Events

ThrillerFest
ThrillerFest

New York, New York

July 8-12, 2014

Put on by International Thriler Writers, this five-day celebration of thriller novels encompasses all aspects of the thriller publishing experience. The schedule includes signing times that allow for interaction with fans, in addition to the informative discussions about trends and issues in the thriller publishing world. 'Thrillerfest is the premiere conference for thriller enthusiasts, brin …   read more

Digital Publishing Innovation Summit
Digital Publishing Innovation Summit

New York, New York

July 16-17, 2014

'Two days of cutting-edge digital publishing learning and intimate, expert-ledworkshops. Give your digital team the edge, with sessions from the industry'sleading speakers, the hottest topics and some world-class networkingopportunities.'This year's speakers include editor-in-chiefs and publishers from leading publications, such as Hayley Romer of The Atlantic, Stephen Loguidice of Buzzfeed, and N …   read more

Pacific Northwest Writers Conference
Pacific Northwest Writers Conference

Seattle, Washington

July 17, 2014

The Pacific Northwest Writers Association puts on this annual summer conference to give writers a networking and craft-honing opportunity. The conference is for writers of all levels and is led by industry experts, who conduct sessions to address important aspects of the publishing industry. The program also includes the chance to pitch your manuscript or project to attending agents or editors.&nb …   read more

Romance Writers of America Annual Conference
Romance Writers of America Annual Conference

San Antonia, Texas

July 23-26, 2014

The RWA Conference is the place where career-focused romance writers meet, mingle, and get down to the business of being an author. RWA 2014 Conference highlights include the “Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing; the Keynote speech from Sylvia Day; hearing from Featured Speaker Karen Rose; book signings; a trade show; and the Awards Ceremony with emcee Simone Elkeles.Every year, wr …   read more

Yale Publishing Course
Yale Publishing Course

New Haven, Connecticut

July 20-25, 2014

This gathering of industry professionals focuses on leadership strategies in both of its course options: book publishing or magazine and digital publishing. The courses alternate between lectures that identify industry trends and sessions of discussion and problem solving in small groups or with a counselor, so that the experience is truly an engaging course rather than an informational conference …   read more

Midwest Writers Workshop
Midwest Writers Workshop

Muncie, Indiana

July 24-26, 2014

This workshop program is designed to give authors the professional guidance they need to succeed in today's publishing world. 'We have 35+ different instructional sessions during our three-day program on everything from fiction to nonfiction, marketing, and ways to get your creative juices flowing. Thursday focuses on genre-specific intensive sessions. Friday and Saturday are packed with agen …   read more

Writer's Digest Conference
Writer's Digest Conference

New York, New York

August 1-3, 2014

'Take control of your writing career, hone your craft and fuel your creative fire at Writer's Digest Annual Conference, brought to you by the editors of the industry's most trusted source for writing advice and insight for more than 90 years—Writer's Digest.With more than 50 Agents and Editors participating in the Pitch Slam and dozens of insightful Sessions led by industry experts and succe …   read more

When Words Collide
When Words Collide

Calgary, Alberta

August 8-10, 2014

This festival aims to bring together the literary community, with authors and readers meeting in Calgary, Alberta. Writers from every genre are welcome to join the festival and share tips and information. A panel of speakers will discuss literature, publishing, cover art, pitch sessions, and writing. Readers can attend autograph sessions to get signed copies of the 50+ attending authors, or visit …   read more

AJC Decatur Book Festival
AJC Decatur Book Festival

Decatur, Georgia

August 29-31, 2014

The Atlanta Journal Constitution festival attracts massive amount of book-lovers into downtown Decatur, Georgia. One draw that makes this the largest independent literary festival is the extensive list of well known to famous authors hosting events and activities. The festival also takes the task of providing literary-based entertainment for all ages seriously; past years have brought cooking demo …   read more

Historical Novel Society Conference
Historical Novel Society Conference

London

September 5-7, 2014

The Historical Novel Society Conference offers authors of historical fiction a chance to improve their writing and meet other writers in their field. Authors of historical fiction can fuel their passion for the subject in informative lectures and workshops taught by a range of instructors and applicable to any branch of historical fiction. For writers looking to make connections, the conference ev …   read more

Brooklyn Book Festival
Brooklyn Book Festival

Brooklyn, New York

September 21, 2014

The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. One of America's premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors and the festival's lively literary marketplace.The Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend events are li …   read more

Baltimore Book Festival
Baltimore Book Festival

Baltimore, Maryland

September 26-28, 2014

The Baltimore Book Festival features hundreds of appearances by local, celebrity and nationally known authors, book signings, more than 100 exhibitors and booksellers, nonstop readings on multiple stages, cooking demos by top chefs, poetry readings, workshops, panel discussions, walking tours, storytellers and hands-on projects for kids, live music, and a delicious variety of food, beer and wine.N …   read more

Litquake
Litquake

San Francisco, California

October 10-18, 2014

Two authors established this celebration of the written word in 1999 when they realized just how much locals loved books and booze. San Franciscans take part in this nine day event with pub crawls, author events, youth programs, book giveaways, and more. The goal of Litquake is to 'present the literary fare in a variety of traditional and unlikely venues, and make it vivid, real, and entertaining. …   read more

Wisconsin Book Festival
Wisconsin Book Festival

Madison, Wisconsin

October 16-19, 2014

This annual book festival celebrates literature by bringing authors to Madison and hosting readings, signings, and other events over the course of four days. This year's events include readings from Kyle Minor (an IPPY award-winning author), Nevada Barr, Lois Lowry, Joshua Ferris, and more. Read more about the festival here.  …   read more

Texas Book Festival
Texas Book Festival

Austin, Texas

October 25-26, 2014

'The Texas Book Festival celebrates authors and their contributions to the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination. The Texas Book Festival was established in 1995 by Laura Bush, a former librarian and an ardent advocate of literacy. Along with Mary Margaret Farabee, founding co-chair, Mrs. Bush created a task force to plan a book festival to honor Texas authors, promote the joys of reading an …   read more

Traverse City Children's Book Festival
Traverse City Children's Book Festival

TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN

November 8, 2014

TCCBF is a celebration of children, families, community, and literacy. The festival offers a sampling of books for the entire family from a variety of Michigan and national publishers. Local non-profits will be on hand with fun, kid-friendly activities and crafts. Each year, the festival honors the medalists in the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards, presented annually by Jenkins Group since 2007, wi …   read more