2018 FAPA Annual Conference
Each year, FAPA holds the FAPA Annual Conference, the premier educational and networking event for authors and publishers in Florida. The 2018 FAPA Annual Conference will be held on August 3rd and 4th, 2018 at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace. This exciting networking and educational event will offer two days of sessions with a focus on The Business of Publishing. Industry leaders, including Charles Todd, Lisa Black, Angela Bole, and Dianna Collier, will their expertise and a variety of tools needed to flourish in this evolving publishing environment.
Discounted Early-Bird Registration is now open for the 2018 FAPA Annual Conference. Purchase your tickets before May 31, 2018, to take advantage of the great discounts.
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 may be entered in forty-three categories. There are also two separate cover design categories.FAPA awards gold, silver, and bronze medals to finalists in each category. Winners are announced by email and listed on the FAPA website in early July. The final submission deadline is May 21, 2018.
On Saturday, August 4, 2018, the 2018 medalist will be honored at the FAPA President’s Book Awards Banquet. All category winners receive their medal, a digital certificate, and 10 medal decals. Please join us in honoring this year’s winners.
2018 FAPA Book CatalogThe 2018 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 will be distributed to bookstores, libraries, at a minimum of three regional festivals, and at all venues where FAPA has a presence.
An electronic version will also be made available 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.
Only authors and publishers who are members of FAPA or 2017 FAPA President’s Book Award Winners can submit a title or titles to appear in the 2018 FAPA Book Catalog.
IBPA Publishing University ScholarshipAs a FAPA member, you can apply for a scholarship to IBPA’s Publishing University Scholarship Program. This annual program provides IBPA members interested in advancing their publishing program the opportunity to apply for a complimentary ticket to IBPA’s Publishing University.
Regional 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 next regional event, The ABCs of Book Publishing and Marketing, will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at FSU in Tallahassee. This event is being co-sponsored by the Tallahassee Writers Association (TWA).
Whether you’re a first-time author, an experienced writer, or a publisher, The ABCs of Book Publishing and Marketing will put you in the know for today’s rapidly changing publishing industry. Join presenters Jane R. Wood, Rocky Porch Moore, Terri Gerrell, and Mark Wayne Adams for a fact-filled, informative day. Topics will include current trends in publishing styles, publishing options for authors, industry standards, and book marketing strategies both before and after publication.