Each participant will be asked to submit ahead of time one question relating to the topic. One NINC member will be asked to be the group moderator and will randomly choose the questions. The group will try to get through as many of the 12 questions as possible in the hour.
The roundtable sessions will be open-door; conference attendees are welcome and encouraged to sit in and eavesdrop on the discussion. However, there will be no audience participation. Additionally, since we want these conversations to be as candid as possible, we are making the NINCThink Roundtables a strictly “Twitter Free” zone. This prohibition will include any form of live-blogging or social network updating on any platform.
The Roundtable page on the NINC website lists the industry professionals we’ve asked to sit in on each session. Want to discuss how to creatively connect with readers with Julia Coblentz from B&N? How about a conversation with Donald Maass and Robert Gottlieb about the changing roles of agents, and how that impacts both indie and traditional authors? Are subsidiary rights your hot button? Got something to share, or do you need advice about decision-making in a tough market? Take a look at the Roundtable page and see which topics interest you and which of our guests you would most like to have a discussion with. There’s something there for everyone—indie and traditional author alike.
First Quarter 2012 Sales from AAP StatShot
Adult e-books are up 28.1 percent, hardcovers are up 2 percent, trade paperbacks are down 10.5 percent, and mass market sales are down 20.8 percent. Total sale of adult books is up by 1.8 percent.
Books-A-Million Purchase Being Questioned
The Anderson family attempt to purchase the outstanding share for BAM is getting a lot of attention. The bid for the remaining shares is in the first quarter filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The opponents are talking “low-ball” in terms of the Anderson offer, and there are seven stockholder lawsuits. The special committee reviewing the Anderson offer has no deadline on when it will give its opinion.