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“Powerful, sage advice. I loved every minute of my time listening and learning from Henry.”

Brigadier General Jeff Foley

US Army (retired), coauthor of the McGraw-Hill bestseller "Rules and Tools for Leaders"

Marketing With A Book & Speech Summits

No Cost. No Selling. No Kidding.


If you are open to learning about how to attract high-paying clients but want social distancing, we have good news. As the proverb states: “The shrewd ones conceal themselves from danger.” In the interests of your safety and public health, Indie Books is making all of its trainings and seminars live streaming on Zoom for at least the next two months. Still no-cost, no-selling, no kidding.

May 12, 2020 – Video Session


June 16, 2020 in Chicago, IL

June 30, 2020 in Sacramento, CA

July 1, 2020 in San Francisco, CA


These half-day summits feature Indie Books International Chairman Mark LeBlanc and CEO Henry DeVries sharing their unique expertise on how people can accelerate their growth by writing a book and speaking for fee and for free to build their book or business.

We are two best-selling authors who educate people that the book is the starting line, not the finish line. We want to help you understand the secrets in the preparation, publication, and promotion of a book that grows your business, puts more money in your pocket, and helps you make the difference that you were meant to make. This is about personal branding with publishing and public speaking.

There is no cost to attend these private events. There will be no selling of services. That’s because we are more interested in building relationships. We think if we give you great information, you will be smart enough to find us if you need us.

Feel free to share this opportunity with a valued friend or colleague, but register ASAP, as seating is limited.

If you would like to attend please RSVP to

Marketing With a Book Weekend Retreat


Find out what you need to know and what you need to do to take your business or practice up one level or four. Henry will share in depth his Magnificent Seven ways to use a book as the #1 marketing tool and speaking as the #1 marketing strategy.

This is the ultimate, anti-boot camp experience. The Marketing With a Book weekend retreats are limited to 15 full-time, fully-engaged, independent consultants.

June 26-28, 2020 in La Jolla, CA

September 11-13, 2020 in La Jolla, CA

Your Invitation To Attend An Online Zoom “Marketing With A Book And Speech Summit”

Second Tuesday Of The Month

2 pm ET /  1 pm CT /  Noon MT / 11 am PT

If you are a consultant who is open to some new ideas on how attract high-paying clients with books and speeches, then it would be great if you were our guest at a one-hour online Zoom “Marketing With a Book and Speech Summit.” Come discover the secrets of a book that grows your business, puts more money in your pocket, and helps you make the difference that you were meant to make. Even if you are already a published author, you are most welcome to attend. The summits show why the book is the starting line, not the finish line.

Virtual seats are limited to allow for interaction. Register at

How to Be An Expert In 30 Days During the New Normal

Your Invitation to No Cost One-Hour Zoominar


New times require new strategies. And these are the times that try consultants’ souls.(I know, I know the old joke, we don’t have souls). Seriously, in California I say the universe rewards the right activity and in the Midwest I say the Lord helps those who help themselves. On this Zoominar I discuss how to pivot by using the following strategy. In one month you can do the following:

  • Write a blueprint for an upcoming book
  • Produce a cover for the upcoming book
  • Interview people for your upcoming book
  • Write two chapters for the book
  • Overhaul your LinkedIn page
  • Post the two chapters on your LinkedIn page
  • Host a Zoominar on the topic
  • Use LinkiedIn to fill the Zoominar
  • Record the Zoominar and post it to YouTube
  • Launch a national news release on the topic
  • Apply to give a TEDx talk

How much time will this take? As little as four half days in a month. If you follow the right formulas and processes.

Register for one of the upcoming sessions below:

Your Host

Henry DeVries

Henry DeVries is the CEO (chief encouragement officer) of Indie Books International. Prior to that he helped double revenues as president of an Ad Age 500 marketing agency and was a vice president of marketing communications that doubled awareness for a $5 billion insurance company. After serving as adjunct marketing faculty and the assistant dean of continuing education at the University of California San Diego, he has been a ghostwriter, co-author, and publisher of more than 300 business books including his international best-selling book from McGraw-Hill, How to Close a Deal Like Warren Buffett, now in Chinese. You can reach Henry at

Client Attraction Chain Reaction During The New Normal

Your Invitation to No Cost One-Hour Zoominar

“My books are my children, and like my children I expect them to support me in my old age,” says Henry DeVries.  Now this author of ten marketing books and a weekly paid columnist for shares his insider secrets on how to use speaking to create a client attraction chain reaction. Henry DeVries is a book publisher, ghostwriter, and best-selling author who regularly uses 16 ways to speak to sell books and earns on average $5,000 to $10,000 per speech. Here is a checklist of 16 ways to speak and create a client attraction chain reaction:

  • Small-scale seminars that you host with four to eight in attendance
  • Private, invitation-only summits that you host with 12 to 24 in attendance
  • Public seminars that you or others promote and charge admission to attend
  • In-house paid workshops that pay you to present to one company only
  • Local and national association meetings where you are a keynoter, breakout session speaker, panelist or a roundtable moderator
  • Radio and television shows and podcasts that interview you for how-to advice
  • CEO peer group meetings like Vistage (formerly TEC), Inner Circle and Renaissance
  • College courses for adults and extended education programs, like the ones offered through university extension programs
  • Public workshops that are fundraiser events that pay you a percentage of the gate
  • Chamber of commerce events, from monthly breakfasts to special seminars
  • Teleseminars and webinars that you put on or that others invite you to speak at
  • Promoter 50/50 seminars and expos where you are invited to speak and sell an information product, then split the proceeds with the person staging the event
  • Pre-recorded audio and video products that you sell on your website
  • Service club speeches to groups like the Rotary Club and Lion’s Club
  • Videos you make for YouTube

 Register for one of the upcoming sessions below:


Indie Family and Friends Forum

Imagine the power of authors promoting other authors, speakers promoting other speakers.


The IFF Forum is an annual event built on the idea of collaboration and cross-promotion. Let’s get the best of the best in one room and learn from and help each other.

Don’t miss the exciting line up of speakers presenting at the 2020 IFF Forum. This is a rare opportunity to see some of the countries best speakers in a exclusive setting.

  • Presentation expert Patricia Fripp
  • Author of The Comedy Bible and The Message of You Judy Carter
  • Vistage Speaker of the Year Michael Allosso
  • The GPS Girl Karen Jacobsen
  • And more!

Past speakers include best-selling author Ken Blanchard, business development expert Tony Alessandra, speaking legend Don Hutson, Vistage Speaker of the Year winner Dean Minuto, and Hall of Fame Speaker Tim Gard.


March 6-8, 2020

Achiever’s Circle Weekend

If you are willing to roll up your sleeves, listen carefully and make rock-solid decisions, the next 12 month, rolling period may be the best of your career.


Join Growing Your Business expert Mark LeBlanc for this unique weekend experience. In this interactive workshop Mark shares his best practices, strategies, and approaches for making a difference in your business.

Upcoming weekends:

  • April 3-5, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN
  • May 1-3, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN
  • September 25-27, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN

  • November 20-22, 2020 in La Jolla, CA


Contact Kylie for details and availability at

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Executive Next Practices Forums


Executive Next Practices Forums are unique in that they offer C-level executives and top Functional leaders (CFO, HR, CIO, CMO, COO, etc) a “first look” at emerging trends, thought leader insights and an opportunity to formulate relevant and practical ideas for their organization.