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Become a Backspace 2006 Writer's Conference Sponsor

Backspace is currently offering sponsorship opportunities for the 2006 Backspace Writers Conference.

Conference Sponsorships ($40) include:

1. A listing under "Conference Sponsors" on our conference website that links to your website. ( )

2. A listing under "Conference Sponsors" in the printed conference program.

3. A custom-designed graphic on our homepage ( ) under the heading "Conference Sponsors" that links to your website.

4. An entry on Backspace’s Publisher's Marketplace blog highlighting your book, agency, publishing house, or writing-related service.

Additionally, 1/4 page ads in the printed conference program are available for an extra $40; half-page ads for $75. Full-page and back cover ads are reserved for Corporate Sponsors only.

Click Here to purchase a Backspace Sponsorship and a 1/4 page printed advertisement in the official conference program.

Click Here to purchase a Backspace Sponsorship and a 1/2 page printed advertisement in the official conference program.


By sponsoring the 2006 Backspace Writers Conference, you can reach a targeted audience and take advantage of Backspace’s considerable website traffic. The Backspace websites receive over 1 million hits a month, with an average of 1,300 visitors a day, and Backspace’s Publishers Marketplace blog has been one of that site’s top 10 most-read blogs since its inception.



About Backspace:

Backspace is an Internet-based writers' organization comprised of nearly 400 members in a dozen countries. Backspace is predicated on the idea of writers helping writers, which we accomplish by means of discussion forums, an online guest speaker program in which literary agents, editors, and best-selling authors regularly conduct question and answer sessions with the group, and an extensive home page area with how-to and advice articles from agents and other publishing professionals. Some of our past and scheduled guest speakers include authors Jeffery Deaver, Lee Child, Elizabeth George, Robert Crais, Neil Gaiman, David Morrell, and Barry Eisler, as well as top literary agents, editors, publicists, and books reviewers.

Approximately one-third of the membership is agented and/or published, ten members saw the release of their debut novels last year, and thus far in 2006, three members have sold their novels to major publishers. Several have been nominated for and have won prestigious awards, and one member is a New York Times best-selling author.

Backspace is endorsed by David Morrell and Gayle Lynds (co-presidents of the International Thriller Writers Association), authors Kay Hooper and Lee Child, literary agent and long-time author advocate Richard Curtis, Greg Hatfield (Writer's Digest Publications), as well as many individual agents, editors, authors, bloggers, and others associated with writing and publishing. In 2005, Writer's Digest Magazine named Backspace to its 101 Best Websites for Writers list as "one of our top vote-getters."


“Backspace is a resource that I wish had been around 20 years ago, when I began to fumble my way through the biz. Visitors will find tons of frank discussions about what the whole mess of activities that's collectively known as "book publishing" is really like.”

- Michael Blowhard, literary blogger

2005 Backspace Writers Conference Report
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