Mark Coker

Mark Coker is Chief Strategy Officer at Draft2Digital, the world’s leading publishing platform for indie authors. Draft2Digital helps 250,000 authors and small independent presses around the world publish and distribute 900,000 ebooks and over 10,000 print books. Mark is the founder of indie ebook pioneer Smashwords, which was acquired by Draft2Digital on March 1, 2022. In April 2022, Publishers Weekly named Mark one of “25 Book Business Change Makers” in recognition for his work and advocacy on behalf of self-published authors. Mark is the host of the SMART AUTHOR podcast where he teaches evergreen best practices. In his spare time, he writes sci-fi shorts and is an avid collector of sci-fi pulps and anthologies. Learn more about Draft2Digital at Follow Mark on Twitter @markcoker.

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Paths to Success as an Indie Author

May 21, 2022 9:00 am to 10:00 am

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Panelists: Tim Fielder, Tracy Cooper-Posey, Mark Coker and R. K. Thorne (moderator)

When authors decide to take the indie publishing route, they assume responsibility for dozens of creative and strategic decisions. Who should be your editor? Your cover designer? What is your marketing and business strategy? Join us to explore how you to plot your own course to success when you are making the major publishing decisions.