We thrilled to announce Peggy DeKay as the Keynote Speaker at this year’s Self-Published Book Festival!
“Your book is not your baby…your book is your business.”
DeKay is an award winning author and freelance writer, blogger, podcaster, publisher, and book coach. As a book coach she has helped hundreds of authors self-publish their books through direct coaching, her podcast, live seminars, and The Business of Writing International Summit—a two-day writer’s conference to help writers and authors focus on the business, marketing, and promotional aspects of their careers. She has published over seventy books and e-books for her clients. We could not be more excited that Ms. DeKay will be here to help our local authors realize their self-publishing goals!
She is the author of Self-Publishing for Virgins: The first-time author’s guide to self-publishing and Book Fairs for Authors (co-written with her husband, Larry DeKay), both published by Darby Press. DeKay has a no-nonsense, entrepreneurial style that is sure to strike a chord with local authors interested in self-publishing.
DeKay also maintains an active blog and co-hosts a podcast, The Business of Writing Today, with her husband Larry. Each episode of the podcast focusses of a different aspect of the self-publishing process and business, and frequently features guest appearances by authors and experts. DeKay also coaches professionals interested in increasing visibility and expertise in the marketplace by authoring a book. Download The Business of Writing Today podcast on iTunes or from her website at http://tbowt.com. The podcast is heard in 87 countries around the world and throughout the United States.
She is a former newspaper columnist and a past director of Women Who Write, a non-profit association dedicated to helping support women writers. DeKay has been published in several anthologies, business books, and magazines. She is the winner of On Angels magazine creative non-fiction award, and is a contributing writer in the 2014 Guide to Self-Publishing, and the 2015 Guide to Self-Publishing published by F&W Media (publisher of Writer’s Digest magazine).
We can’t wait to see what Peggy DeKay has in store for us at the Self-Published Book Festival!