Getting and Fulfilling a Book Contract on a Hot Computer Topic
Speaker: Robert E. Simanski, owner, Your Publications Pro!, and author
Discussion: Jerry Lawson, lawyer and author; Bob Hershey, engineering and management consultant, and author
Robert E. Simanski, of Sterling, Virginia, has been a member of the Capital PC User Group since 1987 and a professional writer and editor for more than 30 years. He is a contributor to the Monitor and exemplifies CPCUG's motto of "Users Helping Users" as a Helpline volunteer. He is the owner of Your Publications Pro!, a business that offers publications, Web site, and computer consulting and troubleshooting services.
The release of Bob's Windows 2000 Reducing TCO Little Black Book (publisher: Coriolis) has been delayed while Bob awaits Windows 2000 Release Candidate 3, which he will use to revise the book in page proof. Bob may be reached by phone at (703) 404-8665 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Just added! Following the main presentation, Jerry Lawson and Robert Hershey, both authors and CPCUG Entrepreneurs and Consultants SIG members, will join Robert Simanski in further discussion and in fielding questions from attendees on topics such as selection of a publisher, copyright issues, and contracts.
Mr. Lawson's book, The Complete Internet Handbook for Lawyers, was published this year by the American Bar Association (ABA). He has a national reputation as a speaker on technology programs for lawyers and has served as a panelist on "Web Site Affiliate Programs." In March 2000 will be speaking before the ABA's annual showcase event, ABA Techshow, on the topics of "Strategic Planning for Law Firm Web Sites" and "The Future of the Internet."
A lawyer for 20 years, Mr. Lawson has been a law review editor, a law clerk for a federal judge, and a lawyer with the U.S. government. He was a member of Caspar Weinberger's legal staff at the Department of Defense, a prosecutor in federal courts in Virginia and Washington state, and has worked as a lawyer at the National Archives and the Department of the Treasury. Mr. Lawson's top professional priority now is his work on the ABA's "E-Lawyering" task force, a project created by the current ABA President to help lawyers find ways to use technology to deliver better legal services to Americans of moderate income.
Mr. Lawson designed and operates http://www.netlawtools.comas part of the marketing strategy for his book.
Bob Hershey, who holds a Ph.D. in engineering, is an engineering and management consultant. He has developed research and development appraisal methodologies used by federal agencies and research institutes. He has also set up computer models used in planning energy and environmental projects.
Bob recently signed a contract for a second edition of his book How To Think With Numbers, which covers topics including cash flow, interest calculations, tradeoffs, and risk.
Saturday, December 18, 1999, 1:00 pm
Clinical Center (Building 10)
9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland (area map; NIH campus map)
During NIH Construction: It may be easiest to enter the NIH campus from Wisconsin Avenue. Turn west onto South Drive (about 1 mile south of the Beltway, south of Wilson Drive). Pass Center Drive and turn right onto Memorial Drive and then left into the entrance to the garage within Building 10, the Clinical Center.
Free Parking: Because of the extensive construction underway at NIH, be sure to arrive early. You may park in the inside parking garage of Building 10. Enter from Memorial Drive. Tell the parking attendant you are attending a CPCUG event (there will be no charge).
Metro--Medical Center Stop on the Red Line (about 4 blocks across the NIH campus)
Free (door prizes are for CPCUG members only)
RSVP: If possible, please RSVP via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Sometimes we have handouts, giveaways, or both, and try to have enough for everyone.) Although an RSVP is not required, it sure helps for meeting planning!
Saturday, January 15, 2000
Topic: To be determined
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December 15, 1999