Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Live Streaming Sessions: Selling and publishing your book

Whether you’ve got a book idea growing inside you or a finished manuscript ready to show to editors, Scott Edelstein will get you started down the path to publication. He’ll look at books and publishers of all types (including e-books), as well as at literary agents, book proposals, advances and royalties, subsidiary rights, and much more. You will leave this session far better equipped to make your way through the often confusing maze of American book publishing—and to give your book its best chance in the marketplace.

A professional writer for almost 40 years, Scott has published 15 books (including The Complete Writer’s Kit) and more than 150 short pieces. His Web site,, contains lots of free information, inspiration and tools for writers.

Can't be there in person? RSVP for Scott's session:

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Live Streaming Sessions: Adobe® InDesign hidden gems

If you’ve been using InDesign for a while, you’ll appreciate learning some ways to work faster, smarter, and have more fun. Some of InDesign’s handiest features aren’t quite obvious, and some are hiding in plain sight. Come to this session and Adobe certified trainer Claudia McCue will help to pick up speed and finesse in your favorite page layout program.

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Live Streaming Sessions: I knew that! A guide to proper grammar usage

Barbara Mack, associate professor of journalism and mass communications at Iowa State University, will lead this interactive workshop on grammar. Grammar is a very important part of writing. Yet writers still make mistakes with some of the core parts of writing. This session works on possessive case, word usage, subject-verb agreement and often confused words. She’ll also review “real life screw-ups,” which always makes people feel better about their own work.

Students like Mack:

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AMS Update!

See who is coming to Ag Media Summit AMS Sneak Peek List.pdf

Still need to register? Deadline is June 30: click here

Hotel Info: click here

There are still plenty of rooms available in our block, except for Saturday night, July 24. Contact Diane if you need a room for Saturday night.

To see the entire program and general information: AMS Agenda Registration.pdf

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Live streaming video from Ag Media Summit

Ag Media Summit is trying something new this year. We will be live streaming a select number of workshops from St. Paul. They will be broadcast, free of charge, online. You can register or join the stream live here: They can also be viewed on this blog.

During the sessions, you'll be able to follow the #AgMS Twitter backchannel, chat with other viewers and post questions for the presenter.

Here are the sessions AMS will be streaming:

Monday, July 26
8:30 – 10 a.m.: I knew that! A guide to proper grammar usage – Barbara Mack
10:15 – 11:30 a.m.: Adobe InDesign Hidden Gems – Claudia McCue
1 – 2:15 p.m.: Selling and publishing your book – Scott Edelstein
2:30 – 4:15 p.m.: Extreme makeover: resume edition – Lisa Bryant

Tuesday, July 27
10:15 – 11:45 a.m.: Publication redesign on a dime – Julie Ellingson, Scarlett Hagins
3:15 – 4:30 p.m.: Why conventional wisdom is bad for good photography — Eric Grant

Of course, you'll get the most out of Ag Media Summit by being there live and in person (, but if you can't be there live streaming is the next best thing.

Photos from Ag Media Summit 2009

Check out photos from Ag Media Summit 2009 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Courtesy of Chuck Zimmerman, ZimmComm

Friday, June 4, 2010

Welcome to the new Ag Media Summit social media hub

Welcome! Here you can find a wealth of information and new ways to connect with Ag Media Summit during the conference July 25-27 and throughout the year.

Roll on the river with us online even if you can't be there in person!

You can follow @AgMediaSummit on Twitter: And we have a hashtag: #AgMS.

Join the Ag Media Summit group on Facebook.

Can't be at AMS in St. Paul, Minn.? Watch and participate live online. We will be streaming video of several workshops, as well as posting interviews with Info Expo exhibitors during the conference.

Follow this blog and/or subscribe to the RSS Feed to keep up on the latest information about AMS.