What is the Indie Author Forum?

The BookLife Indie Author Forum is the essential conference for self-published authors and those looking to explore the various paths in the ever evolving and expanding world of self-publishing. This one-day, virtual event allows current and future indie authors to tap the expertise of Publishers Weekly and BookLife for industry insights and the most up-to-date information on how to best publish and market their books to reach their individual goals.

What will the experience be?

Attendees will enter a virtual environment and navigate between a theater that hosts all of the programming, a special New Title Showcase display hall and a networking lounge where people can connect.

All of the downloadable content from the show can be collected and downloaded directly to an attendee’s digital “swag bag” for later viewing.

Will I have a badge?

Upon entering the conference, attendees will be given a personal profile that others will see. The information that you include at registration: first name, last name and your city and state will be pre-populated. You will be able to edit your profile and upload a photo upon arriving. Your profile or “avatar” allows for you and others to easily recognize each other to allow for networking and sharing of information.

What is the price to attend?

Early bird tickets (through February 28, 2022): $120
General admission (February 21–March 18, 2022): $149

Register as a Bookseller, Librarian, Library Board Trustee/Member, Friend of Library Organizations or Media for free. Register here or contact to receive a special promo code for registration. Please include “Indie Author Forum Complimentary Ticket” as your email’s subject line.

Can I register a group?

YES, we encourage it! Share the experience with a couple of friends or colleagues and receive 30 percent off the cost. Groups of 3 or more will receive entry at the discounted rate of $105 per ticket. For group pricing, contact Please use “Indie Author Conference Group Rates” as your email’s subject line.

Do students get a special rate?

Yes! Students enrolled in a two- or four-year undergraduate program and graduate students receive half off the regular price. To get your promo code for $75 student tickets, contact

How do I access BookLife's Indie Author Forum?

You will be sent your login credentials a few days prior to the show’s start.

How do I get my book included as part of the New Title Showcase digital display?

Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on setting up your book display.

What are the technical requirements to attend?

System requirements are very minimal and standard. We recommend accessing the website on a desktop for the best experience but you can use phone and tablet as well. See system requirements here.

What if I am not able to view all of the presentations?

We got you covered! While the live experience will include one-on-one connections, the conference presentations will be available for on-demand viewing. On or before Wednesday, March 23, you will receive an email with details on how to access the videos after the live conference.

I am a member of the press. How can I claim my complimentary pass?

Visit our press page here.

How do I sponsor?

Click here to see sponsor info. Contact Cevin Bryerman for a prospectus at

Is there a list of sponsors I can view?

Click here for sponsor and exhibitor information.

What if I need to have my ticket refunded?

All sales are final but we understand that extenuating circumstances might arise. Should you need to request a cancellation/refund, contact

If you previously purchased a ticket but have a promo code and need to make changes, contact

Have more questions? Contact our general support address at

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