MELODY ANNE AUTHOR New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melody Anne is the creator of the popular series Billionaire Bachelors, Surrender, and Baby for the Billionaire. She also has a young adult series in high demand; Midnight Fire, Midnight Moon and Midnight Storm - Rise of the Dark Angel.
DAN BLANK FOUNDER, WEGROWMEDIA.COM Dan Blank is the founder of WeGrowMedia.com, where he provides writers and publishers with a strategy to impact communities through branding, content, and marketing. Dan spent a decade at Reed Business Information as director of content strategy & development. He now works with media companies, speaks at publishing conferences, and trains writers in developing their digital strategies.
MARK COKER FOUNDER, SMASHWORDS Mark Coker is founder of Smashwords, the world's largest distributor of self-published ebooks. In five years, Smashwords has helped over 55,000 authors and small publishers around the world publish and distribute over 200,000 eBooks.
MIRAL SATTAR FOUNDER and CEO, BIBLIOCRUNCH Miral Sattar is founder and CEO of BiblioCrunch, an award-winning literary services marketplace that matches authors with quality, award-winning professionals to get new books and apps to market. She has worked in the media industry for 11 years, most recently at TIME where she launched several digital initiatives including an iPad and mobile site, mobile apps, a video and podcast channel, blogs, and SEO. Her writing has been featured in PBS, TIME, CNN, NY Daily News, among other media publications. You can follow Miral on Twitter @miralsattar
SCOTT STEINBERG CEO, TECHSAVVY Scott Steinberg heads the management consulting and corporate training firm TechSavvy Global, which helps clients create value and cultivate competitive advantage on the back of emerging innovations and trends. A top-rated provider of keynote speeches, workshops, and seminars for Fortune 500 firms, he helps identify emerging opportunities and develops powerful leadership, marketing, and content strategies. Scott has consulted on products and services for ESPN, MTV, and Intel. He is the author of nine books including the international bestsellers The Crowdfunding Bible and The Modern Parent’s Guide, as well as the critically-acclaimed Business Expert’s Guidebook. Scott has been a featured expert for Fast Company, VentureBeat, The Huffington Post, and more. For more, see www.AKeynoteSpeaker.com.
BROOKE WARNER FOUNDER, WARNER COACHING, INC. Brooke Warner is founder of Warner Coaching Inc., publisher of She Writes Press, and author of What's Your Book? A Step-by-Step Guide to Get You from Inspiration to Published Author. In her thirteen years in the publishing industry, Brooke shepherded over 500 books through the publication process. Her expertise is in traditional and new publishing, and she is an equal advocate for publishing with a traditional house and self-publishing.
PERRY CROWE DIRECTOR, KIRKUS EDITORIAL Perry Crowe has been involved with self-publishing since 2005, first as an author, and then as the editor of Kirkus Indie, the book-review service for independent authors from the publishers of Kirkus Reviews. In 2012, Perry helped launch Kirkus Editorial, a book-editing program that offers the services of publishing-industry professionals to both independent authors and traditional publishers. He is currently the director of Kirkus Editorial.