Schedule of Events
THURSDAY (March 27, 2008)
- 7:00 p.m. –10:00 p.m. Early Registration and "Welcome!" Gathering
the Ninc president's hotel suite to socialize with other attendees and pick
up your nametag and program booklet.
FRIDAY—A DAY WITH INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS
7:45 – 9:00 Registration
8:00 – 9:30 Continental Breakfast/Welcome
8:45 – 9:30 The NINC Legal Defense
Fund & Why You Might
9:45 – 10:30 Keynote Speech—Theresa
10:45 – 11:45 Going Beyond the Breakout Novel to the
Donald Maass, Donald Maass Agency
Joshua Bilmes, JABberwocky Literary Agency
Peter Rubie, Peter Rubie Agency
11:45 – 1:00 Lunch break
1:00 – 2:00 What’s New in the World of Publishing?
Daisy Maryles, Executive Editor, Publishers Weekly
Dennis Loy Johnson, Publisher, Melville House
Carl Lennertz, marketing, HarperCollins
2:15 – 3:15 Taking Chances in Publishing
Jennifer Crusie, author
Jennifer Enderlin, VP and Executive Editor, St. Martin’s Press
3:30 – 4:30 The Art of the Deal
Robert Gottlieb, Trident Media Group
4:45 – 6:00 Editor Roundtables
The list of participating editors includes:
Tom Colgan, Executive Editor, Berkley PrimeCrime
Kate Duffy, Editor, Kensington Publishing Company
Jennifer Enderlin, VP and Executive Editor, St. Martin's Press
Tracy Farrell, Executive Editor, HQN Books
Lucia Macro, Executive Editor, Avon
Betsy Mitchell, Executive Editor and VP, Del Rey
Dianne Moggy, Editorial Director, Global Single Title, Harlequin
Shauna Summers, Senior Editor, Bantam
- 6:00 – 7:30 Cocktail Reception
“Adding to the conference excitement is our Editor Round Table session.
. .a chance for conference registrants to talk in small group sessions with
ten editors from major houses. Women's fiction, thrillers, suspense,
fantasy, romance...NINC has it all, and members will have a chance to
find out what they want.”
— Holly Jacobs, Assistant Conference Coordinator
SATURDAY—NEW INFORMATION and NEW OPPORTUNITIES
8:00 – 9:30 Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 All About the Soaps
Jill Hurst, Guiding Light
10:15 – 11:15 Graphic Novels: The Latest Craze
Alisa Kwitney, author, DC comics
Tricia Narwani, Publishing Associate, Del Ray Manga
GB Tran, graphic novel artist
11:30 – 12:30 The Exploding YA Market
Nicole Burnham, author
Nadia Cornier, Firebrand Literary Agency
12:30 – 2:00 Lunch break
2:00 – 2:45 The Truth about Publishing in the 21st
Lori Perkins, Lori Perkins Agency
3:00 – 4:00 Multipublished Yet Stuck Without An Agent?
Tell Me Why!
Emily Sylvan Kim, Prospect Agency
Lois Winston, Ashley Grayson Agency
Lori Perkins, Lori Perkins Agency
- 4:15 – 5:15 Will A Publicist Help Your Career?
Shannon Aviles, independent publicist
Jamie Brickhouse, HarperCollins speaker bureau
Sharon Heede, independent publicist
Saturday 9:00 p.m. (Members Only)
NiteOwls WIRED COFFEEHOUSE
~ Coffee and Talk to Wire and Inspire NiteOwls ~
Flash Round Discussions:
- "What Works & What Doesn't" with Internet Promotions:
Blogging ~ Kathryn Shay, Facilitator
Book Trailers ~ Mary Jo Putney, Facilitator
New Multimedia Promotions ~ Susan Kearney, Facilitator
MySpace ~ Lisa Wanttaja, Facilitator
Podcasting ~ Melinda Rucker Haynes, Facilitator
- Promotions and Career Open Discussion, Wrap Up:
Lynn Miller, Facilitator
SUNDAY—A TIME FOR MEMBERS ONLY
9:00 – 10:30 Annual General Meeting and Brainstorming
for Next Year's Conference
10:45 – 11:45 Where’s the Clout?
Vicki Lewis Thompson
12:00 – 12:30 Sunday Vignettes
The Marketing Challenges Of Writing in More Than One Genre
Lea Wait and others
12:30 – 2:00 Lunch break
2:00 – 2:30 Sunday Vignettes
General Topics of pertinent interest to writers
2:45 – 3:45 Breakout sessions: Career Help
- Agent Hunting
- Switching genres
- Switching publishers
- Getting to the next level
- Dealing with editor/agent problems
- I’ve done the trailer, now what?
- 4:00 – 4:30 Conference Wrap Up and Members Dessert Reception
Sunday 8:00 p.m. (Members Only)
All About YOU the
Relax, eat, drink, laugh, and win prizes playing the thrilling career novelist’s
game, YOUR MONEY OR YOUR LIFE©, where you’ll pit
your desires, career goals, and talents against your hidden personal saboteurs,
editors, agents, and other novelists' challenges to win in the market
and in life.
- Where: Conference Chair, Lynn Miller's Suite
Admission: Potluck food or drink
Dress: Come dressed as you are when you write. All manner
of outfits are welcome.
—Melinda Rucker Haynes
Director, Ninc NiteOwls NYC
Special Opportunities, Tours & Attractions
Backstage TV Tour, Thursday
Date: Thursday, March 27, 2008.
Time: TBD (approximately 1 hr. tour)
(We are still working out details with the production company and with our
speaker, Jill Hurst. She has indicated that we will probably not have an
actual time until later this fall. As soon as we have an actual time, we
will post the information here. )
Deadline: All entries for this lottery must be in by January 15, 2008. We
will contact the winners within the next week.
Jill Hurst will lead a tour backstage. See first-hand how one of the most
popular soap opera programs in the world is created. You’ll get fascinating
tidbits, meet and greet staff, and get the inside scoop on the world of writing
daytime drama. We can only take 4-8 people, so we're going to hold
The lottery parameters are still being determined and will be posted here
and on NincLink when available. See more about the signup requirement
on the registration page.
You must complete conference registration to be eligible for this
lottery drawing. Sign up today.
Literary Greenwich Village, Thursday
Date: Thursday, March 27, 2008
Time: 3:00 – 5:00pm (Stay and have dinner in
the Village afterwards if you want)
Meeting Place: The tour meets at the Arch at Washington Square Park, on Fifth
Avenue just south of 8th St. Minimum Group for Tour.
Cost: $40.00 per person, with a minimum group of 10 people to hold the
Manhattan historian Joyce Gold presents a 2 hr. walking tour
of the history of Greenwich Village literary life. Greenwich Village is
renowned for its concentration of novelists, poets, playwrights, and writers
of detective fiction, short stories, and muckraking exposés.
We will visit these authors’ homes, hangouts, and drinking establishments,
and examine how the vibrant literary community of New York evolved over time
and remains one of the world’s most prolific centers of writing and publishing.
Be sure to stay for the final night of the conference, Sunday, March 30,
NiteOwl session is designed to close the conference with a fun bang! Melinda
Haynes has designed a great interactive event for us and we want all to take
advantage of it. Ninc must still pay for the hotel room block on Sunday
night, so make it a real getaway and leave on Monday.
See you there.
More To Do
Other wonderful tours are available at www.nytours.us/.
You can take the “Foods of New York Tours,
Inc.” Or tour Sex and the City hotspots, take a “Ghost
Tour,” a boat tour at night around Manhattan, or just plain sightsee
and shop. New York has it all!