PUBu13 | October 21-22, 2013 | Wheaton College, Wheaton IL
PUBu13 HOME | REGISTER | EVENT SCHEDULE | RATES, LOCATION, HOTEL | SPEAKER BIOS RIGHTS SESSIONS | PRODUCTION SESSIONS | DESIGN SESSIONS | MARKETING SESSIONS | EDITORIAL SESSIONS
Larry Weeden, Director of Book Development, Curriculum, & Acquisitions, Focus on the Family
SESSION 1 Acquiring
Publishing Rights for a Global Market
and Editor-in-Chief, Zondervan
Brian Flagler, Managing Partner, Flagler Law Group
Through an interactive
discussion with Stan facilitated by Brian, attendees will learn how acquisition
terms affect title profitability, publishing for a global market, subsidiary
rights licensing and digital distribution. Stan Gundry, EVP and Editor-in-Chief
at Zondervan, is an influential figure in publishing with years of experience
as an editor, author and adjunct professor. Brian Flagler, Managing Partner at
Flagler Law Group, has extensive experience with contracts and legal issues
that affect Christian publishing.
* This is a combined session with the RIGHTS community.
COMMUNITY NETWORKING SESSION
The Editorial Community will be hosting a round table
discussion around a few thought-provoking questions:
- What do you like best about the publishing house
where you work? (Or, for freelancers, what do you like best about being a
Describe in general terms -- no names or book titles
-- the most-difficult project you worked on in the last year. What made it
What are you most hoping to get out of this
Will ebooks ever completely replace bound books?
Should they? Why or why not?
This will be a great opportunity to get to know your fellow editors!
SESSION 2 Copy-Editing Mind Games: Why Attitude Makes a Difference in Copy Editing
Bob Hudson, Senior Editor-at-Large at Zondervan, and author/general editor of
"The Christian Writer’s Manual of Style"
studied the style manuals and learned the rules. So what’s missing from
our copy editing? It’s the element of attitude – the factor that no
or grammar program can help us with. This session will focus on how we
view our authors, and what we really think of our readers. And, perhaps
most importantly, it will examine the assumptions behind our concepts of
"good writing” and "proper English.” We will
explore the editor’s preconceptions, values, and attitudes and how they
can enhance or inhibit an author’s connection to the reader. Prepare to
be challenged and perhaps surprised as well.
SESSION 3 Editing Fiction vs. Nonfiction
Kathy Olson, Senior Editor, Tyndale House Publishers
Kathy will discuss the differences and similarities between
the editing of the two kinds of books. What needed skills are common to both
types? Why is a good nonfiction editor not necessarily going to be a good
fiction editor, and vice versa?
SESSION 4 Lessons from the Front
Lines: Panel of Industry Veterans
Carol Johnson, Christian fiction pioneering editor, J&J Literary Advisers
Judy Markham, Editorial Advisor, Discovery House Publishers
Andy LePeau, Associate Publisher for Editorial, InterVarsity Press
David Lambert, Editorial Director for Somersault Group and author
Cindy Lambert, Publishing strategist for Somersault Group and collaborative writer
Moderator: Larry Weeden, Director of Book Development, Curriculum, & Acquisitions, Focus on the Family
Five experienced editors make a case for editing in this day of texts and tweets; reveal how to tackle our complex priorities and build our skills; offer the richness of a panel presentation heightened by variations in each
perspective; and share stories of how they've lived to laugh about it all.