2018 FAPA Annual Conference Schedule

Friday, August 3, 2018

10:00 AM                  How to do a Virtual Book Launch Workshop
                                   Talya T. Boerner

11:00 AM                  Registration

12:00  PM                 Welcome & Hello
                                   Jane R. Wood, FAPA President

12:05 - 1:05 PM      The Basics of Book Format & Design
                                  Frances Keiser, Sagaponack Books & Design

1:05 - 1:15 PM         Break

1:15 - 2:15 PM         Be a Speaking Sensation
                                  Patricia Charpentier, Owner of Writing Your Life

2:15 - 2:30 PM         Break

2:30 - 3:30 PM         Don’t Be Clueless – When to Hire an Editor, Publisher, and Agent
                                  Lisa Black, Forensic Scientist, and NY Times Bestselling Author

3:30 - 3:45 PM          Break

3:45 - 4:45 PM         How to Sell to Libraries and Bookstores Panel
                                   Josh Persad, Acquisitions, Orange County Library
                                   Joanne Sinchuk, Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore

4:45 – 5:00 PM        Wrap-Up

5:00 - 6:30 PM         Networking Happy Hour (Cash Bar)

6:30 PM                    Dinner and Fireworks

 

Saturday, August 4, 2018

 

7:30 - 8:15 AM        Registration and Breakfast

8:15 - 8:25 AM        Welcome – Jane R. Wood, FAPA President

8:25 - 9:15 AM        Publishing Industry Standards Checklist
                                 Angela Bole, CEO Independent Book Publishers Association

9:15 - 9:30 AM        Break

9:30 - 10:45 AM      All About Audio Books
                                  Derrick McClain, Audio Book Narrator & Voice talent

10:45 - 11:00 AM    Break

11:00 - 12:00 PM    Ingram Aerio and Print-on-Demand
                                 Tiffany Padgett, Ingram

12:00 - 1:30 PM      Lunch and FAPA Annual Member Meeting
                                  Keynote Speaker – Charles Todd, NY Times author

1:30 - 2:30 PM         The Changing Role of Agents
                                  Dianna Collier, Literary Agent

2:30-2:45 PM           Break

2:45-3:45 PM           Social Media and Creative Marketing Ideas
                                  Talya T Boerner, Author, Blogger, Freelance Writer

3:45 - 4:00 PM         Break

4:00 - 5:00 PM         Ask the Experts Roundtable
                                  Lisa Black, Dianna Collier, Joanne Sinchuk, Talya T Boerner, Charles Todd

5:00 PM                   Closing Comments

 

FAPA President’s Book Awards Banquet

The FAPA President’s Book Awards Banquet will be held following the close of the Annual Conference on Saturday, August 4, 2018.

A Networking Happy Hour (cash bar) will kick off the event at 6:00 pm and the banquet will be from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

 

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