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General Session Workshops

Dan Slater, head of Author Relations at Kindle Direct Publishing.

Emotional Landscape and Inner Journey: A NINC-exclusive sneak peek at Agent Donald Maass’ new book, Writing 21st Century Fiction, focusing on the techniques that give literary and commercial fiction their emotional force. Speaker: Donald Maass (Author/Donald Maass Literary Agency)

Jennifer Brehl (William Morrow) (topic TBA)

Reports from the Marketing Boot Camp: Five authors took part in a four-month marketing boot camp and will report on what they learned, what they did, and how it affected their sales. Boot Camp Participants: Kelly McClymer, Barbara Keiler, Patricia McLinn, Julie Kenner, Liz Maverick. Coaches: Thubten Comerford (WePost Media), Julie Ortolon (Author/Marketing Strategist)

Forming Your Life-Boat Rowing Team: Nine authors share their experience with how to expand your reach and discoverability by combining efforts. What makes a team effort successful and what could potentially sink the boat? Speakers: Julie Ortolon, Pat Ryan, Julianne MacLean, Shelly Thacker, Lori Devoti, Kathryn Shay, Wendy Lindstrom, Patricia McLinn, Barbara Keiler

Creative Power: Coaching Techniques for Your Personal Development and Professional Success: In your quest to be successful a writer, the elusive competitive advantage you seek lies within you. In this workshop, learn how to notice, claim, and own your creative power. Speaker: Melissa Rosati (Creativity Coach/Adjunct Professor of Publishing, Pace University)

How Access to Data Can Rock Your World: How do you know when you’re working wisely with online promotion? This workshop provides an overview of Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, and effective website design as building blocks to increasing your sales. Speaker: Julie Ortolon (Author/Marketing Strategist)

Subsidiary Rights: Speakers: Lauren Abramo (Dystel & Goderich Literary Management), Elizabeth Jennings (Author/Translator)


Ninc-NY2012 Conference

Restaurants within a few blocks of the Crowne Plaza White Plains include Morton’s Steakhouse, the Brazen Fox, Elements, the Black Bear Saloon, Cabo, Cafenani, Korova Milk Bar, the Fair Deal Café, the Cheesecake Factory, Starbucks, Au Bon Pain, Master Work, Abatino’s Pizza, Reka’s Thai Restaurant, the Ritz-Carlton Westchester, White Plains Coach Diner, Patrick’s Pub, and Muza Café.

The Crowne Plaza White Plains is adjacent to the Westchester Mall, which houses Crate & Barrel, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Thomas Kinkade Gallery, Apple, Crabtree & Evelyn, David Yurman, Eileen Fisher, Gucci, J.Jill, Kate Spade, Sephora, Steve Madden, Stuart Weitzman, Tory Burch, White House Black Market, Premier Atelier Salon, and Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salon & Spa, as well as numerous other stores and restaurants. A complete directory of the stores can be viewed at

The Crowne Plaza White Plains is also just a few blocks from the Galleria at White Plains, which houses Aeropostale, Charlotte Russe, H&M, Macy’s, and Old Navy, as well as numerous other stores and restaurants.

A complete directory of the stores can be viewed at

Compiled by Marianna Jameson

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