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

REGISTER HERE

Be an attendee, get an ALL SESSIONS PASS

The BookCAMP 2024 event is a three day event (June 23rd-25th) where independent authors,

publishers, industry experts gather to learn, trade success stories and network.

BookCAMP 2024 will help indie authors & publishers market, publicize, meet with other publishers & authors, make literary agents available, audiobooks and its impact on print books, direct on how to get your books into Costco, Target, and other big box stores, among a myriad of topics.

 

We also recognize our worldwide authors of our award programs.  This year we will host 200 attendees for our Independent Press Award / NYC Big Book Award awards ceremony & dinner at BookCAMP 2024 on June 24, 2024. BookCAMP 2024 grew out of a quarterly magazine BookCAMP, which addresses authors and publishers' business challenges of book publishing. 

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

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 (Sponsored by Audible's ACX)

  • 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

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

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

  • Targeting markets

  • Selling to Costco, Target,etc.

  • Get into bookstores

  • Literary agents

  • 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 Libraries

See schedule and register now!

Venue is Doubletree by Hilton Newark Airport,

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.

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See, meet, network, learn from the 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.

Guy LeCharles Gonzalez is the Chief Content Officer for LibraryPass, and former publisher & marketing director for Writer’s Digest. Previously, he was also project lead for the Panorama Project; director, content strategy & audience development for Library Journal & School Library Journal; and founding director of programming & business development for Digital Book World.

Guy LeCharles Gonzalez

Loudpoet.com

Robert Bloecker is the Vice President of Print Nation, where their passion and dedication to customer satisfaction are unparalleled. His primary goal is to provide our clients with the highest quality products, a quick turnaround time, and exceptional customer service. With these three core principles at the heart of the print nation business, they're confident that they can exceed your expectations for all your printing needs.

Robert Bloecker

Print Nation

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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