Three Days of Community

Over 400 writers, authors, industry leaders, and publishing experts united in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania last November for a weekend of inspiration, encouragement, networking, and a lifetime’s worth of knowledge. A lot took place over the course of just three days—see what everyone had to say...

What can you expect?



Hear from more than 20 successful self-published authors and industry thought leaders.



Comprehensive, on-site workshops and panels focused on publishing and marketing your book.



Opportunities to connect with hundreds of fellow writers and expand your writing network.


Q + A

Open discussions with real publishing experts ready to answer your questions.

Old City. New ideas.

See what this year’s Independent Authors Conference is bringing to Philadelphia’s most historic district.


Sandra Smith, President, Smith Publicity

“What a wonderful event. The attendees were passionate, kind and curious—great group of people. Your BookBaby staff was incredibly positive, professional, and personable (inside the booth and even in the hotel’s lobby). Looking forward your 2018 conference and again, well done!”


Scott Bilker, Author/Publisher, BookLemur

“The IAC was an awesome event for BookLemur to sponsor and exhibit! There were lines of people waiting to talk to us the entire show. At the event we gave away nearly all the promotional material we brought, pads, pens, flyers, card decks. In fact, we had a total of 124 people sign up for our list. Start to finish it’s a top-notch event. You can be sure I’ll be there next year because I’ll bet there will be three times as many attendees when the word of mouth gets around about this event.”


Elizabeth Marshall, CEO, Book Breakthrough

I love what BookBaby has created here: there’s incredible people, great speakers, and they are really helping authors not just to get their book out there in an excellent way, but showing them that strategic pathway to have staying power, which is what I care about very much. So I highly encourage you to check out BookBaby in general and next year’s event!

Don’t wait! Get your 2018 Independent Authors Conference tickets today!