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



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. 

Sign up today!


Sunday: Focus on Sales, Marketing, Publicity 

1pm Welcome

1:15pm Get the most out of the show (Sponsored by Audible's ACX)

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

3:10pm Breakout sessions

* How To Develop An Affordable Book Marketing Plan

* Small Independent Press Challenges

* Streaming initiatives

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

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

5pm Wine with Michael C. Higgins

6:00pm Welcome Cocktail Party (pending sponsor)

Monday: Focus on Audio, libraries, bookstores, literary agents

9:30am Small Group Breakfast (additional fee)

10:45am Breakout sessions

* Podcasting with Michele Cobb

* BookCAMP's selling into indie bookstores

* Writing with Morgan, Pitching a companion piece for your book

Noon: Lunch 

12:30pm Keynote Speaker / Welcome

*Audio market growing at double digits the past decade,

where's my piece?

2pm Breakout sessions

* Learn how public libraries discover and acquire books, and how

individual authors can engage and partner with them.

* Importance of Reviews/Awards

3pm Break - coffee break on Exhibitor's floor

3:30pm Breakout sessions

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

* 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: Focus on logistics, selling to Costco, Target, Big Box stores, etc.

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

Book Camp 2024 is independent authors, publishers and industry providers meeting, networking,

learning and more. 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.

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! Plus, networking opportunities!!

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 or (718) 938-4590.


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 


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.

AWARDS Dinner only

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