Wednesday, March 6 2019
12:30pm - 1:30pm

PCI Webinar:
Seeing YOUR Name on the Cover of the Book

PCI Webinars is offering SOMD libraries seats in the following webinar through them. If you or your staff are interested, please see the registration link at the bottom of this announcement. This session will also be available in the PCI Webinars archive one week after the session. Please only register if you can attend the live session.

PCI Webinar with Kathy Barco
Seeing YOUR Name on the Cover of the Book

Wednesday, March 6th, from 12:30-1:30pm EST

Have you ever been to an author event and watched writers talking about recent publications, answering questions from fans, and signing copies of their latest book and thought "that should be me!"

Before you give up your day job, check out this webinar for one librarian's personal experiences in finding a publisher, pros/cons of collaboration, working with an editor, meeting deadlines, marketing/promoting YOUR book, and more.

Having recently published her fifth book, Kathy Barco will lead this informative program and teach you about:

-Picking a publisher (or having the publisher pick you);
-Living through the fun and frustration of working with a collaborator
-Texting, emailing, and messaging as opposed to face-to-face collaborating;
-Being your book's best advocate;
-AND...the tantalizing topics of advances (not!) and royalties (don't quit your day job!)

Attention will be paid to collaborating with multiple contributors, with tips on soliciting submissions; wrangling a crowd of would-be authors; editing and more editing; and finally ending up with a finished book without losing your cool.

Kathy Barco - Biography
Following her retirement as literacy coordinator at Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library System, Kathy Barco became a freelance library consultant specializing in early literacy and intellectual freedom. She was a children's librarian with the ABC Library and served five years as youth services coordinator for the New Mexico State Library. Kathy co-edited True Stories of Censorship Battles in America's Libraries, published by ALA Editions in 2012.

Her new book, Storytime and Beyond: Having Fun with Early Literacy, co-authored with Melanie Borski-Howard, has been published by Libraries Unlimited and is now available.

She received her MLIS from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Please register by Feb 26th via tinyurl.com/y79b9q2y . This session uses VoIP, high-speed Internet and a headset/speakers are required. Please remember to include your email address to receive the session link.


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