2018 FAPA Annual Conference and President's Book Awards Banquet

The premier educational and networking event for authors and publishers in Florida

2018 FAPA Annual Conference

Friday, August 3? and Saturday, August 4, 2018
Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace

Join us for the 2018 FAPA Annual Conference this?August. This networking and educational event will offer two days of sessions with a focus on The Business of Publishing. ?Industry leaders, including NYT best-selling authors Charles Todd and Lisa Black, will share their expertise and a variety of tools needed to flourish in this evolving publishing environment. ?Join your industry colleagues and discover innovative marketing ideas and sales strategies.

After the conference, please join us to honor the 2018 medalists at the FAPA President’s Book Awards Banquet. This annual event?recognizes book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content, and production for North American authors and publishers. This year, there?are books entered in?forty-three categories and two separate cover design categories.

The Speakers

Charles Todd

NY Times Bestselling Author

Lisa Black

Forensic Scientist and NY Times Bestselling Author

Angela Bole

CEO Independent Book Publishers Association

Dianna Collier

Literary Agent

Pre-conference Workshop

Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace

Virtual Book Launch Workshop

Friday, August 3?,?2018 10:00 AM
Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace

In this dynamic pre-conference workshop, author & blogger Talya Tate Boerner, will provide step-by-step instruction for hosting a Virtual Book Launch. Bring your laptop and imagination and be prepared to think beyond the walls of your local bookstore.

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FAPA Conference has a Bookstore!

This year the FAPA Annual Conference will feature a bookstore where FAPA members and 2018 Book Award Finalists can sell their books. Authors who self-publish will be paid 60% of the retail price for any books sold.?For authors who use a traditional publisher and wish to have their books sold at the conference, email your publisher?s name, book title(s), author name, and ISBN numbers to murderb@gate.net by July 1 with FAPA Books in the Subject line. Murder on the Beach Bookstore will contact your publisher directly.


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Gold Sponsor

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Silver Sponsor

Total First Printing

Silver Sponsor


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