Book Expo America is introducing new programming to assist self-published authors. The new Author Hub project will run in parallel with a conference introduced in 2012 called uPublishU.
The Goal of Authors Hub is to “to further integrate the self-publishing community into the publishing mainstream by providing platforms where entrepreneurial authors may interact and share the spotlight at North America’s leading book industry event.” This year’s uPublishU day-long conference is set for Saturday, May 31.
The event will focus on two different types of authors and will provide guidance and assistance. The first will focus on an author’s first book and exactly how they bring it to the market. The second will give more specialized knowledge to indie authors who have been in the game for a few titles.