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Monday, November 17 • 9:30am - 10:00am
Keynote: A Q&A Discussion with Best-Selling Author Hugh Howey, moderated by Rich Bowen, ASF Executive Vice President.

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Watching the self-publishing industry for the last decade or so, you can't help but notice that it has had a number of profound impacts on the "real" publishing industry, and on writing in general. The democratization of publishing leads to surprising new developments, and opens the way for new authors who wouldn't have had a place in the traditional publishing model.

When Hugh Howey self-published 'Wool', in 2011, through Amazon's Kindle Direct program, he was taken somewhat by surprise by its success. Since then, he's written a number of other books, which have spent some time at the #1 bestseller spot in Science Fiction on Amazon.

Conference chair Rich Bowen and Hugh will have an informal chat about self-publishing, the democratization of the publishing industry, and whatever the audience cares to ask, in this keynote.


Hugh Howey

Best Selling Author
Born in 1975, I spent the first eighteen years of my life getting through the gauntlet of primary education. While there, I dabbled in soccer, chess, and tried to write my first novel (several times). Out of school, I became fascinated with computers, repaired them for a brief stint... Read More →

Monday November 17, 2014 9:30am - 10:00am CET
Grand Ballroom

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