EPICon

EPICon is coming! After a year hiatus, EPICon is back.

Where: San Antonio, Texas

When: June 16-17, 2017

What: Workshops covering promotion, self-publishing, and advanced writing techniques and plenty of time to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones.

The beautiful Menger Hotel is our host again this year. Near world-famous sites such as the Alamo and San Antonio's Riverwalk, The Menger is in the center of the action. The Menger has recently completed a renovation and is more spectacular than ever. Click here to make a reservation.

Make your plans now! And check back here often as we add more information.

 

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Registration

EPICon is traditionally one of the most affordable professional conferences. This year, we continue to bring our attendees exciting and informative workshops and presentations on the wild world of ePublishing.

EPIC member $200
Non-member $250

 

Click here and register now!

Conference Schedule

Check back often. We'll update the program as speakers confirm. The schedule may change.

Click on the Workshops tab above for more details on the workshops.

Thursday, June 15, 2017
3:00 - 5:30
Registration
7:00 - 10:00
Meet and Greet Reception
Friday, June 16, 2017
7:00 - 8:00
Registration
9:00 - 9:50
Welcome to EPICon
10:00 - 10:50

 Self-publishing Boot Camp I

Zena Wynn

 
11:00 - 11:50

 Self-publishing Boot Camp II

Zena Wynn

 
12:00 - 12:30 Pre-lunch break time
12:30 - 1:30

 Luncheon

Promotion and You

Kayelle Allen

1:30 - 2:20

 Self-publishing Boot Camp III

Zena Wynn

 
2:30 - 3:20

Promoting Yourself I

Kayelle Allen

3:30 - 4:20

 Promoting Yourself II

Kayelle Allen

 
5:00 - 6:30  
9:00 - 10:30  
Saturday, June 17, 2017
7:00 - 8:50
 
9:00 - 9:50
 
10:00 - 10:50
   
11:00 - 11:50
   
12:00 - 12:20  
12:30 - 1:30
 
1:30 - 4:30
 
4:30 - 6:00
 
6:00 - 7:00 Pre-banquet Reception
7:00 - 8:30 Awards Banquet
8:30 - 10:00 Presentation of eBook Awards and Ariana Awards

Publishing pros have a lot of challenges in this brave new world.

When Publishers Crash and Burn

All Romance Ebooks is just the latest in a long line of publishers, distributors, and publishing services that have gone out of business. Having a publisher suddenly close shop can leave you feeling like you’re standing at Ground Zero. Learn what to do to protect yourself and minimize the damage to your bottom line. We’ll share publishing war stories, discuss what we could (or could not) have been done differently, and the warning signs to watch for.

DIY Factor - Self publishing boot camp

Bring your laptop or tablet and get ready for a hands-on, step-by-step training as Zena Wynn walks you through the process she uses to self-publish her books. We’ll cover formatting for ebook and print, and uploading to distributors such as Amazon, CreateSpace, and Smashwords.  

Software requirements: Microsoft Word, Calibre

   

Travel Questions

By air:

Fly into San Antonio International Airport.

GO Airport Shuttle leaves every 15-30 minutes from outside the baggage claim area. These shuttles make several hotel drop offs. Cost is $20.25 one way or $36.70 for the round trip. Taxis charge $25 to $30 flat rate for one to three people.

By car:

The Menger Hotel has very good directions and an easy way to get specific directions from anywhere. Click here.

Parking at the Menger is $20.00 per day. There are numerous lots in the vicinity which range from $6 to $20 per day. For information on parking options in San Antonio, click here.

By train:

The Amtrak station is less than 10 minutes from the hotel. Taxi service is abundant and Uber is also available in San Antonio.

Hotel

EPICon-2017 brings us back to the beautiful, historic, and haunted Menger Hotel.

Click on the picture to view the hotel's webpage.

To make your hotel reservation:

Use the Group code 0617EPIC

Call the Menger reservation desk at 800-345-9285. Don't forget to give them the group code.

Or book online.

Click here.

Click on Promo/Corporate Code at the top of the page.

Click on Group Code in the pop-up window.

Enter the Group Code. Click Update.

Proceed with your reservation.

View the video to see more about the Menger.

Want to place an ad in the EPICon-2017 Program?

Grab some of the attention for your service, platform, website, or new release by advertising in the EPICon-2017 Programs. Market yourself to our conference and luncheon attendees. 

Size Dimensions (inches wide x high) Price
Quarter Column - QC 2.25" wide x 2.75" high $25
Half-page - HP 7" wide x 4.75" high $50
Full page - FP 7" wide x 8.5" high $150

For those taking a full page, you'll be considered an EPICon sponsor and be included on EPIC's sponsor page.

All ads must be in one of the following: PDF, JPEG, or TIF. with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.

We're going all electronic this year! That's what we do, after all. Your ad will be linked to your webpage or wherever you'd like.

Placement is dependent on providing suitable content and payment by May 15, 2017. You will receive an invoice from EPIC once your ad is reserved.

Click here to reserve your ad space.

 

Want to place an ad in the EPICon-2017 Program?

Grab some of the attention for your service, platform, website, or new release by advertising in the EPICon-2017 Programs. Market yourself to our conference and luncheon attendees. 

Size Dimensions (inches wide x high) Price
Quarter Column - QC 2.25" wide x 2.75" high \$25
Half-page - HP 7" wide x 4.75" high \$50
Full page - FP 7" wide x 8.5" high \$150

For those taking a full page, you'll be considered an EPICon sponsor and be included on EPIC's sponsor page.

All ads must be in one of the following: PDF, JPEG, or TIF. with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.

We're going all electronic this year! That's what we do, after all. Your ad will be linked to your webpage or wherever you'd like.

Placement is dependent on providing suitable content and payment by May 15, 2017. You will receive an invoice from EPIC once your ad is reserved.

Click here to reserve your ad space.

 

Publishing pros have a lot of challenges in this brave new world.

When Publishers Crash and Burn

All Romance Ebooks is just the latest in a long line of publishers, distributors, and publishing services that have gone out of business. Having a publisher suddenly close shop can leave you feeling like you’re standing at Ground Zero. Learn what to do to protect yourself and minimize the damage to your bottom line. We’ll share publishing war stories, discuss what we could (or could not) have been done differently, and the warning signs to watch for.

DIY Factor - Self publishing boot camp

Bring your laptop or tablet and get ready for a hands-on, step-by-step training as Zena Wynn walks you through the process she uses to self-publish her books. We’ll cover formatting for ebook and print, and uploading to distributors such as Amazon, CreateSpace, and Smashwords.  

Software requirements: Microsoft Word, Calibre

   

Why Join EPIC?

  • Special deals only for EPIC members;
  • Reduced entry fees for EPIC's eBook Competition;
  • Members only resources;
  • Promotion through EPIC's Author, Publisher, and Services lists;
  • Networking with fellow professionals to build relationships that last a lifetime!
  • Monthly newsletter to keep you in touch with the Board of Directors.

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