The Florida Authors and Publishers Association will be hosting their annual conference for authors and publishers, FAPAcon2021, on July 30 and 32 at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace, located near Disney Springs.
Attendees can choose from six 75-minute workshops on Friday afternoon—some for beginners to the business of writing and publishing, and some for those who are more experienced. These workshops will deal with specific topics and are priced separately, allowing attendees to customize their conference experience and focus on what is most important to them.
Saturday’s sessions will feature four topics: growing your book business, pre-launch strategies, understanding legal issues, and exploring out-of-the-box marketing strategies.
Sponsors and vendors will also be available to answer questions about their products and services.
In addition to two days of presentations and workshops, FAPAcon2021 attendees may also attend the Friday evening Pool Party where to join fellow conference attendees for a casual social get-together designed to give an opportunity to mingle and network with old and new friends.
The President’s Annual Book Awards Celebration is on Saturday night
It’s a night of celebrating the book award finalists and honoring the people who are making a difference in the publishing community. This year, FAPA has switched from a sit-down banquet to a more affordable heavy hors d’oeuvres menu.
Friday topics will include social media for authors, how to sell more books, and ways to monetize books beyond traditional sales. The Saturday sessions include common legal issues facing authors, book launch strategies, identifying reading audiences, and the annual book awards. Visit https://myfapa.org/fapacon2021/fapa-annual-conference-schedule-2/for details.
Both FAPA members and non-members may attend, but members get discounts on their registration. Membership is $69 a year for authors and publishers. Go to www.myFAPA.org for more information. Go to https://myfapa.org/product/fapa-conference/ for conference pricing. Attendees will receive special pricing on accommodations at the host Hilton.
Hallard Press Gazette will be carrying more information on FAPAcom2021 over the next few weeks. It’s a great opportunity to update your knowledge and skills. Stay tuned!