From the Never-Too-Old-To-Learn-New-Tricks department comes my thanks to Carl Pritzkat and the fine folks at Writer's Digest for staging the indieLAB Conference in Cincinatti from which I've just returned.
You know, I've been to numerous industry events in my career. Come to think of it, I've staged many of them too. And sure, you generally walk away having learned a couple of things and picked up a name or two of people you'll likely never contact. But indieLAB was different: a forum for highly practical, usable information. I'm leaving with 18 pages of notes about heightening my ability to get published, updating my platform and expanding my audience... this after having 3 books already published with 3 more close to completion!
Just when you think you know it all, you realize there's always more out there to glom onto. Plus, this event created the opportunity to connect with so many kindred souls, that being worth its weight in gold. (My fellow scribe, journalist Allan Fotheringham, told me that writing is the loneliest profession: "It's the only job you do on your own." So it's good to have a forum in which to meet fellow authors and publishers.) Add to that a wealth of first class speakers and informative vendors and I could not have asked for more. Thanks a million Writer's Digest: you guys hit one out of the park with the indieLAB Conference in Cincinnati.
* Little known fact for a Cincinatti first time visitor: Cincinatti International Airport is located in Kentucky. Who knew?
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