Your Breakout Book Conference

A conference for authors to write, publish, and prosper!
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July 28-29, 2022

Join us for the bi-annual Your Breakout Book Virtual Conference! The theme of this event is Writing for Readers and will focus on how authors like you can leverage their writing skills to reach more readers. This includes writing op-eds and guest articles, newsletters, social media content, even pitch emails to media contacts or query letters to agents.

The Your Breakout Book conference is now a workshop format. We’ve spent a lot of time learning new skills and concepts, but I know it can be difficult to put what you’ve learned into action. Not only do you have to carve out the time, it’s easy to question whether or not you’re on the right track.

Our day-long workshop event will not only provide information; it will carve out the time necessary to put that information into action.


All times listed below are in CST

July 23-28, 2022

Independent Study

Participants will take the Your Author Brand e-course over the course of this week to identify, create, and establish their unique author brands. The full course takes about 3 hours to complete, so you can choose to block off a chunk of time or spread it out throughout the week. By the end of the course, you’ll have your tagline and brand summary ready to workshop!

July 28, 2022 at 5p CT

Author Brand Roundtable + Happy Hour

You’ve created your author brand, now it’s time to celebrate…and receive some feedback. We’ll gather on zoom in small breakout sessions to workshop our taglines and brand summaries with our fellow attendees. We’ll also have a “fan favorite” prize for the group’s favorite tagline!

July 29, 2022 9a-5p CT

Live Workshops

Now that you’ve finalized your Author Brand, it’s time to leverage your writing skills to establish your brand and reach more readers. This full day of workshops will teach you how to write journalism pieces that attract new readers, write newsletters your subscribers love to read (and that you may even love to write!), and how to re-purpose that newsletter into week’s worth of social media content.

Our presenters will lead you through the interactive workshop and provide plenty of time to brainstorm, write, and receive feedback.

  • 9-9:30 Opening Session + Intention Setting with Dana Kaye
  • 9:45-10:45a Writing and Pitching Journalism Pieces with Julia Borcherts
  • 11a-noon Newsletters Your Readers Will Love to Read (and You Will Love to Write!) with Carter Wilson
  • noon-12:30p Integration session with Dana Kaye
  • 1:30-2:30p Social media Content that Connects with Readers with Hailey Dezort
  • 2:45-3:45p Write Better Pitch Emails with Joanne Raymond
  • 4-5p Closing Reception on zoom


Your Breakout Book Conference


Once you register, you will receive an email with links and day-of instructions.

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Who is this conference for?

The Your Breakout Book conference is ideal for anyone who is currently writing a book, has written or published a book, or has published numerous books. These workshops will benefit writers at all stages of the publishing process, whether they’re querying agents or publicizing their next book.

Your Breakout Book is a conference for authors, regardless of their stage in publishing.

How is this different from other virtual conferences?

If you’ve been attending webinars and virtual conferences throughout the pandemic (or even before), chances are, you don’t need more information. Instead, what you need is time and guidance to put that information into action. The workshop leaders will not only teach you the tactics and strategies, they’ll also give you space to implement those techniques and receive real-time feedback.

What if I can't attend all the sessions live?

Participants will have access to the replay indefinitely. If you post your questions in advance, our speakers will answer them during the session and their responses will be time-stamped so you can easily jump to their response.

However, when you join live, you can take advantage of receiving feedback on your work in real time, so we encourage you to make every effort to attend live.

Why does it cost money when there are so many free webinars available?

The speakers of the Your Breakout Book conference are compensated directly. They will not be spending the majority of the session pitching you their services. Many of the free virtual summits are ways for speakers to increase their email list and pitch their products or services. That’s not what this event is about.

By paying a small fee, you are ensuring that our guest experts are fairly compensated and their sessions consist of valuable information rather than sales pitches. As they say, “If you’re not paying for the product, YOU are the product.”


Still have questions? Let us know!

Sign up for the conference for authors that will help you put your newfound knowledge into action!