Join us at SPBE in November!


Come join the fun as we celebrate five successful years as the only exclusive home for
self-published books and authors.
The Self-Publishing Book Expo is celebrating our 5th Anniversary! This year, in addition to an all-star line-up of some of the most knowledgeable speakers in the business, the Expo will feature some inter-active sessions, and some extended sessions allowing for attendees to have more access to the information they need to successfully publish. We are also introducing a special coffee hour for attendees to mix, mingle, compare notes, and ask
one-on-one questions of some of our speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and partners.

At 12 noon, be sure to join us to discuss-

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY: What Makes a Good Self-Published Book?
indieBRAG represents a group of 150 readers who have reviewed 1,000+ self-published titles. They are not editors, publishers, or literary experts; they are simply ordinary people who love to read. Members of the indieBRAG staff will uncover what they have learned in the process of choosing their B.R.A.G. Medallion winners. What does a book need in order to make it worthy of the reading public’s time and money? What are the important things to weed out of your work? Whether already published or about to be, it is still advisable to make it better.


Led by Geraldine J. Clouston, the President and Founder of indieBRAG, this team has gathered important information about what readers love, like, and hate in a self-published book.
Moderator: President and CEO Geraldine Clouston is a retired RN who founded indieBrag as a direct result of her passion for reading and her belief in the underappreciated worth of high-quality self-published books.

Vice President of Marketing and Secretary Robert Clouston is a retired corporate executive who previously headed several multi-national consumer products companies. He is also the author of five self-published novels.

Stephanie Hopkins is a respected book reviewer at Layered Pages. She conducts author interviews and helps promote the B.R.A.G. Medallion. She has also reviewed books for the Historical Novel Society and currently has several writing projects under way.

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