Exhibitors at the 2015 SFWC

The full list of exhibitors for 2015 is in the works. We will begin posting them soon! Stop by the Exhibitor booths at the San Francisco Writers Conference to learn more about exciting services and products for writers. Exhibitors will be in the Cafe Ferlinghetti (Room of the Dons), the California Level foyer, and the lobby of the Mark Hopkins during the event. NOTE: You don’t have to be an attendee or presenter to mingle with the exhibitors at the SFWC.  The exhibits will be open to the public on Friday (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Saturday (10 a.m. -6 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m. to noon).

Bay Area Independent Publishers AssociationBay Area Independent Publishers Association is an active group that offers education for writers and links them with publication support.


BookBaby.comBookBaby.com was created to help writers bypass the old-school industry and connect directly with readers around the world. Since 2011, they’ve helped thousands realize their publishing goals, and we’ve paid out millions of dollars in royalties to authors like you.  BookBaby offers you the largest eBook distribution network, including Amazon, Apple, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Sony, and many other popular retailers in over 170 countries around the globe.  It’s now possible for you to reach a worldwide audience, keep 100% of your book’s net earnings, retain the rights to your work, and maintain total creative control. BookBaby provides everything you need to professionally publish and distribute your book, without ever having to sell-out to ‘big publishing.  www.BookBaby.com

California Writers ClubCalifornia Writers Club is a non-profit and one of the oldest writers clubs in the nation, with a strong, vibrant organization of around fifteen hundred members in 18 branches throughout the state. All branches meet on a monthly basis, usually with a guest speaker who informs, educates, and entertains on topics relating to writing or the writing life. For further information please visit www.calwriters.org.

Editorial Freelancers AssociationEditorial Freelancers Association: The Northern California branch ia part of the largest and oldest national professional organizations of editorial freelancers. It offers access to a diverse group of skilled publishing professionals. EFA is a nonprofit group. www.efa.org

IBPAIBPA makes it easier for independent book publishers and self-published authors to navigate the sometimes intimidating publishing process. We do this by offering advice and personal service, discounts on useful publishing services, educational programs like an annual conference and monthly webinars, awards programs, an incredible monthly magazine, a published code of ethics and so much more!

INKSHARES, INC. is a crowd driven publishing company. They aim to get good books published while paying the authors more and giving readers a lower cost book.   https://www.inkshares.com/about

Kobo Writing Life KOBO Writing Life asks, “Do you have a story to tell? Are you an author with a bestseller just waiting to be discovered? Want to reach out to millions of readers in over 190 countries? Do you own the digital rights to your work? Then have we got the tool for you! Kobo Writing Life is the one-stop, do-it-yourself publishing portal.”  Meet Christine Munroe and find out more at the Kobo booth…and watch for a KOBO reading device give away during the event!

Melanie PhotographerMelanie Rijkers- Photographer. As a writer knows, you must have a good headshot for your website, book jacket, and general publicity. You are in luck.  We will have an international photographer on site to take headshots!  Your portrait taken in 15 minutes for only $15. This includes one photo in HR (high res). The fee is to be paid in cash upfront. The photos will be available in low res shortly after the conference to order by e-mail.  You can contact Melanie Rijkers in advance to set up your appointment at the event or connect at the event.    Email: info@mery.nl   Phone: 31.6.50578414  Her website is  www.Artstudio23.com

PublishNext logoPublishNext is a publisher who will edit, design, distribute, and market your book, AND allow you to retain control of the final decisions! PublishNext provides comprehensive publishing programs to make your book stand out, quality manufacturing delivered on time, and marketing that moves the books beyond your friends and family. Get the same professional services used by traditional publishers. www.PublishNext.com

SmashwordsSMASHWORDS  is the world’s largest ebook distributor.  We make it fast, free and easy for authors and publishers to distribute ebooks to the world’s largest ebook retailers.  Authors and publishers retain full control over how their works are published, sampled, priced and sold. If an author wants to give it away for free, they have that freedom.

Book image Social Media Just for Writers: Frances Caballo is a social media strategist, trainer, and author with 23 years of communications experience. Her services for authors include social media setup and customization, social media account management, social media time-management training, blogging, and newsletters.

WNBA logoWNBA-SF   The Women’s National Book Association was established in 1917, before women in America even had the right to vote. WNBA is a vibrant national organization with chapters in nine cities, individual Network Members across the country, numerous corporate Sustaining Members, and chapter Honorary Members in the world of books and beyond. WNBA is a broad-based non-profit organization with some 800 members across the country, three distinguished national awards, and a history of lively events in chapter cities and elsewhere. The San Francisco Bay Area chapter will be on hand to tell you more at the 2013 SFWC.  http://wnba-sfchapter.org/wnba/