Friday, February 3, 2012

The publishamerica convention

Today is the big publishamerica convention "near Philadelphia" at the Hagley library.
Look at that crowd.!/PublishAmerica/status/165442640429584384/photo/1

PublishAmerica, the nation’s leading traditional book publisher, will host the first of ten regional published authors conventions next month in Wilmington, Delaware. The Mid-Atlantic Published Authors Convention is open to all published and aspiring authors and their guests, not just those published by PublishAmerica. The event will be held at the beautiful Hagley Museum and Library on February 3 from 9 am until 5 pm.

The convention will be a unique opportunity for attendees to mingle with other authors and PublishAmerica's knowledgeable staff members, who will be available to answer questions and offer advice. Also on hand from the literary world will be marketing experts, literary agents, booksellers and inspirational speakers.

Featured speakers for this event include Bryan Winfrey who will present “Ask Your Publisher”; Lynn Barry “The Sheer Fun of Writing”; Paul Rachmann “How to Persist and Never Give Up”; Alice Meiners “What to Overcome Before You Go Solo”; Tina Shipe “Promote Yourself”; and Jackie Buehrle “How We Make Books.”

Authors, bookstores, cafes and others are encouraged to become exhibitors with the available option of a full or half space.

For more information or to register for the Mid-Atlantic Published Authors Convention, please visit

PublishAmerica is the home of more than 50,000 talented authors. PublishAmerica is a traditional publishing company whose primary goal is to encourage and promote the works of new, previously undiscovered writers. Like more mainstream publishers, PublishAmerica pays its authors advances and royalties and makes its books available through all bookstores. PublishAmerica offers a distinctly personal, supportive alternative to vanity presses and less accessible publishers.

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PA posted a photograph of their authors seated in the lecture area on their Twitter page!/PublishAmerica/status/165441474480181250/photo/1


  1. go here to see the slideshow!/PublishAmerica/media/slideshow?

  2. publishamerica calls that a crowd or a "large delegation" they may very well have had several employees but judging from the photos (and we can assume they published the photos showing the most people visiting) it doesn't look like many authors showed up but this is what PA had to say on their FB page.

    It was wonderful to meet so many authors in person. We brought a large delegation, especially for that purpose. We're doing this throughout the country this year -- and next year, again.

  3. oh how the mighty have fallen. Alice Meiners who was a guest speaker at the convention arrived by helicopter. A photograph posted by an author who was there on Facebook although blurry was clear enough to at least see that this was an R22- a two seater. Their flight school's friend has a bunch of the small helicopters for training, rent and for sale. A helicopter like this can fly 240 miles on a tank of fuel. Not so long ago, the Meiners owned an R44.


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