StoryShop Summit S3

Strategies that work now and beyond 2020.

Austin, Feb 2-3*

(*1st and 4th are travel days)

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Sailing the High Seas of Publishing

2 Tracks

Whether a beginner or an experienced Pro, there is a track for you.

8+ Sessions

Talks, workshops, panels, Q and A, mixers, and space for networking.

2+ days

Saturday evening starts with an optional mixer. Tuesday offers opt-in extras!

S3 Past and Present

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StoryShop Summit began as the Smarter Artist Summit and then grew out of the combined passions of a ragtag band of authors from Idaho and the genius of Sterling and Stone in Austin, TX.


Our Amazing Speakers

From super-insightful industry leaders to

super-relatable rockstar authors and

super-helpful sponsors, it's all about community.

Schedule

Our dual tracks are meant to meet your needs whether you're getting started or are several books in. Whichever path you choose, our generous speakers and sponsors will shine a light on your path.


SATURDAY (bonus)


 

 

 

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Mixer

7:30pm - 9:30pm

  • Table topics and drinks

SUNDAY


Session One

9:30am - 10:30am

  • Track 1: Choose the Right Path
  • Track 2: Next Level Author

Session Two

11:00am - 12:00pm

  • Track 1: Genre Therapy
  • Track 2: Own Your Brand

Session Three

1:30pm - 2:30pm

  • Track 1: Best Page Forward
  • Track 2: Marketing and Amazon

Panel One

3:00pm - 4:00pm

  • Track 1: How to do the Work
  • Track 2: Next Level Tips

Afternoon Q&A

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Super Bowl Party

5:30 - 10:00

MONDAY


Session Four

9:30am - 10:30am

  • Track 1: Win at Revision
  • Track 2: Productivity via Collab

Session Five

11:00am - 12:00pm

  • Track 1: How to Keep Going
  • Track 2: Developmental Editing

Session Six

1:30am - 2:30am

  • Track 1: Be an Email Ninja
  • Track 2: Being a Prose Pro

Panel Two

3:00pm - 4:00pm

  • Track 1: Early Best Practices
  • Track 2: The Future is Here

Afternoon Q&A

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Karaoke

7:00pm - 12:30pm

TUESDAY (bonus)


Pirate Authors Unite!

Roundtable w/DMB

Publishing is your high seas; own it like a pirate!

8:00am - 10:00am

  • What's a Pirate?
  • Create like a Pirate
  • Brainstorm
  • Network

 

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Registration is Open!

Tickets for S3 will remain available until sold out or until January 22nd.

Registration: $650

December 1st--Feb1st

(or until sold out).

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*After registration, we'll provide a link for reserving a room at a discounted rate.

Venue

Austin Airport Hilton

Near the airport and a short drive from downtown, the Austin Airport Hilton will host the entire conference in style! No need for an Uber or Lyft, just snag the free shuttle from the airport.

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outside garden
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Food & Socializing

Unwind in the hotel restaurant and/or bar while getting to know others in the community. Never fear, we'll watch the Super Bowl on Sunday evening and head into downtown on Monday evening.

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Our Partner Sponsors

Lulu
StoryOrigin
PublishDrive
Written Word
Canva
Publisher Rocket
Kobo Writing Life