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AWARDS CEREMONY for Winners and Distinguished Favorites

June 24, 2024: 7pm - 10pm

Attendees (both winners & distinguished favorites) will be provided:

* Photo opportunities start on upper terrace & award screen 30 minutes prior to Dinner

* Sit down dinner (special rates for first 2 attendees)

* Acknowledgement of Independent Press Award / NYCBBA award for those in attendance 

* Photo opportunity (On Stage, Front of Award Screen, additional opps)

* Recognized in an issue of the Independent Press Award magazine

* Gift bag

* Chance to win prizes including a free book video trailer or video reel, bookmarks and

additional book seals to sponsor donated gift cards and book services

* Special guest appearances

$159. per person; special offer for first two attendees of a party: only $125 per person until 3/24;

Table of eight, $999.99; or Table of ten, $1250.  

Seats are limited, book your space today!  


Venue is Doubletree by Hilton Newark Airport, Re-designed and Renovated, 128 Frontage Road, Newark, NJ 07114. We have negotiated special hotel rates for both Sunday and Monday nights, currently available with our link of ONLY $169/night plus applicable taxes and fees.  Contact the Printed Word Event Manager Ted Olczak at or (718) 938-4590.

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Join us at the conference:

June 23-25, 2024!

Be an attendee, $495, ALL SESSIONS PASS includes June 23 pre-conference

Network with true publishing professionals!  "Meet the Experts" and spend time hobnobbing. 

Book Camp 2024 is gearing up to be a great success! Hundreds of independent

authors, publishers and industry providers and partners will gather outside of

New York City to meet, network, learn and more. For newcomers to old-timers, 

LEARN TO SELL YOUR BOOK TO Independent Bookstores, Librarians, Special Sales Venues or

LITERARY AGENT for your first or next book.  LEARN about the benefits & support of writers circles.

Listen to successful (and not so successful) book launches, and so much more!!

Join us here on the East Coast to gain knowledge, find resources, discuss book

strategies and solutions, and more. The event is packed with informative and

instructive sessions that is guaranteed to help your publishing process along!

In addition, there are networking opportunities and hands-on workshops.

Sign up today! (Show managed by Printed Word Reviews)

ALL SESSIONS pass includes 

Meet new people  *  Hobnob with professionals  *  Learn and engage  * Find new suppliers

Get motivated to learn new techniques and plan your publishing strategy with the help of

experts at the 2024 BOOK CAMP

Register today for an ALL SESSIONS pass:

  • All Keynote Presentations. 

  • All Deep Dive Breakout Sessions (10 to 30 persons)

  • All Breakout Sessions

  • "40 Under Forty in Publishing" ceremony & networking event

  • "Meet the Expert" one-on-one consultations with a field expert

  • Sunday Cocktail Reception (pending sponsor)

  • How to get the most out of the show session

  • Literary agent "Speed Dating" 

  • Monday and Tuesday Opening and Wrap-Up/Closing Sessions

  • Lunch, & snack break on June 24, and breakfast on June 25

  • Access to Sponsor Tables in the main ballroom

  • Discounted tickets to the IPA / NYC Big Book Awards dinner & ceremony (June 24)

Who should attend BookCamp 2024?

* Independent publishers * Independent authors * Hybrid publishers  *Self-published authors * 

Association presses *  University presses * or anyone who is interested in advancing their

book publishing know-how should attend BookCamp 2024. The event will feature informative

sessions, networking opportunities, and hands-on workshops on a variety of topics, such as:

  • Marketing and promotion

  • Sales and distribution

  • Writers circles

  • Content creation

  • Business planning

  • Self-Publishing

  • Book Design

  • Writing & Editing

  • Advertising & Promotion

  • Public Relations

  • Social Media

  • Book Reviews

  • Book Printing

  • Podcasting

  • Publishing Technology

  • Selling to Bookstores & Libraries

Register now!

Travel to & stay Newark Liberty International Airport Hotel

 $169 per night plus tax, email for link.

BookCamp 2024 is the perfect opportunity to learn from industry

experts, network with other publishers, and get inspired to take

your publishing business to the next level.  


Attend a gala dinner and awards ceremony Monday, June 24th, 6pm-8pm where

we'll celebrate winners – come for the reception & enjoy the inspirational speeches!



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Upper terrace under the glass ceiling.

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Convenient location with free 24 hour shuttle service

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Awards Dinner in main ballroom June 24, 2024

See, meet, network, learn from dozens of experts!

Former Managing Director of Books, The New York Times 

David Nudo

President Emeritus, Publishers Marketing and Advertising Association  

Former VP, Publisher of PW

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Michele Cobb,

Executive Director of the Audio Publishers Association; 

Publisher of 

AudioFile magazine


Don Mazzella,

National Press Club's Writer's Circle, and host of Small Business Digest

Author of multiple books.

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Brian Feinblum, President 


decades long

publicity professional.

Brian Jud,

Executive Director of the Association of Publishers for Special Sales.


Free 24 hour shuttle service every 30 minutes

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Upper Terrace overlooks Indoor pool

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Brand new fitness center now open

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