Conference Sign Up

20Books Vegas 2023 – Registration is OPEN!

Horseshoe (formerly Bally’s), November 6-10, 2023

Complete the sign-up form including the $399.99 payment part which the form takes you to when you finish it. It’s best to do this from something other than you phone as many phones block the redirect to PayPal at the end. Your PayPal receipt is your confirmation. You’ll also get an email immediately from vegas@craigmartelle.comwith the data you submitted. If you made a mistake, only an admin can fix it. That means me or Elaine Bateman. We’d prefer not to fix things like a typo’ed email. Please ensure your entries are correct before you hit the submit button.

Your conference fee is for the conference only. You’ll need to manage your own travel, food, and hotel. Make your own luck by whitelisting so you get our highly informative and educational emails, like the room bloc reservation info.

In the email you receive immediately following your submission, you’ll find the details for the room bloc reservations (Resort Tower is closest to the venue). You’ll need to go online through the link provided in the email to reserve your room. They’ll require one night payment of $99 plus tax to hold the reservation. You will not be charged your $15 daily resort fee at this time. You’ll be charged the resort fees for all days the week of your stay. Caesar’s refund terms are on that reservation page.

Comes out to between $125-$130 per night for check in on Nov 5 and checkout on Nov 10. New this year, the hotel is putting a hold of an additional $50/night on your credit card for your stay. Total commitment to the hotel for the five nights is $900, but you’ll get $250 of that back when you check out if you’ve charged nothing to the room. And if you split a room, your costs will be half, but whoever reserves the room in the first place will be the one who gets the $50/day hold on their card. If you have more than two people in a room, the extra person is $30/night.

If you want a table at the RAVE on Nov 10, it’ll be $50 on top of your registration and you can reserve your spot when you register. That cost will be added to your PayPal bill. You will know for sure that you have a table as early as January 2nd. Plan ahead.

If you are a vendor (as in supplier of services or goods, this is not for author sign-ups) for Monday, your table will cost $250 plus $399.99 for a conference fee for one person (all on the same form for 2023). Adding Friday is an additional $50 for a vendor table, but those are limited. This will be a separate form. Do not use the standard conference registration form to sign up if you’re a vendor/industry professional.
Vendor/Industry Professional Sign-Up form:
February 1 – conference fee is $399.99 until July 31st and then the ticket cost goes up to $499.99.
Bottom line costs (start saving now)

  • Hotel – $650 (plus a $250 hold on your card that you get back upon checkout)
  • Conference – $399.99 (until August 1st)
  • Travel – watch for the best airline deals or plan your drive if you’re within driving distance. Taxis/Uber/Lyft from the airport to the hotel will be about $25 each way. There was a shuttle in 2022 for $14 but it’s not specifically for Horseshoe but that is one of the drop-offs.
  • Meals – Plan for $25 to $50 per day for food, optimal is much more because there are plenty of exceptional dineries in Vegas. You can eat on the cheap in Vegas, but you’ll need to plan ahead.

Virtual attendees can sign up at this time, too – that’s yet another form and the minimum cost to attend virtually is $50. We’ve fixed the issues from last year to create a seamless virtual event. Ingram Spark took mercy on us again. We get a monthly Ingram Spark code to discount the upload of your paperbacks (first time and with your own ISBN, not for revisions, limit of five per month, or 50 total in the year).Virtual Attendee Sign-Up Form –

Once you’re signed up, you’ll be added to the 20Books Vegas 2023 email list. We will send a monthly email toward the end of each month with the next month’s details and discount codes if we have any. We will update everyone each month as we progress toward the big show.

Thank you for coming on this journey with us.

It’s Vegas, baby.

Refund policy: Refunds for in-person conference fees will be processed after the show, and the last day to request a refund is August 31. To request a refund for your full conference, send an email to and you’ll get further instructions and of course, a supercool form to fill out. No refunds for virtual attendees. Vendor refunds will be processed through August 31.

Please join the 20Books Vegas 2023 Facebook group – this is where all the behind the scenes information happens: and where the attendees share information ahead before the big show.

20Books Vegas 2023 – Registration is open

November 6 – Vendor Day
November 7, 8, 9 – Main show days
November 10 – Author sales/signing day

In-Person attendees can sign up here ($399.99from February 1 through July 31, and $499.99 for registrations from August 1st to the show)

What’s the benefit of joining us in person? Besides being up close and personal with over 100 vendors, you’ll be with your tribe. Period. You’ll be in the drink line, sandwiched between two seven-figure authors and won’t even know it, because we are all peers at 20Books Vegas. Kindness, sharing, and a positive atmosphere the likes of which you’ll not have seen other shows. 20Books Vegas is not like any show you’ve been to.

We’ll have up to 2500 attendees and about 200 sessions. But it won’t seem that big. It’ll be as big or as small as you want it to be because we’re all there for the same purpose – to learn. We have a block of 1000 rooms, heavily discounted from normal Vegas Strip rates. You’ll get the special room reservation link as part of your conference registration confirmation. Make sure you have on your email’s whitelist otherwise this confirmation will go to spam, and then you’ll panic and email us. When there’s no need. Just check around and you’ll find that confirmation. Then click on the link and get your room – first come, first served. After they are sold out, the only way to get a discounted room will be for someone to cancel before mid October.

Networking is paramount – at 20Books Vegas 2022, we had over 300 authors making a full-time living from their writing. We have about fifty attendees making in excess of half a million a year. Dress for the job you want. No one is going to carry you but there’s significant value in seeing how these people work. You could be next to them at the bar and won’t even know it. There is no better place for networking. We are all peers in Vegas.

Virtual attendees can sign up to watch the presentation for a minimum of $25:

What’s the benefit of paying for a virtual ticket? It helps our budget first and foremost. And for you, it gets you access to Ingram Spark’s discount code through the year. We had to do this as one additional level of security to get the scammers out of our feed. Virtual attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions during the live presentations through our A/V team.

Other people will still be able to access all the material from the show at no cost, but that will be well after the show is over via our YouTube channel and those people won’t have access to the Ingram Spark discount codes.

Industry Professionals/Vendors

If you are a vendor (not someone who wants to participate in the author book signing on Friday, Nov 18) then request to reserve a table here (we will vet vendors to ensure the right mix & match is available for our people). And this is just for the industry table – all vendors need to register individually as well.

Side Notes 

– No perfume at the show (we have a number of people who are deathly allergic)
– There were will be about 2500 self-published authors at the show. Plan accordingly. We have 100,000 square feet within which to operate so 2500 won’t be as overwhelming as it sounds. Getting a room in the Resort Tower is important as it’s easiest to escape to, if need be.
– Come with a full belly, leave with a full mind – we have minimum catering at the show
– The famous Carlos cake machine is on the left side of the connecting hallway to Paris on the Horseshoe end
– No refunds will be processed until after the show is over and all refunds must be requested no later than August 31 (you have to fill out a form). We run this show as a not-for-profit. We have no slush fund. We confirm our swag and catering costs based on the numbers we have registered – all refunds will be pro-rated once our costs are finalized.