Conference Schedule


4:00-6:00- Conference Check-In

7:00- Readings and Networking


7:00-8:15- Breakfast

7:30-8:30- Late Check-In

8:30-10:00- Legal Considerations-John Kenny, Attorney

Editing Options-Alice Osborn, Editor

10:00-10:15- Break, Beverages Provided

10:15-11:45- Blogging Your Book-Stefanie Phillips, Literary Agent

11:45-1:00- Lunch Provided On Site

1:00-2:30- Why Choose Independent Publishing Over Traditional-Georgia Jansson & Carole O’Neill, Authors who have used both discuss pros & cons

2:30-2:45- Break, Beverages, and Snacks Provided

2:45-4:15- What’s Next-Wendy Perry, Author/Motivational Leader, Get it Out, Send it Out, Give it Out, Forget

4:30-6:00 Networking Cash Bar & Heavy hors d’oeuvre’s

6:30-8:00- Slush Fest Attendees may blindly submit Two pages of your work for critique from Coastal Carolina English Professor


7:00-8:15- Breakfast

8:30-10:00- Panel Discussion

Individual vs. Submission

Assistance vs. Small Press–Rebecca Bridges, Outboard Press-Jim Eberwein, COT Publishing-Palmetto Publishing Group, Charleston

10:00-10:15- Break

10:15-11:45- Social Media and Marketing for Authors-Gracin Johnson, Hometown Creative Digital platforms for authors

11:45-1:00- Lunch, Provided on Site

1:00-2:30- Independently Published Book with 6,000 Sales-Paul Grimshaw, Author Travelers of the Gray Dawn

2:30-2:45- Break, Beverages & Snacks Provided

2:45- 4:15- Authors Published with Small Press-Dana Ridenour, Fmr. FBI Agent & Author, Beyond the Cabin

5:00-7:00- Book Signing for attendees, speakers, and Coastal Author Members–Advertised to the Public