Have You Ever Seen a Liger?

- by Kelly McClymer

What Do a Liger and the NINC 2013 Conference “The Author’s World” Have in Common? Answer: They are both in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. According to the Myrtle Beach Online, Hercules the liger is happy in Myrtle Beach — and we expect conference-goers attending “The Author’s World” NINC 2013 conference to be the same. Even […]

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Oh Brave New World that has such E-books in it!

- by Elaine Isaak

Last year, I asked for a Kindle for Christmas–mainly because Kindle is currently dominating the e-reader market, and I wanted to know what my readers are experiencing when they read a book this way.  It makes me feel slightly guilty, especially after my local independent bookstore, Toadstool Bookshop of Milford, Peterborough and Keene, NH, came […]

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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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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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