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Conference News | 10 Top Tips for A Kick-Ass Virtual Conference with Daniel de Lorne

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RWA’s annual conference is looking a little different this year—thank you, Miss Rona—as it moves from its usual three days of workshops to five, all on a virtual platform. Every conference comes with opportunities for networking and learning, and the virtual conference is no different. Running from 12 to 16 August, with over 41 hours of content available, here are our top ten tips for getting the most of the conference.

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Ruby Finalists Announced!

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It’s that time of year folks! The finalists for Romantic Book of the Year were announced this week! Congratulations to all the finalists, what an amazing effort! Kudos to our contest team, reader judges, organising committee and contest co-ordinator Sarma Burdeu! And the finalists are… Romantic Suspense Leah Ashton – Out Run the Night (previously ‘Defiant’) Claire Boston – Nothing to Lose Claire Boston – Shelter Emma Lea – Hide and Seek Contemporary Amy Andrews – Nothing But Trouble Ann Penny – Capturing Love Janet Elizabeth Henderson – Can’t Stop the Feeling Sarah Williams – The legacies of Brigadier Station …

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Conference News | Virtual Conference Announced!

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Love in Isolation 2020 – Registrations Open! Registrations for RWA’s 2020 Virtual Conference – Love in Isolation are now open! Taking place over five days from Wednesday 12 to Sunday 16 August, the online conference includes 31 sessions and over 40 hours of content. Tickets cost $150 (plus GST) for members and $250 (plus GST) for non-members. Covid-19 travel restrictions and border closures meant that the in-person conference, due to be held in Fremantle this year, was unlikely to go ahead so RWA made the decision to move as much of the conference online as possible. Despite restrictions, many of …

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Conference News | Secrets of a Successful Pitch

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Registration for Fremantle 2020 is coming up, and choosing a pitch appointment will be part of the registration process. Pitch registration will close at the end of the Early Bird registration offer this year. For those who want to pitch, remember that a short, simple, but most of all interesting description of the essence of your book isn’t enough. You need to be able to follow through, with a book ready to send out if the editor or agent requests the full. In creating your pitch, think about the premise of your story, the themes and the hook. Write them …

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Conference News | Business and pitching appointments

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Business Appointments and Pitching at Fremantle 2020 Further Your Business Relationships: We are happy to have both Dan Woods and Kevin Tumlinson from Draft2Digital available to take business appointments at Fremantle 2020. You can put in a request to meet with the Draft2Digital team to discuss any thing you’d like about self-publishing. Learn more about all the opportunities out there for your books in digital, print and audio or ask about the latest marketing tips. Ricardo Fayet from Reedsy will also be available for appointments. As one of the founders of Reedsy, Ricardo has helped to create the world’s leading …