Last weekend, I attended InD’Scribe in Palm Springs, California, a conference organized by the publisher of InD’tale Magazine, TJ Mackay, and her staff.
If you’re not familiar with InD’tale Magazine, and if you’re a romance writer or fan, check it out! It’s all things indie and e-press romance, including interviews with authors, cover artists, cover models, and other publishing professionals, and lots of book reviews.
The InD’Scribe conference program had plenty to offer: keynotes by best-sellers Anne Perry, Tina Folsom, and Catherine Bybee, and some great workshops focused on indie publishing. I got to meet my Goodreads friend, author Rebecca Forster, and her mother, as well as fellow Soul Mate Publishing authors Darcy Flynn, Beth Carter, and Janna Shay.
Along with Tina Folsom, authors Suzan Tisdale, and Katherine Leveque and other industry professionals shared their experiences, insights, and recommendations on indie publishing, and strategies involving Kobo and iBooks. The team of authors who put together The Scrolls of Cridhe gave a very interesting workshop on their experience working together to create a themed bundle of stories and their business plan for the future.
I had a chance to share swag with attendees.
And of course, on Saturday night, the RONE Awards honored the best in indie romance books and book covers.
Bella’s Band didn’t win the RONE, but scored well enough to receive an honorable mention in the Historical, Post-Medieval category.
I came away with some new friends and some great strategies for managing my next releases.
Do check out InD’tale Magazine. It’s free, and I bet you’ll find an author you’ll love there!