ebooks and audiobooks direct with BookFunnelMonica Leonelle - How To Increase Your Sales at Barnes and Noble and KoboJames Rosone and Miranda Watson - Writing with PTSD and using it as therapyLMBPN PrivateCheck-in
11:15AM-12:15PMLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakBreakBreak
12:15PM-1:00PMMark Lefebvre - The Power and the Pitfalls of PublishingJonathan Maberry - Thrills and Chills: Horror and Cross-Genre ThrillersSarah Noffke - Production and MotivationVera Nazarian - The Struggle is Real: Making a Full-Time Living Off Fewer Than One Book a YearRamy Vance - BookBub Ads: Getting the most from a platform that caters to millions of readersBecca Syme - Author Success Archetypes, know how to best leverage the real youLisa Richman - AI generated art: pros, cons, and unresolved legal questionsAngel Lawson (tentative) - How to Balance Romance, Steam, and Plot into a Series with Multiple PartnersKevin McLaughlin - Copyright and ISBNs. What you need to know about what they mean and when you need to act.Panel: Christian Fiction moderated by Kari Trumbo with Vickie Dunn, Robin Patchen and Lisa PhillipsThe Pitch: Urban Fantasy - Michael Anderle (LMBPN), Rhett Bruno and Steve Beaulieu (Aethon Books), and Jon Osborne (CKP), listen to story ideas pitched by those seeking to learn how to pitch (and who write UF)Diane Capri - private meetingLMBPN PrivateCheck-in
1:15PM-2PMNick Thacker - Advanced Book MarketingPanel: Fantasy moderated by Kevin J. Anderson with Jonathan Maberry, D.K. Holmberg, Robyn Wideman, and Rebecca MoestaPanel: Being an indie publisher - moderated by Michael Anderle, with Jeff Chaney, Rhett Bruno, and morePanel: Post-Apocalyptic moderated by Franklin Horton with David Simpson, Tara Ellis, & Joshua GayouAmazon presents - Amazon 101 (not recorded as per Amazon's standard policy). For authors who are newer to the game. Podium Publishing: creating bestsellers in the audio market for indie authors (presented by Victoria Gerken & Kate Runde)Panel: Foreign language translations moderated by James Blatch with Jens Schulze, Julie Constantine (Podium Acquisitions Editor), Jeanette Strode, and M.A. RothmanJonathan & Jynafer Yanez - Taking a book to film (wildcat style)Panel: Steamy Romance moderated by Lasairiona McMaster with Melanie Harlow, Susie McIver and Emilia RosePanel: Historical Fiction - moderated by J. Clifton Slater with Gina Danna, Lars Hedbor, Jan Foster, & Elizabeth R. AndersenDiane Capri - private meetingAudrey Hughey - Informal roundtable on Planning your author life & business. Will have giveaways and printables as part of the session.LMBPN PrivateCheck-in
2:30PM-3:15PMPanel: Paranormal Romance moderated by Lauren Sweet (Anastasia Wilde) with Stephanie Hudson, Holly Roberds, and Aidy AwardRebekah Haskell - Elements of good cover designMaxwell Alexander Drake - Deconstructing a ParagraphMelissa Storm - another look at FB ads by a multi-six figure authorKevin J. Anderson - Private meeting with WCU studentsPanel: Horror moderated by Marie Whittaker with Jonathan Maberry and Mark Leslie Lefebvre Britt Andrews - Building a fandom to create reader loyaltyPanel: Space Opera moderated by JN Chaney with Josh Dalzelle, Terry Maggert, David Weber, and Ken LozitoKevin Ikenberry, KC Ezell, and Dave Butler - when a small press and traditional publisher collaborate - the story of Baen & CKPC.R. Rowensen - Making Magic MatterPanel: How to Keep Your Writer Writing, a session for those who support authors - (no badge needed) Moderated by Sharon Rice-Weber with Sandi Rothman, Bridget Correia, Jynafer Yanez, and Blake HudsonBookVault private meetingsLMBPN PrivateCheck-in
3:45-4:30PMPanel: Success Stories - moderated by Craig Martelle with Kiersten Modglin, Jeff Haskell, Kyla Stone, Paddy Finn, and Michael AnderleLMBPN PrivateCheck-in
After HoursSci-Fi/Fantasy Author Mixer & IASFA general roundtable - Cash bar from 4:30-6:30 PM7:30PM-8:30PM The Next Chapter/ Authors in Recovery AA Meeting -- POC Amy (Liz) Harrision
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Friday 18th
(Book Signing/ Sales Day)
9AM-10AMAuthor Signing setupFriday 18th
(Book Signing/ Sales Day)
10AM-11AMAuthor Signing & Book Sales
4PM-5PMBreak down and pack out