indieLAB—a New Event for Entrepreneurial Writers

If you're an author, aspiring novelist, freelance writer or small publisher who wants to expand your readership, improve your business prospects and earn more from your writing, join us this September at indieLAB, an all-new event from Writer's Digest.
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Join us this September at indieLAB, an all-new event from Writer's Digest. indieLAB is designed for:

  • published authors looking to grow your readership, improve your marketing or start publishing other authors
  • aspiring novelists who want to explore self-publishing options
  • current and aspiring freelance writers looking for ways to turn your expertise and social media following into a steady living, learn more about the publishing industry, or self-publish your own book
  • small and independent publishers who want to grow your readership, explore alternative revenue models, or expand into print and/or physical bookstore/library distribution

The publishing industry has evolved dramatically over the past decade. While it’s easier than ever to publish a book—traditionally or DIY—that’s just the starting point for managing a successful writing career in the long term.

indieLAB's two-day program has been curated especially for entrepreneurial authors seeking to develop a publishing strategy, build a platform, grow an audience and get paid for their work.

Featuring successful authors like Tobias BuckellZetta Elliott and Sophie Littlefield (aka, Sofia Grant), plus intensive LABs that dive deep into specific challenges—Email is Not Dead with Jane Friedman; Discover Your Readers with Amy Collins; Know Your Worth with Ilise Benun—you will leave with the inspiration, tools and resources you need to advance your writing career, no matter which path you choose to pursue.

If you’re ready to get smarter about publishing and build a sustainable writing career, reserve your spot by August 28 and save $50—and then start counting down to Sept. 29–30 for an insightful weekend of innovative strategies, actionable insights and invaluable networking!

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