March 22 - 23 , 2013 - Allentown, PA


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Les Denton is president of Assent Publishing, LLC. She founded Assent to bring quality authors and readers together within this evolving book publishing industry. She is excited to be the only publisher to present Assent Academy, the first of its kind, which offers professionally taught marketing, book business curriculum and customized advice at no charge to our authors throughout their careers with Assent Publishing.

Having spent the last decade as a knowledge management and technology executive, talent acquisition and motivation were her passion. The time seemed right to start bringing all the energetic imaginative resources she had found together.

The result is Assent Publishing, a team of talented editors, artists, and marketing mavens with a splash of technologists. Les serves as the managing editor for Bad Day Books, Assentís horror, thriller, and suspense imprint.

Areas of interest include Horror, Thriller, and Suspense; Sci-Fi; and Nonfiction. Of course I will find a home for any promising work. 



Deborah Riley-Magnus is an author and an Author Success Coach. She has a twenty-seven year professional background in marketing, advertising and public relations as a writer for print, television and radio. Deborah is a published author in both fiction and non-fiction. 

 As an Author Success Coach she focuses exclusively on publicity, marketing and promotional solutions for authors. She teaches live and online Author Success Workshops and has spoken at writers groups and conferences across the country. She also coaches authors, one-on-one to help them create marketing strategies and learn techniques for sales success.

 Deborah produces several pieces weekly for various blogs and websites including her industry blog, Deborah Riley-Magnus, Writeaholic, where she passes on value-added nuggets of wisdom and skills for authors struggling to understand marketing, promotions and publicity techniques.

She belongs to and is active in several writing and professional groups and organizations. 

Deborah serves as the Marketing Director for Assent Publishing as well as Dean of the Assent Academy which teaches basic and advanced marketing skills to Assent Publishing contracted authors.  She is also an Assent Publishing Imprint Editor for Romance (Breathless Books) and Womenís Fiction (Panoptic Books). 

Deborah is interested in hearing pitches from Romance, Women's Fiction, and Fantasy writers.



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