Attendee Tickets and Hotel Room Block are Live!

In case you missed it, tickets to attend 2023 Storybound Fest are live and can be purchased here:! There are three ticket types: Elite (which is the best of the best!), Full Convention, and Saturday’s Author Signing Only.

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You can also book your hotel stay through our exclusive room block, which provides a discounted room rate for your stay! Book your reservation here:

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Storybound Fest is a brand new, two-day book convention that exclusively promotes and features indie authors and authors published through a small publishing house. Readers will have the opportunity to meet their favorite indie authors, attend panels and night events, and have the opportunity to get books signed by the authors present. The idea for Storybound Fest came from the lack of exclusive indie author book festivals. We wanted to bring a new book event to the world, one that revolved around indie authors. With Storybound Fest, we are hoping to bring indie authors and readers together in a fun and engaging setting while also bringing recognition to indie authors.

2023 Storybound Fest will feature 120+ authors, panels, two nightly events (including a PJ Party!), author signings, keynote lunch speakers, and several opportunities to mingle with authors and readers. 2023 Storybound Fest will be held July 21-22, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri.

If you have any questions about 2023 Storybound Fest, please email

Storybound Fest is Looking for Indie Authors

Storybound Fest is a two-day book conference that promotes and celebrates indie authors and authors published through a small press. The conference will bring indie authors and readers together for two days of panels, lunch keynotes, author signings, and two night events! Storybound Fest is exclusively for indie authors and readers and exhibitors. If you’re an indie author and are interested in being an attending author for 2023 Storybound Fest, click the Author Interest Form below. If you are an exhibitor and would like to exhibit with Storybound Fest, click the Exhibitor Interest For below. And sign up for our newsletter by clicking the link below!

We’re so excited to be able to bring this book conference to life and celebrate indie authors! 2023 Storybound Fest will be held July 21-22, 2023 in Kansas City.

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Coming Soon!

We are so excited to present Storybound Fest, a two-day book festival exclusively celebrating self-published and small publishing house authors. This festival will bring Indie authors and readers together, like the pages of a storybook.

Authors will get the wonderful opportunity to promote their books and interact with beloved readers from around the country. Readers will have the chance to meet their favorite authors and meet new ones!

We are working hard behind the scenes to finalize the 2023 dates, so keep an eye out for our upcoming posts! 2023 Storybound Fest will take place over a Friday and Saturday next summer.

As of right now, if you are a self-published or small publishing house author that is interested in being part of the 2023 Storybound Fest, please click the link in our bio and fill out our author interest form.

We are so excited about this and we hope you all are, too! As for now, stay tuned and enjoy your weekend!

– Nikole and Tamara
Storybound Fest Owners