Wednesday, March 18, 2020

2020 Conference For Black Authors Expands to Two Days

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Detroit, MI From sold-out audiences in Detroit three years in a row to packed rooms in Atlanta, Charlotte and Chicago, The Red Ink Conference is the nation's premier conference that is taking the literary map by storm!

And this year, it returns to where it all started: Motown! Whether you're an aspiring author with only a creative idea for a book, or you have 20+ books published, and you're ready to take your books to the next level, this is the conference for you! This one-of-a-kind conference empowers attendees to write, edit and market their next bestseller - at a fraction of the cost. It all takes place in Detroit at the Marygrove Conservancy, 8425 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit, MI, 48221, on May 15 and 16, 2020. In addition to engaging information and quality networking, attendees will experience on-screen editorial exercises, writing prompts, professional headshots and an industry-specific vendor showcase!
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Collectively, conference speakers, Tenita "Bestseller" Johnson, Valerie J. Lewis Coleman, Dawn James and Tammy Turner have over 30 years of industry experience and run successful businesses that support indie authors nationwide. Attendees will learn new, innovative information that will position them to build a solid platform as an authorpreneur and speaker. Complete with information on marketing, crafting a solid professional bio and book synopsis, as well as self-publishing industry secrets that save authors both time and money in the publishing process, writers will leave inspired to take their book from the page to the stage - allowing them to develop a six-figure income, even if they just have one book!

Early bird general admission tickets are only $129 through April 1. Early bird VIP tickets, which include preferred seating and professional headshots onsite, are $169 through April 1. Thereafter, general admission tickets are $169; VIP admission tickets are $209.

Limited vendor space is also available to authors who want to showcase their work. To purchase tickets, visit or Eventbrite. For interviews or more information, please contact Tenita Johnson at, or 313-999-6942.

About the Organizer
Authors worldwide write better thanks to editorial guru and author, Tenita C. Johnson. Perfecting manuscripts for hundreds of best-selling authors, she's on a mission to end the prominent everyday abuse of the English language and rectify punctuation pet peeves. Well known by many as a human spell check, noun nerd and grammar police, she proudly wears the badge of honor to correct and serve. Dubbed the editor's editor, Tenita hosts the annual Red Ink Conference to empower aspiring authors to write from the editor's point of view to save time and money in the self-publishing process. She positions writers as experts in the industry serving them to create their own writing/editorial business and multiple streams of income.

To connect with Tenita, visit or email

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