Writing and Publishing: The Librarian's Handbook

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American Library Association, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 189 pages
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Have you ever considered writing or reviewing for the library community? Are you interested in publishing a book on your favorite author or hobby? Do you need to write and publish for tenure? If so, "Writing and Publishing" is for you. Practical how-to guidance covering fiction, poetry, children's books/magazines, self-publishing, literary agents, personal blogging, and other topics will help you write: (1) As an expert for other library professionals; (2) Creative copy and information about your library; (3) Copy for websites, blogs, and online columns; (4) Bibliographic essays and lists; and (5) Book reviews (formal and informal). "Writing and Publishing" will serve as a great resource, whether in taking the anxiety out of writing or refining your style, you'll use this book as much as your pen or keyboard! This book divides into the following five parts: (1) Why Write?; (2) Education of a Writer; (3) Finding Your Niche in Print; (4) Finding Your Niche Online; and (5) Maximizing Opportunities. This book also includes: (1) Foreword by Bob Blanchard; (2) Preface; (3) Afterword by Wayne Jones; (4) List of Contributors; and (5) Index.

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Carol Smallwood asked dozens and dozens of successful writers in the field of librarianship to write short, 2000 word articles about how to write in the field. The result is an incredible array of ... Read full review

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Education of a Writer
Finding Your Niche in Print
Finding Your Niche Online
Maximizing Opportunities

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About the author (2010)

Carol Smallwood has worked as a public library systems administrator and consultant, and in school, academic, and special libraries. She has authored, co-authored, edited, and co-edited several books, including Writing and Publishing: The Librarian's Handbook (2010) and Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook (2010). Her articles have appeared in numerous journals, including American Libraries.