You're Invited

September 10-11, 2020


Marketing With A Book & Speech Virtual Retreat

September 23, 2020


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

October 13, 2020


Marketing With A Book & Speech Webinar

October 22, 2020


Book Kickoffs

“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 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

Marketing With a Book Virtual Retreat


The retreat helps authors get more bookings, more buzz, and more business so they can have more impact and influence. No more ready, fire, aim. No more ready, aim, aim, aim. For you to have more impact and influence you need the right strategy, the right tactics, and the right execution. The magic is in the mix.

September 10-11, 2020

More information at:

Time: 9 am to Noon PT

Price: $365


October 22, 2020

December 3, 2020

January 28, 2021

March 25, 2021

April 22, 2021

May 27, 2021

Book Kickoffs™

How To Write The Right Book That Will Attract High-Paying Clients


Outcome: The intended outcome for the Book Kickoffs is for you to leave with a draft book table of contents and detailed outline of book chapters to be written. Then you refine that manuscript until it is ready to be published. There will be two bio breaks (we are not monsters).

Details. Bring your laptop and your running shoes because we are writing a draft book outline in three hours.  Leave your perfection behind because we are shooting for a great first draft of an outline. Our motto is the book is the starting line, not the finish line. So, the key is planning to succeed as a result of the book. We will also talk about how to avoid the biggest book blunders, mistakes that cost rookie authors thousands and tens of thousands of dollars.  If you just want theory and platitudes, this is not the session for you. If you want results, you have found the right place.

Size. Limited to 12, to allow for interaction.

Bonus. After you attend the Book Kickoff, you can book a 90-minute pinpoint session one-on-one session with Henry to discuss how to accelerate your book.


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.

This is a rare opportunity to see some of the countries best speakers in a exclusive setting. We will be announcing the 2021 line up of speakers soon.

Past speakers include best-selling author Ken Blanchard, business development expert Tony Alessandra, speaking legend Don Hutson, Vistage Speaker of the Year winners Dean Minuto and Michael Allosso, author of The Comedy Bible and The Message of You Judy Carter, and Hall of Fame Speaker Tim Gard.


March 5-7, 2021

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:

  • September 25-27, 2020 Virtual Event

  • November 20-22, 2020 Virtual Event

  • January 29-31, 2021 in Nashville, TN

  • March 12-14, 2021 in La Jolla, CA

  • April 30-May 2, 2021 in Minneapolis, MN


Contact Kylie for details and availability at

Alliance and Connection Events

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.

Consult-Con Virtual Conference

November 6-7, 2020


Indie Books International is a proud sponsor of IMC USA’s Consult-Con 2020. Join your successful management consulting colleagues for high-level networking and content in a spectacular setting and award-winning meeting facility. Malcolm Gladwell to be a Key Speaker at this Year’s Conference.