Damon Courtney

Damon Courtney is the creator and CEO of BookFunnel, an ebook delivery service for authors and publishers. Though he would like to be a highly successful indie author, he can only lay claim to publishing a single Fantasy trilogy that he does really like, despite its lack of sales. But, self-publishing three novels did lead to the creation of BookFunnel, so he’s got that going for him. As a lifelong software engineer, Damon is an expert in just about everything technical and can offer unique insight on publishing as it relates to software and technology. In case you haven’t heard, software is eating … Learn MoreDamon Courtney

Loren L. Coleman

Loren L. Coleman is the author of over twenty science fiction and fantasy novels, including writing for such well-known brands as Conan, Star Trek, Magic, and BattleTech. He is also the owner/publisher of Catalyst Game Labs and serves as the company’s chief licensing manager. He has published or republished over 100 novels, hundreds of games or game-related titles, and has worked with such brands as Shadowrun, Vikings, and Dungeons & Dragons. He has also been instrumental in licensing novels and games into seven other languages.

David P. Vandagriff

David P. Vandagriff is an attorney who focuses his practice on contract negotiation and drafting, including the licensing of intellectual property. His current clients are primarily authors, but also include small publishers and literary agents. He is a member of The State Bar of California. Earlier in his career, David was a nationally-known expert on law office automation, wrote a regular column in The ABA Journal for the American Bar Association and was invited (and paid) to speak to many different bar associations from New York to Honolulu. During this time, he wrote Splitsville, a popular software program for divorce … Learn MoreDavid P. Vandagriff

Christina F. York

Christina F. York—in addition to writing SF, fantasy, YA, romance, action-adventure, erotica, and a variety of licensed properties—is a financial professional with over 40 years of experience in companies large and small across a wide range of industries. She writes the bestselling Haunted Gift Shop mysteries as Christy Fifield is the author of the best-selling Haunted Gift Shop mysteries and the Lady Plumber mysteries as Christy Evans. Amazingly, all three share a single brain. (It’s kind of a scary place to live.) In addition to her professional experience, Ms. York has been the spouse of a writer for over 35 … Learn MoreChristina F. York

T. Thorn Coyle

T. Thorn Coyle is author of the nine book paranormal fantasy seriesThe Witches of Portland, as well as The Panther Chronicles, an alt-history urban fantasy series,the novel Like Water, and two short story collections. Thorn has also written multiple nonfiction books including Sigil Magic for Writers, Artists & Other Creatives, Kissing the Limitless, and Evolutionary Witchcraft. Both traditionally and independently published, Thorn’s work appears in many anthologies, magazines, and collections. Thorn ran a private teaching and consulting business and has taught and lectured on four continents, in nine countries, and twenty-five states and moderated panels at many conferences. Thorn ran a popular podcast for several years and … Learn MoreT. Thorn Coyle

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Dean Wesley Smith

Considered one of the most prolific writers working in modern fiction, USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith published far more than a hundred novels in forty years, and hundreds of short stories across many genres. At the moment he produces novels in several major series, including the time travel Thunder Mountain novels set in the Old West, the galaxy-spanning Seeders Universe series, the urban fantasy Ghost of a Chance series, a superhero series starring Poker Boy, and a mystery series featuring the retired detectives of the Cold Poker Gang. His monthly magazine, Smith’s Monthly, which consists of only his … Learn MoreDean Wesley Smith

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Andrea Pearson

USA Today bestselling author Andrea Pearson has been a leader in the indie author arena since early 2011, with 50+ books under her belt and over a hundred articles for professional blogs and websites. She hosts the popular Self-Publish Strong podcast that focuses on both publishing and craft, and she offers multiple online courses that surround her favorite topic: marketing. Andrea was executive director for Indie Author Hub for a year and a half, and she is frequently invited to teach how to reach readers through both advanced newsletter marketing tactics and successful promotional campaigns at conferences and conventions. She has been interviewed … Learn MoreAndrea Pearson

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David Farland

David Farland is a New York Times bestselling author with more than 50 novels and anthologies to his credit. He has won numerous awards, including the Philip K. Dick Memorial Special Award, the International Book Award for Best Young Adult Novel of the Year, the Whitney Award for Best Book of the Year, and the Hollywood Book Festival’s “Book of the Year Award”. Dave has served as Coordinating Judge for the L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future for more than a dozen years. He has helped to mentor hundreds of new writes, including such #1 bestsellers as Brandon Sanderson … Learn MoreDavid Farland

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Donna Cook

Donna Cook is an author, editor, and publishing consultant. She’s published several contemporary romances under a pen name, and her epic fantasy adventure, Gift of the Phoenix, has won several awards. Her publishing house, Penrose House Press, LLC, offers consulting and publishing services to Indie authors and publishers. Key areas of expertise include developing snappy back-end systems for marketing and project management, offering solutions that simplify critical financial decision-making, and providing cost-effective royalty report services. All services are designed to give authors and publishers more time to focus on what they love: writing and producing books. Donna is co-founder of the Idaho Editor … Learn MoreDonna Cook

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Kristine Kathryn Rusch

New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch writes in almost every genre. Generally, she uses her real name (Rusch) for most of her writing. Under that name, she publishes bestselling science fiction and fantasy, award-winning mysteries, acclaimed mainstream fiction, controversial nonfiction, and the occasional romance. Her novels have made bestseller lists around the world and her short fiction has appeared in eighteen best of the year collections. She has won more than twenty-five awards for her fiction, including the Hugo, Le Prix Imaginales, the Asimov’s Readers Choice award, and the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Readers Choice Award. Publications from … Learn MoreKristine Kathryn Rusch

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