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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Kevin J. Anderson

Kevin J. Anderson is the author of over 145 books, 56 of which have appeared on national or international bestseller lists. He has won or been nominated for the Bram Stoker, Shamus, Hugo, Nebula, Scribe, and Colorado Book Award. Kevin has written three X-FILES novels, numerous STAR WARS projects, fifteen bestselling Dune novels with Brian Herbert, and he also collaborated with Dean Koontz on Frankenstein: Prodigal Son, which sold a million copies in the first year of its release. He has also written a humorous horror series featuring Dan Shamble, Zombie PI, as well as an epic SF series The … Learn MoreKevin J. Anderson

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Mark Leslie Lefebvre

With more than a quarter century of experience in bookselling as it evolved from strictly bricks and mortar operations and into online and digital venues, Mark has continually been at the forefront of applying digital solutions to publishing and book selling, including having created and successfully grown one of the four largest digital eBook publishing platforms self-publishing services, Kobo Writing Life. And just this month, Mark joined D2D as its new Director of Business Development. As a former President of the Canadian Booksellers Association, and having sat on the Board of Directors for BookNet Canada and as a strategic advisory … Learn MoreMark Leslie Lefebvre

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