Monthly Archives: July 2013

Thrillerfest, The Publishing Apocalypse & Why Is There Cause to Celebrate?

This is a great post by Kristen Lamb explaining how traditional publishers, Indies and self publisher are changing and growing together. It’s a new world out there for authors and it’s only getting better.

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Thrillerfest is a phenomenal conference packed full of experts and even heroes. It’s also a unique conference in that it takes place in NYC, right in the heart of traditional publishing. One of my major goals for WANA has been to serve writers—ALL writers. Publishing has been a One Size Fits All model for generations, and a lot of great writing has been collateral damage.

In fact, the paper-driven paradigm had driven many forms of writing to the brink of extinction—short stories, novellas, poetry, serials, pulp fiction, epic fiction, etc—simply because these types of works were a bad investment for a business that must turn a profit in order to survive and keep investing in new authors.


WANA has always made it a point to never make authors feel they needed to choose sides. Traditional is a better fit for some authors and indie isn’t for…

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