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Join us at the conference: June 23-25, 2024!

Sponsorships for Vendors (printers, designers, etc.)  See options here

Be an attendee, get an ALL SESSIONS PASS

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

Book Camp 2024 is gearing up to be a great success!  Independent authors, publishers and

industry providers and partners will gather to meet, network, learn and more. For newcomers

to old-timers, strategies on marketing to Independent Bookstores, Librarians, Special Sales

Venues or get a Literary Agent for your first or next book. Learn benefits of starting a writers circle.

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 workshops.

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

June 23rd - Sales, Marketing, Publicity  & "40 Under Forty in Publishing"  

June 24th - Audio, Libraries, Bookstores, Literary Agents & Awards Dinner

June 25th - Special Sales, reaching Target, Costco, nontraditional outlets

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

  • All Breakout Sessions

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

  • "40 Under 40 in Publishing" ceremony

  • 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, coffee, tea, snacks 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, including:

  • Marketing and promotion

  • Sales and distribution

  • Writer Circles

  • Content creation

  • Business planning

  • Self-Publishing

  • Book Design

  • Writing & Editing

  • Book Distribution

  • Advertising & Promotion

  • Public Relations

  • Social Media

  • Book Reviews

  • Book Printing

  • Audiobooks / Podcasting

  • Publishing Technology

  • Selling to Bookstores & Libraries

Register now!

Venue is Doubletree by Hilton Newark Airport, Re-designed and Renovated,

128 Frontage Road, Newark, NJ 07114. Special hotel rates LINK of ONLY $169/night

Contact Ted Olczak at Ted@GabbyBookAwards.com or (718) 938-4590.

Schedule:

Sunday

1pm Welcome

1:15pm Get the most out of the show

1:30pm Breakout sessions

* Bestseller Book Marketing Tips & Strategies

* Authors, Don't make These 8 Marketing Mistakes

2:15pm Break - coffee and snack on Exhibitor's floor

2:30pm Marketing/Publicity/Book Business

3:00pm Breakout sessions

* How To Develop An Affordable Book Marketing Plan

* Small Independent Press Challenges

3:45pm-4:45pm Meet the Experts

4pm Social Media 

5:00pm "40 Under Forty in Publishing" ceremony

6:00pm Welcome Cocktail Party (pending sponsor)

Monday

9:30am Small Group Breakfast (additional fee)

10:45am Breakout sessions

*Local Booksellers

*Audio/Podcast/

Noon: Lunch 

12:30pm Keynote Speaker / Welcome

*Audio market growing at double digits the past decade,

where's my piece?

2pm Breakout sessions

* How to approach 7,000 public libraries with my book

* Benefits of a Writers' Circle & how to best create one

* Importance of Reviews

* Literary Agents

3pm Break - coffee break on Exhibitor's floor

3:30pm Breakout sessions

* Literary Agents- What they are and are not looking for 

* Independent Author to Independent Publisher

4:45pm Second Keynote Speaker / All Day wrap-up

6pm Awards Dinner (separate fee)

Attend a gala dinner and awards ceremony Monday, June 24th, 6pm-10pm

where we'll celebrate winners – reception & inspirational speeches!​

Tuesday

8am ALL Group Breakfast

9:10 Keynote Speaker

10:15am Breakout sessions

* How to get my book into Costco, Target, non-traditional and big box stores

12pm Close out / Raffle and door prizes for attendees

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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

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Brian Feinblum, President 

BookMarkingBuzz,

decades long

publicity professional.

Brian Jud,

Executive Director of the Association of Publishers for Special Sales.

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Warren Frasier

decades long

Literary Agent

John Hawkins & Associates, Inc.

Kenichi Sugihara,

Roku TV platform,

Independent Publisher

Select Books

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50 year veteran in shipping books. had written and re-written the rules of logistics, especially during the Covid years that turned the shipping industry upside down. Freight forwarding expert for publishers and printers globally.

Wolfgang Schmid

Surplus Logistics LLC.

Executive Director of the Audio Publishers Association;
Publisher of AudioFile magazine; Executive Director of PubWest;
and a Publisher of her own audio book business

Her specialties include audiobooks, audio publishing industry, library market, digital strategy, marketing, and podcasts.

How does audio affect print book sales?, what are the trends? Best practices & selling to specific markets.

Michele Cobb

Audio Publishers Association;
AudioFile magazine; PubWest;

I have worked in book publishing, public relations, and marketing for three decades, having helped thousands of authors, from first-time, self-published writers to New York Times best-selling authors, including Dr. Ruth, Stephen Covey, Ken Blanchard, Mark Victor Hansen, and Comedian George Wallace. A published author and an award-winning blogger, I have spoken before Book Expo America and numerous writers conferences, including ASJA, IBPA, Thrillerfest, Romantic Times, Cape Cod's Willamette Writers Conference and Sarah Lawrence Writers Institute . The Writer, IBPA's The Independent, and other industry publications have published my articles on book marketing. I love and passionately respect the written word and hold free speech to be our most cherished right . Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, I lived in South Florida for seven early adult years, but now reside in Westchester. I love books, dogs, kids, chocolate, the movies, and the Mets...in that order.

Brian Feinblum

BookMarketing Buzz

Warren Frazier joined the firm in 1992. His primary focus is on fiction, but he has an interest in particular areas of nonfiction including technology, history, world affairs and foreign policy. He is the agent for Joyce Carol Oates, author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller THE ACCURSED; Adam Johnson, author of New York Times bestseller THE ORPHAN MASTER’S SON and winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in fiction; Jess Walter, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller BEAUTIFUL RUINS; Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Olen Butler, author of THE STAR OF ISTANBUL; G. Willow Wilson, author of ALIF THE UNSEEN, finalist for the Flaherty-Dunnan Prize for First Fiction; and Frederik Logevall, author of EMBERS OF WAR: The Fall Of An Empire and the Making Of America’s Vietnam, winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in history. He is a graduate of Princeton University and a father of two young children.

Warren Frasier

John Hawkins and Associates, Inc.

Agent for Joyce Carol Oates

Executive Director of the Association of Publishers for Special Sales (APSS)

Author of "How to Make Real Money Selling Books (Without Worrying About Returns)" -- the ultimate do-it-yourself guide to selling your books to non-bookstore buyers in large quantities, with no returns.

A syndicated columnist and a regular contributor to the IBPA Newsletter, SPAN Newsletter and Book Marketing Update.

Brian Jud

Executive Director APSS
SPAN; Author of multiple books

Host of Small Business Digest and is heard regularly commenting on politics nationally on national news shows. Has founded author groups who do not charge members. His latest book is Ruler of the Seas from Brick Tower Press; he co-authored seminal book on marketing to small business, The Janus Principle, Focusing Your Company On Selling To Small Business. Earlier in his career, he won a National Press Club award for best consumer story as leader of Income Opportunities magazine which was owned by Essence Communications. He has previous senior management and editorial experience with Thomson-Reuters, McGraw-Hill and Informatics in both the editorial and marketing functions. He holds BA, MA and MBA degrees from New York University.

Don Mazella

National Press Club
Small Business Digest
Author/Co-Author

Returned to The NY Times Media Group to manage the book category of advertising in all Times properties (Book Review, the Daily, Magazine, e-newsletters, podcasts, etc.)
Recipient of the Chairman's Sales Excellence Award 2013

Co-Chair of multiple Employee Resource group working on diversity and inclusion since 2012

David Nudo

Frm. Mnging Director of Books, The New York Times
President Emeritus, Publishers Marketing and Advertising Association

Olczak manages the marketing and is the publisher for the Independent Press Award and the NYC Big Book Award magazine. Olczak is a career-long publishing professional, and earned his Master's Degree in Marketing Management in Book and Magazine Publishing from New York University.   
Olczak started in the 90's working with book & magazine publishing, and has personally worked with thousands of books, and hundreds of publishers and authors on how to position their book and create successful marketing plans including: Penguin Random House; Simon & Schuster; Readers Digest; Scholastic; Inner Traditions; Macmillan; St. Martin's Press; Weldon Owen; Workman; Chelsea Green; Abbeville (art books); American Express Publishing; Berrett-Koehler (Nonfiction); Charlesbridge (childrens); Chronicle Books; SOHO Publishing (Crime/Mystery); Candlewick (childrens); Dark Horse Comics; Harvard Business Press; Journalstone (Horror); Kensington Books (Young Adult/ Romance); Microcosm Publishing; New Harbinger (Psychology/Mental Health); North Atlantic Books (MBS/Cook/lifestyle); Sterling (Publishing arm of Barnes & Noble); Parragon; Osprey (Military); Vertical Inc. (Manga/Lit); Oceanview (Mystery);  Viz Media (Manga); etc.

Ted Olczak

Independent Press Award / NYC Big Book Award /
BookCAMP mag by Printed Word Reviews

Roku TV platform/ SelectBooks
Platform program on Roku TV for access on multiple streaming services, an Independent Press Publisher with national distribution; provides expert authors with a hybrid / partner publisher model.

Strong marketing professional skilled in Copywriting, Web Content Writing, Publicity, Proofreading, and Editing.

Kenichi Sugihara

Roku TV platform/
SelectBooks

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