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Feb 8-12, 2016

 

Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort
O'ahu, Hawai'i

Video access info was emailed,  Please contact Violet if you have any questions.

Featured Speakers

 

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)

Bublish


PUBLISHING / RIGHTS

Penguin Random House 

St. Martin's Press 

Harper Collins 

Diversion Books / EverAfter Romance
ICM Partners

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.

SELF-e/Library Journal

CreateSpace

Ingram (Brick & Mortar Distribution)
IngramSpark & Lightning Source

Draft 2 Digital

Wattpad 

 

AUTHOR TIPS & TOOLS & CRAFT

Author Consultant Barbara Vey

Writing Coach Margie Lawson

Vellum

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

BELLA ANDRE

LAURELIN PAIGE

J. KENNER

BARBARA FREETHY

MELODY ANNE

J.S. COOPER

LILIANA HART

NALINI SINGH

KENDRA ELLIOT

CATHERINE BYBEE

TINA FOLSOM

J. STERLING

THERESA RAGAN

VIOLET DUKE

ERIN NICHOLAS

SKYE WARREN

LYNNE RAYE HARRIS

ROXY SLOANE

TIFFANY SNOW

JENNIFER ASHLEY

JANA DELEON

ELLA JAMES

GENEVA LEE

RIVER SAVAGE

REBECCA ZANETTI

H.M. WARD

DENISE GROVER SWANK

KENDALL RYAN

SHAYLA BLACK

CORA SETON

A. L. JACKSON

GEORGIA CATES

CLAIRE CONTRERAS

RUTH CARDELLO

LILI SAINT GERMAIN

CALLIE HART

LORELEI JAMES

SAWYER BENNETT

BRENDA NOVAK

ALEATHA ROMIG

REBECCA SHEA

CASSIA LEO

MILLY TAIDEN

PEPPER WINTERS

PENNY REID

JILL SANDERS

P.T. MICHELLE

NINA LEVINE

JULIA KENT

JILLIAN DODD

MELANIE MARCHANDE

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.

   Confirmed Authors Attending
 

2016 Romance Author Hawaii Conference Retreat

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