Welcome to the Indie Author Forum

Drawing on the combined expertise and authority of Publishers Weekly and BookLife, the BookLife Indie Author Forum was launched in 2022 to provide indie authors with a more intensive and personal learning experience. In the ever-evolving and rapidly expanding world of self-publishing, the Forum aims to connect indie authors to self-publishing experts to provide the latest industry insights, marketing strategies, and professional tips.

BookLife Indie Author Forum Choose Your Path

The Pro Series features 90-minute virtual sessions focused on single topics to drill down on the relevant issues unique to the self-publishing community.

Learn more about the upcoming BookLife Indie Author Forum full-day conference taking place February 2023.

Find out what people had to say about the 2022 BookLife Indie Author Forum, view select session videos, and see the full-day program.

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What Every Author Should Know About Hybrid Publishing

You’ve heard the term, but what exactly is hybrid publishing? Although the business model has been around for decades, many are unaware of what hybrid publishing offers authors. This informative, 90-minute session breaks it all down on Wednesday, October 26 at 3:30 PM ET.

BookLife Indie Author Forum by Publishers Weekly | In association with Combined Book Exhibit

Full-Day Conference

Tap the expertise of Publishers Weekly and BookLife to get an inside look at the ever evolving and rapidly expanding world of self-publishing. This one-day, online event will present a series of thoughtful discussions and breakout sessions to help authors find the success their book deserves. Join us on Saturday, February 25, 2023.