Why it’s practically impossible to host a first year indie event anymore.

Author Kyle Perkins

by Kyle Perkins.

Time for another rant.

So, this year Virginia Johnson and I are hosting the Tampa Indie Author Book Convention, and we have had our ups and downs. From trying to find a place that could house all the people we expect to attend, to finding the right authors for the event. Throw in catering, swag, music and I’m basically planning my first wedding.

However, it’s practically impossible to do since so many people have scammed authors out of their money in the past. When I first started the event, I didn’t even consider that aspect of it. I had forgotten that in the last year, several hosts have just up and bailed on everyone that paid in advance, and took the money with little consequence. So, naturally, I don’t blame authors for being hesitant.

Now this creates an automatic distrust in event coordinators, which is a…

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