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A Historical Event - Marketing Sessions Designed for Authors

One of the goals of TxAuthors is to empower our membership and to help them grow as promoters of their works. Giving Texas Authors the opportunity to stand out of the crowd of a million other authors. It is with great pleasure that I announce the 5th Annual Celebration of Authors Event.

On April 30 & May 1, 2016, TxAuthors will have a day full of seminars that will help Texas Authors develop new skills, refine their tools and help them become successful markets for their works.


When the day is done, we will then Celebrate the Art of Writing with our annual Dinner. Our keynote speaker will be multi award winning author Dr. Judith Briles, who will be giving each person in attendance a special gift to take home.


Event tickets are on sale now for members, and a special discount price is available till October 1st for non-members. Prices will continue to increase as we get closer to the event, so don't miss out on the special savings offered.


Click here to listen to Tony Gambone interview B Alan Bourgeois talk about Celebration of Authors Event and what is all about.


Speakers List - Please Note we are constantly looking to add to our speakers list, so check back often for the latest updates.



Judith Brilles -

 Dinner Keynote Speaker - How to Avoid Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers and Boo-Boos

NOTE: You must buy a dinner ticket for this author.

Mike Hurrell – 9 AM - Marketing Overview – What it Means to Market Yourself and Your Products

Marketing and advertising as an author can be a daunting task, especially in this day and age when social media and online marketing seem to go hand in hand. This task is one of the most important things an author can do for themselves, but is often overlooked and underused. Learn what tools are available, what products you should be using, and go through a crash course on how to make this task easy and pain free. 

Roger Leslie, PhD – 9:30 AM - Check Them Out: How to Generate Support from Authors’ Greatest Advocates: Librarians

Librarians are book lovers, and free book promoters. Learn what to include in your writing and marketing to get your books on library shelves and promoted by librarians in person and online.

A. P. Greenwood - 10 AM - What Every (New) Author Should Know

A.P. Greenwood, author of seven fiction novels, recently published his national survey of American readers with the title What Every (New) Author Should Know. The survey included a sample of over 700 Americans from every region in the country. To qualify for inclusion in the sample, a person had to have read at least one book during the past year



Chelsea Richards - 10:30 AM - Print is Dead: Why Print Ads Fail and What to Do Instead

With the rise of mobile devices and the ease of buying online, audiences are now increasingly online. Do you know how to adapt to the "brave new world" of digital marketing and advertising?


Nathan Rimel – 11 AM - Why eBooks Can be a Great Marketing Tool

eBooks are one of the cheapest forms of advertising that an author has.  This seminar will discuss the pro's and con's of using your eBook as a marketing tool to gain readership.


Lunch Break - Noon


Tony Gambone – 1 PM - Harness the Power of the Internet

Are You Harnessing the Power of the Internet? Are you using the Internet Radio Platform to market your books or programs?


I will show you what you need to be recognized as an expert around the world. All the steps to take before, during and after the interviews


Scott Andrew James - 1:30 PM - Crafting Your Lunch Line Pitch From Scratch

Did you just lose an opportunity to tell someone about your book?  But, you didn't know what to say, or you said too much and their eyes glassed over?


Jef Van Der Avoort -2 PM - Alaska to Zanzibar: A Talk About Literary Locations


Lorri Allen – 2:30 PM - Perfecting Your Soundbites

With funny (horrible at the time) stories of what authors have done wrong and many tales of what they do right, Lorri will you give practical tips to look your best on camera, sound your best and how to get asked back again.


Spoke Media - 3 PM - Why Audiobooks? (And How)

Why Audiobooks? Why you need to create an audio version of your book and, more importantly, how to make sure your audiobook is a top quality production.


Tony Gambone – 3:30 PM - Five Ways to Ace Your Own Internet Radio Show

Wouldn’t you like to know some of the secrets to having a successful, effective radio show? Why not take advantage of learning from the mistakes of others?





Hans Liebing – 9:00 AM - Turning Your Book into a Movie

If you are wondering how to turn your fiction or non-fiction book into a film, this session will provide you with an overview of what Hollywood is currently looking for in book properties.


Debra Winegarten – 10 AM - Turning Your Book into a Shmoozing Delivery Device

You've done the hard work to get your book written and published. Now, how do you find people to buy your book?


B Alan Bourgeois – 11 AM - Marketing Renegade Style

Thinking outside the box is critical these days to compete for Readers attention.  This fun filled hour will give you ideas and help you think of ways to promote and market your book.


Closing Event Statements – 11: 45 AM