I had a fantastic time at Book Expo America. From ALLi’s perspective, we:
  • launched the update of our Choosing A Self-Publishing Service;
  • presented an award to Mark Coker of Smashwords for service to the author community;
  • took part in a UPublishU panel on publishing pathways, with Hugh Howey, Mark Lefvebre of Kobo, and Steven Spatz of BookBay; 
  • met up with old and new members, colleagues and friends;
  • launched or advanced a number of projects for our members.
As an author, it was my first time to experience what BEA has traditionally called “Consumer Day”, (now BookCon) when keen readers pay $30 each for the privilege of meeting authors.
Author as rock star — I liked it!
Some photos below and a full report over on The Self-Publishing Advice Blog.
Author Hub BEA 2014

Author Hub BEA 2014

Self-Publishing Authors at BEA Self-Publishing Authors at BEA

Presenting the “Outstanding Service To Self-Publishing Authors” award to Mark Coker of Smashwords at BEA

SelfPublishers at BEA: W/  Steven Spatz, Hugh Howey & Mark Lefebvre at UPublishU Conference

With (l to r) Steven Spatz, Hugh Howey & Mark Lefebvre at UPublishU Conference

 

Self-Publishing Authors At Book Expo America

Barbara Freethy, the top selling author on Amazon KDP (ever) officially opened The Author Hub.

Self-Publishing Authors At Book Expo America

With Victoria Strauss at the launch of Choosing A Self-Publishing Service in The Author Hub

Self-Publishing Authors At Book Expo America

With author and ALLi member Lara Nance

Self-Publishing Authors At Book Expo America

Porter Anderson who made the Hub happen