Path To Publishing “Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business” 2018 Conference

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Path To Publishing “Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business”
2018 Conference

Whether you are a reader thinking about writing a book, a writer ready to get paid for writing, a self-published author, traditionally published author, Print on Demand author (CreateSpace/IngramSpark), an author published through a vanity press/publishing assistance company, or a hybrid author (a combination of any of the above), the Path To Publishing “Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business” 2018 Conference being held September 20-22, 2018 in the STILL fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada is for you!

Conference Host Hotel

With your safety and concerns in mind, Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, conveniently located off the main Vegas strip, will host the Path To Publishing “Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business” 2018 Conference. It does have complimentary shuttles to and from the strip that run every half hour. With its award-winning restaurants, adventurous zip lining experience, entertainment & shows such as the famous Penn & Teller show, slots and gaming tables, amazing night club and lounge, four swimming pools, workout facility, coffee shops, cafes, shopping boutiques, and luxurious spa, most guests won’t want to leave this exquisite home away from home, where we’ll definitely be mixing business with pleasure. But everything Rio has to offer is exactly what you’ll need to wind down after a day of intense, information-filled, rigorous learning sessions.

Who is this conference for besides authors and writers?

If you are any type of entrepreneur who should have a book, workbook, journal, planner, manual, how-to guide—some type of publication to extend your reach and help you claim your expert status—this conference is for you!

YouTubers and bloggers, isn’t’ it time you share your skills and know-how in print beyond the internet? Ready to extend your reach from the cyber world to the real world? Then this conference is definitely for you as well.

Don’t want to publish your own story but want to help publish others’? We can provide you the information, resources, and services needed to become a publisher/publishing imprint/small press.

Conference Main Instructor

The conference will be instructed by almost 20-year literary vet, Joylynn M. Ross, aka, “The Literary-Know-It-All.” Given the name because Joylynn wants authors to know it all when it comes to their literary careers.
Joylynn formed her own publishing company in 2000, where she self-published her books until landing a book deal with St. Martin’s Press. Almost 20 years later, Joylynn has been the content development editor for Triple Crown Publications; she was the acquisitions and developmental editor for Carl Weber’s Urban Christian imprint for 10 years; she’s agented authors who have book deals with Simon and Schuster, Kensington, and Urban Books; and Joylynn has done ghostwriting, write-behinds, and literary consulting (both freelance and for publishing houses). Her clients have included New York Times Bestselling authors, entertainers, aspiring authors, veteran authors, as well as first-time authors. Some notable literary consulting clients include actor Christian Keyes, singer Olivia Longott, and reality television star, Shereé M. Whitfield of “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”

In addition to instructing one-on-one and group in-person and live online courses, Joylynn is excited and eager to teach the curriculum at the 2018 Path To Publishing Conference that she claims will help authors and writers, “Get their literary life . . . or resuscitate it.”

One of Joylynn’s marketing taglines is, “I guarantee that without me as your literary consultant/publishing coach (whether you are traditionally published or self-published), you will waste more money on the mistakes you make, and you will lose more money on the steps you miss than you would have spent on my invoice.”

What information is being provided?

Day One: Building Your Book From the Ground Up (step-by step instruction of the self-publishing process)

Day Two: Building Your Literary Business from the Ground Up (teaching authors and writers how they should be operating as a business)

Day Three: Turning Your Book Into a Business (teaching writers/authors how to earn money beyond book sales by creating multiple streams of income).

An author’s book is the vehicle they put on the road for their literary journey. On Day One of the conference, we help you build your dream car.

What will I learn at this conference?

Day One of the conference is step-by-step instruction on how to self-publish without missing a beat! Even if you have already self-published before, we can guarantee that there is a step or two (or even a few) you missed along the process. Don’t you want to go back and get it right? After all, when we know better, we do better. Come learn exactly what you need to do better.

If there was a pothole on your path to publishing you were stuck in, delaying you from reaching your literary goals, wouldn’t you want the resources necessary to fill-in that pothole and get your vehicle (book) back on the road toward literary success? If so, then Day One of the conference is a must for you.
Day One will cover all five aspects of self-publishing:


Writing your book can be a passion, hobby, even a ministry, but selling the book is a business.
Day Two of the conference’s instruction will be all about building your literary business. Even if you haven’t built your book yet, knowing what is required of you as an author/publisher is not something that you want to take lightly. The last thing you want to do is spend time, money, and energy building your dream book and literary business, only for Uncle Sam to come along and not only crush your business, but crush your dreams as well.

On Day Two you will learn about:
-Incorporating (or “doing business as”)
-Naming your book business/publishing imprint
-Separating business from personal
-Tracking income/expenses

Businesses don’t make money, people do. As an author/writer, it’s your job to earn the money to sustain your literary business and keep it thriving.

Day Three is for any serious author or writer who is ready to take their literary business/career to the next level. If you’re ready to generate multiple streams of income as an author/writer to keep your business thriving, then you definitely don’t want to miss this session.

On Day Three you will learn:
-How to turn your book/writing into a business
-How to make money beyond book sales
-How to get other people to pay for your business endeavors
-How to secure paid writing gigs
-How to get grants and sponsors
-Professional titles you wear besides “author/writer”
-How to increase book sales without directly selling books
-How to make money from content you write outside of books
-How to make money while you sleep
-How to make money while spending time with family and friends
-How to make money on YouTube

This is what a conference day will look like:

8:00-9:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Introduction and Theme Song/Anthem

9:10 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Instruction

11:30-12:30 p.m. Lunch/“Get Over Your Selfie” presentation by professional photographer, Aleatheia Mason. Authors, no matter their genre, tell stories; so should their photos.

12:45-3:00 p.m. Instruction

3:00-3:30 p.m. Afternoon snack/vendor break [Sponsor rep to speak 10-15 minutes]

3:30-5-00 p.m. Instruction and ice-breaker with $100 in chips given away

5:00-5:15 p.m. Q & A and Closing

It’s time to put your money where your mind is!
One Day Registration: $397
Any Two Days Registration: $694
Full Conference (all three days):  $991

Ticket price covers registration tote, course material for each day, continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, beverage service each day, superb meeting space, instructor fee, and over $3,000 worth of bonuses, including a membership to the Path To Publishing private Facebook group through October 2018.
A deposit based on days registered is required to hold one of only 200 seats. The deposit is nonrefundable, but can be transferred or dispersed on a gift card to be used toward any Path To Publishing service/course/webinar/workshop/future conference. The gift card will expire one year from date of disbursement.

Once deposit is made, depending on number of days registered, attendees have between 90-160 days after initial deposit is made or until June 30, 2018 (whichever comes first) to make final payment in full. No late payments will be accepted. If attendee pays in full for their registration, but for unforeseen reasons is unable to attend the conference, no refunds or gift cards will be dispersed, but the course materials for the day(s) attendee registered for will be mailed to attendee at Path To Publishing’s expense.

Become an official #Pathfinder upon conference registration

Want to become an official #Pathfinder and spend the next year in the Path To Publishing private Facebook group where you can participate in writing & publishing sessions, Q&A’s, and discussions led by Joylynn M. Ross and other industry professionals? Receiving professional literary advice, tips, and resources? Then join Joylynn and some other guest speakers/presenters at the Path To Publishing “Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business” 2018 Conference, and upon registration for the conference, you’ll immediately be added to the private group.

At this conference we mean business and will be about our business. It’s no coincidence the Caesars Entertainment’s (Rio’s parent company) motto is “Caesars Means Business,” because so do we. But we will be mixing business with pleasure, as Rio offers a zip lining experience with free admission into the lounge afterward. There will be group discounted spa opportunities as well as a mixer at Rio’s award-winning steakhouse. Or maybe you’d like to enjoy a show like Cirque Du Soleil.

If you want to be all business this time around, that’s fine too, because Rio is offering one lucky attendee a voucher for a free two-night stay to come back to any Caesars property in Las Vegas. But you must attend all three conference days to be eligible for the voucher.

This conference is an investment in your business. It’s a business expense, which means it can ultimately be a tax write-off (which you’ll learn more about during Day Two of the conference).

There will be opportunities for attendees to attend evening receptions and coaching sessions in the Masquerade suite.

J & A photography will be on site providing attendees the opportunity to get updated head shots as well as 45-minute indoor/outdoor photo sessions (at Rio hotel only). So that’s another piece of business you can handle while handling business.

If you are serious about your book business and your literary career, the Path To Publishing “Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business” 2018 Conference isn’t optional; it’s a necessity.

We guarantee that no individual literary conference, seminar, webinar, workshop, book, consultant, coach, etc. will provide you everything you will receive at this conference. With the bonus tip sheets, cheat sheets, resources, links, membership into the private Path To Publishing Facebook group in addition to the literary services and products our sponsors will be giving away, your fully paid registration is valued at well over $5,000!

You can register for the conference as well as find information on becoming an exhibitor or sponsor at the following link:

Register For Conference Here
Random registrants will receive a literary swag bag, valued at over $1,000, which includes a one-hour virtual party, blog/blog radio tour, writing coaching session, social media coaching session, and a one-page downloadable EPK (Electronic Press Kit).

Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino has special rates and concessions for attendees staying on site. Take advantage of Rio’s special suite rates (with rooms large enough to bring friends and family along) by visiting the special group link generated by hotel (provided to attendees upon registration). There’s a limited number of rooms, so don’t delay. One random attendee’s room will be upgraded to a grand suite at no charge. But you must register for a minimum of three nights at the hotel to be eligible. As an added bonus, just in case you want to turn your business trip into a vacation as well, Rio is offering attendees discounted rates the night before the conference (9/19/18), and the night after the conference (9/23/18).

Random attendees will receive a Diamond Club upgrade, which means you will receive VIP status at all Caesars Entertainment properties in Las Vegas for the duration of the conference. To be eligible, attendee must register for Wednesday-Sunday (September 19-23, 2018) nights. The cardholder and one guest will enjoy free food and drinks in the private lounge at either Rio, Caesars Palace, Bally’s, Paris, Planet Hollywood, the Cromwell, Harrah’s, The Flamingo, or LINQ. The card will also allow the cardholder and their party to skip general seating lines at the hotel restaurants and reservation check-in.

“We completed and published my workbook, “Activating Your Gifts,” in three months. Joylynn operates from a place of excellence. She is diligent in what she does and she knows her stuff. She has forever changed my life!”

-Shaniece Wise Armstrong
Personal & Business Development Coach
Author of Activating Your Gifts

“Joylynn is a literary moving force; one that is personable, productive, and professional.”

-Monique Chandler, MBA
International Distinguished Toastmasters
Author of Reconnecting With Your Happy

“If there ever was a person that could walk you through ANY literary endeavor, it would be in the person of Joylynn M. Ross. The value of what she brings to the table is incomparable. She is exactly what you need if you’re serious about putting what’s in your head to paper.”

-Laquania Sheree
Author of What Are You Bringing to the Table                         

“Joylynn is indeed a manufacturer of authors! Her knowledge and education for editing, and as a literary consultant, speaks volumes. She is very optimistic, passionate, and intense. Because of her, my book is perfectly written and powerful! She is the greatest link to my destiny. Joylynn’s editorial instructions allowed me to think and critique beyond my best effort as an author. Her joy and smiles are present while she works. She has made it possible for me to reach heights and territories beyond my imagination!”

-Cynthia Haynes Asmond
Author of Poverty Tested, Prosperity Approved

“Joylynn’s tagline is a representation of how she puts forth the energy and focus on ensuring the client is proud of their quality product. She assisted me to self-publish my first book. She helped me step-by-step. My self-publishing book journey began on September 5, 2016, and I held my book signing on December 16, 2016. We were able to accomplish all of this virtually within three months. I know her work, and she is fantastic! She goes above and beyond! I look forward to working with her again!”

-Dr. Maxine Phillips
Author of Transformation: Write+Share+Live

You can waste time and tire yourself out Googling and researching the ins and outs of the publishing business and literary industry, turning your book into a business, and ways to make money as an author . . . or you can attend the Path To Publishing “Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business” 2018 Conference where you can get the blueprint to build your book, book business, writing & literary career for under $1,000 when attending all three days of the conference. For under a $1000 investment, you can break the ground and lay the foundation and bricks to build your literary empire. Not many authors can say that. Most authors lose thousands of dollars and spend countless hours trying to figure this writing, publishing, and book business thing out. But you have an expert in the driver seat chauffeuring you along the way.

By having an instructor with the expertise and level of success as Joylynn M. Ross, aka your literary chauffeur, who will guide you every step of the way, it will shorten the learning curve and dramatically increase your speed in self-publishing and building your book business, as well as accelerating your literary career.

There’s a saying that in the publishing business, you have to crawl before you walk; not if you attend the Path To Publishing “Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business” 2018 conference. We won’t let you crawl!

Register now at the link below!
Register For Conference Here!
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