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Demystifying Scholarly Publishing

 A Workshop At Pepperdine University

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Event Details:

Steve Wrinn, Director, University of Notre Dame Press.

Thursday, January 17, 2019
11 AM - 1 PM

Pepperdine University
Fireside Room
Malibu, CA

Lunch will be served for all who register.

For more information please email sppevents@pepperdine.edu, or call 310.506.7490.

The Pepperdine School of Public Policy invites you to an engaging discussion regarding scholarly publishing with Steve Wrinn, director of the University of Notre Dame Press. Wrinn will discuss; how to find the right editor for our manuscript, how to create a cover letter and proposal that will help to attract editors attention, and what to expect when you are offered a contract. This workshop is open to all Pepperdine faculty, staff, and students.

Concepts covered:

  • The current state and economics of scholarly publishing
  • Demystifying the process of finding the right publisher
  • Insight on what editors are thinking when they make publishing decisions
  • Turning dissertations into books
  • Identifying appropriate publishers for your manuscript
  • Creating a cover letter and proposal that will attract an editor's attention
  • What to expect whey you are offered a contract

Steve Wrinn started as director of the University of Notre Dame Press, (UNDP) on September 1, 2015. Prior to his arrival at Notre Dame, Wrinn was director of the University Press of Kentucky for nearly 14 years, where he supervised all aspects of planning, acquisitions, production, marketing, and print and electronic distribution of approximately 60 new books and 20 paperback reprints annually. Wrinn previously was editorial vice president and executive editor of history and political science for Rowman & Littlefield Publishers and editorial director of Lexington Books. While there, he managed the purchase and assimilation of Lexington Books from Simon & Schuster into Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group. As director at UNDP, Wrinn is responsible for formulating and implementing the press' mission and strategic plan and overseeing progress towards its goals. 

SPP students: This event is eligible for Professional Development Credit.