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Sunday, March 10 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Self-Publishing in the Age of E

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It's no secret that increased access to digital distribution has dramatically changed the book publishing industry. For years anyone could be an author. Today, anyone can be a publisher. Self-publishing was once seen as a last-ditch alternative for authors who could not get a traditional deal. No longer. And the international success of the originally self-published series Fifty Shades of Grey has reinforced the notion that bestsellers may be lurking in places other than the traditional slush pile. How is this shift affecting writers? Literary agents? And how is it reshaping the way those in ancillary industries, like Hollywood, are looking for (and discovering) content?
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Erin Brown

OwnerErin EditsErin Brown is a professional editor and has worked at several large New York publishing houses. She began her publishing career at HarperCollins Publishers, where she worked for over six years in virtually every genre, including mystery, romance, literary fiction, women’s... Read More →
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Rachel Deahl

Sr News EditorPublishers WeeklyRachel Deahl is a writer and editor with over ten years of experience covering book publishing. She has worked extensively in print and online, and, as a senior news editor at Publishers Weekly (the main trade magazine of the book publishing industry... Read More →
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Hugh Howey

AuthorHugh Howey is the author of the award-winning Molly Fyde Saga and the New York Times and USA Today bestselling WOOL series. The WOOL OMNIBUS won Kindle Book Review's 2012 Indie Book of the Year Award -- it has been as high as #1 in the Kindle store -- and 17 countries have picked... Read More →
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Kirby Kim

Literary AgentWilliam Morris EndeavorKirby Kim was an assistant at the Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency before he moved on to Vigliano Associates, where he built his list while negotiating the agency's contracts. He is currently at WME where he continues to represent fiction for children... Read More →

Sunday March 10, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Courtyard Marriott, Rio Grande Ballroom

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