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ARRC2017: concurrent session 3C

27 December 2016

arrc2017-dark_200Here is the next in our series about the panel sessions at ARRC2017. You can find further details on the convention, including the full program and registration links here.

This week we are talking about…

Session 3C—Turning the tables

Romance fiction is a wide and diverse playground, with popularity of various subgenres and themes rising and falling. Do you sometimes wonder if publishers really know what we want? Would you like to give publishers direct feedback? This will be a ‘reverse panel’, where publishers ask the audience questions; this is their chance to pick the brains of readers to find out what we really want.

The panellists

3c-photosAlex Adsett is a literary agent specialising in genre fiction (romance, SFF, crime and mystery) and a freelance publishing consultant offering commercial contract advice to authors and publishers. She represents authors such as Maria Lewis, Leisl Leighton, Jodi McAlister and Sasha Wasley, and can often be found on Twitter @alexadsett.

Essie Orchard is the Online Sales Manager at Hachette Australia. She is constantly learning about and devouring romance and commercial fiction—it is no secret that romance is the highest selling ebook genre! Previous jobs have included Digital Sales Manager at Penguin Random House as well as Coordinator for National Accounts, Account Manager for a boutique digital marketing agency, and in the Dymocks buying team.

Kate Cuthbert is Managing Editor of Escape Publishing, Harlequin Australia’s digital-first line. She is also an award-winning book reviewer and speaker. She absolutely loves that she gets to read romance for a living.

Malcolm Neil is Director Content APAC at Kobo. His background includes building the Avon Romance list in the early 1990s, former CEO of the Australian Booksellers Association, and managing various bookshops. Malcolm has an overarching view of the ebook business and its strong romance readership.

Come and join us at ARRC2017 … You can find all the relevant information here.


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