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Taking Control of Your Book's Success

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With our panel of best-selling authors and book publishing professionals: Miral Sattar from BiblioCrunch (, author Rahimeh Andalbian, transmedia writer and game designer Andrea Philips, and editor Stephanie Golden, we'll cover the basics of self-publishing and give you an A-Z guide to getting your book ready for publication and how to successfully market it.

**Update** We were able to hire a team of certified sign language interpreters from ALL HANDS IN MOTION for the event to make it more accessible.


Miral Sattar

Miral Sattar is founder and CEO of BiblioCrunch, an award-winning author services marketplace that matches authors with quality, award-winning professionals to get new books and apps to market. She has worked in the media industry for 11 years, most recently at TIME.

Rahimeh Andalbian

Dr. Rahimeh Andalibian is a psychologist and the author of the memoir, The Rose Hotel, which has received a starred review from Publisher's Weekly and topped Amazon's #1 bestseller list in the memoir category. Dr. A self published the book and on it’s one-year anniversary, The Rose Hotel was sold to National Geographic and will be re-released in 2015! She is also a play creator and producer who has created Glass Houses, an innovative theater works which explores real-life stories and inspires healing.

Andrea Philips

Andrea Phillips is a world-class and award-winning transmedia writer, game designer and author. She specializes in creating interactive and highly engaging stories that span multiple platforms.

Stephanie Golden

Stephanie Golden was trained as a fact-checker and copyeditor at the Encyclopaedia Britannica. She was a copyeditor, then developmental editor, at Oxford University Press, then became a freelance editor and book doctor, working for a wide range of publishers and individual clients. She is also an award-winning author of nine books, including six collaborations with experts and two books on women’s issues: Slaying the Mermaid: Women and the Culture of Sacrifice and The Women Outside: Meanings and Myths of Homelessness. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

Special thank you to Bowker, PubSmartCon, and IndieBrag for footing the bill for food and drinks!