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Thursday, May 17 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Collaborations: More than the sum of their parts

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Collaborations can sound appealing from the outside, but there are a lot of moving pieces involved in collaborating successfully. Learn about many of the opportunities, and gotchas, that doing collaborations have including:

  • How to request / contact a potential collaborator to help your IP or your career
  • How to continue your IP in directions fans want using collaboration (there is only so many words we can write.)
  • Personality conflicts in collaborations
  • How to retain your calm.
  • IP discussions on who owns what
  • What you bring if you own the Universe?
  • Working with collaborators who are higher level than you are
  • Rough numbers for sales / rough numbers for those who seek out the collaborative author.
  • A couple of ways to treat collaborators right
  • Sales benefits for collaborations

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Sara Glassman

Book Seller, Little Professor Book Center
Sara Glassman spent eleven years as the children's and YA buyer for Birmingham's oldest Indie bookstore. She now works as a school librarian for a local Montessori School. Areas of unexpected expertise include: jewelry making, knitting, and forensic anthropology.

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Michael Anderle

CEO, LMBPN Publishing
SFWA Member and Science Fiction and Fantasy Author and a bestselling top #100 Author on Amazon.com.Known for his bestselling Kurtherian Gambit series, Michael is also the co-creator of the Oriceran Universe and collaborates with well over a dozen other authors.His publishing company... Read More →
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Andy Duncan

Associate Professor, Frostburg State University
I have been publishing science fiction and fantasy at the short story, novelette and novella lengths since 1997, receiving a Nebula Award, a Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award and three World Fantasy Awards. I have taught undergraduate writing since 1993. I attended Clarion West in... Read More →
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Jeffe Kennedy

Jeffe Kennedy is an award-winning, best-selling author who writes fantasy with romantic elements and contemporary romance. She serves on the Board of Directors for SFWA as a Director at Large. Her most recent works include the high fantasy trilogy from Rebel Base books, The Chronicles... Read More →
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Craig Martelle

Director, Craig Martelle, Inc
Craig Martelle has published well over 100 books and has sold over a million copies in his favorite genres of Science Fiction and Thrillers. He also runs the largest indie author conferences in the world along with the group that has changed innumerable authors’ lives for the better... Read More →

Thursday May 17, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
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