Amanda Havard

Amanda Havard
Creative Director & Founder, Immersedition

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Amanda Havard thinks in stories. She writes books and songs, tells stories to people over coffee or in elaborate iPad apps, in short films or subtle photographs. Stories are her life. She is the author of the supernatural young adult series, The Survivors, a transmedia franchise with an online following of 4.5 million readers that is an amalgamation of all of her storytelling love combined. With two novels in the series currently available, the third installment of the series, The Survivors: Body & Blood, is set for release Summer 2013. Originally from Dallas, Texas, she now lives in Nashville, Tennessee, a place where creativity drips from the sap of the trees, radiates from the attitude of the population, and seeps from the concrete. She is a pioneer of the future of storytelling. The inventor of the ImmerseditionTM, patent-pending interactive book, an app that reinvents the reading experience, Havard is always looking for the next best story — and the most innovative way to tell it.

Sessions

Workshop
Location: Soho Complex
Kristen McLean (Bookigee), Kat Meyer (O'Reilly Media, Inc. ), Joe Wikert (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Porter Anderson (Porter Anderson Media), Jason Allen Ashlock (Movable Type Management), Amanda Barbara (Pubslush), Eve Bridburg (Grub Street), Laura Dawson (Bowker), Cory Doctorow (craphound.com), Rob Eagar (WildFire Marketing), Amanda Havard (Immersedition), Scott James (Red Hat Project), Mark Jeffrey (Glossi.com), Elizabeth Keenan (Penguin Group), Allen Lau (Wattpad), Sabrina McCarthy (Argo Navis & Perseus Distribution), Libby Johnson McKee (Amazon), Dana Newman (Dana Newman), Kate Pullinger (Bath Spa University), Mark Lefebvre (Kobo Inc), Tarah Theoret (NetGalley LLC), Tim Sanders (Net Minds)
This one-day conference-within-a-conference from the thought leaders at Tools of Change and Publishers Weekly is designed specifically for professional authors, content creators, agents, and independent author service providers who want to move beyond "Social Media 101" to a more robust dialogue about the opportunities in today's rapidly shifting landscape. Read more.
Location: Soho_Complex
Moderated by:
Kristen McLean (Bookigee)
Panelists:
Cevin Bryerman (Publishers Weekly), Amanda Havard (Immersedition), Elizabeth Keenan (Penguin Group), Mark Lefebvre (Kobo Inc), Tarah Theoret (NetGalley LLC)
Join our expert panel as they discuss emerging trends in marketing and discovery that rewrite the marketing rulebook, as well as the continuing industry challenges of building audience in the age of content abundance. Read more.

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