"Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business" 2019 Conference

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Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino

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It's time out for "I've written a book, now what?"

Don't spend years and money learning how to write a book, and not continue the process of learning how to have publishing success with that book. As a matter of fact, don't wait for your book to get ready, get ready for your book, and you can do so by attending the Path To Publishing “Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business” 2019 Conference.

Whether you are a reader thinking about writing a book, a writer ready to get paid for writing, a self-published author, traditionally published author, Print on Demand author (CreateSpace/IngramSpark), an author published through a vanity press/publishing assistance company, or a hybrid author (a combination of any of the above), the Path To Publishing "Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business" 2019 Conference being held September 26-28 in the STILL fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada is for you!

Regardless of if you're traditionally published, self-published or have an agent, your book is YOUR business.

If you are any type of entrepreneur who should have a book, workbook, journal, planner, manual, how-to guide—some type of publication to extend your reach and help you claim your expert status—this conference is for you!

YouTubers, Podcasters, and bloggers, isn’t’ it time you share your skills and know-how in print beyond the internet? Ready to extend your reach from the cyber world to the real world? Then this conference is definitely for you as well.

Don’t want to publish your own story but want to help publish others’? We can provide you the information, resources, and services needed to become a publisher/publishing imprint/small press.

The conference will be instructed by 20-year literary vet, Joylynn M. Ross, aka "The Literary-Know-It-All." Given the name because Joylynn wants authors to know it all when it comes to their literary careers.

Joylynn formed her own publishing company in 2000, where she self-published her books until landing a book deal with St. Martin's Press. Over 20 years later, Joylynn has been the content development editor for Triple Crown Publications; she was the acquisitions and developmental editor for Carl Weber’s Urban Christian imprint for 10 years; she’s agented authors who have book deals with Simon & Schuster, Kensington, and Urban Books; and Joylynn has done ghostwriting, write-behinds, and literary consulting (both freelance and for publishing houses). Her clients have included New York Times Bestselling authors, entertainers, aspiring authors, veteran authors, as well as first-time authors. Some notable literary consulting clients include actor Christian Keyes, singer Olivia Longott, and reality television star, Shereé M. Whitfield of “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”

In addition to instructing one-on-one and group in-person and live online courses, Joylynn is excited and eager to teach the curriculum at the 2019 Path To Publishing Conference that she claims will help authors and writers, “Get their literary life . . . or resuscitate it.”

Day One of the conference is all about building your book: publishing like a pro! Even if you have already self-published before, we can guarantee that there is a step or two (or even a few) you missed along the process; steps that could be costing you money or keeping you from making money. Don't you want to go back and get it right? After all, when we know better, we do better. Come learn exactly what you need to do better.

If there was a pothole on your path to publishing you were stuck in, delaying you from reaching your literary goals, wouldn't you want the resources necessary to fill-in that pothole and get your vehicle (book) back on the road toward literary success? If so, then Day One of the conference is a must for you.

Writing your book can be a passion, hobby, even a ministry, but selling the book is a business. Day Two of the conference's instruction will be all about building your literary business. Even if you haven't built your book yet, knowing what is required of you as an author/publisher is not something that you want to take lightly. The last thing you want to do is spend time, money, and energy building your dream book and literary business, only for Uncle Sam to come along and not only crush your business, but crush your dreams as well.

Businesses don't make money, people do. As an author/writer, it's your job to earn the money to sustain your literary business and keep it thriving.

Day Three is for any serious author or writer who is ready to take their literary business/career to the next level. If you're ready to generate multiple streams of income as an author/writer to keep your business thriving, then you definitely don’t want to miss this session.

Presenters: Unlike the 2018 conference, the 2019 conference will have breakout sessions geared for the returning first-year attendees. Attendees have requested that they be educated more in-depth on certain subject matters that were taught in the general sessions. Some of those sessions include how to structure your writing business, how to build a high-performance team, protecting your intellectual property, writing your way to success, and more!

The conference advisory board decided for the 2018 conference and all future conferences that speakers, instructors, and presenters would be chosen among those who are registered for the conference, as well as representatives from the companies who will be exhibiting or sponsoring the conference.

Our decision was based on the fact that some of the attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors provide services, workshops, workbooks, and business books and tools that will benefit their peers at the conference. A great deal of those registering for the conference (although some were aspiring and new writers), were already excelling, but understands we are part of an ever-changing industry where there is always something more to learn; something that would allow them to level-up and grow-up their business. We found that many were experts in certain areas, and that it only made sense for them to share their expertise with other conference attendees on a platform outside of typical conference networking and conversation. They were already vested and committed to the Path To Publishing mission, so it made sense to fish within the talented pool of registered attendees.

Proposals are required, reviewed, and voted on by the conference advisory board. If you plan on registering for the conference and know you can add value as a presenter, please submit your proposal to teach a 90-minute workshop to info@pathtopublishing.com.

We are currently planning other conference sanctioned events and experiences such as the "Author Media Blitz." Below are some from 2018:

“Diamond’s World” Literary Show live broadcast

"Pre-Conference Masquerade Mixer"

Pitch Perfectly Sessions, Head Shot and Photo Shoot Sessions, as well as a Zip-lining and Spa experience.

The ticket price of $991.00 includes access to all three days of the conference. Conference discount hotel room block link with rooms as low as $49 is https://book.passkey.com/go/SRPPC9, so book your room now. And if you plan on bringing friends and family along, share the link with them so that they can use it to book their rooms as well.

To learn more about the conference sessions and presenters, visit www.pathtopublishing.com/conference.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There is no ID or minimum age requirement needed to register for and attend the "Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business" 2019 Conference.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Once you arrive at the venue, there is both free self and valet parking.

What can I bring into the event?

Although you may bring your cell phone, any type of recording or live-streaming is prohibited during sessions.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email info@pathtopublishing.com

What's the refund policy?

If attendee pays in full for their registration, but for unforeseen reasons is unable to attend the conference, no refunds or gift cards will be dispersed, but the course materials for the day(s) attendee registered for will be mailed to attendee at Path To Publishing’s expense.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please bring any proof of registration/payment and present it at the conference registration table.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

If for some reason you are unable to attend the conference and would like to sale/transfer your registration to someone else, please inform us immediately at info@pathtopublishing.com.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

It's okay if the name on your ticket or registration does not match yours as long as you have emailed us regarding any transfer.

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