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Revisit Brainstorming on the Beach

October 7 – 10, 2010

Photos from 2010 Conference

Including the special One-day program:
Brainstorming: The Future of Publishing

Thursday, October 7: We’re setting aside this entire first day for an in-depth program we’re calling Brainstorming: The Future of Publishing. We’re going to approach this general topic from several different angles and perspectives.

Already participating in the discussion (check out the Speaker Bios page):

Christopher Kenneally, Copyright Clearance Center and beyondthebook.com
Donna Hayes, Publisher and CEO, Harlequin Enterprises, Ltd.
Alan Kaufman, Literary Attorney
Al Zuckerman, Founder, Writers House LLC
Carolyn Pittis, Senior V.P., Global Marketing Strategy and Operations, HarperCollins
Eileen Fallon, Literary Agent
Brian O’Leary, Founder, Magellan Media Partners
J. A. Konrath, Author, Blogger
Kay Hooper, NYT Bestselling Author
Lou Aronica, publisher, The Story Plant
Brenda Hiatt, Author, compiler “Show Me The Money”
Joan Schulhafer, Publishing and Media Consulting
Angela James, Editor/Publisher, Carina Press
Barbara Keiler, Author
Lucienne Diver, The Knight Agency
Heather Graham, NYT Bestselling Author
Sue Lange, Publicity Coordinator, Book View Café
Linda Parks, Co-owner, Fireside Books and Gifts
Carly Phillips, NYT Bestselling Author
Deb Werksman, Editorial Manager, Sourcebooks, Inc.
Shannon Aviles, More Than Publicity
David Forrer, Literary Agent, InkWell Management
Loriana Sacilotto, Ex. V. P., Editorial & Global Strategy, Harlequin Enterprises, Ltd

… and more!

Quoting from the invitation Ninc has sent to a remarkably diverse group:

Ours goals are both specific and general: The roles of publisher and author in the rapidly changing landscape of book publishing. Delivery systems — those now existing, and those still on the drawing board. Melding publisher publicity and promotion with author self-promotion, for the benefit of both parties. Copyrights. Are e-books just another delivery system to be handled by traditional publishers, or is e-book publishing real competition to the continued success of traditional book publishing? How will slicing up the monetary pie of what may be a new dawn in publishing impact career writers? And much more.

We’ll have six or more experts at the front of the room for every session, we’ll have Ninc members and non-Ninc professional writers (for a fee), editors, agents, the media, as well as any other publishing types who want to listen, contribute, ask questions, sitting in the rest of the chairs -- and between them will be our experienced facilitator, who will keep things moving and on topic.  We’re even handing the meeting room over to the industry professionals at the end of the day, so that they can have their own discussion, sans authors.

Main Conference
Brainstorming On The Beach

After the first intense, business-of-the-business day, we’re all going to shift into low and take it easy. We’re going to hear from the creative experts in the morning, and then take advantage of our get out of school pass if we so wish, and hit the beach to practice what we’ve learned. 

Also in the afternoons are the workshops we’re calling our Conference Within the Conference; special informal sessions hosted by Ninc members, covering topics not covered in the more structured morning sessions.  Check out the sidebar Workshops for a partial listing of what will be available.

Beginning to end, this conference is part career information, part creative retreat. But it is also the beautiful Tradewinds Island Resort on the Florida Gulf, and there was never a better time to think about bringing along a spouse, a sibling, a pal, and even extending your stay, still at the low conference hotel rate.

Ninc supplies the venue, the more-important-now-than-ever industry discussions, the opportunities for informal, one-on-one conversations between those who provide the product and those who produce and market the work. And everything happens in an atmosphere conducive to the free-flow of ideas as we all look to the future of publishing and find ways to get there, together.