Judith Briles delivered her third annual Publishing at Sea conference with 41 authors on Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas. Eighteen hours of class time–the rest fun in the sun and sea. This year’s faculty included Joel Friedlander, Joan Stewart, Kelly Johnson, Amy Collins. Classes included The Art of the Book Launch, Book Marketing, where to get a distributors, How to Create a Million Dollar Speech, Blogging, Book Covers, Hot Web Tools, YouTube. Connections and Networking were excellent for book and author support. Fun aside, several of the ship’s entertainers heard what was going on and asked if they could sit in and learn. Of course they were welcomed! Next year’s conference is scheduled for Jan 21-29 and is already half sold out.