E-BOOKS and RT CONVENTION

Posted by Mona Risk | 10:10 PM | 5 comments »

Last week, Liz Jasper blogged about e-Books twice and I blogged about more of the same on my personal blog at monarisk.blogspot.com. One would wonder what’s more to add.

Two days ago I decided to go to the RT convention in Pittsburg and started checking the agenda. I was surprised to find out that almost two days out of the convention four days are reserved to e-publishers. An agreeable surprise for me considering I have two books TO LOVE A HERO and FRENCH PERIL published by Cerridwen Press, an e-publisher. It looks like e-books are becoming an accepted format for readers and writers.

I posted here some of the workshops offered by e-publishers and e-books in the hope this list can help those of you who are considering submitting manuscripts to e-publishers.

E-BOOKS & E-MARKETING: YOU WANT ME TO SUBMIT WHAT?
Wednesday, 12 - 1pm: When submitting to an e-publisher, standard format isn't standard anymore. Learn which submission formats publishers want and why and how NOT to leave garbage code behind when files are converted. Also learn about the various file types and how to format your submissions in the body of an e-mail.Captain: Brenna Lyons Panelists: Shawn Clements, Treva Harte and Margaret Riley

PUBLISHER SPOTLIGHT: WILD ROSE PRESS
Wednesday, 12:30-1:00pm: Wild Rose Press Press

ALL ROMANCE EBOOKS BREAK
Wednesday, 1 - 2pm: All the romance you need from all the publishers you love. Join us in celebrating, the first E-Book, Independent Publisher & MultiMedia Expo. With over a hundred publishers represented and thousands of titles available...We Are Hot! Hosted by: All Romance eBooks

E-BOOKS & E-MARKETING: E-BOOK LAW: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Wednesday, 2 - 3pm: What are the contract red flags? What about IP rights? What is the Millennium Act, and how does it affect us? What can't I use on my website, and why not? What is a release cause, and why should I care? Captain: Brenna Lyons Panelists: Will Belegon, James Buchanan, Jennifer DiCamillo, Wendi R. Felter and Raelene Gorlinsky

PUBLISHER SPOTLIGHT: CRESCENT MOON PRESS
Wednesday, 2:30-3pm: Crescent Moon Press

PUBLISHER SPOTLIGHT: RED SAGE
Wednesday, 3-3:30pm: Red Sage

E-BOOKS & E-MARKETING: THE DOS AND DON'TS OF INTERNET MARKETING
Wednesday, 3 - 5pm: From ranting blogs to, PODcasts, to breaking BSP rules, there are hundreds of ways to shoot your online marketing efforts in the foot. What is netiquette? What are the rules of online promotion, and how do you apply them without annoying readers and industry pros? Captain: Brenna Lyons Panelists: Maura Anderson, Lynn Crain, Jennifer DiCamillo, Eliza Gayle, Lori James and Caitlyn Willows

PUBLISHER SPOTLIGHT: RESPLENDENCE PUBLISHING
Wednesday, 3:30-4pm: Resplendence Publishing

BOOKSELLER: CRAZY AND FABULOUS NON-BOOK ITEMS THAT SELL! Thursday, 3-4 pm: Back by popular demand! Come see new sidelines that will sell in your store like hotcakes. Hear recommendations from other stores in the network…and learn about misadventures with those items still collecting dust on your shelves. (Of course all samples will be given out to those of you in the audience!)

PUBLISHER SPOTLIGHT: ASPEN MOUNTAIN PRESS
Wednesday, 4-4:30pm: Aspen Mountain Press
EROTICA: LOOK WHO'S TALKING! - FIRST-PERSON SEX SCENES
Wednesday, 4 - 5pm: How Does The POV Add To An Erotic Scene? For the most intimate moments, some writers dare to take the reader right to the source (who needs narration anyway, right?) Let's explore the use of POV in sex scenes, and how a simple shift in perspective can change the game. Captain: Renee Bernard Panelists: Barry Eisler, Angela Knight, Cheyenne McCray, Sharon Page and Kimberly Kaye Terry

PUBLISHER SPOTLIGHT: AMIRA PRESS
Wednesday, 4:30-5:00pm: Amira Press

E-BOOK, INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER & MULTIMEDIA EXPO AND E-BOOK & INDY AUTHOR AUTOGRAPHING
Wednesday, 5-7pm: Come meet the authors of e-Publishing, Independent Publishers and Alternate Media. We will have books for you to buy and e-publishers waiting to help you with your e-pub questions. Industry experts will be on hand to help with purchasing your downloads, find that book on-line or that publishing house you had questions about. Don't know about E-Readers? This is the place to be. More Information...Hosted by: Romantic Times

-BOOKS & E-MARKETING: SECOND LIFE: JOINING A VIRTUAL COMMUNITY TO MARKET YOUR BOOK
Thursday, 11:30am - 12:30pm: Learn about Second Life - a 3-D virtual world where real business happens and where publishers and authors can profile books, give readings, sell short stories and interact with fans from around the globe. This "brave new world" self-segregates into communities that avidly pursue common interests, making it perfect for niche marketing. Second Life is growing at about a million registered users a month. Learn how to leverage its power to compete for readers' attention, not just with other books, but with movie studios, musicians and video games. Panelists: Jennifer Dunne and Diana Hunter

PUBLISHER SPOTLIGHT: ELLORA'S CAVE
Thursday, 3-4pm: Ellora's Cave

5 comments

  1. Mary Marvella // March 7, 2008 at 1:17 AM  

    RT rocks, literally! A good place to work and play. Very informative article!
    Remember, it's for fans and writers both!

  2. Beth Trissel // March 7, 2008 at 7:41 AM  

    Very informative about RT, as Mary says, for fans and authors alike!

  3. Liz Jasper // March 7, 2008 at 6:12 PM  

    Thanks for posting this info, Mona. It's good to see ebooks getting more attention--I think it's a reflection of the increasing interest in readers and writers to support this medium.

    It's Read an Ebook week! To see how to win an ebook reader, visit my website www.lizjasper.com. And no, it's not one of those weird marketing gimmicks. Just a bunch of authors having a contest.

    Mona--were there any worshops for shameless promotions? LOL Something every author--be they tradionally or electronically published--has to get accustomed to.

  4. Mona Risk // March 8, 2008 at 10:39 AM  

    Liz, I think there is a workshop for promotion, and it's never shameless. In addition they encourage you to have a 25-word pitch for a fast delivery in the elevator, the corridor, the bar or the bathrooms.

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