Facebook Marketing for Writers—a hands-on workshop

Are you a writer who wants to publicize your work through social media but you’re not sure how to get started, or how to do it the most beneficial way?  

The WNBA-NYC Presents:


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 *This free workshop is for current WNBA-NYC Members only. Participation is extemely limited.

31 Voices March Radio Honors Women’s History Month!

Deirdre Bair

M.S. in Publishing Professor Melissa Rosati has created a Blog Talk Radio program called 31 Voices March.  On March 1st, Professor Rosati will be interviewing Deirdre Bair, an award-winning author and an Advisory Board member for the Pace Publishing Program.

31 Voices March, radio programming dedicated to women who are remaking the world through writing and the arts, launches its show schedule on March 1, 2012 at 12 p.m. EST. Award-winning biographer Deirdre Bair is the show’s first guest and she will be interviewed by host Melissa A. Rosati.

The show takes its name in honor of Women’s History Month and features a daily interview with outstanding women who are writers, artists, and social entrepreneurs. The guest line-up includes women from across the United States and who hail from Afghanistan, China, Cuba, and Turkey. Interviews range from 45 minutes to one hour and listeners are encouraged to call the show with questions and comments at 626-414-3577. After the show broadcast, the podcast is available on demand and through the iTunes store.

According to Rosati, the show’s founder and producer, “31 Voices March is a women’s global forum for discussion; a platform for connection; and symbol of unity. My guests are passionate in their belief that writing and the arts transform oppression into knowledge, freedom, and a sustainable world.”

Listen to internet radio with Melissa A Rosati on Blog Talk Radio!  To listen to the interview with Dierdre Bair on March 1st, click here!

Faculty in the Spotlight: Professor Melissa Rosati

The M.S. in Publishing Blog team is proud to announce a new regular feature, which will highlight the accomplishments of faculty and advisory board members from the program. We hope you enjoy our first installment of  “Faculty in the Spotlight!”

For this exciting new blog feature, we would like to celebrate one of the talented members of the M.S. in Publishing Department’s faculty team – Professor Melissa A. Rosati. As well as teaching such courses as Principles in Publishing and Book Sales & Distribution, Professor Rosati is a certified professional co-active coach (CPCC) and the owner and CEO of Melissa’s Coaching Studio and Melissa’s Social Media Studio, LLC.

Professor Rosati’s clients are writers, artists, and social entrepreneurs. With a keen interest in creativity and digital issues, she develops coaching programs to help people enrich their strategies and skills. As appropriate for the needs of an organization or an individual client, Professor Rosati formulates social networking/marketing strategies and facilitates hands-on training.

As a former publishing executive, Professor Rosati brings a solid background in editorial, marketing, and publicity to her coaching and consulting clients. Her professional experience, with publishers such as McGraw-Hill International (UK), Routledge, and HarperCollins College, is in strategic planning, reorganization, partnerships, content acquisition, online products, contract negotiation, staff training and development, and publishing in international markets. Furthermore, Professor Rosati co-leads the U.S. – China Publishing Dialogues at Pace University, where she co-facilitates executive training for publishers throughout China. She is also a co-founder of Writers, Readers, and Publishers: Present Tense, Future Bold, a thought-leadership group about the role of publishing in our culture and society. In addition, she is the host of Creativity Matters Now, an internet radio show.

When Professor Rosati is not teaching, coaching, or consulting, she spends her time writing. In particular, she blogs about different aspects of the overall publishing industry. One post, entitled, “It’s Not Your Great Grandma’s Publishing Industry, or Is It?” relates to the course she is teaching this semester, Book Sales & Distribution. The entry discusses the differences between publishing in the past and publishing in the present; Professor Rosati ruminates on “your great grandma’s” reading habits as compared to your habits, as an individual living in the digital age. For more of Professor Rosati’s compelling blog entries, please read, “Writers Are a Consumer Class” and “We’ll Always Have Bookstores.”