Romantic Fiction Conference: After Fifty Shades, What Next?

Sunday 18th November 2012, 11.30am until 3pm
Corn Exchange, Bedford

With Special Guests

Anna Boatman, Publishing Editor, Harlequin Mills and Boon
Julia Roebuck, Publisher, E-scape Press
Jo Holloway, MD, Sunpenny Publishing (Rose & Crown)
William Banks Sutton, Publisher, Safkhet Publishing

Conference Programme

11.30am Welcome

11.35am Debate: "E-citing Times for Romantic Fiction"

12.05pm Case Study: "Recipes for Success: Making the ebook bestseller"

12.25pm Niche Directions: "Inspirational Romance in the UK"

12.45pm Working lunch served

1.00pm Debate: "Does Size Matter? Big publisher? Independent publisher? Self-publishing?"

1.45pm Social Media: "Together We Stand. Romance Blogging and The Romaniacs"

2.10pm Trends: "After Fifty Shades, Where Next for Romantic Fiction?"

2.55pm Wrap up and close

Festival Director Kate Allan welcomes Conference Chair Charlie Cochrane

Speaker: Julia Roebuck, E-scape Press
Followed by Q&A and comments from the floor.

Speakers: Sheryl Browne and Willian Banks Sutton, Safkhet Publishing

Speaker: Jo Holloway, Sunpenny Publishing

Panel: tbc
Panel Q&A and comments from the floor.

Panel: Laura James, Sue Fortin, Debbie White and Celia Anderson

Speaker: Anna Boatman, Publishing Editor, Mills and Boon

Followed by Q&A with panel.
Panel: Lucy Felthouse

Charlie Cochrane, Conference Chair

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