Showcase Your Books

This year's conference offers published author attendees more opportunities than ever before to boost their books sales.

Conference Bookstore & Signings

Once again, we've  contracted with Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore from Delray Beach, Florida to operate our Conference Bookstore. Conference registrants and faculty can have their books sold in the store and participate in two book signings during the conference. Details and registration...

Learn Your Elevator Pitch

Thursday, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Led by Bob Lucas and Joanne Sinchuk, this afternoon workshop will walk published authors through creating an elevator pitch, coach you as you practice giving it, and prepare you for our Breakfast Book Pitches. There is no charge for this event, but you must register. Attendees may, for a fee, join Thursday lunch and Thursday dinner. Register for "Learn Your Elevator Pitch" here...

RPLA Success Stories - Book Pitches

Friday, 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM during breakfast
Calling all RPLA winners who won with an unpublished book that is now published. Each participant will have one minute to pitch their book to attendees. This is your morning. Attend the Learn Your Elevator Pitch workshop and register your books for sale in the Conference Bookstore to qualify.

RPLA Readers Theater

Friday, 8:30 PM
Selections from the 2020 and 2021 published and unpublished RPLA Books of the Year will be presented in a theater setting with professional actors. See these stories come alive through limited visuals and emotional readings. Produced and directed by Keith Newhouse, Mark Newhouse, and Chrissy Jackson.

Author Moveable Feast - Book Pitches

Saturday, 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM during breakfast
Calling all published authors! This is your morning Each participant will then have one minute to pitch their book to attendees and share swag at individual tables.  Attend the Learn Your Elevator Pitch workshop and register your books for sale in the Conference Bookstore to qualify.

Breakfast Book Pitches

Sunday, 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM during breakfast
Calling all 2020 RPLA published winners and 2021 RPLA published finalists. This is your morning. Each participant will then have one minute to pitch their book to attendees and share swag at individual tables. Attend the Learn Your Elevator Pitch workshop and register your books for sale in the Conference Bookstore to qualify.

 COVID precautions will be taken in accordance with published CDC guidelines and the advice of our medical team.