I received this announcement about a panel that will be discussing the Ins and Outs of Publishing from editor Marcela Landres. This may likely be Landres' only speaking engagement in New York this year--you don't want to miss her. And check out these two fantastic resources for women in NY:
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NYWSE and IGC Present: Publishing Primer and Book Fair
Wednesday, June 9, 6:45 p.m. -7:45 p.m.
An informative panel on the ins and outs of the publishing industry
and what it takes to get published.
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Fauzia Burke is the President of FSB Associates, and has worked in book
marketing and publicity for all of her professional life. She started in the
marketing departments of John Wiley & Sons, Springer-Verlag, and . In 1995, Fauzia founded FSB Associates, one of the first firms to
specialize in Internet publicity and marketing for publishers and authors.
Since its inception, FSB Associates has executed more than one thousand
successful book publicity campaigns. Fauzia was born in Pakistan and has
spent the majority of her life in New Jersey. She holds a B.A.and
Marcela Landres is the author of the e-book How Editors Think: The Real
Reason They Rejected You, publishes the award-winning e-zine Latinidad,
and is an Editorial Consultant who helps writers get published by editing
their work and educating them on the business side of publishing. A
member of the Women's Media Group, she has acted as a judge for the
PEN/Beyond Margins Award, and was formerly an editor with Simon &
Schuster. For more information, visit http://www.marcelalandres.com/
Alexandra Machinist is awith Linda Chester .
Alexandra has a B.A. in English (with a minor in) from the
University of Michigan and a J.D. from the . A native New Yorker, her passion for the written word was cultivated
during college while working at Janklow & Nesbit . Following law
school, she worked as a corporate attorney. A member of the New York Bar
and the AAR, Alexandra is fluent in French and conversant in Spanish,
German and Italian. Her literary interests run the gamut from swift-moving
narrative non-fiction to Jane Austen to cyberpunk. She is looking to acquire
books in any of those veins including, historical fiction,
commercial fiction (specifically, up-market women's fiction, suspense,
historical romance, paranormal romance), popular culture, narrative
non-fiction, popular science, travel narrative, and anything and everything
having to do with subcultures.
Diane O'Connell is an award-winning author and former Random House
editor with over 25 years in the publishing industry. She has written over
200 magazine articles for national publications, and is the author or
co-author of five books, including the groundbreaking, critically acclaimed
book, Divorced Dads: Shattering the Myths (Tarcher/Putnam), which was the
subject of a 20/20 report by John Stossel. Her company, Write to Sell Your
Book, works with entrepreneurs, consultants, and service professionals to
brand themselves effectively, turn that brand into a book, and use their book
to help grow their business.
REGISTER: Visit http://nywse-igc-bookfair.eventbrite.com/
By the way, I just ordered my copy of Marcela Landres' Ebook How Editors Think, and it is chock-full of indispensable advice. It's an almost word for word transcription of the workshop Marcela gives around the country. If you are serious about your writing, this is a tiny investment ($10) for an incredible wealth of information. Invest in yourself-buy it and download it Now!