Annual Conference

Dear Authors, Publishers, and other book industry professionals, 

At the present time, we are continuing to prepare and plan for FAPAcon2020, our annual Florida Authors and Publishers Association’s conference.
As you know, gatherings of more than 10 people are currently discouraged in Florida due to the Covid-19 outbreak. We will follow any recommendations by the state and federal health authorities as the time gets closer as the safety and wellbeing of our community is our main concern. Please join our mailing list or follow us on Facebook to get direct updates.
Our hearts go out to our entire book industry community during these challenging times. Bookstores and libraries are shuttered, book tours and launches have been postponed and our worlds have been disrupted in the most jarring of ways. It is our sincere hope that you and your families stay safe and that we will see you in August!
Note: In the event that we are forced to postpone or cancel FAPAcon2020, all conference registration fees will be carried over or refunded.

– Patti Jefferson, FAPA President
FAPA Annual Conference

FAPA Con 2020

This year’s FAPA Annual Conference, known as FAPAcon2020, will be held on July 31-August 1, 2020, at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace in Orlando, Florida. Whether you are a seasoned author, publisher, or just getting started in the industry, FAPAcon2020 is where you can learn from experienced publishing professionals and connect with others who are involved in the business of books and facing the same challenges.

Attendees can choose from six 75-minute workshops on Friday afternoon—some for beginners to the publishing industry and some for those who are more experienced. These workshops will deal with specific topics and are priced separately, allowing you to customize your conference experience and focus on what is most important to you.

On Friday evening, you can join your fellow conference attendees for a casual social get-together designed to give you an opportunity to mingle and network with old and new friends.

Saturday’s sessions will feature four topics: growing your book business, video marketing, understanding legal issues, and a panel exploring out-of-the-box marketing strategies. Sponsors and vendors will also be available to answer questions about their products and services.

In addition to two days of valuable information, FAPAcon2020 attendees should also plan to attend The President’s Annual Book Awards Banquet on Saturday night. It’s an exciting night of celebrating the book award finalists and honoring the people who are making a difference in our publishing community.

So … bring your questions. Bring your enthusiasm. And bring your business cards so you can make some valuable connections. Remember, there’s no need to go it alone when you’re with FAPA!

Friday Evening FREE Event!

Poolside Party! 

7:00 – 9:00 PM 

Time for a casual kickoff to Fapacon2020  at The Hilton’s poolside oasis, Shades! This is a free event! We encourage all attendees to join us and connect with new and old friends. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the bar.

Swimsuits encouraged!


The Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace in Orlando, Florida.

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