Writing for the Library Press

Speaker Kathy Dempsey
Kathy Dempsey is a consultant and trainer through her business, Libraries Are Essential (www.LibrariesAreEssential.com), and is author of "The Accidental Library Marketer" (Information Today, Inc., 2009).  Her work is dedicated to helping librarians and information professionals promote their value and expertise in order to gain respect and funding.  Kathy has ...

Kathy Dempsey is a consultant and trainer through her business, Libraries Are Essential (www.LibrariesAreEssential.com), and is author of "The Accidental Library Marketer" (Information Today, Inc., 2009).  Her work is dedicated to helping librarians and information professionals promote their value and expertise in order to gain respect and funding.  Kathy has been the Editor of the "Marketing Library Services" newsletter for 18 years and was formerly Editor-in-Chief of "Computers in Libraries" magazine.  She also blogs at The 'M' Word (http://themwordblog.blogspot.com).  Kathy is a member of the New Jersey Library Association and chair of its Newsletter Editorial Board.

Full Description


In this workshop, instructor Kathy Dempsey will help you get bylines by sharing her insider knowledge on book, magazine, newsletter, newspaper, and online publishing, based on 20 years in various positions at the library publishing company Information Today, Inc.  

Learn how proposals are evaluated and chosen, what traits they look for in potential authors, the pitfalls of group authorship, and much more!

Who should attend:
Anyone who wants to publish anywhere in the library press

By the end of this program, participants will:
- Know how to approach an editor with an idea
- Understand what editors look for, expect, and respect
- Know how to write solid proposals for articles and books
- Have a general idea about what to expect from the publishing process
- Have learned the difference between writing for print and online
- Have a list of Do's and Don'ts for working with the library press
- Have an advantage over people who send blind queries without knowing what it takes to get noticed and accepted


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When?

Thu, Dec. 6, 2012
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center
57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003
United States