Indie Author Weekend

Join us January 20 and January 21 for Indie Author Weekend, a two-day virtual self-publishing conference that will unleash your indie author potential.

Are you ready to embark on the journey to self-publishing a romance novel? Or are you a seasoned indie romance author looking to elevate your career to new heights? Come meet some major players who are important pieces to self-publishing, and get straight answers to your questions about your self-publishing career.

Indie Author Weekend is your golden ticket to success.

Registrants will have lifetime access to all recorded sessions.

Here is a sample of Indie Author Weekend workshop sessions:

Beginners’ Guide to Self Publishing

  • Introduction to Self-Publishing
  • Book Launch Plan
  • Using Alpha and Beta Readers
  • Freelance Editors
  • Back Cover Blurbs
  • Book Formatting/Uploading
  • Book Cover Design
  • Marketing/Public Relations

General Topics for Indie Authors

  • Sensitivity Readers
  • Intellectual Property and Copyrights
  • Estate Planning for Authors
  • Direct Sales
  • Audiobooks

Intermediate/Advanced Guide to Increasing Visibility

  • Influencer Marketing
  • Marketing without Social Media
  • Public Relations
  • Optimizing Your Backlist
  • Expanding Your Reach Through Collaborations
  • From Book to Film: Can indie authors do it too?
  • Building Relationships with Your Local Library and Indie Bookstores
  • Advanced Ads

Bonus Features (Saturday only)

  • 15-minute roundtable tips for indie authors
  • Networking opportunities
  • Office hours with some major players who are important pieces to self-publishing

Registration Fees

Members: $279 / Non-Members: $399

Join RWA and Save! Non-members can save on registration by choosing the "Join RWA and Save" option. This will allow you to Join RWA for $99 and pay the $279 member rate for Indie Author Weekend. Membership benefits include advocacy, community, contests, monthly digital magazine, discounted rates for conferences, workshops, subscriptions, and so much more.

NEW Payment Plan Option - Pay for Indie Author Weekend in two installments! Pay part of the registration fee today, and pay the remainder by 1/15/2024.

  • Members: Installment 1 pay $140 today and pay $160 by 1/15/2024.
  • Non-Members: Installment 1 pay $200 today and pay $220 by 1/15/2024.

Note: This option is nonrefundable and includes a $21 convenience fee.