ASBPE DC Event: Get Your Book Idea Published

Have you been mulling an idea for a book? As veteran business and association publication editors and writers, you're well placed to translate complex topics into high-interest reading for a wide audience. In an exclusive event by the D.C. chapter of the American Society of Business Publication Editors, meet with two recently published authors and a literary agent for a relaxed discussion on what it takes to turn your ideas into book deals today.

1. Working with scholarly book publishers:
Roy J. Harris Jr., author, Pulitzer's Gold (University of Missouri Press: 2008)
Roy also is senior editor at CFO Magazine in Boston, published by the Economist Group, and is immediate past president of ASBPE National.

2. Working with business book publishers:
Robert Freedman, author, How to Make Real Money in Second Life (McGraw-Hill: 2008) and editor, Broker to Broker (John A. Wylie & Sons: 2006)
Rob also is senior editor at Realtor Magazine in Washington, published by the National Association of Realtors, and is a past president of ASBPE national.

3. Working with children's and young adult book publishers:
Sarah Davies, literary agent, Greenhouse Literary (London and Washington, D.C.)

Event Details:
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 30
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Place: Tabard Inn, 1739 N St., N.W. (two blocks from Dupont Circle Metro, on the red line)
Fee: $10 (includes appetizers)

Attendance is limited to 15.
RSVP by COB Monday, Jan. 28.

To RSVP, contact Katy Tomasulo, president, D.C. ASBPE:



Enter ASBPE's Azbee Awards of Excellence

'Tis the season--awards season, that is.

The deadline for ASBPE's Azbee Awards of Excellence is Feb. 15. We've made it easier than ever to enter this year with a new Web-based entry system that allows you to enter most editorial and digital categories completely electronically--including uploading files. For those categories still requiring hard-copy entries (all design categories, magazine of the year, and a few others), you can still submit entry information and pay online all at one time. For more details on the entry process, download the entry brochure and instructions from ASBPE's home page.

While you're there, be sure to download ASBPE's latest member benefit--the ASBPE Tip Sheet. In our first Tip Sheet, award-winning B2B editors provide tips and tricks for winning more awards--from the planning stages through the entry process.

Good luck!