Saturday, August 21, 2010

Greetings from Nashville!!

I've just come away from the interview with guest of honor, Jeffrey Deaver. He's an engaging fellow, and full of great stories about his writing life and the things forthcoming.

Killer Nashville is a super conference, and one well worth putting on your travel list for next year. Lots of super panels and speakers and the mingling is outstanding.

For me, however, the high point of the trip was my visit and tour though the Lightning Source operation. My tour was conducted by our Ingram Services rep who seemed to know absolutely everything about the Ingram/LSI/Amazon/Barnes & Noble operations. And, if their current operation was not spectacular enough, a run-down of their plans for the next ten years definitely took them over the top.

I will put more detail into some in-house memos, but suffice it to say, I am convinced we are in the right spot to ride through the changes that the publishing industry will be going through...exciting times ahead!

Oh, and Mike and Sunny are here...and both of them are nominated for the Falchion Award!

Billie Johnson
Publisher

2 comments:

Holli said...

I'll have to try to make that one next year. GOod luck to Sunny and Mike, go Oaktree!!!

Holli Castillo
www.gumbojustice.net

Monti said...

Please let us know the date of the next conference. It sounds like a good one!

Monti
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