A Writer’s Conference for the Independently Minded

In just a couple of days, IndieReCon will return to the web and Kobo Writing Life is delighted to be a sponsor! 
IndieReCon 2014, in its second year, is a free online writer’s conference dedicated to indie publishing. That’s right. It’s free. And you don’t even need to leave the comfort of your own home to attend and benefit from all the great content. You can attend right from home in your jammies, if you like.

Last year with over 10,000 visitors, IndieReCon was awesome with chats and giveaways and days of helpful and pertinent information. 

This year will be even bigger and better!

To kick it off, keynote speakers, Barry Eisler and Joe Konrath, will host a 2-hour chat to talk about The Evolving Indie Industry and Standing out in the Pile and then entertain live questions.

You’ll also discover insider secrets from representatives from Kobo, Smashwords, Amazon and Goodreads, and learn how to write fast, try your hand at serials, work with other authors to maximize your marketing efforts and much, much more.  Kobo Writing Life‘s Mark Lefebvre will be providing insights on maximizing your sales at Kobo (Thurs Feb 27th at  11 AM EST) as well as Kobo’s engagement with indie bookstores and other bookstore partners (Thurs Feb 27th at 8:00 PM EST).

Indie ReCon will have contests and tons of giveaways including two KOBO eReaders! (That alone is worth the price of admission. Oh wait, admission is FREE – and have we mentioned that you don’t need to leave your home to attend?)

Click here for the top 15 reasons on why you should register. (We’re kind of partial to reason number 9)

Our other special speakers include:

Rachel Aaron 
Micahel Alvear
Angela Ackerman
Peter Bowerman (The Well-Fed Writer)
Margaret Brown (Shelf Unbound)
Patrick Brown (Goodreads)
Chelsea Cameron
Ali Cross 
Lori Culwell
Amy Edelman (IndieReader)
David Gaughran 
Chelsea Fine
Joel Friedlander (The Book Designer)
The Indelibles
S.R. Johannes 
C.S. Lakin
Martha Carr
Jim Kukral (Author Marketing Club)
Bob Mayer 
Joanna Penn
Sean Platt
Susan Kaye Quinn 
Orna Ross (ALLI founder)
Miral Sattar (BiblioCrunch)
K.P. Simmon (InkSlinger PR)
Johnny B. Truant
Alicia Vancil
David Vandagriff (The Passive Guy)
David Wright
RaShelle Workman

Check out the schedule, speaker bios, and awesome sponsors.

We’ll see you at IndieReCon Feb 25-27! (Okay we won’t really see you. That’s just an expression. So if you want to check it out from the comfort of your PJs, go ahead. We won’t be peeking)


  • Reblogged this on DA's Ephemera and Etceteras and commented:
    Looks interesting…and it’s free!

  • Reblogged this on Sally Ember, Ed.D. and commented:
    Anyone ever been to or going this year to IndieCon? Experiences/recommendations? Comment here, please. Thanks.

    • HI Sally! I’m actually the co-founder of IndieReCon and Kobo has been our sponsor and partner from the very beginning. Last year was the con’s first year, and it was highly successful. We had over 12, 000 unique participants last year, with over 50, 000 new visitors of the few months following the Con. And Kobo came back as our sponsor this year so they must think it was worthwhile!

      The whole event is totally free, so it’s worth a bit of time to come check it out, at least! I hope to see you there–and if you see me, say hi! (I’ll be hosting all the chats!)

      • Just to confirm what Ali says, here at Kobo Writing Life our focus is to try to empower authors with information and knowledge to help them be successful as an author. We found that IndieReCon brought a great amount of value to authors. It is not only free, but authors are able to “attend” the event virtually, meaning it is not disruptive to day jobs or family commitments, etc. It offers tons of insight and digital networking for authors without the cost of travel or the time away from home and family and friends. So, yes, we feel it is well worth checking out. And that’s why we are sponsoring it again in 2014. 🙂

      • i went to several parts and appreciated them a lot. Thanks for hosting! Sally

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