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Wrap-up from the 2012 Nonfiction Writers Conference Plus Bonus Download

Last week we held the Nonfiction Writer’s Conference, a completely virtual event conducted via teleconference with 15 Nonfiction Writers Conference Recordingsspeakers over three days. This was our second event and our best one yet! Here’s a look at the agenda:


9:00AM – Dan Poynter – Keynote: Self Publishing and the Future of the Book Industry

10:00AM – Michael Larsen – How to Land a Traditional Book Deal and Write a Great Book Proposal

11:00AM – Roger C. Parker – 7 Essential Tools for Writing a Nonfiction Books

1:00PM – John Kremer – How to Create a National Best Seller Without Breaking the Bank

2:00PM – Kevin Smokler – Traditional vs. Self-Publishing and How to Choose What’s Right for You


9:00AM – Jim Horan – How to Build a Very Profitable, Sustainable Business with Just One Book

10:00AM – Jane Atkinson – How to Break Into Professional Speaking

11:00AM – Dana Lynn Smith – How to Sell More Books on Amazon

1:00PM – Peter Bowerman – Breaking into the Lucrative Career of Commercial Freelancing

2:00PM – Bill Belew – SEO and Blogging for Website Traffic and Profit

FRIDAY MAY 18, 2012

9:00AM – Mark Coker – The Ebook Revolution

10:00AM – D’Vorah Lansky – How to Conduct Virtual Book Tours

11:00AM –Penny Sansevieri – Social Media for Authors

1:00PM – Karl Palachuk – Build Your Information Product Empire

2:00PM – Stephanie Chandler – Own Your Niche: How to Establish Authority in Your Field and Build an Audience Online

The speakers did a great job of delivering content-rich presentations. Many also provided handouts, which we’ve made publicly available: download handouts here.

Recordings are now available for purchase and as a bonus, Mark Coker requested that his session on the Ebook Revolution be made available for free download! You can view conference recordings here.

If you weren’t able to join us this year, be sure to sign for the conference mailing list for announcements about next year’s conference, plus other upcoming events for nonfiction authors!