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Share your expertise. Expand your brand. Write a book.

March 6, 2018

at the The Best Western Plus Chateau Granville
1100 Granville St., Vancouver BC

8:30am to 5:00pm


In partnership with

Raise a Dream


Want to write a book but not sure where to start? Have a book in the works, but not sure how to finish? This all-day conference is the place to be. Find out exactly what it takes to plan, write, publish and market a nonfiction book that can boost your business, showcase your expertise, and build your personal or professional brand.

You’ll learn from an expert lineup of award-winning publishers, editors and agents, including Nancy Flight, Editor Emerita at Greystone Books, and Robert Mackwood of Seventh Avenue Literary Agency. Expect a fun and informative day of keynote presentations, panel discussions and interactive exercises, plus insider tips from book marketing experts and published authors. Workshop your own book idea, get answers to your toughest questions, and finish the day ready to write your own book in 2018!

We will cover:

  • The changing publishing landscape: who the players are, and how the business works.
  • Self-publishing, traditional or hybrid: Which one is right for you?
  • Marketing your book: Tips and tricks from traditional book publicists and guerrilla book marketers.
  • Sponsorship strategies: How even first-time authors can garner in-kind sponsorship and financial backing from corporations, small businesses and big-mouth influencers, presented by Charmaine Hammond from Raise a Dream.
  • What sells in today’s market: What agents, editors, publishers and book buyers look for.
  • How to write the right book for you: In-depth interactive workshop to help you develop a book concept that will reach your target readers and meet your objectives, presented by LifeTree Media publisher Maggie Langrick.
  • What is it really like? Published authors share their stories and lessons learned.


Coffee & Marketing: 7:30 am-8:30 am

Presentation: Maggie Langrick, The publishing landscape today, and your place in it

Panel 1: The Business of Publishing

Panel 2: Modern Book Marketing

Presentation: Charmaine Hammond, Sponsorship

Presentation: Lunch

Interactive Presentation: Deep Dive: Build Your Book Plan

Panel 3: What Was It Like? Authors Share Their Publishing Stories

Doors Close: 5:00pm

Attend the Workshop

Earlybird pricing $149 + GST (Includes Lunch)

Become an Exhibitor

Earlybird pricing $299 + GST (includes Lunch)

Need accommodation? Special rates available under the room block Pink Velvet Couch Productions. Call (604) 669-7070 before February 27th. 

Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact for more information.