Saturday, June 07, 2008
Cedar Fort's Writers Conference
I spent the day with some of my favorite author friends down in Springville for Cedar Fort's fabulous writers conference today. It was great to see so many people I knew and to make new acquaintances, meet authors whose books I've reviewed but I've never met, and to talk to other authors about reviewing theirs. I learned a lot about things I can be doing to further my own career and came away feeling as though it had been time well spent.
I don't know if Cedar Fort will be having an event like this yearly, but if I get to put my two cents in, I think they should. It was a valuable experience and I think the attendees will be a lot more inclined to submit to Cedar Fort and to have a better understanding of what Cedar Fort is looking for. I wonder if other publishers will follow suit (they should, if they aren't already thinking about it). What better way to attract new submitters than to teach them what they need to know to succeed?
I also came away with a nice little stack of books from the scratch and dent shelves. It was a very good day . . .