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Inkers Con Digital Conference 2023

Join the premier online event for independent fiction authors

July 22nd to August 10th

2023 Digital Conference

Confirmed Events

12+ Bestselling Author Q&As

3 Networking Events

30+ Author Roundtables

12 Co-working Writing Sprints

You'll also gain access to 27 brand new classes for indie fiction authors, taught by experts like

Melanie Harlow
Theodora Taylor
Jeff Wheeler
Catharina Maura

Why attend Inkers Con Digital Conference 2023

Expert Guidance to Accelerate Your Success:

Inkers Con 2023 brings together best-selling authors and writing experts who will share their knowledge and expertise. You'll learn valuable techniques, tips, and strategies that can significantly enhance author career.

Networking Opportunities:

Inkers Con 2023 provides ample networking opportunities with fellow authors, industry professionals, and experts. Building connections and relationships within the writing community can open doors to collaborations, mentorship, and future opportunities.

Inspiration and Motivation:

Immersing yourself in a community of passionate and like-minded individuals can be incredibly motivating. Inkers Con 2023 offers a fun environment where you can draw inspiration, regain motivation, and reignite your creative spark.

Professional Development:

The event offers professional development planning, allowing authors to set goals, identify areas for growth, and create a roadmap for their writing career. This strategic approach can lead to improved productivity, enhanced authorpreneur skills, and a clear path to success.

Convenience and Flexibility:

Inkers Con 2023 is a digital event, eliminating the need for travel and providing flexibility in attendance. You can participate from the comfort of your own home, accessing the recorded content at your own pace and convenience. You'll have 6 years of access to all the content.

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What Others Are Saying...

"Inker's Con was the best money I have spent for my career this year, possibly ever."
Alyssa Bailey
USA Today and International Best Selling Author
"All authors, whether aspiring, new or established must attend Inkers Con... It's the best investment."
L.L. Hunter
Bestselling Author with 50+ published books
"Inkers is such an awesome conference, always learn so much and feel more energized about my writing after. "
Lisa Chalmers
Romance Author
"After 18 years in the publishing industry, with 77 books published, I signed up for my first Inkers Con and the amount of information on offer blew my mind!
I learned so much and can't wait to implement new strategies for my books. Thank you, Inkers Con."
Nicola Marsh
USA Today Bestselling and Multi Award Winning Author
"No matter where you are in your publishing career, Inkers Con has the information you need to take the next step."
Jennifer Allis Provost
Author with 40+ published books
"This was my first time attending Inkers Con, and I'm so glad I did. It went above and beyond my expectations. I've already been able to put much of what I've learned into practice. Thank you!"
Heather Marie Reaves
Author with 8 published books

The Schedule of Events:

Week 1

Kickoff icebreaker attendee event

10+ interactive roundtable discussions

4+ Q&As with bestselling authors

Speed networking by genre

4 co-working writing sessions

Office hours and industry sessions

Author Success Plan workshop

Week 2

10+ interactive roundtable discussions

4+ Q&As with bestselling authors

Cocktail hour networking party

4 co-working writing sessions

Office hours and industry sessions

Week 3

10+ interactive roundtable discussions

4+ Q&As with bestselling authors

Fun networking event

4 co-working writing sessions

Office hours and industry sessions

Examples of Previous Roundtable Topics

Examples of Previous Bestselling Author Q&A Sessions

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Inkers Con 2023 Class Line-up


Creating a Thriving Email List with Automation

by Holly Darling
An email welcome automation isn’t just an item on your to-do list, it could be a mini marketing machine, one that continually provides you with sales, referrals, reviews, and engagement with your readers. In this class, you’ll learn a framework of engagement, the do’s and don’ts of automation, and how to create a custom experience for your readers inside your welcome sequence. 

Building a Sustainable Seven-Figure Business

by Catharina Maura
A #1 Amazon bestselling author will share her roadmap to success, which includes optimization of your product, sales tactics and strategies, and how to level up once you find your audience.

TikTok for the Win

by Eden O'Neil and Kat T. Masen
With over a billion users, the impact of TikTok on the book world can’t be ignored. But what if you hate being on camera and don’t have the creative energy to tackle another social media platform? Two authors will share their strategies and insights and how they each reached phenomenal success through TikTok.

Building a Bestseller

by L.T. Ryan
The best writing and fantastic plots can still fall flat with readers if they aren’t executed properly. In this class, learn from a seven-figure bestselling author who will share pre-development, writing, and marketing decisions that can impact a book’s success. Lee will take you behind the scenes and show real-life examples and the results.

Better Readthrough and Higher Royalties

by Quinn Ward
Readthrough in your series is crucial and directly affected by the strength of your back matter. In this class, you’ll learn strategies and tactics for increasing your readthrough by optimizing your back matter. You’ll leave this class with a clear idea of what to fix with your current books and how to approach back matter to maximize your readthrough and royalties.

Elements of Click-worthy Cover Design

by Rebekah Haskell
Is your book cover drawing in readers or pushing them away? In this class, learn what should be your number one consideration when designing a cover and what elements are important in triggering sales. Whether you’re an author looking to work more effectively with a design professional, or an aspiring designer yourself, this class will help you make educated decisions and accurately judge your current covers.

Effectively Marketing Your Backlist

by Golden Angel
Do you struggle with marketing, especially when it comes to older books and series? Many authors focus on their new releases and ignore their backlist, but your backlist can help keep your income steady, and many authors say it makes up the bulk of their income! Learn how to analyze your data to make effective marketing decisions for your backlist, the power of free books and sales, and the differences between marketing wide versus Kindle Unlimited books.

The Strategies Behind a Successful Book Launch

by Ricardo Fayet
The first few weeks after launch are often the key to a book's lifelong success. To maximize your sales in that crucial period, you need a perfect product page, pristine metadata, and a proper strategy to tickle the retailers' algorithms. In this workshop, Reedsy's co-founder Ricardo Fayet will show you how to craft and execute the perfect launch plan to bring your next release to new heights.


Starting Facebook Book Ads from Scratch

by Malorie Cooper
Facebook ads can be intimidating (and expensive!) if you don’t know where to begin. In this class, a Facebook ads expert will start with the basics and explain audiences, ad setup and creation, and how to start small and grow from there. (virtual presentation)

My Facebook Ads are Failing

by Malorie Cooper
If you just can’t get Facebook ads to perform or their performance is abysmal – this class is for you! A Facebook ads expert will help you to do an audit of your ads, offer strategies to reboot and improve their performance, and address potential culprits to your success.

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at a $90,000+ Royalty Month with Amazon Ads

by Bryan Cohen
What can we learn from massive success stories with Amazon Ads? In this class, Amazon Ads expert Bryan Cohen will break down an author’s $90,000+ royalty month where ads were the primary promotional method. By sharing how the author reached this point and the nitty-gritty details of their massive month, you’ll discover how to start ads, grow ads, and how to take them way past your current ceiling of royalties.

Mastering the Art of Ad Strategy

by Bonnie Paulson
This is an interactive “how to” workshop that will help you to create a personalized ad strategy that works for you. You’ll take actionable steps to create a plan completely customizable for you and your books. Learn how to take control of what’s important and apply what’s working. This strategy building can apply to any budget and any genre.

8 Tips for Running Better BookBub Ads Campaigns

by Carlyn Robertson
With a captive audience of voracious readers, BookBub can be one of the most powerful avenues for book advertising. In this presentation by a BookBub representative, you’ll learn 8 actionable tips that will help you create profitable campaigns, increase the performance of existing ads, and avoid common mistakes with BookBub Ads.

Successful Publishing with KDP & Amazon Advertising

by Amazon representatives
Learn the basics of self-publishing on Kindle Direct Publishing, gaining instant access to millions of readers. This presentation will also dive into an introduction to Amazon Advertising and how to help your books stand out.


Selling Directly to Your Readers

by Katie Cross
One of the best ways to build loyalty and grow independent income streams is through direct sales. A six-figure author will break down the process and share valuable tips on how to run traffic to and through your website, engage readers with a 1:1 relationship, how to sell off retailers, and tactics for finding and keeping an audience.

Activate and Align your Author Success

by Renee Rose and Carissa Andrews
Could your thoughts be holding your success at bay? Moving past success blocks can make a huge difference in selling books, self-promotion, defeating writer’s block, and opening up the flow of creativity. Learn how to leverage the Law of Attraction and other manifestation techniques in order to elevate your author career to the next level.

Productivity Tips & Juggling It All

by Kristen Granata and Deann Powell (writing as Diana Xarissa)
Whether you’re a full-time author or juggling three jobs, it seems like there’s never enough time to get everything done – plus get in your needed word count! If you’re struggling with time management, focus, and stress levels, this class will help you prioritize, segment, and maximize the time you have. Taught by two high-powered and successful authors, you’ll leave this class feeling more confident and capable of managing your schedule.

Sharing the Secrets of Success

(by Jonathan Brazee, Alessandra Torre, Ines Johnson, and Diana Xarissa)
Ever wish you could sit down with a top-selling author and get their top advice? Five bestselling authors each share their unique journey to success and what they do to maintain it. In addition, they will each do a deeper dive into a specialized focus or tip that they find crucial to their success.

KDP Select AND Multiple Streams of Income

by Misty M. Beller
Though Amazon’s KDP Select program is often profitable enough to lure authors into the ebook exclusivity it requires, it IS possible to use that program and build enough other streams of income so all your eggs are not in the Kindle Unlimited basket. Misty will share the non-ebook revenue streams and multiple advertising drivers she’s used to build income of nearly $500,000 this year—over half of which is not from KU page reads.

Road Repair: How to Stay in Your Lane Without Getting Stuck in a Rut

by Melanie Harlow
We know staying in our lane is the best way to meet reader expectations, build a loyal following, and become a one-click author. But what happens when the landscape around you shifts? How can we stay consistent without becoming stagnant? How can we breathe new life into our brands (and avoid burnout) without alienating our most loyal fans? This presentation will include a deep dive into reader expectations, help authors without a lane get on the right path, and show real examples of how this bestselling author has updated her lane in the last year–and why.

Growing Your Readership with Kobo: Using Kobo Plus to Reach a New Audience

by Laura Granger
Gain insights into Kobo’s non-exclusive subscription program, Kobo Plus, and find out how subscriptions are tapping into a new global readership and increasing author earnings. Plus, learn about the opportunities Kobo offers writers, including direct audiobook upload, library distribution, retail partnerships, and unique promotions.

Picking Your Path: A Real-Life Comparison of Traditional Versus Independent Publishing

by Mary Adkins
Choosing your publishing path can be daunting, especially when you don’t have all of the information: traditional publishing is notorious for keeping the details of the industry close to its chest, and some authors flourish with independent publishing while others struggle to get a return on their investment. In this workshop, 3-time bestselling novelist Mary Adkins will get real about the pros and cons of traditional vs. independent publishing, the reasons that led her to go traditional for her novels but consider going independent for her upcoming memoir, and the critical factors to weigh as a writer when choosing a publishing path.


Writing Your Way to 7-Figure Fiction

by Theodora Taylor
There is a secret sauce to writing successful books, and it’s all about using universal human desires and motivation to hook readers and give them a satisfying experience that they will rave about. Learn how to write what you love, run your author business your way, and make raving fans out of your readers.

Focus on Story Issues

by Jen Graybeal
Stuck in the midst of your story? Do you have a great novel you’ve abandoned because you couldn’t get through it? This class dives into brain chemistry and the science of frustration. You’ll learn how to examine the layers of a story to figure out what is missing/not working/what should happen next. Dust off those deserted manuscripts or reattack your writer’s block with confidence – this class will give you the confidence and knowledge to work through your next stall.

Worldbuilding for Any Genre

by Leslye Penelope
Creating unique, fully realized environments that readers will want to get lost in is not just a skill for fantasy or science fiction writers. No matter what time period or location your stories are set in, mastering fictional worldbuilding is key for reader delight. Learn techniques any author can use to bring your setting to life.

Pants Optional

by Kate Hawthorne and Annabeth Albert
Are you a pantser or a plotter? It doesn’t matter – this class is built for both! From the basics of planning a publishing schedule to more in-depth topics like getting your story off the ground, developing meaningful character arcs, setting the pace, and facing the dreaded bleak moment, two career authors (one a pantser and the other a detailed plotter) will share tips and tricks from opposite ends of the craft that have worked for them.

Stealing Secrets from Screenwriting: How to Make Your Book Bingeworthy

by Ines Johnson
In television – every scene matters and if you don’t hook the viewer and keep them engaged, you’ll lose them to another channel. The secret to success is in the writing – and an ex-screenwriter-turned-bestselling author is sharing all of her secrets of screenwriting in this c23 lass. Learn how to weave in multiple storylines, use leads, sequels, and buttons, and the best character archetypes like the red shirt to answer story questions and open closed doors for the sequel.

Advanced Story Structure: Craft a Satisfying Plot

by Alex Lidell
Have you noticed that a joke punchline feels “right” when it comes on the third beat, but not on second or fourth? Same is true for plots – there is a beat cadence that makes the story feel satisfying. Learn and practice it in this workshop! This is is BYOP (Bring Your Own Plot) workshop, so you can practice the technique on your own story. Plotters and pantsters are equally welcome.

The How of Creativity

by Jeff Wheeler
Creativity is a muscle, and there are exercises you can do to strengthen and develop it. In this class, you’ll learn creativity tips from The Hunger Games, Pixar Studios, Stephen King, Andrew Carnegie, and a famous fighter pilot. Learn where creativity comes from, so you can always have a steady supply of it.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Everyone joins Inkers Con at a different point in their career. We have new authors who are building their foundation and want the best information right from the start. We also have authors with dozens (the highest we’ve heard so far is 110) of books who are refining their craft and advancing their marketing. It is never too late or too early to join Inkers Con. Plus, with six years of access you can grow and access the content you need when you’re ready for it.

It’s going to be an amazing 3 weeks of networking, learning, and connecting and we can’t wait to have you join us!

All the festivities kick off on Friday, July 22nd – you’ll be able to attend Q&As, register for roundtables, connect with the rest of the community, and much more. Most of our events will be held via Zoom.

You can absolutely write, publish and market your books without any help, or just using assorted free trainings out there. To be frank, it will most likely take you quite a bit longer though.

We believe so strongly that you’ll learn and see an increase in your sales based on these classes that we’re proud to offer a 30-day 100% money-back “no questions asked” guarantee. If you don’t feel like you’ve learned something new that will expand your business and increase sales – just reach out to Terezia at and we will refund you right away. There is no risk to try the conference out.

You will have full access to all of the classes listed on the conference lineup, plus any recorded roundtables, Q&As, transcripts and audio files for six years from the date of purchase. You’ll have plenty of time to absorb and implement the awesome information. Plus, you can rewatch them as many times as you want.