Every year I look forward to conference season. But I have to say, I'm a little disappointed in MagNet's 2009 lineup.
It's a little flush on offerings for writers compared to other magazine departments; 28 seminars for writers versus 10 for editors – nearly a third as many. (This is how the other departments stack up: 23 seminars for management, 12 for digital, 9 for ad sales, 9 for circulation, 6 for small magazines, 5 for design and 4 for production.)
And some of those writing seminars: selling your book, novel writing, romance and erotica novels, book publishing trends, screenwriting. I'm a little confused because I thought MagNet was a magazine publishing
conference. In fact, from the website: "MagNet is Canada’s premiere public policy, professional development and networking conference for magazine
professionals" [my itals]. Can someone enlighten me as to why the diversified curriculum? I'm not being snide – I really want to know.
(First the salary report, now the conference lineup. There's just no pleasing me this week.)