Non-Attendance Can Also Be Useful!

- by Victoria Janssen

Due to scheduling issues, I wasn’t able to attend NINC’s fabulous conference last month…but that turned out to be…not so bad. (Hush, I’m convincing myself!) I would have loved to go. But since I couldn’t, here are a few advantages to non-attendance: 1. I was able to follow comments about the conference, as it happened, […]

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Confessions of a Conference Junkie

- by Elaine Isaak

Okay, so I have three days right now between the Novelists, Inc conference on the beach, and the World Fantasy Convention in San Diego.  Yes, the time for denial is over:  I am a conference junkie.  Every year I think I should cut back on the number of cons I attend. . .and every year […]

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Final Day

- by Sasha White

It’s now Sunday Morning, the final day of the yearly Novelists Inc blog, and things are winding down. The Industry guests are gone, and it’s just the membership left here to dela with the nitty gritty. That is, to talk about and rehas everything we’ve learned over the past several days in an effort ot […]

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A Bookstore in Your Pocket, a World in our Hands

- by Elaine Isaak

The Novelists, Inc annual conference is coming to a close–alas!– with a great talk by Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords, a platform for creating and distributing e-books.  One of the difficulties of traditional publishing he pointed out is the limited distribution rights often controlled under various contracts, leading, as he points out, to frustrations like […]

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