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Welcome to the schedule for BBF 2016! Please note that with the exception of the following sessions (Life without Envy, The Art of Perspective, Writing with Risk, Sound Advice, and Lore), absolutely every session at the BBF is free, and no tickets or preregistration are required. Thanks, and enjoy your day!
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Saturday, October 15 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Author Camp: Library as eBook Discovery Platform

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According to recent data, over 80 percent of the bestselling eBooks on Amazon.com are from indie authors and presses. In this informative session, hear from indie authors LJ Cohen, Gledé Browne Kabongo, and PJ Sharon about their success with creating strong partnerships with libraries as the book world continues to become more indie. Find out how authors are using platforms like Library Journal's SELF-e and the Commonwealth eBook Collections program in Massachusetts to obtain recognition, work with libraries, and gain critical exposure to new readers. BookSurge and Bibliolabs founder Mitchell Davis will host this session that’s essential for any author considering going indie. Sponsored by Commonwealth eBook Collections.

Moderators
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Mitchell Davis

Mitchell Davis is a publishing and media entrepreneur. He was the founder in 2000 of BookSurge, the world’s first integrated global print-on-demand and publishing services company, which was sold to Amazon.com in 2005 and re-branded as CreateSpace. Since 2008, he has been founder and chief business officer of BiblioLabs, the creators of BiblioBoard. He is also an indie producer and publisher who has created several award-winning indie books... Read More →

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LJ Cohen

LJ Cohen is a novelist, poet, blogger, ceramics artist, and relentless optimist. After twenty-five years as a physical therapist, Cohen now uses her clinical skills to injure characters in science fiction and fantasy novels. Derelict, the first book in her Halcyone Space series, was chosen as a Library Journal SELF-e select title and a top book of 2016. Dreadnought and Shuttle, the third book in the series, is available now. Links: LJ... Read More →
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Gledé Browne Kabongo

Gledé Browne Kabongo writes intense psychological thrillers. She is the #1 Amazon bestselling author of Game of Fear, Mark of Deceit (Eye of Fear Anthology), Swan Deception, and Conspiracy of Silence. Her love affair with books began as a young girl growing up in the Caribbean, where her town library overlooked the Atlantic Ocean. She was trading books and discussing them with neighbors before book clubs became popular. She holds both an... Read More →
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PJ Sharon

PJ Sharon is an award-winning author of young adult books, including Pieces of Love, Heaven Is for Heroes, On Thin Ice, and Holt Medallion winner Savage Cinderella. The third book in her YA dystopian trilogy, Healing Waters, completes The Chronicles of Lily Carmichael Series, which RT Book Reviews calls “an action-packed read with a strong female lead.” In her “real life” job as a massage therapist, personal trainer, and... Read More →

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Saturday October 15, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Boston Common Hotel Carver 40 Trinity Place, Boston, MA