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Night Owls Lineup

The NINC Night Owls tradition continues with a few old favorites and some new topics. If you have something special you’d like to share, please contact Night Owl facilitators Linda Barrett or Debra Salonen.

So far, our line-up includes:

Face Time with Day Leclaire (open to current and former Harlequin authors)
Finding Your Voice: Fan Mail from the Future – Jennifer Stevenson
Challenges and Rewards of Indie Publishing – Julie Ortolon
Bridging Two Worlds: Indie and Trad – Barbara Freethy
Show & Tell: Using Scrivener/Story Forge Cards/Productivity Tools – Kelly McClymer
Creative Collaging—if you’ve got the time, we’ve got the scissors
It’s in the Cards—Using Tarot Cards to Kickstart Creativity – Charlotte Hubbard
Good Night, Yoga—breathe, relax into the pose, prep your conference brain for sleep...perchance to dream – Deb Salonen
Back from The Wall (with wine and chocolate) — survival techniques for writing fiction when your real life implodes – Linda Barrett and Deb Salonen
Meeting Your Muse – Lynda Hilburn
One Minute of Mindfulnesss and More—templates to build personal meditations – Sylvie Kurtz
Show Me The Money! – Brenda Hiatt

Business Briefs

More on the DOJ Case Against Publishers

A settlement was declared by presiding Judge Denise Cote on September 5. The settlement funds were tabulated using categories of bestsellers, frontlist, and backlist books. The settlement amounts are $31.7 million from Hachette, $19.6 million from HarperCollins, and $17.75 million from Simon & Schuster.

The per-unit pricing formula broke down this way:

New York Times bestseller list (Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Advice) = $1.32
Not on the New York Times Bestseller list but a frontlist book, sold 1-12 months from publication = $0.36
Not on the New York Times Bestseller list but a backlist book, sold 12 months or more after publication = $0.25.
Undetermined as frontlist or backlist = $0.30

E-book refunds for books purchased from April 1, 2010 to May 21, 2012 will be made in checks or credit, provided by the retailers directly to the consumers, following approval from the court. PW Daily

Prose to Images with InkLit

InkLit came out October 1 with Patricia Briggs’s Alpha and Omega: Volume 1, adapted from the 2008 Cry Wolf. Penguin’s Berkley/NAL is making graphic novels out of published print books. This is headed by Richard Johnson, formerly of DC Comics.

Additional future authors include Charlaine Harris, Laurell K. Hamilton, and Karin Slaughter. Johnson is also looking for new material and plans to do some looking at Comic-Con. PW Daily

Shindig Virtual Book Tour

Authors have another choice in video connections with readers when they connect with The site allows authors to set up virtual book tours that include book talks, readings, video streaming and interactive Q&A sessions. Events can be available for up to 1,000 viewers and can be recorded for later viewing.
PW Daily


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