Join festival guest Mark Leslie for a Q&A discussion of the rapidly evolving world of publishing, from eBooks, to self-publishing, to the role of Kobo Canada.

 

Featuring:

Mark Leslie

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The 2012 Aurora Awards recorded during When Words Collide 2012

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Publishers and editors discuss industry trends, their working relationship with authors and agents, the impact of ePublishing on their business, and other questions raised from the audience.

Adrienne Kerr

Tina Moreau

Robert Runte

Patrick Swenson

J. Ellen Smith

Justyn Perry

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An exploration of how romance and sex in literature changed over different periods in history.

Michelle Beattie

Alyssa Palmer

Jade Buchanan

Kelley Armstrong

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Kevin J. Anderson

50 published novels later... Kevin J Anderson recounts the long road from aspiring author to bestselling author and how he handled all the potholes and opportunities along the way.

 

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Rebecca Moesta

Festival guest, Rebecca Moesta, shares samples of her YA publications and other

projects, and answers questions from the audience.

 

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Thriving in a Changing Market

Adrienne Kerr, Commissioning Editor of Penguin Canada, addresses the rise of e-books.

Adrienne Kerr

Robert J. Sawyer

 

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Anthony, Stephen, & Jayne discuss the state of Canadian mystery fiction and what makes Canadian Mystery unique.

Anthony Bidulka

Stephen Legault

Jayne Barnard

 

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The well-known agent, Donald Maass says, "Tension on every page!" What are the best techniques for creating the kind of page-turning suspense that translates into commercial success? Must characters be in continual conflict? How can information be revealed in ways that keep the reader from being confused without "info-dumping" blocks of boring exposition? How much mystery is needed?

Anthony Bidulka

Rhiannon Held 

Susan MacGregor

Barb Geiger

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Bullies, jerks, criminals, villains, monsters, and dark gods. How do different genres portray the villain? What statements do they attempt to make about the human condition? And does the bad guy always have to be a guy?

Susan Calder

Betty Cross

Dave Gross

Steven Owad

Total running time: 0:56:19

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