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Overview

One of the ways librarians maintain the integrity of their profession is through the creation of a robust body of professional literature. In The Librarian's Guide to Writing for Publication, Rachel Singer Gordon speaks to the hidden genius in each of us. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: queries and proposals; increasing your odds of publication; networking and collaboration; marketing and promotion; and the particular demands of authorship in an electronic environment. An appendix contains interviews with several library publishers and editors, covering the gamut of publication outlets. This is a one-stop guide for librarians at any stage of their publishing career.

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Editorial Reviews

Public Libraries
...an intensely researched, well-crafted book whose suggestions will resonate with veteran writers and assist the librarian who wants to write for our profession.
The Atlantic Provinces Library Association Bulletin
...an exceptional book for aspiring writers....An accessible and informative guide, The Librarian's Guide to Writing for Publication is highly recommended...
Libraries and Culture
Books about writing for publication are a dime a dozen. Within the field of library science, however, a book dealing with the burgeoning electronic aspects of writing and publishing has been long overdue. Rachel Singer Gordon mends this technological fissure with her wonderful new work: The Librarian's Guide to Writing for Publication....Gordon's concise, streamlined writing styles makes this book engaging and readable. Related information is consistently referenced, making this work easy to pick up and read in any sequence. Useful tables, charts, and sample letters accompany the text, while testimonies from other librarians, along with advice from professional editors, help make this book personable and memorable....The Librarian's Guide to Writing for Publication should greatly appeal to new information professionals, who will find this work immensely orientating. Already-published librarians will also find Gordon's book helpful, especially with her fresh emphasis on publishing in the electronic environment. In fact, anyone from any background just beginning to write for professional publication will find this book befitting and beneficial.
Government Information Quarterly
...provides a new author with an easy-to-follow guide for getting published for the first time....I highly recommend The Librarian's Guide to Writing for Publication for any librarian or information professional who is interested in publishing. It contains practical information to help a writer through all stages of the process.
Reference and Research Book News
A Library Journal columnist who is also a public librarian explains the processes librarians encounter when they set out to write about their vocation. She talks about why it's a good idea for librarians to have a robust body of professional literature; how to get started; and how to navigate the world of publishing, from querying a magazine to writing an entire book. Gordon covers marketing and promotion, networking and collaboration, the academic environment, electronic publishing, and related opportunities (such as book reviewing and writing conference reports).
Booklist 9/1/2004
...an excellent resource that is essential reading for all librarians wanting to contribute to their professional literature. Highly recommended.
Information & Culture
Books about writing for publication are a dime a dozen. Within the field of library science, however, a book dealing with the burgeoning electronic aspects of writing and publishing has been long overdue. Rachel Singer Gordon mends this technological fissure with her wonderful new work: The Librarian's Guide to Writing for Publication....Gordon's concise, streamlined writing styles makes this book engaging and readable. Related information is consistently referenced, making this work easy to pick up and read in any sequence. Useful tables, charts, and sample letters accompany the text, while testimonies from other librarians, along with advice from professional editors, help make this book personable and memorable....The Librarian's Guide to Writing for Publication should greatly appeal to new information professionals, who will find this work immensely orientating. Already-published librarians will also find Gordon's book helpful, especially with her fresh emphasis on publishing in the electronic environment. In fact, anyone from any background just beginning to write for professional publication will find this book befitting and beneficial.
9/1/2004 Booklist
...an excellent resource that is essential reading for all librarians wanting to contribute to their professional literature. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810848955
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 202
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Rachel Singer Gordon is a part-time librarian at Franklin Park Public Library, Franklin Park, IL, and a columnist for Library Journal.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1. Getting Started in Library Publication Chapter 4 2. Submitting Your Work Chapter 5 3. Queries and Proposals Chapter 6 4. Increasing Your Odds Chapter 7 5. Writing and editing Your Work Chapter 8 6. Networking and Collaboration Chapter 9 7. The Academic Environment Chapter 10 8. Related Opportunities Chapter 11 9. Writing a Book Chapter 12 10. Marketing and Promotion: Yourself and Your Work Chapter 13 11. The Electronic Environment Chapter 14 12. The Business of Publishing Chapter 15 Appendix A: Writing for Publication Survey Chapter 16 Appendix B: Publisher Interviews Chapter 17 Bibliography Chapter 18 Index Chapter 19 About the Author

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