The Art of the Deal

- by Karen Sandler

In August 2011, I attended the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators conference in Los Angeles. One of the more fascinating and informative workshops was The Art of the Deal, all about how a book is acquired. Presenters Brenda Bowen (agent with Sanford J Greenburger Associates, on the right) and Alessandra Balzer (VP & […]

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Afterhours Night Owl Minicon–Value Added For Members Only

- by Mmmelinda

I believe one of the best things about the NINC conferences is that the members really get a lot for their registration fee. The first year I coordinated Night Owls we did two hours of roundtable discussions on internet promotional venues. My Space and podcasting were the big new opportunities for the tech savvy novelist […]

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Conference Synergy

- by Victoria Janssen

Last month, I posted about attending an academic research conference on popular romance. The IASPR conference was held just prior to Romance Writers of America’s national conference; I attended both. The academic conference was small, held in a single location, with no more than 50 or so participants at any given time; RWA was held […]

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Genre in Academia

- by Victoria Janssen

In a couple of days, I’m going to be attending a conference. Not a writing conference, but an academic conference, hosted by the International Association for the Study of Popular Romance. I’m not an academic, and never completed my Ph.D., but I still retain interest in scholarly work, and have managed to keep fairly up-to-date […]

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