I’m considering building a 4 hour “industry block” of panels into the Coastal Magic Convention schedule. These would be focused on tips and ideas for aspiring authors. I’m not sure there was a lot of attendance in previous years for these panels, so I’m looking for some feedback now from those of you who plan to attend the event.
Tentative panel ideas right now are:
Checking It Twice – How to maximize your manuscript. Building strong characters, storylines, and tips for self-editing.
Editors & Agents – Partners for the long haul. Tips for finding a good fit, and building strong relationships.
Pros & Cons – Traditional / Small Print / Self: Brief (non-bashing) rundown of the good, the bad, and the “what do I do now?” in publishing.
Marketing and Promotion 101 – How to target your audience and use social media to your best advantage.
I don’t plan to have any of these panels spread throughout the remainder of the convention. If this is something that would interest you, please let me know. If there doesn’t seem to be enough interest, I’ll just skip these types of panels entirely.