So… it’s been All Quiet On The WriteOnCon Front these last couple of months–but that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about you!
We’ve all just been a little slammed catching up on all the things we fell a bit behind on during the summer conference. But we have some exciting things we’ve been meaning to share.
First, we want to thank you guys again for making WriteOnCon 2011 a WAY bigger success than we EVER imagined. Here’s a few secret statistics we thought we’d share to give you guys some idea of the EPIC levels you helped us reach:
Average Daily Attendees: 15,500
Total Web Traffic for the entire week: Almost 10,000,000 unique hits
And no–that’s not a typo. Trust us, we all had a hard time wrapping our head around that too, but those are the REAL numbers. Which is absolutely AMAZING. Seriously you guys, we can’t thank you enough for your amazing support!
We’ve also gotten wind of our first official Summer Conference Success Story! Huge congrats to Isaiah Campbell for signing with the lovely and incredible Marietta Zacker with Nancy Gallt Literary after connecting with her through WriteOnCon!
We LOVE hearing those kind of success stories–it’s seriously why we do this. So if any of you have any good news that’s come from our Conference, please let us know! Drop us an email at WriteOnCon (at) gmail (dot) com and we’ll celebrate with you!!!
And speaking of success stories, one of our very own Organizers shared some epic news of her own. Shannon Messenger announced her deal with Liesa Abrams at Simon & Schuster Aladdin for 3 books in a new middle grade series launching in Fall 2012. You can read the deal’s write-up in Publishers Weekly HERE. And you can find Shannon’s post about the news HERE.
So yes, lots of exciting things going on here at WriteOnCon. And we promise we have many more to come. We WILL be hosting special live events again–we’re in the process of getting some organized–so keep an eye out for announcements about that.