8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Check-in Registration, Coffee & Breakfast Snacks, Morning Networking (Founders Ballroom A)

9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.Session One

  • Is Self-publishing Right for You? Presented by Colleen Gleason. LECTURE (Founders Ballroom A)

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Session Two

  • How Legacy Publishing Drove Me Crazy (and I Found Some Sanity as an Indie). Presented by Lev Raphael. LECTURE (Founders Ballroom B)
  • Creating a Publishing Team
    Presented by Weam Namou. LECTURE (Founders Ballroom C)

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch (Founders Ballroom A)

1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Keynote Speaker

  • Sylvia Hubbard – Why I’m a Self-Published Author (Founders Ballroom A)

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Sessions Three

  • Building an Indie Publishing Company. Presented by Diana Kathryn Plopa. LECTURE (Founders Ballroom B)
  • Self-publishing: The Numbers. Presented by Mel Corrigan. LECTURE (Founders Ballroom C)

3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Sessions Four

  • Publishing from Indie Author to International Distribution. Presented by Sylvia Hubbard. LECTURE (Founders Ballroom B)
  • Myths & Facts of Self-Publishing. Diana Plopa, Weam Namou, and Mel Corrigan. PANEL DISCUSSION (Founders Ballroom C)

Feel Free to Network Until 5:00 p.m.

There will be 15-minute Breaks between sessions to allow presenters to set-up for the next session and offer attendees a chance to visit the restroom, grab a fresh coffee, and network with other writers. Bring business cards. Presenters’ books will be available for purchase in the registration room.

Please Note: All events take place in the Oakland Center of Oakland University (2200 N Squirrel Road, Rochester, MI 48309). Use parking Lot 1 (P1) off Squirrel Road and walk east toward the building. The Oakland Center is positioned between the lots and the Clock Tower. Look for Bright Yellow Signs. The Oakland Center is #13 on the printable version Campus Map.

Rochester Writers reserves the right to add, subtract, or substitute any of the presentations and speakers.