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Conference Program Schedule | NINC

NINC 2024 Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, September 18

2:00 – 6:30 PM

Registration Open (Grand Colonnade)

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Mix and Mingle Snack Break Sponsored by BookFunnel (Grand Colonnade)

7:00 PM
Welcome Reception Sponsored by BookBub (Courtyard)

Thursday, September 19

8:30 AM

Coffee Cart Sponsored by Lulu (Bird & Indian Key)

8:30 – 9:30 AM
Registration Open (Grand Colonnade)
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Workshops (Tarpon, Sawyer, Long, and Bird Key)
12:00 – 1:30 PM

Lunch Sponsored by Reedsy (Banyan Breezeway)

1:30 – 3:45 PM
Workshops (Tarpon, Sawyer, Long, and Bird Key)
3:45 – 5:30 PM

Meet Our Sponsors Happy Hour Sponsored by Down Island Press (Banyan Breezeway)

7:30 – 10:00 PM

NINC After Dark Sponsored by Vellum (Courtyard)

Friday, September 20

8:30 AM

Breakfast Sponsored by Merch Jar (Banyan Breezeway)

8:30 – 9:30 AM
Registration Open (Grand Colonnade)
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Workshops (Tarpon, Sawyer, Long, and Bird Key)
12:00 – 1:30 PM

Lunch Sponsored by Amazon KDP and Amazon Ads (Banyan Breezeway)

1:30 – 5:00 PM
Workshops (Tarpon, Sawyer, Long, and Bird Key)
3:45 PM

Snack Break Sponsored by Pocket FM (Grand Colonnade)

5:00 – 6:30 PM

NINC Happy Hour Sponsored by Bookvault (Banyan Breezeway & Courtyard)

Saturday, September 21

8:30 AM

Breakfast Sponsored by Kobo (Banyan Breezeway)

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Workshops (Tarpon, Sawyer, Long, and Bird Key)
12:00 – 2:00 PM
Lunch on your own
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Workshops (Tarpon, Sawyer, Long, and Bird Key)
3:00 PM

Snack Break Sponsored by Writer MBA (Grand Colonnade)

3:15 PM
Annual General Meeting (NINC Members Only) (Tarpon/Sawyer Key)
4:30 – 6:00 PM

NINC Happy Hour (Banyan Breezeway & Courtyard)

6:30 – 8:00 PM
Beachside Blowout Buffet Sponsored by Draft2Digital (Breckenridge Deck North)
8:00 PM
Saturday Night Karaoke Sponsored by Draft2Digital (Jacaranda Hall)


Celeste Barclay

Influencing Buyer Perception to Make Your Brand an Experience

Sarra Cannon

Implementing What You’ve Learned: How To Create A Winning Post-Conference Plan

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith

The Resilient Writer: Thriving Amidst Change

Pages and Peace: Finding Harmony in the Writing Life

Mark Gottlieb

Unveiling the Secrets of Hardcover Bestsellers: Crafting Novels with Depth and Impact

Maximizing Your Intellectual Property Potential

Jen Graybeal

What Writers Can Learn From Marvel and Pixar

Holiday Sales Strategy

Kristan Higgins

Building Long-Term Reader Loyalty

Making the Most of Secondary Characters

Pierre Jeanty

Shopify for Authors

Facebook Ads for Direct Sales

Mary Kole

Make Your Readers Ugly-Cry: Using Interiority to Create Unforgettable Characters

Expanding Your Career with IP Work For Hire

Alex Newton

Harnessing Market Forces to Sell More Books in 2024

Using Big Data Insights for Higher Royalties

Cameron Snow

Scaling Up for Success

TikTok Ads

Kevin Tumlinson

The Artisan Age—Valuing Quality over Quantity

Brand You U—Building a Winning Personal Brand

Three Things—Journaling for Success and Content

Ricardo Fayet

The 6 Marketing Principles That Should Guide Your Writing Career

Rachel Wharton and Laura Granger

Expand your Readership with Kobo Plus

Cameron Scot

Advanced KDP Ads: Measuring Your Advertising’s Impact on Your Bottom Line

Alex Smith

Special Editions + Direct Sales

Damon Courtney

Direct Sales: How to Train Your Readers

Monica Leonelle and Russell Nohelty

Unpacking Fandom for Crowdfunding and Subscriptions

Randall Wood

Direct Sales Data: Where to get it and how best to leverage it


We’re also debuting a fantastic new type of session called a Sponsor 30/30. These sponsors will be giving a 30-minute workshop immediately followed by 30 minutes of open Office Hours. Attendees will be able to attend the workshop, drop in for Office Hours, or do both!

  • Your Stories, Our Strategy: Grow Your Presence with Book Brush Social Media Management | Book Brush
  • Successful Author Strategies with Kobo | Kobo
  • How To Maximize and Automate Book Sales Using Lulu | Lulu
  • Solving KDP Ad Challenges: Uncover Your True ACOS | Merch Jar
  • How Plottr’s newest features will save you time! | Plottr
  • Podium Entertainment Presents: The Partnership Approach to Creating Successful Audiobooks | Podium
  • Publishing Made Easy | PublishDrive
  • Unveiling Reedsy Studio: The Ultimate Writing Companion | Reedsy
  • The Making of a Media Guide | Smith Publicity
  • Dive into Text Conversations and Written Notes | Vellum
  • A Full Overview of the Five Author Ecosystems | Writer MBA
  • Achieve Balance: Sell More Books AND Save More Time | D2D
  • Title TBA | Amazon Ads
  • Title TBA | Bookvault
  • Title TBA | Down Island Press
  • Come Hear NINC Members’ Works Performed by Professional, SAG-AFTRA Audiobook Narrators | SAG-AFTRA

Amazon KDP




Down Island Press




Merch Jar


Pocket FM






Writer MBA

Written Word Media

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