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20Books Vegas 2021 - Draft Schedule
**BLOCKS IN GREEN HAVE BEEN ADDED TO EVENTEE - JB
If you add/change a session, please highlight it in ORANGE
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Time SlotBally's Event CenterGrand SalonGoldSilverBronze 1Bronze 2Bronze 3Bronze 4Palace 3Palace 4Palace 5Palace 6Palace 7Check-In Room
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Monday 8th8:30AM-9:30AMIndustry SetupEarly check-in for Industry badgeholders
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9:30-10AMGeneral Check-in All Badgeholders
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10AM-4PMIndustry/Vendors - meet & greet and browse11AM - Noon Craig Martelle open conversation (early bird special)
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After HoursKaraoke - Hosted by Patrice Fitzgerald 6-9PMTerry Mixon - Getting the most from the conference 5-6:30PM (no badge needed)
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Time SlotBally's Event CenterGoldSilverBronze 1Bronze 2Bronze 3Bronze 4Palace 3Palace 4Palace 5Palace 6Palace 7Check-In Room
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Tuesday 9th8AM-9:30AMCheck-in, all badgeholdersCheck-in, all badgeholders
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9:30AM-10AM20Books Vegas 2020 - Opening Ceremonies, Craig & MichaelCheck-in
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10AM-10:45AMHigh-Powered Authors Panel - Lindsay Buroker, Alex Liddel, Mal Cooper, Diane Capri, Sarah Noffke, Elena Johnson, & Kat MartinCheck-in
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10:45AM-11:15AMBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakCheck-in
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11:15AM-12:45PMMal Cooper - Finding & Keeping FansJohn Truby - GenresDavid Farland - Realizing Maximum Financial Benefit from Global Rights (Leave no money on the table)Elena Johnson - Clean & Wholesome Romance (only 45 minutes)Gene Mollica & Sasha Almazan - how to do a photo shoot for your covers/ads/brandChrishaun - Your Author Brand (45 minutes)Jonathan Brazee - Military Sci-Fi Panel with David Weber, Richard Fox, Rick Partlow, & Kevin Ikenberry (only 45 minutes)Monica Leonelle - Transitioning Amazon Exclusive to WideLMBPNCheck-in
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12:45PM-1:15PMBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakCheck-in
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1:15PM-2PMJonathan Maberry - Crossing Genre Lines is one of the most reliable paths to a successful and sustainable writing career.Maxwell Alexander Drake - Theme (1st of 4 Sessions on Story Creation)The Pitch - a panel for people pitching a Sci-Fi novel - Moderator Michael Anderle (LMBPN) with Dakota Krout (Mountaindale), Chris Kennedy (CKP), Rhett Bruno (Aethon) and Toni Weisskopf (Baen)Joe Solari - Basic business principlesAnneliese Rennie - Distributing Audiobooks WideSibella Giorello - Middle Grade - cracking the code on salesRE Vance - BookBub AdsPatrick O'Donnell - Realistic Police Procedures Panel with Paul Bishop, Scott Moon, & KojakLas McMaster ARC (managing them and getting the most from them) panelBrian Meeks - Blurbology 101LMBPNCheck-in
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2PM-2:15PMBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakCheck-in
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2:15PM-3:00PMElana Johnson - Rapid Release MarketingJames Blatch & Jennie Nash - Taking a book from good to great - power of a dev editTammi Labrecque - Newsletter BasicsJazmyn Church - Paranormal Romance PanelNick Thacker - Author PlatformsJudith Anderle - Foreign RightsSteve Campbell & Rhett Bruno - Contracting for AudioShawn Inmon Memoir/Non-fiction panelM.A. Rothman - Making a List Run (USA Today, solo title)Marc Stiegler - Crafting NarrativeLMBPNCheck-in
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3:00PM-3:15PMBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakCheck-in
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3:15PM-4:00PMSarah Noffke - Production and writing a long seriesMaxwell Alexander Drake - Theme (2nd of 4 Sessions on Story Creation)Maggie Silver (Podium) - The Business of Audio (covers all facets)Victorine Lieske - The Building Blocks of Romance: How to Write Sweet Romance that SellsDanielle Krout - Subcontracting Tasks in your author businessJeff Haskell - Superheroes PanelSibella Giorello & JD DeWitt - Books to TV - our journeyNora Phoenix - LGBTQ+ in Fiction panelJonathan Brazee Co-author (collaborations) Panel w/David Weber, JN Chaney, Kate Pickford, & Chris KennedyCraig & Michael - 20Books 50k® Winners Private gatheringLMBPNCheck-in
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4:00PM-4:15PMBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakCheck-in
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4:15PM-5:00PMMichael Anderle Keynote
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Time SlotBally's Event CenterGoldSilverBronze 1Bronze 2Bronze 3Bronze 4Palace 3Palace 4Palace 5Palace 6Palace 7Check-In Room
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Wednesday 10th7AM-7:45AMCraig Martelle - a casual conversation (not recorded)Check-in
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7:45AM-8:15AMBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakCheck-in
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8:15AM-9AMDave Chesson - Optimizing KeywordsMartha Carr - Urban Fantasy panel with Kimbra Swain, Charley Case, Shayne Silvers and Jonathan YanezChris Kennedy - Maximizing Amazon: A Beginner's GuideChrishaun & Russell Nohelty - Kickstarter Basics (how to plan, setup and run a Kickstarter for authors)Grace Snoke - Erotica PanelKyla Stone - Post-Apoc Panel with tentative Boyd Craven, Franklin Horton, Kate Pickford, & Jay FalconerJennie Nash - Inside Out Line - breakdown of book for dev editMaggie Silver - Looking at Audio Models (distribution)Ben Wolf - Writing Dark Characters panelPrivate SessionLMBPNCheck-in
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9AM-9:30AMBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakCheck-in
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9:30AM-10:15AMDavid Weber - Developing a strong, individual writer's voiceFrom Indie Author to Indie Publisher - Moderated by Michael AnderleJonathan Maberry -
THE TICKING CLOCK: Constructing a Nail-Biter of a Thriller
Jeff Winner - Promoting an author in your familyRebekah Haskell - Cover Design PanelDakota Krout - LitRPG PanelMel Odom - Action/adventure panel with Paul Bishop and morePhilippa Werner - Ghostwriting for publishers & authorsLauren Sweet - Rebuilding your career panelLMBPNCheck-in
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10:15AM-10:45AMBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakCheck-in
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10:45AM-11:30AMMark Dawson - Thriller PanelMaxwell Alexander Drake - Theme (3rd of 4 Sessions on Story Creation)Toni Weisskopf - The future of publishingManning Wolfe - Legal Issues for AuthorsJohn Ashmore - Working with Beta & Proofreaders (from the readers' perspective) panelDonovan Scherer - Running a brick & mortar storeJoseph Alexander - Selling non-fiction paperbacksAudrey Hughey - Planning & OrganizationVera Nazarian - Making a full-time living off less than one book a year.LMBPNCheck-in
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11:30AM-12PMBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakCheck-in
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12PM-12:45PMNora Phoenix - Targeting your audienceDean Wesley Smith - Long term vs short term business decisionsCraig Martelle - Pricing StrategiesKeystroke Medium - PodcastingKevin J. Anderson - Fantasy Panel with Lindsay Buroker, Todd McCaffrey, & Jonathan MaberryRhett Bruno (Aethon Books) - Starting an indie publishing businessRob McClellan - Website Importance (Mike Stop, Caro Begin, & Mal Cooper)Michael Rothman - Putting Science in Science FictionKate Pickford - How to make your novel UNPUTDOWNABLELMBPNCheck-in
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12:45PM-1:15PMBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakCheck-in
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1:15PM-2PMMichelle Spiva - How the real sales game is playedJazmyn Church - Using TikTok to build your brand and increase your salesKevin J. Anderson - ProductivityDavid Weber - Staying Creative during a Long CareerRJ Blain - Romance (or humor) as a secondary theme panelJoe Solari - advanced business conceptsAlice Briggs & Chelle Honiker - Introduction to Merchandising for AuthorsBill Webb - Historical panelJudith Anderle - Business Contacts in the Self-Publishing World & Relationship ManagementMarc Stiegler - Writing Artificial Intelligence (AI) IntelligentlyLMBPNCheck-in
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2PM-2:30PMBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakCheck-in
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2:30PM-3:15PMDean Wesley Smith - Writing into the DarkMaxwell Alexander Drake - Theme (4th of 4 Sessions on Story Creation)Marie Whittaker - Going WideMal Cooper - Self Care PanelAC Fuller - Serials for Max ProfitAlex Lidell - Tracking Cost ROITerri Tatchell - Screewriting Panel with John TrubyMike Bray - Westerns PanelJami Albright - Rom Com PanelJoe Solari - Direct Sales PanelPrivate SessionLMBPNCheck-in
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3:15PM-3:45PMBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakCheck-in
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3:45-4:30PMKristine Kathryn Rusch - The Fallacy of PerfectionKyla Stone - Write to market - the mindset & decisionGetting Firearms Right in FictionJohn Truby - Story RescueJay Allan - Reaching readers when writing a longer seriesSharon Weber - Care & Feeding of your Author Spouse - (Sheelah Kennedy, David Grundy, Donna Mixon) - no badge needed to attendBen Wolf - In person event salesJN Chaney - Small Publisher PanelChip MacGregor - How to Work with AgentsPrivate SessionLMBPNCheck-in
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5:30PM-6PMUSMC Birthday Celebration (informal)
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7PM - 10PM
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Time SlotBally's Event CenterGoldSilverBronze 1Bronze 2Bronze 3Bronze 4Palace 3Palace 4Palace 5Palace 6Palace 7Check-In Room
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Thursday 11th7AM-7:45AM
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8:15AM-9AMJami Albright - TBDJonathan Maberry - The Short Story: Unlocking All the Doors in the House of Your CreativityBryan Cohen - Profit with Amazon Ads: How to Use Sales Page Experiments & Keep Yourself Focused to Earn More RoyaltiesMark Dawson - Advertising options for those spending $10k or more/monthCheryl Bradshaw - Cozy Mystery/Mystery Craft PanelMartha Carr - UF WorldbuildingTerry Mixon - Space Opera PanelMark Leslie Lefebvre - Killing it on KoboPrivate SessionLMBPN
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9AM-9:30AMBreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
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9:30AM-10:15AMDamon Courtney - Using Reader Magnets to Build Your ListAlex Lidell - Plan your launch: launch your planKevin Tumlinson - Marketing on a ShoestringAuthor Power Couple's Panel - Danielle & Dakota, Kevin & Rebecca, Jynafer & Jonathan, Larry & KatLisa Gardina - Basic recordkeepingTammi Labrecque - Advanced Newsletter TechniquesMike Stop Continues - One Day to a Great Author WebsiteLynne Stiegler - Working with an EditorAlana Khan - Breathing Life Into Your CharactersLMBPN
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10:15AM-10:45AMBreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
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10:45AM-11:30AMDavid Farland - Five Keys to Reaching a Massive AudienceDean Wesley Smith -Kickstarter as a first payment in your revenue streamWriting realistic fight scenes with UF charactersChris Abernathy - Selecting an Audiobook Narrator (JS Arquin, Anneliese Rennie, Jeffrey Kafer)Nora Phoenix - Connecting with readers panelChris Kennedy - Four Horsemen - Building a Universe and Energizing Fans Panel with Kevin Ikenberry, Jon R. Osborne, Kevin Steverson, & William Alan WebbBryan Cohen - The Myths of Money: Royalties, Cash Flow, and Understanding the Dollars and Cents of Publishing (a Panel)Lynne Stiegler - Clarity of Narrative (an editor's view)LMBPN
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11:30AM-12PMBreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
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12PM-12:45PMJonathan Maberry - USE NINE TRUTHS TO TELL ONE LIE: The Nonfiction Backstory of your NovelChris Fox - Backlist MarketingMichelle Spiva - How to create your own market to write whatever you want and sell it like crazy.Claire Taylor - Supercharge your story strategyMarie Whittaker - Project Management for AuthorsNicholas Sansbury Smith - Licensing Audio - Q&A with Podium's Victoria GerkenTBD - Translations PanelKevin McLaughlin - The Five Pillars of Indie PublishingLMBPN
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1:15PM-2PMKevin J. Anderson - Perfect Storm - How Indie Publishing HappenedMal Cooper - Facebook Ads, what's changed, what works, and what doesn'tSarah Weldon - YouTube as an extra revenue stream.Bryan Cohen - Running a Nonfiction Business: How to Use Books to Grow Your Service, Course, or Coaching (a Panel)Chrishaun - World Building with Merchandising in MindAlex Lidell - Reverse Harem PanelCraig Martelle - IASFA Group MeetingLMBPN
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2PM-2:30PMBreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
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2:30PM-3:15PMMark Dawson - Major presentationTodd McCaffrey - Topic TBDCaroline Peckham - Journey to £300k/monthKirsten Osbourne - Author Cross PromotionsJillian Dodd - Young Adult PanelTaryn Taylor - Creating emotional love in romanceChris Fox - Writing to Market/TrendMark Leslie Lefebvre - Making Money with Apple Books PanelPrivate SessionLMBPN
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3:45-4:30PMCraig Martelle - Indie Leaders Panel with Michael Anderle, Dakota Krout, Elana Johnson, Caroline Peckham, & Mark DawsonRE Vance - BookBub AdsKristine Kathryn Rusch - LicensingMark Leslie Lefebvre - Wide for the WinLMBPN
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7PM - 10PM
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Time SlotBally's Event CenterGoldSilverBronze 1Bronze 2Bronze 3Bronze 4Palace 3Palace 4Palace 5Palace 6Palace 7Check-In Room
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Friday 12th9AM-10AMAuthor Signing setup
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10AM-11AMAuthor Signing & Book SalesPresenter TBD - First steps for unpublished authors.
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11AM-12PMMaxwell Alexander Drake - How to write more immersively - private session
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12PM-1PM
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4PM-5PMBreak down and pack out
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