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Welcome to Great Lakes Book Bash!

Founded in 2014 by Authors Rachael Brownell & Casey L Bond, Great Lakes Book Bash is a literary conference and signing held in Kalamazoo, Michigan celebrating the fact that “Readers are our Rock Stars”. The conference is hosted by the Radisson Plaza Hotel.

In it’s first year, GLBB had over 75 exhibitors attend the one-day conference: authors, designers, swag makers, bloggers and models. Those exhibitors were met by over 150 readers from the Kalamazoo area and beyond. Some of those exhibitors led informational sessions, or panels, on specific topics related to the publishing industry. After the conference was over, everyone got together for a little party, sharing stories of the day and getting to know each other better.

In 2017, the conference is being extended to two days. It will encompass more of what readers and exhibitors asked for after the first year – more panels, more signing time and a meet and greet for exhibitors.

More information will be available soon on Great Lakes Book Bash 2017. If you don’t find the information that you are looking for on this website, please use the contact form above and we will get back to you.

Here’s what some of our attending authors had to say about Great Lakes Book Bash 2015…

“GLBB was a pleasure–well organized, and author-friendly. Hope to be back in the future!” – Jayne Rylon

“An amazing conference! Held in a great location, GLBB was extremely well organized, offered a great signing and an over-the-top After Party. I look forward to attending the next GLBB con for sure!” – Misty Provencher

“GLBB was one of the best weekends of my life. Being my first signing as an author I really didn’t know what to expect, but somehow knew it was going to be great! From meeting one of my very first readers, to making new friends this was an experience that I had a hard time finding words to explain when I came home. Rachael and Casey did a phenomenal job running the show and making our readers feel like Rock Stars! It was a weekend I’ll cherish always, ending with the After Party, where I can say I haven’t had that much fun in a very very long time. Counting the days until 2017!” – MJ Harty

“Organized, fun, great venue. Rachael and Casey did an amazing job! I’d do it again!” – JM Witt

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