Emerging Publishing Platforms
April 6 – 31, 2020
DIVERSIFY YOUR STORYTELLING WITH EMERGING PLATFORMS AND STORY FORMATS
The market for stories is much bigger than books as we view them in their traditional sense. Just as ebooks disrupted the print market, the storytelling industry has new disruptors. This session will introduce some of the newer formats that authors are using to distribute their work (e.g, chat, interactive and gamified stories) and will analyze the trajectories of several platforms that have been around for a few years or more (e.g., Radish, Tap by Wattpad, Hooked, Choice of Games, etc.). This session will be part commentary and emerging industry analysis, part overview of the submission process, and intel culled from interviewing current authors.
KILBY BLADES BIO
Kilby Blades is a 45-time-award-winning author of Romance and Women’s Fiction. Her debut novel, Snapdragon, was a HOLT Medallion finalist, a Publisher’s Weekly BookLife Prize Semi-Finalist, and an IPPY Award medalist. When she’s not writing fiction, Kilby helps authors overcome marketing barriers by exposing harmful myths and teaching them how to think like pros. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and managed more than $40 million in ad spend in VP and C-level digital marketing roles. She writes a monthly column on marketing for the RWA Romance Writer’s Report and is the author of The Book Marketing Audit and other nonfiction titles.