Unlock the Secrets to Successful Publishing at the Chanticleer Authors Conference 2017 #CAC17

March 31 – April 2, 2017

Come and enjoy 3 days of instruction on how to improve your marketing skills and sell more books, located at the beautiful Hotel Bellwether, at Squalicum Harbor on beautiful Bellingham Bay, in Bellingham, Washington conveniently located between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C.

James Wells Presenting small

Featuring:

A fantastic line up of authors, marketers, and publishing professionals presenting a range of sessions on topics to help you sell more books and build your audience. Current faculty (subject to change):

  • Cevin Bryerman, Publisher of Publisher’s Weekly
  • Shari Stauch, CEO of Where Writers Win
  • Robert Dugoni, #1 Amazon, NY Times, WSJ Best-selling author – the undisputed king of legal thrillers
  • Kathy L. Murphy, founder of the Pulpwood Queens, Timber Guys, Splinters (YA), and Pinecones (children’s books) Book Club Organization (611 chapters)
  • Toby Neal, Amazon & USA Today Best-selling Crime Series Author
  • Chris Humphries, Author, Actor, Swordsman.
  • Eileen Cook, Author, Writing Consultant, Editor

And that is not all!

bbb poster 2017 smallA Three day book fair!

During the conference a 3-Day Book Fair, open to the public, hosted by Village Books, will feature the books of attendees and presenters.

As an added bonus the best selling books of the weekend will be featured at both of Village Books locations!

The weekend will culminate with an all out festival, presided over by Kathy L. Murphy our “Queen of the Book Fair” and founder of the 600 Chapter “Pulpwood Queens” Book Club. Authors will meet the public, sign books, and participate in panels and all kinds of fun and games. See our Book Fair page for more details.

Jesikah Sundin Winning Reaction Prize 2014

An Awards Banquet for the 2016 Chanticleer International Writing Competitions

And the crowning (ahem, crowing) gem of #CAC17 is the Awards Banquet that will take place on the evening of Saturday, April 1, when we recognize the First in Category winners and announce the Grand Prize Genre Winners and the Overall Grand Prize Winner of the  2016 Chanticleer International Writing Competitions! 

And even more…

Masterclass Sessions, Limited to 15 Attendees

Get a jump on everybody by taking these exciting Thursday master classes with two very knowledgeable authors! Master classes are not included in regular conference passes.

$160 day pass for Thursday master classes

  • Classes & Instructors TBA
Bob_Dugoni_hres3_thumb1.jpg Past years we have had favorite Masterclass teachers like Robert Dugoni. 

Friday, Saturday, Sunday March 31 – April 2, 2017

Our conference package offers:

  • Rob Slater & Sara Stamey show off blue ribbonsSessions with a special focus on the business of being a working writer on topics such as marketing, publicity, platform, sales tools & strategies, publishing, production, distribution, organization, storycraft, editing, and more.
  • An amazing lineup of presenters and faculty.
  • A staffed book room where ALL attendees may have their book for sale all weekend, culminating with our book fair on Sunday, an all out author fest meet and greet for fans and open to the public.
  • Lunches and dinners throughout the conference, plus tickets to our Award Gala on saturday.
  • A fantastic community of like-minded authors for all the support and sharing of experience and advice you could ever ask for
  • Vendors and businesses invested in your success. Gifts from sponsors, like The Writer magazine, who will be handing out free copies of their publication to attendees and free subscriptions to the grand prize winners of our writing competitions.

Click here for CAC15’s Photos – see what you could be missing if you don’t register today!

Previous attendees had this to say:
“You made me, a first time author, feel like a writer. In addition, I found the conference unique, focused, and an amazing learning experience.” Nancy Adair, Bellingham
“Thanks for an amazing conference. It was a blast to meet so many talented people, and I learned a ton. I came home bursting with ideas for new stories as well as ways to better market and sell the ones I have. It was more than worth the cost of attending.”
Scott Smith, author of AN OUTCAST STATE, Hawaii

Read More Conference Testimonials

Register for CAC17

Chanticleer Conference Tracks:

  • Marketing, Publicity, Platform (MPP) – Social media savvy, author websites, branding, driving discoverability, cultivating readership and gaining exposure in today’s market.
  • Sales Tools & Strategies (STS) – Sales Facilitators: Covers, Reviews, Early Readers, Pre-sales, etc. Applying business sense to sales strategies. Currency Exchange: Dollars for exposure.
  • Publishing, Production, Distribution (PPD) – Form & Design. Pitches & Concepts. Working with booksellers. Current Publishing Trends. New Digital Media. And More.
  • Story, Editing, Development (SED) – We’re writers. Naturally, we’re gonna talk about writing.
  • Organization, Motivation, Self-help (OMS) – Get your mind on the right page.
  • A Touch of Hollywood (ToH) – It wouldn’t be the West Coast without it.
  • Networking & Fun (NetFun) – Special events and networking opportunities.
  • Kaffee Klatsches (KK) – Informal gatherings led by some of our speakers and guests.

Sessions will focus on how to help authors achieve their publishing goals with sessions on:

  • Book Marketing Tips & Tools
  • Engaging Readers and Building a Fan-base using Leadership Communication
  • Understanding Distribution and Sales Channel
  • Book Distribution and Trade Show Representation
  • WattPad – Book Discovery and Building a Fan Base
  • Publishing Avenues – the latest options
  • How to Design a Cover that Sells Your Book
  • Promotions Checklist and Promotional Strategies for Your Books
  • How to Access Book Clubs and Reading Groups
  • Secrets to Increasing Your Readership
  • The Best Services for Selling Your E-Pubs
  • Reviews – How to make yours work harder for you
  • Libraries – an insider shares her tips
  • Author Branding & Internet Identity
  • Social Media Strategies & Savvy
  • E-pub Avenues & Tactics
  • Discoverability Tools & Strategic Planning for Heightened Visibility
  • Audio Books – Perfect for Today’s Busy “Readers”
  • The Business of Being a Writer
  • Collaboration & Networking to Expand Web Presence
  • Branding & Platform Building
  • Pricing Strategies

You do NOT have to be a published author to attend this conference!  Aspiring authors, and writers of all levels, will benefit immensely from this conference. We will also offer “writing concept” classes to get you on your way!

CAC17 REGISTRATION PACKAGES

Three Day Complete Pass (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday):

  • $325 until September 8, 2016
  • $395 until January 10, 2017
  • $495 as of January 11, 2017

Includes:

  • Sessions, Workshops, & Kaffee Klatches, & Panel Discussions 
    • Fri, Sat, & Sun   
  • Three Day Staffed Book Room* that will be open to the general public Fri, Sat, & Sun
  • Two Luncheons Saturday & Sunday with Keynote Speakers 
  • Cocktail Hour Networking 
  • Awards Ceremony Dinner Banquet on Saturday

*Authors are responsible for delivering books to the Book Room Manager after picking up your registration packet on your first day (within regular book room hours) and picking up or shipping books upon departing the conference. 

Companion Pass for Three Days

  • Three day Companion Passes are available for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with the purchase of 3 day Complete Registration packet. Lunch, dinner, cocktail hours, coffee and tea, and sessions. Please contact ABrown@ChantiReviews.com after you register to secure a 3 Day Companion pass. 
Buy 3 Days

Saturday and Sunday Complete Pass with Saturday Evening Awards Banquet:

Includes:

  • Sessions, Workshops, & Kaffee Klatches, & Panel Discussions 
    • Sat, & Sun   
  • Three Day Staffed Book Room* that will be open to the general public Fri, Sat, & Sun
  • Two Luncheons Saturday & Sunday with Keynote Speakers 
  • Cocktail Hour Networking 
  • Awards Ceremony Dinner Banquet on Saturday

*Authors are responsible for delivering books to the Book Room Manager after picking up your registration packet on your first day (within regular book room hours) and picking up or shipping books upon departing the conference. 

Two-day Complete Companion Pass 

Two-day Complete Companion Passes are available for Saturday, and Sunday with the purchase of 2-Day or 3 Day Complete Registration packet. Lunch, Dinner, cocktail hours, coffee and tea, and sessions

Purchase N/A

BASIC Day Passes are available for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday Only, March 31, April 1 & 2, 2017:

Includes:

  • Book Room* (staffed and open to the public)
  • Sessions, Workshops, & Kaffee Klatches, & Panel Discussions for Day Registered
  • Luncheon, Cocktail Hour & Dinner if offered on the Day Registered
  • Coffee & Tea 

*Authors are responsible for delivering books to the Book Room Manager after picking up your registration packet on your first day (within regular book room hours) and picking up or shipping books upon departing the conference. 

Purchase N/A

Awards Banquet Guest Tickets

Blue Ribbons

Conference Attendees may purchase a companion cocktail mixer & Awards Banquet dinner ticket for $85. Information will be emailed as to payment and confirmation.  

Reservations REQUIRED, seating is limited

  • Register Now! Space is limited.
  • Lodging is not included with registration.
  • Six month Payment Plan with no interest is available through PayPal for registration!
*Refunds are available until January 20th, 2017 with a $25 deduction for administrative costs. Please email: admin@ChantiReviews.com to request a refund of conference fees.
**Chanticleer Authors Conference 2017 reserves the right to cancel or change speakers and program at anytime.

Meet other members of the Chanticleer Community of Authors and Readers at this fun and informative event featuring:

  • CBR Awards Banquet–You don’t have to be a CBR winner to attend this exciting event! 
  • We will have a Book Room for attending authors that will be open to the public
  • Conference with workshops/social media sessions/marketing lessons
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Prizes and Drawings
  • Single Day Passes and Multi-Day Passes are available
  • Companion passes for dinners and cocktail parties are available

awards photo

The Chanticleer Awards Banquet and Conference will feature:

  • Three full days of classes, sessions,  author events, and a book fair
  • Coffee, tea, & snacks daily
  • Luncheons, Cocktail Parties, Dinner and the Awards Gala & Banquet
  • Presenter opportunities for attendees, please submit your class proposal asap, time slots limited
  • The Chanticleer Awards Gala & Banquet honoring our 2016 contest winners & naming the best books of the year
  • Keynote Speakers
  • Exhibitors: Publishers, Author Services, Platform Services, Author/Reader Apps, etc.
  • Book sale opportunity for conference attendees and presenters
  • Book Room: OPEN to the PUBLIC on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
  • Book Room:Author Signings & Panels, Door Prizes & Drawings Sunday

CAC17  Exhibiting Space, Advertisement, and Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please email KBrown@ChantiReviews.com for more information.

Register for CAC17
Share it: