Authors, Publish Smarter! Attend PubSmart!


Join Team Bublish in Charleston, South Carolina on April 16-18, 2014 for the inaugural PubSmart conference.  We’re part of the founding team of this exciting new publishing event that puts authors in the driver’s seat.

EARLY BIRD PRICING EXTENDED due to bad weather. Register by February 14 at

It was important to make this conference affordable for authors to attend. With this in mind, we’re offering the Bublish community an extra $50 discount in addition to the early bird price. To get your discount code, just email And if you’re not signed up for your free writer or reader Bublish account, just sign up at Once we’ve emailed you the discount code, you’re all ready to register at Tickets are limited so register today!

What Is PubSmart? 

PubSmart is an unprecedented gathering of publishing professionals who represent today’s broad range of publishing opportunities – self publishing, traditional, small press and hybrid. This is a new kind of event that puts emerging authors and small publishers in the driver’s seat and gives them the information they need to create a customized roadmap for success. It’s about introducing innovative models that lead to smart decisions and new opportunities in today’s transformed book marketplace.

PubSmart offers three days of information-packed sessions designed to educate authors and small publishers about the latest production and distribution methods in print and digital; how to raise funds for your first book project and beyond; marketing and publicizing books on a tight budget in today’s social/mobile world; the best discoverability tools for authors and so much more!

Who Should Attend?

► Traditionally published authors who want to discover new markets for their work

► Self-published authors who want to reach more readers

► Aspiring authors seeking guidance from publishing professionals

► Independent publishers that want to better serve their authors and improve performance

What Will You Learn?

► How emerging publication and distribution avenues can help you reach your objectives

► Steps to build your author platform, brand and persona

► How editors and agents can help further your publishing goals

► Insider tips from a wide variety of successful publishing professionals

► Where book publishing and marketing is headed in the digital era

► How to build sales and buzz through reviewers, mass media and book clubs

► The latest methods of raising funds, using discoverability tools and increasing sales

“I can’t wait for PubSmart and the unparalleled opportunity to catch up on recent developments in this ever-changing industry of ours. Conferences like PubSmart remind us of the need to continue sharing and learning from one another.” Keynote Speaker Hugh Howey

“I’m always excited to speak at conferences with a business focus, where authors are educated and empowered to make the best decisions for the long term of their careers.”          Keynote Speaker Jane Friedman

Why PubSmart?

PubSmart is about the business of publishing in a quickly changing book marketplace. It’s about helping emerging authors and small publishers make the smartest decisions based on the latest opportunities and information. From seeking agent representation or legal insights before embarking on publication, to fundraising for a book project, from choosing the right distribution outlets and strategic marketing tools to planning for the next book launch, PubSmart has answers to help you customize your own roadmap for success. The assembled faculty has been chosen not only for their expertise in their respective fields – agents, editors, publishers, publicists, attorneys, association presidents and author services CEOs – but for their generosity of spirit as well. Attendees will walk away with a wealth of knowledge they won’t find anywhere else. They will emerge informed and empowered, ready to take control of the next step in their career.

Why Charleston?

Charleston is the glistening jewel in the southeast crown, and the center of the Southeast’s growing role in digital era publishing. The famed Francis Marion hotel, built in 1924 during the golden age of authors, including F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, celebrates its 90th birthday in 2014. Though equipped with all the latest conveniences, the hotel retains its historic feel on Charleston’s bustling peninsula. It’s the perfect setting for a conference ushering in the new golden age of authors! Sightseeing opportunities abound in this historic city. From horse-drawn carriages to walks down cobblestone lanes, this is a modern city that retains a strong connection to its historic past. To kick off the PubSmart conference, attendees will enjoy views of the stunning Ravenel Bridge from the College of Charleston’s Arena observation deck where attendees and faculty are invited to “Meet Charleston” at an opening cocktail reception.

Additional Links:

PubSmart Website:

Ether Exclusive by Porter Anderson: Charleston’s PubSmart Joins Conference Row:

Charleston City Paper: PubSmart Conference bringing publishers, bestselling authors to Charleston next spring

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