IU Press will host another “Publish Your First Book: Ask the Experts” event April 16 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Indiana Memorial Union Georgian Room. This panel discussion will offer the viewpoints of publishing professionals and IU authors, including an overview of the publishing process, writing a book proposal, choosing the right publisher for your field, and publicizing your book. A question and answer session will follow. Panelists include Patrick Brantlinger, Adelheid “Heidi” Gealt, Dave Hulsey, and Dee Mortensen. Carolyn Walters, Executive Director of the Office of Scholarly Publishing, will moderate the panel.
Patrick Brantlinger is James Rudy Professor of English (Emeritus) at IU Bloomington. He is the author of several books, most recently States of Emergency: Essays on Culture and Politics.
Heidi Gealt has been Director of the IU Art Museum since 1989 and is a co-author of Masterworks from the Indiana University Art Museum and Domenico Tiepolo: A New Testament.
Dave Hulsey is Sales and Marketing Director at IU Press and has more than 20 years of experience in the publishing industry. His previous positions include Vice President and Director of Sales and Marketing at Macmillan Publishing, Chronicle Publishing, and Prima Communications (a division of Random House).
Dee Mortensen is Senior Sponsoring Editor for African Studies, Philosophy, and Religion at IU Press. She is a 20-year veteran of the Press who began acquiring books in 2001. Many of these books have been internationally recognized with awards from scholarly societies and organizations.
The event and is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Initial spots will go to those who were on the waitlist for last fall’s event, with additional registration opening today. Please register by April 14. Space is limited to 140 people.