A lot of times this makes marketing your book just as important as the content in your book! One of the best ways to market is festivals. You directly and instantly create bonds and learn habits that will benefit you as a writer moving forward! There are many out there. A lot are awesome and constructive, but be weary and do your do diligence.

We have had a long lasting relationship with the Florida Writers Association and the Amelia Island Book Festival. They focus on giving authors different tools, resources, and insight from renowned authors, marketers, designers, etc. The upcoming festivals from these organizations are below followed by festival from all over the world listed by month.

  

ENJOY

 

      

Florida Writers Association

3rd Annual I ♥ Books

Date TBD 2018; Florida,USA
​for writers, etc
  
  
  
  
  

Amelia Island Book Festival

Schedule of events

Date TBD 2018; Florida,USA
​for writers, etc
  
  
  

  

April

48th annual Willamette Writers Conference 

April 4th-6th 2017; Portland, OR, USA
​for writers, not romance specific

 

14th annual Popular Culture Association (PCA)

April 12–15, 2017; San Diego, CA, USA
segment on romance studies
 

Semi-annual Robert McKee's Story Seminar

April 21–23, 2017; New York City, NY, USA
for fiction writers, not romance specific
 

6th annual Barbara Vey's Reader Appreciation Weekend

April 28–30, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA
for romance readers

  Annual YallWest

April, 29th 2017; Santa Monica, CA, USA
for YA writers and readers
  
  
  

  May

 34th annual RT Booklovers Convention & Bookfair

May 2–7, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA
romance readers & writers
 

Annual The Muse & the Marketplace

May 5–7, 2017; Boston, MA, USA
for writers, not romance specific
    

15th annual Maine Romance Writers Retreat

May 19–20, 2017; Portland, ME, USA
for romance writers
    

Annual Book Expo America

May 31–June 2, 2017; New York City, NY, USA
for writers, not romance specific

  

June

Annual Desert Dreams Writers Conference

June 1–4, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA
for romance writers
 

Annual BookCon

June 3–4, 2017; New York City, NY, USA
for readers and writers, not romance specific
​ 

​16th annual Boas & Tiaras Afternoon Tea

June 10, 2017; Dallas, TX, USA
for romance readers
 

4th annual The Writer's Hotel Master Class in Fiction

June 7–13, 2017; New York City, NY, USA
for fiction writers, not romance specific
 

13th annual Lori Foster's Reader & Author Get Together (RAGT)

June 8–10, 2017; West Chester, OH, USA
for romance readers
 

Biennial Historical Novel Society North America Conference

June 22–24, 2017; Portland, OR, USA
for historical fiction writers
 

6th annual Utopia Con & Awards

June 22–25, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA
for romance readers & writers

  

July

3rd annual A Weekend with the Authors

July 14–16, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA
for romance readers
 

37th annual Romance Writers of America (RWA) Conference

July 26–29, 2017; Orlando, FL, USA
for romance writers
 

Annual Coastal Magic Convention

February 2–5, 2017; Daytona Beach, FL, USA

  

August

2nd annual Rust City Book Convention

August 4–6, 2017; Troy, MI, USA
for genre readers, not romance specific
 

Annual Writers' Police Academy

August 10–13, 2017; Green Bay, WI, USA
for writers of law-enforcement characters

​6th semiannual BDSM Writers Con

August 17–20, 2017; New York City, NY, USA
for BDSM writers & readers
​ 

Annual Writer's Digest Conference 

August 18–20, 2017; New York City, NY, USA
for writers, not romance specific

  

September

Annual Heather Graham's Writers for New Orleans

September 1–3, 2017; New Orleans, LA, USA
for romance writers
 

2nd biennial Swirling the Big Easy

September 6–9, 2017; New Orleans, LA, USA
for IR romance readers
​ 

Annual CT Fiction Fest 

September 8th-10th 2017; CT, USA
for romance writers
  

Annual Cleveland Rocks Romance

September 9th; Cleveland, OH, USA
for romance writers
  

​Annual Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Conference 

September 8–10, 2017; Denver, CO, USA
for writers, not specific to romance
 

Quarterly Book'd: The Ultimate Bibliophiles' Night Out

February 2, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA
for romance readers
​ 

3rd annual Cruising Writers

September 10–17, 2017; Western Caribbean cruise sailing from Galveston, TX, USA
for fiction writers, not romance specific
 

2nd annual Historical Writers of America Conference

September 21–24, 2017; Santa Ana Pueblo, NM, USA
for historical writers, some focus on romance
 

Annual American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) Conference

September 21–24, 2017; Grapevine, TX, USA
for inspirational writers, not romance specific 
  

Annual Starfish Writers Conference

September 22nd and 23rd 2017; Houston Bay Area, TX, USA
for romance writers
​ 

2nd annual Historical Romance Retreat

September 27–October 1, 2017; Spokane, WA, USA
for historical romance readers

Annual Indie Bookfest 

September 28th-October 1st 2017; Orlando, FL, USA
for writers, not romance specific
​ 

4th annual Penned Con 

September 29–30, 2017; St. Louis, MO, USA
for readers & writers, not romance specific
 

3rd annual Naughty in Nashville

September 30, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA
book signing for romance readers

  

  

October

28th annual Novelists Inc (NINC) Conference 

October 4th-8th 2017; St. Pete, FL, USA
for published fiction writers, not romance specific

 

 5th annual Indie Romance Convention (IRC) 

October 4–7, 2017; Lebanon, TN, USA
for romance readers & writers
​​  

4th annual Imaginarium 

October 6–8, 2016; Louisville, KY, USA
for writers, not romance specific
​​  

69th annual Frankfurt Book Fair

October 11–15, 2017; Frankfurt, GERMANY
for writers, not romance specific
​  

3rd annual InD'Scribe Author & Reader Conference and RONE Awards

October 12–15, 2017; Burbank, CA, USA
for indie readers & writers
​  

2nd annual Fall in Love with New England

October 13–14, 2017; Manchester, NH, USA
for romance readers
​ 

12th annual NJRW's Put Your Heart in a Book 

October 13–14, 2017; NJ, USA
for romance writers
 

27th annual Emerald City Writers' Conference

October 13–15, 2017; Seattle area, WA, USA
for romance writers

7th annual GayRomLit (GRL) 

October, 19th-22nd 2017; Dever, CO, USA
for LGBT romance readers
 

2nd annual SilverHart's Writer's SWAT Academy

October 19–22, 2017; Baton Rouge, LA, USA
for writers of law-enforcement characters
​ 

2nd annual Shameless Book Con

October 21, 2017; Orlando, FL, USA
​for romance readers

12th Annual Buns & Roses Romance Tea for Literacy 

October, 22nd 2017; Dallas, TX, USA
for romance readers
 

4th annual LoveNVegas

October 27–29, 2017; Las Vegas, NV, USA
for romance readers
​ 

35th annual Moonlight & Magnolias Conference 

September 28–October 1, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA
for romance writers

  

November

5th annual Gay Romance Northwest Meet-up

November 3–4, 2017; Seattle, WA, USA
for readers and writers of gay romance
 

10th annual Readers & 'Ritas 

November 10th-12th 2017; Allen, TX, USA
​for romance readers

Annual Yallfest

November 10–11, 2016; Charleston, SC, USA
for YA writers and readers
 
 

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​​ 2018 and Beyond!

38th annual Romance Writers of America (RWA) Conference

July 26–29, 2018; Orlando, FL, USA
for romance writers
 

39th annual Romance Writers of America (RWA) Conference

July 24–27, 2019; New York, NY, USA
for romance writers
​ 

5th annual Romance Author & Reader Events (RARE)

2017 details TBA; ITALY
for romance readers
 

5th annual Wicked Book Weekend

April 20–23, 2018; Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA
for romance book lovers