Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Avenues for information

Mary DeMuth recently posted the following helpful information on The Writer's View 2. If you want more information on how to subscribe to that list, let me know.

1. Subscribe to the WIN Informer. It's a great, great place to really know the insider scoop on things. http://www.christianwritersinfo.net/WinGuide.htm

2. Subscribe to Publishers Weekly daily (PW Daily). You'll learn so much. Be sure also to subscribe to Religion Bookline when you sign up. It's free. https://www.publishersweekly.com/subscribe.asp?

3. Subscribe to CBA's Aspiring Retail online (free version). You can do that here: http://www.cbaonline.org/nm/ARDigital.htm

4. Subscribe to the daily Publisher's Lunch. You can do that here: http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/lunch/free/

5. If you choose to attend ICRS, beware of your feet. BRING COMFY SHOES or suffer dire consequences. And go in, eyes wide open, ready to absorb. You'll learn a whole lot, I promise. Here's more information about this year's show. http://www.christianretailshow.com/

6. Attend a conference. Here's a listing: http://www.christianwritersinfo.net/conferences.htm

7. Go to Book Expo. This year's was in NYC. Wow! I learned so much by going. Next year it will be in LA. http://www.bookexpoamerica.com/App/homepage.cfm?moduleid=42&appname=288

I hope that helps! There's really no reason you can't be informed about the industry. And most of these avenues are free. Of course, being a part of TWV 2 will help tremendously.

Mary E. DeMuth
fiction panelist


"Bluebonnet in the snow" said...

SP - I get the Publisher's Weekly/Daily emails. Are the rest of these things available to beginning writers? I briefly tried to sign up for some, and they requested a company name. Some also require paid subscriptions. Are you a member of those?

spaghettipie said...

BITS - I'm pretty sure. Try ignoring the company name. I'm not a member of any of them. Honestly, I just cut and pasted from Mary's post. I haven't personally signed up for them yet.