Rogue Digital Conference at RWA National!

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


While we have some great sponsors including: Books on Board, Red Sage Publishing, Samhain Publishing, Quartet Press, and Smart Bitches, 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.

For the Rogue Digital Conference

Kassia Krozser of and a frequent speaker on the publishing circuit and the head 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 Btiches 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, executive editor 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.

(Info appropriated from Angela James’ blog)

5 comments to “Rogue Digital Conference at RWA National!”

  1. Dana
    July 9th, 2009 at 7:29 pm · Link

    Wow!!! Wish I could go…but the timing is just bad this year.

    Good luck and have fun!!!

  2. limecello
    July 9th, 2009 at 9:13 pm · Link

    I am so so jealous that I can’t go to RWA. Instead, I’ll be slaving over BarBri books. And now, alone. Even better.
    Haha, I hope you have a wonderful workshop and a great time!

  3. Laney4
    July 9th, 2009 at 10:20 pm · Link

    Wow. That’s a lot of stuff to cover at one conference. “Break a leg” is appropriate for the theatre, but I don’t know what to say for writers, other than “Good luck! Have a great time!”

  4. Melissa
    July 9th, 2009 at 11:24 pm · Link

    GO Lauren and Maya!!
    Have fun, and knock their socks off!!
    Or hose, heh.
    Wish I could be there to see and hear this!!

  5. Christine
    July 10th, 2009 at 7:36 am · Link

    Good luck and have a great time