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Authors Marketing Event Dallas, TX

Dallas 2018 Videos

July 27-29 2018





Conference Schedule Find the sessions that interest you
Friday, July 27

Open Day

Opening Night Reception held in Hotel Bar Area

7 - 9 PM
Day 3 - 101
Sunday, July 29
Day 3 - 201
Sunday, July 29

Closing Session

Lunch will be provided during Book Festival
Guest Speakers Experts in their Field

We have scoured the planet and brought together a collection of the most talented and informative individuals the web design field has to offer. Each of our speakers is an unprecedented expert in their respective fields and we're sure you'll benefit directly from their years of experience and knowledge.

B Alan Bourgeois

Director, Founder,

Creator of Texas Authors, Inc and the Authors Marketing Event program, Bourgeois will discuss the latest information and programs in marketing for Authors. Renigade Marketing is a tool to think outside the box when using marketing to sell books.

Michael Winkfield

Director Group Sales,

• National Account Manager for Storyrocket the World's Best Platform to Showcase & Discover Content

Rob Price

Author/Founder of GateKeeper
Chairman of IBPA

Rob Price is the Chairman of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) and the President of Gatekeeper Press with 200,000 books sold as a self-published author. Gatekeeper Press works with publishers and authors looking to self-publish who earn 100% of their net proceeds, retain 100% of their rights, and reach readers all over the world.

Larry Brill

TV Personality

Larry Brill spent most of his adult life as a TV news anchor and reporter. His first two, well received novels skewered the broadcast business with settings in different centuries.

Rox Burkey

Award Winning

Roxanne has two passions – working with technology and writing. She enjoys working to drive optimized customer experiences with technology in her role with a high-tech manufacturer. Texas is home for her and her family. When time permits Rox likes gardening, hiking, sewing, refinishing antiques, exploring, wine-tasting, and traveling. She loves to listen to people which often results in odd treasures that come to life in her stories.

Kimberly and Drew Hobscheid

Creators of "I'm Hearing Stories"

Kimberly and Drew Hobscheid are a San Diego based Mother / Son audiobook publishing company called I’m Hearing Stories.

Marina Aris

DartFrog Books

Marina Aris is the Director of Bookstore Relations

David Thomas Roberts

Defiance Press

Publisher of conservative style books in various genres.

Judith Briles

Best Selling Awad Winning Author

Dr. Judith Brilesis the multi-award winning and bestselling author of 35 books. Her latest are How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers & Boo-Boos, The CrowdFunding Guide for Authors & Writers, Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers and Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms. Her next book is The Author’s Guide to Creating a Speech that Produces $1,000,000 … and More!

She’s the Founder of and is known as The Book Shepherd. Her books and her mouth have generated in excess of $5,000,000 in revenues and taken her from Oprah to GMA to CNN to Time to People to the Wall Street Journal and she has survived the National Enquirer. 

Richard Rieman

Award Winning Audio Book Author
Voice Over

Richard is a top Audible narrator, and audiobook self-publishing authority. He has won five EVVY audiobook awards from CIPA.

Tui Snider

Marketing/Twitter Guru

According to Tui Snider, “I have given an informal version of this talk at nearly every author event I’ve attended. Why? Because other authors can’t believe all the wonderful opportunities that have come my way through Twitter

Danielle A Vann

13 Time Award Winning Author

Danielle is best known for her Young Adult series, The Whizbang Series. She has worked extensively as a marketing specialist for a traditional press and is a former reporter/news anchor.

Sandy Lawrence

Perspective PR

I am many things to different people, depending on who is talking to you. I am a publicist and more for my clients, whom I adopt into my extended family. I am an International speaker, International bestselling author and creator of Do It Yourself (DIY) programs.

Dallas Geeks

Bryan & Mike

Dallas Geek is a podcast & blog all about the Dallas geek culture & a resource for fans of nerdy entertainment to learn about the community around them.

Michael Don Fess

Best Selling Author

Learn how a self-publisher uses creative ways to market his books, both print and eBooks. You can discover readers in unusual places

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AME Sponsors

Latest News

How to earn Your Authors Marketing Certification TM (AMC)

The annual Authors Marketing Event (AME) is created to give published authors an opportunity to learn about marketing strategies specifically for authors. AME offers a wide variety of sessions that range from basic knowledge to in-depth understanding and use of marketing.

For more information visit our Campus website Video Certification Campus.

During the event, each paid participant may attend the various sessions offered and have a validation signed by the official lecture/speaker for the given session they are conducting. When a paid attendee has collected no less than 10 lecture/speaker signatures during the event, they are then eligible to receive an Authors Marketing Certification (AMC).

The AMC is only valid for authors who attend a marketing session that is a sanctioned event produced and sponsored by Texas Authors, Inc., (TxAuthors).

The certification is only valid for one year and must be renewed with a minimum of five (5) hours of marketing sessions either held during the annual AME or at an event produced and sponsored by Texas Authors, Inc.

Paid attendees who meet the ten (10) hour minimum certification are then allowed to use the initials AMC after their name during the one year period. Those who have already received an Authors Marketing Certification and continue to renew it annually, may use the AMC designation until such time that they no longer renew their certification.

Receiving the AMC designation is not restricted to membership in the TxAuthors organization. Any published author who meets the requirements listed above is entitled to receive the AMC designation.

There is no additional cost for receiving this certification from TxAuthors. The author pays only the cost to attend any sanctioned event produced and sponsored by TxAuthors and takes the responsibility to gather validation signatures from presenters.

Authors who have received the AMC designation will be listed on the AME website as a AMC designee, with a link to a website of their choice. This listing is restricted to the time and conditions as listed above.

Texas Authors, Inc., is a non-profit organization based in the State of Texas. The certification offered above has no legal standing, nor are the hours transferable to any college, university or continued education program at this time. TxAuthors will continue to work toward State Certification as a teaching affiliate, but is under no obligation to receive such certification. There are no refunds for services paid to receive the certification. This certification is only designed to help determine what a committed published author is, versus a published author that is not as fully committed to their craft and/or selling of their books. Changes to the program and cost may change at any time without notice.

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How to earn Your Authors Marketing Certification TM (AMC)

How to earn Your Authors Marketing Certification TM (AMC)
The annual Authors Marketing Event (AME) is created to give published authors an opportunity to learn about marketing strategies specifically for authors. AME offers a wide variety of sessions that range...
How to Attend Location, Prices, etc...


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