FAPA Annual Conference
Each year, FAPA holds the FAPA Annual Conference, the premier educational and networking event for authors and publishers in Florida. The 2019 FAPA Annual Conference will be held on August 2 and 3, 2019 at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace in Orlando.
The 2018 FAPA Annual Conference was held on August 3rd and 4th, 2018 at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace. This exciting networking and educational event offered two days of sessions with a focus on The Business of Publishing. Industry leaders, including Charles Todd, Lisa Black, Angela Bole, and Dianna Collier, shared their expertise and a variety of tools needed to flourish in this evolving publishing environment. For the first time, the conference featured a pre-conference workshop and an onsite bookstore where FAPA members and book award medalists could sell their books.
Save the date on your 2019 calendar for this great opportunity to learn, network, and grow your business!
2018 FAPA President’s Book Awards
Recognizing book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content, and production
Each year, the FAPA President’s Book Awards program recognizes book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content, and production for North American authors and publishers. Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.
For 2018, eligible books could be entered in forty-three categories. There are also two separate cover design categories. FAPA awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals to finalists in each category.
On Saturday, August 4, 2018, the 2018 medalists were announced at the FAPA President’s Book Awards Banquet. Please join us in honoring this year’s winners.
2018 FAPA Book CatalogThe FAPA Book Catalog offers authors and publishers who are members of FAPA a cost-effective way to promote their books throughout Florida and in the national market. This four-color catalog is distributed to bookstores, libraries, at a minimum of three regional festivals, and at all venues where FAPA has a presence.
An electronic version is available here on the FAPA website and can be sent to your key contacts. Ads in the electronic version will contain a link that will connect potential buyers directly to the website URL of your choice.
Member Deals and Discounts
- Education & Coaching
- Cover Design & Graphics
- Production & Distribution
- Marketing & Promotion
Regional EventsRegional events are offered for the benefit of our members and others in the publishing industry in Florida. We invite you to register for events offered in your area and of interest to you in your publishing journey.
Our most recent regional event, The ABCs of Book Publishing and Marketing, was held on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at FSU in Tallahassee. This event was being co-sponsored by the Tallahassee Writers Association (TWA). Presenters Jane R. Wood, Rocky Porch Moore, Terri Gerrell, and Mark Wayne Adams conducted a fact-filled, informative day. Topics included current trends in publishing styles, publishing options for authors, industry standards, and book marketing strategies both before and after publication.
Check back here and sign up for the FAPA newsletter to find out about future events,