London Book Fair 2015 : IndieReCon 2015 : See you there!

Last year I could not attend the actual book fair but met up with many author friends, and made new ones. It was a fabulous evening at The Blackbird Pub (post from last year).

This year, I am attending the actual fair and will be a busy bee for a few days. I am not selling nor am I pitching my books, I am simply absorbing all knowledge sent my way. I am also going to say hello to many online friends and acquaintances. It will be a tiring few days but exhilarating, I am sure (and have been told).

Here is a link to the schedule I’ll be looking to follow.

ALLi_IRC2015-RGB-72dpi-WEB Independent Authors are extremely excited about this event. You can enjoy it too, even if you are not in London, or even the UK!

One of the best things I did was join this organisation, it has opened up my writing world.


The conference will feature a mix of online educational seminars, workshops discussions and masterclasses; culminating in a reader-centred Indie Author Fringe Fest live from The London Book Fair’s Book and Screen Week, on Friday 17th April.

Held at Foyles Bookshop, Charing Cross, the largest independent bookstore in London, the Fringe Fest will offer exciting ways for readers to meet indie authors and discover great reads. In line with ALLi’s mission to be a global organisation for authors everywhere, the event will be live streamed, so authors and readers who can’t be in London can take part online.
IndieReCon Events
Wednesday, April 15th 2015 IndieReCon Online Schedule

NY Session time (EST) London Session Time (BST) IndieReCon Topic
8:00 AM 1:00 PM Welcome Keynote: ALI CROSS & S.R. JOHANNES
8:30 AM 1:30 PM What Indie Authors Need to Know in 2015: MARK COKER & ORNA ROSS
9:30 AM 2:30 PM Indie and Proud: CHRISTINA FONSECA
10:00 AM 3:00 PM Million Dollar Ideas: DAVID FARLAND
11:00 AM 4:00 PM 10 Million Sold and Counting: A No Holds Barred Q&A with BARBARA FREETHY and BELLA ANDRE
12:00 PM 5:00 PM Get Sticky: Create Top of Mind Awareness with Readers – JOY CAPPS
1:00 PM 6:00 PM Content Marketing 101: How Authors Can Be Smart and Strategic With Their Most Important Asset : JANE FRIEDMAN
2:00 PM 7:00 PM How To Run A Great Author Co-operative : Chris Casburn(CHINDI)
2:30 PM 7:30 PM Live Chat with Chris 45 min
3:30 PM 8:30 PM Writer Beware!Twitter Chat: VICTORIA STRAUSS.
4:30 PM 9:30 PM How to Protect Your Rights and Your Wallet: HELEN SEDWICK
5:30 PM 10:30 PM Common Mistakes New Indie Authors Make: ALI CROSS
6:30 PM 11:30 PM Basics of Online Retailers: Where do you go to Sell and why? : MIRAL SATTAR
7:30 PM 12:30 AM How to Make a Living with your Writing: JOANNA PENN
9:00 PM 2:00 AM Book Design Basics: JOEL FRIEDLANDER
10:00 PM 3:00 AM Literary Values in the Digital Age: REBECCA SWIFT
11:00 PM 4:00 AM Self-publishing & Marketing Children’s Picture Books : Top Tips and Home Truths : KAREN INGLIS
Thursday, April 16th, 2015 IndieReCon Online Schedule

NY Session time (EST) London Session Time (BST) Topic
12:00 AM 5:00 AM Cover Best Practices: How to Work with a Cover Artist: GUIDO CAROTI
1:00 AM 6:00 AM Self Publishing in Ireland: VANESSA FOX O’LAUGHLIN
2:00 AM 7:00 AM Self Publishing in India : RASANA ATREYA
3:30 AM 8:30 AM How to Approach Ad Sites & Make Your Book Desirable: NEIL BAPTISA
4:30 AM 9:30 AM How to Optimize your Ad for BookBub : KATIE DONELAN
5:30 AM 10:30 AM Self Publishing in YA : SR JOHANNES
6:30 AM 11:30 AM How to Run Successful Giveaways: BEN GALLEY
7:30 AM 12:30 PM 13 Reasons you’re not as Successful Author as you should be : JIM KUKRAL
8:30 1:30 PM Knowing Your Author Rights: TOM CHALMERS & SETH DELLON
10:00 AM 3:00 PM The Age of the Serial : SAMANTHA WARREN
11:00 AM 4:00 PM Online Bookstores Available to Indie Authors : BEN GALLEY
1:00 PM 6:00 PM Getting Preorders and Selling Books before you Publish : AMANDA BARBARA
1:30 PM 6:30 PM Live chat with Amanda (45 min)
2:30 PM 7:30 PM The Importance of Reviews: SETH DELLON
3:00 PM 8:00 PM Hybridization : Selfpublishing to traditional and traditional to selfpublishing : MICHAEL J. SULLIVAN
4:00 PM 9:00 PM Reaching Readers Directly with Wattpad : ASHLEIGH GARDNER
4:30 PM 9:30 PM Dealing with Publishing Professionals : RICARD FAYET
5:00 pm 10:00 pm JASON HOVEY
6:00 PM 11:00 PM What’s Your Message? YEN OOI
7:00 PM 12:00 AM How to Sell Books by the Truckload on Amazon : PENNY SANSEVIERI
8:00 PM 1:00 AM How to Sell a Bazillion Books: HM WARD
9:00 PM 2:00 AM Self Publishing in Canada : PATRICIA SANDS
11:00 PM 4:00 AM Best Practices for Doing a Successful Kickstarter Campaign: MARIS KREIZMAN
Friday, April 17th, 2015 IndieReCon Online and Live Events Schedule

NY Session time (EST) London Session Time (BST) IndieReCon Online Topic Fringe Fest Live
12:00 AM 5:00 AM How to Self Edit your Book : JESSICA BELL
1:00 AM 6:00 AM Pinterest for Authors: Build your Brand with Pins & Boards : JAY ARTALE
2:00 AM 7:00 AM Self Publishing in Switzerland :JJ MARSH
2:30 AM 7:30 AM Self Publishing in New Zealand with DAWN GRANT
3:00 AM 8:00 AM International Markets and Indies : DAN WOOD
3:30 AM 8:30 AM Demo of PubCoder Software for Creating Children’s eBooks : KAREN INGLIS
4:00 AM 9:00 AM Self Publishing in Australia: REBECCA LANG
5:00 AM 10:00 AM Registration/Networking
6:00 AM 11:00 AM Opening Address: Serve Your Reader: CJ LYONS
6:15AM 11:15 AM Opening the Purse: Public Money & Indie Authors: DEBBIE YOUNG, PETER URPETH, JOHN PREBBLE, NICOLA SOLOMONS
7:15 AM 12:15 PM Should Literary Fiction and Poetry be Protected: DAN HOLLOWAY & ROHAN QUINN
8:15 AM 1:15 PM 1:15 – Lunch & Networking

9:05 AM 2:05 PM PORTER ANDERSON Presents Self-e
9:15 AM 2:15 PM Currents & Crossovers: How Self-Publishing is Changing Trade Publishing: PORTER ANDERSON, DR ALISON BAVERSTOCK, ROBERT CASKIE, ROBIN CUTLER
10:15AM 3:15 PM Authors4Bookstores: PIERS ALEXANDER, DEBBIE YOUNG
11:15 AM 4:15 PM Evolution of ALLi, Evolution of Indie: PORTER ANDERSON, ORNA
1:00 PM 6:00 PM Drinks Reception
1:30 PM 6:30 PM 7 Secrets to Your Ultimate Bestseller : BRIDGET COOK
2:30 PM 7:30 PM Planning Successful Social Marketing Campaigns : KATHY MEIS
3:00 PM 8:00 PM Live Chat KATHY MEIS
4:00 PM 9:00 PM Publishing Platforms: An Introduction to Lightning Source : LISA HORAK
5:00 PM 10:00 PM Closing/Giveaways/Contest winners

I will try and take pictures that are not blurred, of my foot or the floor, and share them upon my return.


About Glynis Smy

I live in the UK, in the seaside town of, Dovercourt~Harwich, where I enjoy writing novels. I've written historical romance/suspense, Medical romance and my latest WIP is in the crime genre. The Victorian era fascinates me and the best part of writing a novel is often the research. Proud writing moments in my life: Shortlisted for Festival of Romance Fiction 2014 New Talent Award Reaching second round of Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2014 Maggie's Child: reached #1 Amazon best-seller: Historical Romance Victorian /February 2014/ebook & book paid list. May 2014 #3 Historical Romance Victorian, and #25 in Historical Romance paid top 100 best-seller list. Top 100 in three categories on Amazon UK best-seller listings in 2015. Seeing my books in a Suffolk (UK), library. Over the years I've written short stories in a variety of genres. I've also won a few poetry contests, my first was at the age of twelve, (a poem about the Bangladeshi war). I also won a children's short story competition where the prize was a first-aid box, I was so proud but my husband found it amusing because we owned two pharmacies. My articles have been published in magazines both in the UK and Cyprus. I am also featured in various places on-line. When I am not writing, I enjoy making greetings cards, Cross Stitch, fishing and the company of my little granddaughters.
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6 Responses to London Book Fair 2015 : IndieReCon 2015 : See you there!

  1. carolcooper says:

    Looking forward to seeing you, and to the pictures!

  2. This sounds like a great conference, Glynis! I look forward to reading about how it went.

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