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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.


Do you want to attract high-paying clients with books and speeches? You are invited to be our guest at an upcoming Marketing With a Book and Speech Summit. Click the links for full event details.

June 27, 2019 in Irvine, CA

August 2, 2019 in Chicago, IL

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 21-23, 2019 in La Jolla, CA

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:

  • September 6-8, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN
  • October 4-6, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN
  • November 8-10, 2019 in La Jolla, CA
  • December 6-8, 2019 in Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
  • January 24-26, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN

  • February 28-March 1, 2020 in La Jolla, CA

  • April 3-5, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN

  • May 1-3, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN


Contact Kylie for details and availability at

Alliance and Connection Events

“Warning: The Five Biggest Strategic Threats Facing C-Level Execs” 

Find Out How You Compare To Peer Companies


Indie Books International Meet the Authors Series: You are invited to a choice of 90-minute invitation-only executive briefings on research led by two CEO authors. 

1 to 2:30 pm Friday, June 21 at San Diego La Jolla Marriott

4240 La Jolla Village Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037 (parking will be validated)

Here’s a startling statistic: 4 out of 5 companies do know what strategic data they need for the coming drastic changes (source: IBM).

About the Presenters

Before he became a company president, John Robertson, author of Focus Forward Leadership: Maximizing Profits in the Artificial Intelligence Agewas a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force who oversaw an $8 billion program. “If you think the world is data-driven now, you have not seen anything yet; the tidal wave of machine-thinking will change every facet of business,” says the Austin-Texas based executive coach.

Over the course of her 30-year career strategy expert Theresa Ashby, PhD, author of Better Implementation Now! Eight Ways Great Strategies Fail and How to Fix Them, has held many leadership roles, overseeing multi-million-dollar budgets and $1.7 billion in capital improvements for organizations like the Kaiser Permanente managed care consortium. She is the CEO of Strategic Implementation Solutions of Mission Viejo.

In this executive briefing the two authors will lead an interactive discussion on:

  • How to avoid the five biggest strategic threats
  • Why the rules are a changin’ and what to do about it now
  • How you compare to peer companies for preparedness and execution

To reserve your spot please email This event is by invitation only and there will be no selling at the event. The events are sponsored by Indie Books International, the publisher of the two authors.

Speech on “60 Seconds & You’re Hired”

Indie Books International Meet the Authors Series

9:30 to 10:30 am, Friday June 21, 2019

San Diego La Jolla Marriott, 4240 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037

ABC News says, “Robin Ryan has the inside track on how to get hired.”  According to the Los Angeles Times, best-selling author Ryan is “America’s top career expert.” Whether you’re just starting out, moving up the ladder, or reentering the job market, Ryan explains the most effective strategies for getting the job you want at the salary you deserve. By following her tips, you can land the perfect job by excelling at the crucial job interview. The event is sponsored by Indie Books International of Oceanside, CA and the college planning service of Carlsbad, CA.

To attend this no-cost event you must reserve a seat through For more information call 760-445-4181.

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.