How to Write for the Library Press (and Make Editors Love You)
Do you long to write something for a professional publication? Are you eager to contribute to the library literature? If you have your content idea, but don't know how to pitch it or where to start, this webinar will guide you.
Learn from someone who's worked in library publishing for 20+ years. During that time, Kathy Dempsey has edited various books and worked on Computers in Libraries magazine for more than a decade; she's also been the editor of Marketing Library Services newsletter for 24 years and counting. She's published articles in Searcher magazine, Information World Review (in the U.K.), Information Outlook (SLA), and has written for various websites and blogs. Kathy will share her insider knowledge on book, magazine, newsletter, newspaper, and online publishing to help you get bylines.
Here's what you'll learn in this webinar:
- How to approach an editor with an idea
- What editors look for, expect, and respect
- How to write solid proposals for articles and books
- How proposals are evaluated and chosen
- What to expect from the publishing process
- The difference between writing for print and for online
- The pitfalls of group authorship
- Do's and Don'ts for working with the library press
Kathy Dempsey is a consultant and trainer through her business, Libraries Are Essential, and is the 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 24 years and was formerly Editor-in-Chief of Computers in Libraries magazine. She also blogs at The 'M' Word, and is an active member of the New Jersey Library Association.