Publishers Weekly and BookLife are honored to present the first-ever BookLife Indie Author Forum, a virtual conference for independent authors. Join us for a full day of programming devoted to celebrating the ever-evolving and rapidly expanding world of self-publishing.

The forum will include panel discussions and breakout sessions featuring successful authors and knowledgeable professionals. Areas of focus will include demystifying the self-publishing process; identifying the genre of your book and reaching the right audience; designing a great book cover; working with an editor; and mastering a social media presence, among many other topics. Attendees will take away essential tools and valuable insider knowledge relating to all aspects of self-publishing and book marketing—as well as a greater appreciation for the vibrant and diverse indie author community. Click to hear a special message from Carl Pritzkat, COO of PW and president of BookLife, and BookLife's editor, Matia Madrona Query.