Rogue Digital Conference at RWA Conference

July 9th, 2009 · 9 Comments
by Kassia Krozser

We’ve got a time: 8:30 AM
And a date: July 16
And a Room: The Harding Room

Digital issues — from ebooks to territorial rights — are the hottest topics in publishing today. Throughout the publishing industry, changes to business-as-usual have a direct impact on authors. Traditional publishers are experimenting with formats, business models, clever ways to connect books and readers. Digital publishers, in the meantime, are leading the market with modern thinking and smart business models.

And new businesses, new ideas, and new approaches to storytelling are being developed. Are you ready to take advantage of these changes? To help you, a group of experienced professionals have created a Rogue Digital Conference, to be held prior to the start of this year’s Romance Writers of America Annual Conference. to talk about the rapidly changing digital landscape.

Note: While we have some great sponsors including: Books on Board, Red Sage Publishing, Samhain Publishing, Quartet Press, and Smart Bitches, Trashy Books, this is a streamlined event and we would ask you to bring your own tea, coffee, hashbrowns or donuts. That’s right, it’s BYOTCH-D.
Think Fresh, Think Digital
Kassia Krozser of, a frequent speaker on the publishing circuit and co-founder of a new romance epublisher, Quartet Press, will start us off by focusing on digital issues, particularly the contrasts between traditional print publishers and digital publishers. She will be highlighting the efficiencies of the latter, challenges (and strengths) for the former, and questions authors (and maybe readers) should be asking. Kassia will touch on timing of reversion of rights, territorial rights in the worldwide digital audience, chunked content, and the spectre of being paid on the net.

Sarah Wendell of, co-author of Beyond Heaving Bosoms, and lecturer will discuss digital promotion and some self publishing numbers shared by authors as well as the results of the Smart Bitches eBook Reader Olympics.

Jane Litte from will share with you the five questions you need to ask your agent about the Google Book Settlement. She will discuss how evolving technology may affect the number of ereading devices in the future such as transreflective LCD screens, the popularity of netbooks, tablets, and dedicated readers and the rise of the smartphone.

Angela James of Samhain Publishing will present the digital publishing model and how it works along with the pros and cons of publishing with a digital publisher (aka why you may or may not want to go this route with your next book) with a straight look at the money.

Maya Banks and Lauren Dane, two epublished and print published authors,  are ready to share the hard numbers about digital publishing and why they’ve both chosen to keep one foot in the digital publishing pond.

Please join us!

File Under: The Future of Publishing

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