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    A List of Writing and Publishing Conferences

    by Sabrina Ricci Information

    Electronic Bindery wrote that self publishing needs a Sundance. But until then, there are many conferences that substitute it. Conferences are a great way to meet people in the writing and publishing industry, and to learn about new trends and techniques. Here is a list of conferences happening this year. Most of these are annual, […]

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    #GrammoWriMo: The Largest Group of Authors to Collaborate on a Novel

    by Sabrina Ricci Publishing
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    NaNoWriMo is coming up, and for those who don’t know, it stands for National Novel Writing Month. During the month of November, writers pledge to write at least 50,000 words. I’ve done it in the past, and it feels great to finish! This year, Grammarly is participating in NaNoWriMo, but with a twist. They’re launching project […]

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    BookExpo America 2013

    by Sabrina Ricci Publishing
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    I attended my last BEA as a resident of the east coast (though I’m sure I’ll find a way to get back there next year). Although I was pressed for time and unable to make any of the panels this year, I met some really amazing people, publishers, and startups. One of my favorite booths was Indie Bestsellers, […]

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    The Reader Revolution: Recap of How the “Publishing Game” is Changing

    by Sabrina Ricci Future

    BEA offered an education series, where many experts participated in panels about a wide range of topics relating to publishing. One of the most interesting panels was called “The Reader Revolution: Changing the Game for Readers, Writers, and Everyone in Between.”

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    Getting Support for Your Projects

    by Sabrina Ricci Publishing

    I’ve been researching ways regular people like me might be able to get their projects off the ground. One of these ways is via Kickstarter. The site is a funding platform where people can post their ideas for projects–anything creative involving Art, Comics, Dance, Design, Fashion, Film, Food, Games, Music, Photography, Publishing, Technology, and Theater–and ask […]

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    BEA Day 2: Book Country

    by Sabrina Ricci Publishing
    Book Country

    Book Country is an online community for writers of romance, fantasy, sci-fi, thriller, and mystery novels. The name gives the website a sense of being a real place. The site opened its beta site to the public one month ago, and already it has 2,500 users. That’s a lot, especially considering the site is run […]

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    So You Want to Write a Novel

    by Sabrina Ricci Musings

    After taking a ton of creative writing classes and working in the publishing industry a little bit, I can say that this video is hilarious and touches upon all the issues/ideas new writers may have. I remember once I saw Jeffrey Eugenides, author of The Virgin Suicides and Middlesex, speak, and he addressed the condension […]

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    12/06/10: This Week in Publishing

    by Sabrina Ricci Publishing

    It has finally happened! Google launched the Google eBookstore on Monday. The bookstore is an extension of Google’s book project, “an effort that began in 2004 to scan all 130 million books in the world, by Google’s estimate.” Because it is cloud-based, it is an “open-ecosystem,” which means consumers can buy their books once through the […]

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    The Future of Publishing, According to Richard Nash

    by Sabrina Ricci Future

    Today in my Interactive Media class, we had guest speaker Richard Nash. Nash, former publisher at Soft Skull, is now launching a start-up company, Cursor, which is a social approach to publishing. Anyway, he was a very interesting speaker, so I’d like to share some of his thoughtful quotes. “Of all the media, games and […]

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    Even Writers Can Have a Reality Show

    by Sabrina Ricci Publishing

    Ok, maybe it hasn’t gone that far yet, but there has been a breakthrough in the way novels are written and promoted. It’s called The Novel : Live! and it involved 36 authors coming together for six days in Seattle and completing a novel. Basically, it’s awesome. And to keep things interesting, after each 12-hour […]

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