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During This Free Virtual Summit, You Will Learn From Experts In More Than 40 Different Video Sessions!

(SEE FULL LIST OF SPEAKERS BELOW!)

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  • The Best Marketing Tips From Top Authors. Successful authors share their best advice on how to promote a book, connect with readers and orchestrate a launch.
  • How To Publicize a Book and Get Media Attention. Top book publicists share what they have learned from working on thousands of book launches to get a book into the media and get people talking about it.
  • What Book Sellers Really Care About. Several pioneering book store owners talk about what is has been like to sell books during a pandemic and what they look for in books.
  • Getting On Bestseller Lists. What is the secret formula for getting onto the bestseller lists and how can you think about doing that for your own book.
  • Using Social Media To Support Your Launch. How to grow your audience with social media, connect with #bookstagrammers and create a tribe online.
  • Encouraging Amazon Reviews. The real technique that works to drive lots of Amazon reviews for your book as a part of your overall launch.

Featured Speakers:

Rohit Bhargava

AUTHOR + FOUNDER, NON-OBVIOUS COMPANY

Charlene Li

AUTHOR + SENIOR ANALYST AT ALTIMETER

Ramon Ray

AUTHOR + PRODUCER SMART HUSTLE MEDIA

Guy Kawasaki

AUTHOR + CHIEF EVANGELIST AT CANVA

Jay Baer

AUTHOR + FOUNDER OF CONVINCE & CONVERT

Pam Slim

AUTHOR + FOUNDER, K'E MAIN STREET LEARNING LAB

Andy Hunter

FOUNDER, BOOKSHOP.ORG

Clay Hebert

AUTHOR + FOUNDER, THE PERFECT BRAND

Aba Kwawu

FOUNDER, TAA PUBLIC RELATIONS

Kim Wylie

VP, TRADE SALES - INGRAM

Kai D. Wright

AUTHOR, LECTURER AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY + PARTNER AT OGILVY

Kelly Estep

OWNER, CARMICHAEL'S BOOKSTORE (Louiseville, KY)

Laura Gassner Otting

AUTHOR + FOUNDER, LIMITLESS POSSIBILITY

David Burkus

AUTHOR + FOUNDER

Lee Constantine

FOUNDER, PUBLISHIZER

Joy Pope

DIRECTOR, DECATUR BOOK FESTIVAL

Nick Hutchison

#BOOKSTAGRAMMER & FOUNDER, @BOOKTHINKERS

Karen Schechner

VP of INDIE AT KIRKUS REVIEWS

Jesse Tevelow

FOUNDER, LAUNCH TEAM

Michael Drew

FOUNDER, PROFLUENT

Natalie Nixon

AUTHOR

Danny Caine

OWNER, RAVEN BOOKSTORE (Lawrence, KS)

Marleen Seegers

FOUNDER, 2SEAS AGENCY

Tom Webster

SVP, EDISON RESEARCH

Shama Hyder

AUTHOR

Michael Port

AUTHOR + CO-FOUNDER, HEROIC PUBLIC SPEAKING

Peter Shankman

AUTHOR + ENTREPRENEUR

David Moldawer

EDITOR + COLLABORATOR, BOOKITECT

Trish P. Hall

AUTHOR + FORMER EDITOR, NY TIMES OP-ED SECTION

Richard Nash

PUBLISHING INDUSTRY COACH

John Kremer

AUTHOR

Josh Bernoff

EDITOR + AUTHOR

John Warren

DIRECTOR, MASTERS IN PUBLISHING PROGRAM AT GWU

Cevin Bryerman

VICE PRESIDENT, PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY

Mark Fortier

FOUNDER, FORTIER PUBLIC RELATIONS

Stephen Shapiro

AUTHOR

Kathryn Haydon

AUTHOR

Mitch Joel

AUTHOR

Dan Slagen

AUTHOR

Melanie Deziel

AUTHOR

About the Sponsor:

Ideapress Publishing

Founded in 2014 by author Rohit Bhargava and his wife Chhavi Arya Bhargava, Ideapress is a hybrid publisher focusing on publishing brilliant business books. We have deliberately published just under 50 books and maintain a highly selective list of authors. We have had multiple bestsellers and accept new project submissions on an invitation only basis. If you have a book project in mind and would like to learn more about our submission process, what makes us unique and why we have a reputation as the most author-centric publisher in the business, visit our website:

www.ideapresspublishing.com

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Agenda for the Virtual Summit:

We are lucky to have more than forty speakers join us for this summit - WAY more than we can fit into a day long summit. For that reason, we're taking a unique approach to launching all of these videos. After the initial LIVE webinar from Rohit and the backstage event, we will start sharing these interviews EVERY 15 minutes throughout the day.

Check out the list below, bookmark your calendar for each new release, or subscribe here to get a YouTube notification every time a new video gets posted! To watch these videos on demand whenever you like, make sure to register for the event.

The Inside Story of the Non-Obvious Megatrends Book Launch - A Behind-the-Scenes Case Study

10:00am ET | With Rohit Bhargava - Founder of the Non-Obvious Company

WATCH A RECORDED VERSION OF THIS TALK >>

Backstage Conversations - A Live Discussion About Book Marketing (For VIP Registrants Only)

11:00am ET | Conversation led by Rohit Bhargava

SOLD OUT - RECORDING AVAILABLE FOR PARTICIPANTS ONLY

Publishing Basics and How To Get A Publisher Interested In Your Book

11:30am ET | Lee Constantine - Founder of Publishizer

How To Write a Book Proposal That Actually Sells (Without Bullshit)

11:45am ET | Josh Bernoff - Author, Writing Without Bullshit

How to Build Your Personal Brand Before You Launch Your Book

12:00pm ET | Kai D. Wright - Author, Follow the Feeling + Lecturer

The Underappreciated Truth Behind Why People Actually Read Business Books

12:15pm ET | Charlene Li - Author, The Disruption Mindset

How To Be Authentic and Use Social Media To Promote Your Book

12:30pm ET | Laura Gassner Otting - Author, Limitless

How To Get Meaningful Amazon Reviews During Launch Week For Your Book

12:45pm ET | Jesse Tevelow - Founder, Launch Team

How To Present Your Book and Engage Your Readers On Video

1:00pm ET | Michael Port - Co-Founder, Heroic Public Speaking

How To Use Crowdfunding Thinking To Launch a Book (Or Any Other Product)

1:15pm ET | Clay Hebert - Founder, Crowdfunding Hacks

How To Take Your Book Marketing and PR Into Your Own Hands

1:30pm ET | Peter Shankman - Author + Founder, Shankminds

Guy Kawasaki's Unusual Tips For Writing and Marketing a Book

1:45pm ET | Guy Kawasaki - Author, Entrepreneur + Evangelist

How To Launch a Book With Virtual Events and Publicity

2:00pm ET | Aba Kwawu - Founder, TAA Public Relations

Everything You Need To Know About Podcasting and Audio Books

2:15pm ET | Tom Webster - SVP, Edison Research

Behind the Scenes at Bookshop.org - The Startup Bookseller Taking On Amazon

2:30pm ET | Andy Hunter - Founder, Bookshop.org

How a Local Bookstore Builds Community and Connections with Readers

2:45pm ET | Kelly Estep - Owner, Carmichael's Bookstore (Louisville, KY)

How Authors Can Work With Book Festivals To Promote a Book

3:00pm ET | Joy Pope - Director, Decatur Book Festival

How To Ask Your Network For Help With Your Book Launch

3:15pm ET | Ramon Ray - Founder, Smart Hustle Media

How To Work With #Bookstagrammers To Promote Your Book On Instagram

3:30pm ET | Nick Hutchison - Founder, @Bookthinkers

How Booksellers Are Getting Creative During the Pandemic

3:45pm ET | Danny Caine - Owner, Raven Book Store (Lawrence, KS)

How To Actually Get Your Book On The NY Times (and Other) Bestseller Lists

4:00pm ET | Michael Drew - Founder, Promote a Book

The Facts and Myths Behind All Those "Bestselling" Books

4:15pm ET | David Moldawer - Editor & Collaborator, Bookitect

How To Focus On Your Existing Fans To Grow Your Audience

4:30pm ET | David Burkus - Author, Pick A Fight

How To Use Industry Book Reviews To Get Your Book Discovered

4:45pm ET | Karen Schechner - Vice President, Kirkus Indie

How To Launch Your Book During A Pandemic and the #BLM Movement

5:00pm ET | Natalie Nixon - Author, The Creativity Leap

How the Book Industry's Biggest Distributor Moves Books During a Pandemic

5:15pm ET | Kim Wylie - Vice President, Sales at Ingram

What the NY Times Editors Are Looking For In An Opinion Editorial Article

5:30pm ET | Author & Former Editor, NY Times Op-Ed Section

How Authors Find Their Voice and Conquer Imposter Syndrome

5:45pm ET | Richard Nash - Publishing Industry Veteran & Executive Coach

How To Generate Media and Publicity for Your Book

6:00pm ET | Mark Fortier - Founder, Fortier Public Relations

1001 Ways To Market Your Book In The Real World

6:15pm ET | John Kremer - Author

How To Get Foreign Publishers Interested In Translating Your Book

6:30pm ET | Marleen Seegers - Founder, 2Seas Agency

Everything You Need To Know About Book Metadata (And Why It Matters)

6:45pm ET | John Warren - Director, Masters of Publishing Program at George Washington University

How the Publishing Industry Is Responding to the Pandemic

7:00pm ET | Cevin Breyerman - Publisher/EVP, Publisher's Weekly

How a Top Book Podcaster Decides Which Authors and Books To Feature

7:15pm ET | Douglas Burdett - Host, The Marketing Book Podcast

SPECIAL BONUS

BONUS: Learn From Quick Marketing Tip Videos From These Top Authors Released Throughout The Summit!

Authors sharing exclusive tips include Mitch Joel, Shama Hyder, Jay Baer, Kathryn Haydon, Dan Slagen, Pamela Slim, Stephen Shapiro, and more!!