NINC COnference 2019 | presentations by kilby blades

Thanks for a great conference, NINC! Below are embedded slides from both of my presentations. If you were at either workshop, I would love to know what you thought and I invite you to take this two-minute survey if you attended Emerging Story Platforms and to take this two minute survey if you attended How to Get Out of a Marketing Rut. These slides are exclusively intended for those who attended the conference. If you’re interested in using these slides for any purpose other than to personally review presented materials, please ask permission directly by emailing me at!

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emerging story platforms for authors

Saturday, September 28, 2019 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Tradewinds Resort

This session introduced emerging story formats that authors are using to distribute their work and analyzed the trajectories of the companies that created the platforms that support them. Radish, Tap by Wattpad, Hooked, and Choice of Games were the four platforms that were presented. However, the session featured commentary, industry analysis, an overview of the submission process, and insider intel culled from authors currently publishing with these platforms.

how to get out of a marketing rut

Friday, September 27, 2019 | 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM @ Tradewinds Resort

Even experienced authors can feel stuck around how to recover from marketing disappointments. This session will discussed what authors can do when they’ve reached a plateau, feel lost or confused by their own data, or have titles that are ill-equipped or decreasingly well-positioned to compete in a changing marketplace. Delving into behavioral economics concepts (heuristics that relate to managerial decision making) to explain some of the psychological pieces, this module offered higher-level tactical and practical solutions meant for authors who are mid- or advanced career.