Friday, March 12, 2010

Friday March 19th Schedule

***Scheduled Times Vary Depending on Room

Moderated by Terry Kate
of Romance in the Backseat

PANEL 1 -  12:00pm - 1:00pm EST

Publicity - What Publishers Are Doing
    Find out about how the Publicity Departments work.  What they are doing, and what role online venues are playing in their current work and plans for the future.

Director of Publicity, Tor & Forge Books Patty Garcia

Digital Concierge, NetGalley  Lindsey Rudnickas

PANEL 2 -  1:30pm - 2:30pm EST 

Industry Bloggers  Share Their Insight
   Readers and Authors are not the only ones blogging.  There are fabulous and informative blogs out there written by Editors, Agents, Book Sellers.  Hear what they have to say. 

Leah Hultenschmidt, Dorchester Publishing -
  Lori Perkins, Literary Agent -

PANEL 4 -  4:00 - 5:30pm EST
What Bloggers/Reviewers Want
   Let's face it, blogging is a time consuming labor of love.  What can the Publishers do to make our lives easier?  Here is your chance to let them know what YOU think needs improvement.
SciFi Guy - Doug Knipe

Live conversation with Borders Books Romance Buyer Sue Grimshaw.  Read the interview that will be featured and then have your questions ready to go.  Check out her blog at

Various Moderators

PANEL 1 -  12:00pm - 1:00pm EST    
Blogger - The Ins and Outs
   Learn more about one of the two most popular blog programs.  Listen to opinions and ask your questions in the forum. 

PANEL 2 -  1:30pm - 2:30pm EST
Wordpress - The Debate Continues
   See what bloggers who are working with Wordpress have to say about the free and hosted versions of this blog program.

PANEL 3 -  4:00pm - 5pm EST
Site Analytics
   This is a key part of running a site.  Without feedback it is hard to know what promotion is working and what is not.  We will go through the different options you have and what the information means.

PANEL 4 -  6:00pm - 7:00pm EST 
The Business of Blogging
   The way to millions?  Nope.  But that does not mean you should be loosing money either.  We provide an author and publisher service, see what that means in terms of money.  Affiliates, ads, see what other bloggers are doing on their sites.

PANEL 5 - 7:30pm - 8:00pm EST
The Legal Side of Blogging
   See what a lawyer has to say about the new FTC regulations and what they mean to bloggers/reviewers.  What are we required to list on our blogs and what is just good practice. 

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