Author (R)evolution Day:
Be the Change

Tuesday, February 12
Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway)

9:00am - 5:00pm
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Author (R)evolution Day Is a Wrap

Thanks to everyone who participated in our inaugural Author (R)evolution Day. To continue the conversation about the future of authorship, we invite you to check out the TOC blog. And sign up for the TOC Newsletter to be informed about other Author (R)evolution events from O'Reilly Media and Publishers Weekly.


Cutting-edge insight for professional authors & content creators—because business as usual is not enough.

We don’t know about you, but we’ve had our fill of “author” conferences that cover “tips & tricks” without substantial insight into the bigger issues confronting working authors right now.

This one-day conference-within-a-conference from the thought leaders at Tools of Change and Publishers Weekly is designed specifically for professional authors, content creators, agents, and independent author service providers who want to move beyond “Social Media 101” to a more robust dialogue about the opportunities in today’s rapidly shifting landscape. From the evolving value propositions of traditional publishing to emerging best practices for entrepreneurial content creators, this out-of-the-box conference tackles the issues head-on. No matter if you want to explore new routes to market, are interested in the latest tools, or need straight talk from some of the most visionary minds in publishing, this event will revolutionize your thinking about the future of authorship and your own business in the digital age.

Author (R)evolution Day provides:

  • A cohesive look at the future of publishing for authors- exactly what you need to be thinking about to expand your business and creative skills for the new publishing reality.
  • How to leverage online communities to shape content, build audiences, and tap into new revenue models
  • What you need to know to manage and make the most beneficial decision about copyright and intellectual property
  • The pros and cons of various production and distribution services -- how to decide which ones are right for you
  • How to use free and low-cost digital resources to increase book visibility and sales
  • Information on what new and accessible multimedia authoring tools can do to enhance and extend the life of your book project
  • Understanding the options so you can decide if self publishing or pursuing a traditional publishing deal is right for you, your project, and your goals
  • The chance to network with other forward-thinking content creators
  • An introduction to Metadata, including how good metadata dramatically affects sales, and the key things authors should be doing to insure that their own books have what it takes to successfully compete.

Join with professional authors, agents, independent publicists, as well as other “alternately published creators” like developers and hybrids at this unique event for everyone exploring new paths to market. Read more about why we created Author (R)evolution Day and why it's important.

Author (R)evolution Day is curated by Bookigee’s Kristen McLean and TOC’s Kat Meyer and Joe Wikert, in partnership with Publishers Weekly. Contact information for all Author Revolution Day attendees will be shared with event partner Publishers Weekly.

Event Partner

Publishers Weekley

Marketing Partners

Argo Navis Author

Author (R)evolution Day Schedule



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