Feb 8-12, 2016
Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort
Video access info was emailed, Please contact Violet if you have any questions.
Keynote Speaker: Bella Andre
Keynote Champagne Brunch -- Monday
Featured Speaker: Barbara Freethy
Speaker Breakfast -- Tuesday
Featured Speaker: Liliana Hart
Speaker Lunch -- Wednesday
Featured Speaker: Melody Anne
Evening Reception -- Friday
Workshops & Author Events
Authors are encouraged to submit proposals for business or craft workshops that address the needs of bestselling authors, and author networking events spanning pretty much anything under the sun. Please see the "Workshops" Section for more information. Authors with accepted proposals will receive a $50 discount on registration.
Submit Workshop/Author Event Proposal HERE
Deadline for Submission: 10/18/15
Conference Hotel Room Rate
To book the conference rate for the Hilton Hawaiian Village, please register (password-protected) for the event first. After you complete registration, we can then send you the passkey to book your hotel room. The discounted conference rates for the rooms start at $229 a night. Overflow rooms are also available. Please contact us for suites and other special rooming requests.
Specialist / Industry Professional Sessions
MARKETING / ADVERTISING
Advanced Facebook Marketing (Jon Loomer)
Google Ads Specialist (Brad Geddes)
InstaBRAND (Greg Abraham)
Twitter & Programmatic Ads (Kimberley Le Sueur)
Social Media & Merchandising (Don Wilson)
PUBLISHING / RIGHTS
Penguin Random House
St. Martin's Press
Diversion Books / EverAfter Romance
Big Apple Agency (Translation Rights--Asia)
Rebecca Friedman Literary Agency
Jane Rotrosen Agency
Book to Film/TV Specialist (names withheld by request)
Producers -- Romance (names withheld by request)
ERETAILERS / NICHE DISTRIBUTION PLATFORMS
Representatives/MarketingTeams from the Top Four Major Ebook Eretailers (names withheld by request)
Walmart.com / Walmart eCommerce Entertainment Div.
Ingram (Brick & Mortar Distribution)
IngramSpark & Lightning Source
Draft 2 Digital
AUTHOR TIPS & TOOLS & CRAFT
Author Consultant Barbara Vey
Writing Coach Margie Lawson
Entertainment & Literary Lawyer
Estate Planning Attorney
Financial Management Specialist
Custom App Designers
Special Presentation on: Innovative Software for Authors
The following is just a partial list. Industry Specialists, please contact Violet to access the full 150-author list
LYNNE RAYE HARRIS
DENISE GROVER SWANK
A. L. JACKSON
LILI SAINT GERMAIN
If you're an established romance author interested in attending this author conference, please submit the form below to request an invite (the registration page is password-protected). Please be advised, the sessions will be highly advanced in nature, particularly in the area of marketing -- there will be no introductory topics covered as the entire conference is designed to address the specific needs of bestselling authors.
Note: 2016 registration sold out in a week (w/ 300+ waitlisted)
Interested in attending the 2016 Conference?
CONTACTING THE CONFERENCE COORDINATOR
If you have a media follow-up regarding the 2016 conference, or are a publishing/marketing/Hollywood specialist interested in the 2018 conference, please contact me (Violet Duke) directly.
FUTURE DATES / LOCATIONS
We are saddened to report that plans for the 2018 conference are on hold indefinitely as Violet undergoes aggressive new treatments for multiple failing organs (she's on total medical leave). If her prognosis improves, we will be sure to announce here and on social media on future possibilities.