DFW Ready Writers Chapter meeting

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Janice Olson
His Words, His Story, His child
Vice President, DFW Ready Writers Chapter

What’s Happening in the Publishing Industry Today?

On Saturday, March 13th, you won’t want to miss hearing Mary Hollingsworth
at DFW Ready Writers’ meeting

Mary Hollingsworth will give an overview of the changes and trends in our
industry today, including the influence of the struggling economy. She will
talk about up-and-coming publishing options, such as e-books,
print-on-demand books, and self-publishing as alternatives to traditional
publishing. Mary will also speak about branding and how to build your
writer’s “brand” (identity) and platform through Social Media Marketing.

Who is Mary Hollingsworth?

Mary Hollingsworth is the author of more than one hundred books and
products. Sales of her books now top seven million copies, and her books
have appeared on best-seller lists more than one hundred times. Mary has
been a freelance author and managing editor since 1988. During her writing
career, she has had more than ninety other works published, including
articles, poetry, plays, and songs.

Mary served as a managing production editor for Worthy Books, Word
Publishing, and Thomas Nelson, Inc., for more than fifteen years. She has
also served as production editor for a number of major publishers, such as
Guideposts Books, Integrity Publishers, WaterBrook Press, Howard Books/Simon
& Schuster and others where she supervises the editorial production team for
such well-known Christian authors as Billy Graham, Max Lucado, Charles
Swindoll, Chuck Colson, Pat Robertson, Women of Faith, Patsy Clairmont, John
MacArthur, and many others. She has also worked with Christian recording
artists such as Sandi Patty, Amy Grant, Tammy Trent, Kathy Troccoli, and
Michael W. Smith on various books and recordings. Her background in
publishing includes a wide variety of book genres and responsibilities. She
has served as proofreader, copy editor, substantive editor, rewrite editor,
co-author, general editor, managing editor, cover copywriter, and art
director, among other assignments.

Ms. Hollingsworth is currently serving as the managing director of Creative
Enterprises Studio-a writing and publishing association that assists
publishers and individuals in the writing, editorial production, printing,
and distribution of their books. You can see their work and services at
CreativeEnterprisesLtd.com .

Here’s where and when:

Date: Saturday – March 13, 2010
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Meeting Place:
La Hacienda Ranch Restaurant
5250 Hwy 121,
Colleyville, Texas
(Restaurant sits alongside the southbound access road between Hall-Johnson
and Glade).

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