A Conference to Remember


  Last week, Wise Ink was lucky enough to get the chance to go to the Writer’s Digest Conference at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. From Thursday through Sunday, they met a dizzying amount of talented writers, publishers, and agents, and reveled in the energy of New York City.


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Here are some of the highlights:


At the conference, Dara was on the panel Methods to the Madness! The Latest, Coolest Developments in Indie Publishing. She traded tips and tools with indie publishing and met lots of Wise Ink Blog readers (bestselling thriller author H.D. Gordon among them).


Dara and Amy met April Eberhardt. April calls herself a “literary change agent” and spent her session showing her multifaceted talent in the face of the publishing world as a literary agent. Not only does she know the ins and outs of traditional publishing, but digital and independent publishing as well. April is the future of hybrid publishing and we can all learn a lot from her!


There was a positive change from last year; not only was independent publishing mentioned at almost every session, it was also often seen as the more desirable choice for authors.


After the day’s events, foodies Dara and Amy were in heaven enjoying the huge variety of restaurants NYC had to offer:


Their favorite bagel shop was Ess-a-Bagels in Midtown (recommended by Laura). They also ate a fantastic dinner at Gemma in Greenwich Village. For their cultural craving, they went to the Broadway production of “If Then” and called it “one of the best plays we’ve ever seen.”


The trip ended in the salty paradise of Bar Bacon, where they enjoyed their last meal before they jetted back to Minnesota.


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The Writer’s Digest Conference was an amazing time for Wise Ink, and we are already excited to see what experiences next year’s conference will bring.