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  • 6 June 2015
  • Writing
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6 June 2015 Toronto (Canada)
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6090 Dixie Road Mississauga, ON L5T 1A6, Canada.

A Must Attend Event

Author Summit 2015

Publisher Production Solutions is proud to launch our first Author Summit with co-organizer Canadian Small Business Women.


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the schedule


8:30 AM


Pick up your name badge, sign our waiver and enjoy your day

9:00 AM

Doors Open

Trade Show

Learn the trends and tricks of the trade from publishing industry experts.

11:00 AM

Diana Nazareth

Author Headshots

Nicky Billou, the author of Finish Line Thinking (How to Think and Win Like a Champion) will his real experience as an author and give a rousing and interactive talk to kick off Open Mic.

12:00 PM

Nicky Billou

Open Mic & Luncheon

Nicky Billou, the author of Finish Line Thinking (How to Think and Win Like a Champion) will his real experience as an author and give a rousing and interactive talk to kick off Open Mic.

1:30 PM

Diana Nazareth

Author Headshots

We have a professional photographer, Diana Nazareth, to capture your best-selling author smile.

5:00 PM

Closing of Trade Show

All good things come to an end. Thank you again for joining us at #AuthorSummit2015


8:30 AM


Pick up your name badge, sign our waiver and enjoy your day

Opt A


BookStarter Workshop

Get a taste of the writing life today! Bring your book idea and walk away with a title, table of contents, and an outline for your first chapter. Walk away with the outline for the whole book and the outline for each chapter. Insert existing blog entries that they have to provide the material for each chapter

Opt B


Online marketing 101

You’re an author, now what? Whether you’re planning to write a book, writing a book, or you’re a published author – you need to create and manage your brand online to increase your visibility, drive traffic to your book site, and ultimately, sell more books.

12:00 AM

Trade Showroom

Luncheon & Open Mic

Luncheon is served in Dixie Room.
Open mic will start promptly at 12:05pm


Opt C


Who’s writing your story?

You’re not a bestselling author… yet. You know you want to generate some buzz in the media about your book, but you have no idea where to begin. One of the challenges is that the media landscape is shifting and it can be tough to break through when there are so many pitches out there. We’re going to talk about how you can overcome some of the obstacles in the media to generate buzz for you as a writer, and your upcoming work.

Opt D

Author Branding

How to win fans and influence audiences

You’ve written a book filled with your passion and expertise, shared your gifted knowledge with others through the pages you’ve sweated over. Now you want to spread the word through speaking and presentations. It’s time to gain recognition and reap the benefits. BUT, as valuable as it may be, your content will remain your best kept secret unless you find your specific audience and connect with them.

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Our Speakers

the wisdom source

Publisher Production Solutions has lined up 4 fantastic speakers for our workshops for Author Summit 2015. They’ve worked not just with authors, but with entrepreneurs and experts. Whether you need Marketing, PR, Writing or Branding support, we’ve got something for you.


Leigh Fowler

Rise Media and Design


Jody Aberdeen

Liberati Press


Kim Speed

Purple Moon Creative


Candace Huntly

Songbird Marketing Communications


Doris Chung

Publisher Production Solutions


Dwania Peele

Canadian Small Business Women


Looking to exhibit?

We anticipate writers, authors, other publishers, business experts and entrepreneurs in attendance. This is a unique event where you can promote and highlight your services to those that are part of the self-publishing process.

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  • As someone who has always wanted to publish a book but was daunted by the process, Author Summit really taught me the knowledge I needed to make my dream a reality. The workshops were very informative – I learned a lot about Marketing and Branding. I loved the tradeshow because I got to meet so many friendly and inspiring people.

    Caitlin O'Driscoll
  • Thanks for hosting such an amazing event! I heard about Author Summit last minute through a friend and it sounded like an event I had to go to. Everyone was so nice and the food was great. Definitely worth my time and money!

    Daniella Laferriere
  • It was a great day for authors and all with an interest in the writing world. They say “time flies by when you are having fun”—well it certainly did for my friend and myself at the Author’s Summit! Thanks again for the great fun and informative day!"

    Pam Kinney

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We have limited seating for each workshop, but unlimited (almost) for trade show only. Tickets are available through

Trade Show Only


Great networking opportunity

Free parking, free wifi, open mic, networking

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One Workshop


4 amazing workshops to choose from

Includes trade show access and it's features

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Day Pass


choose 2 workshops (one AM & one PM)

Bonus catered lunch includes trade show

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You Have Any question?

Here are a few questions we've been asked. Don't hesitate to contact us directly at info[at]publisher-ps[dot]com with any additional questions.

Yes. There are over 100 parking spots at the hotel. And if the lot is full, you're also able to park at the office building just to the north of the hotel.
Yes. Four Points by Sheraton is providing free wifi at our event.
We will definitely have Trade Show Only tickets available at the door for $10. Ticket for all workshops are only available online at
Yes. Please contact us via email at info at publisher-ps dot com for instructions. Must be done on or before May 1, 2015 by noon.
Unfortunately, we have limited space for lunch, so it is only included for those attending both a morning and afternoon workshops. There is a restaurant in the hotel (which you can bring back into the Trade Show if you want to participate/hear the Open Mic Speakers). NOTE: No outside (from the hotel) food or drink allowed. If you have dietary needs, will do their best to accommodate to provide you a meal that fits your needs. Please note that if they are not able to match your needs, no credit or refund will be issued as the luncheon was complimentary.
Open mic is exactly as it sounds. We allow everyone 5 minutes at the microphone to share with the room either what you do for a living, what your book is about or your expertise. It will be held in Dixie Room during the Lunch/Networking Break. We will be emailing everyone the details of where and when you can sign up. It's free and it's on a first come first serve basis (then we will have a waiting list). If you want to be notified of when the signed up will open, be sure to opt-in our Author Summit Newsletter. TIP: If your lunch was included with your ticket, it would be best to try to get a time slot either before you've gotten your lunch or just after. Both the Open Mic and the serving time of the luncheon overlap.
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Whether you're a self-published author or a writer-to-be, on June 6, Author Summit 2015 will help YOU on the path to publishing and promoting your books.

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