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Author Q&A: Writing and Developing Your College Textbook
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 3-4 p.m. ET
Open to Members & Non-members
Presenters: Mary Ellen Lepionka, Sean W. Wakely, Stephen E. Gillen, Authors of Writing and Developing Your College Textbook: A Comprehensive Guide
Attendees will receive 15% off Writing and Developing Your College Textbook. You must attend, and not just register, to receive the discount. A discount code will be emailed to attendees after the webinar.
Mary Ellen Lepionka of Gloucester, MA is a retired publisher, author, editor, textbook developer, and college instructor with a Master’s in anthropology from Boston University and Ph.D. work at the University of British Columbia. In 1990 she worked in higher education publishing as a developmental editor of college textbooks, principally for Houghton Mifflin and Pearson Education. Between 2002 and 2011 she established Atlantic Path Publishing as a retirement business and published two editions of Writing and Developing Your College Textbook and related titles. She presently is an independent scholar writing a history of Native Americans on Cape Ann.
Sean W. Wakely is Vice President of Product and Editorial at Flat World Knowledge. He began his career as a sales representative for Allyn & Bacon and was a top-performing acquisitions editor and editorial manager at Pearson Education and Houghton Mifflin's college division. In several senior executive roles at Thomson Learning and Cengage Learning, including president of Wadsworth Publishing and manager of National Geographic Learning, Sean successfully guided editorial, product, marketing, production, and digital media teams to achieve industry-leading growth.