Oxford Public Library hosts

book publishing seminar featuring authors

Bruce Mowday and Ray Sarnacki

“Getting Published” event takes place Saturday, October 26


              OXFORD _ A seminar for those writing books and seeking a publisher, published authors and those interested in the publishing industry is being held at the Oxford Public Library on Saturday, October 26.


              “The Oxford area has many talented writers interested in getting their books published,” said Library Director Carey Bresler. “This seminar will give valuable information on the ever changing state of the publishing industry and include tips on marketing books. The seminar is being given by two experienced area writers, Bruce Mowday and Ray Sarnacki.”


              The seminar will cover traditional publishers, self-publishing, E-books and other topics, including marketing books.


              “Today, there are many avenues open to writers to have their books published,” Mowday said. “Each publishing avenue presents opportunities and challenges. Ray, a scholar and published author, has done extensive research on the publishing industry and the facts he has uncovered will surprise many writers.”


              Mowday is the author of 15 books on history, true crime, sports and business, including his latest, Pickett’s Charge: The Untold Story. He has also written Jailing The Johnston Gang: Bringing Serial Murderers To Justice, Along The Brandywine River, September 11, 1777: Washington’s Defeat At Brandywine Dooms Philadelphia, and Richie Ashburn …Why The Hall Not: The Amazing Journey to Cooperstown. His latest book is on Herr Foods founder Jim Herr, Life With Flavor.  Mowday’s sales total about $1 million dollars. For more information on his books, see www.mowday.com.


Sarnacki is coauthor of Hit the Job Running, published by Rise & Shine Press.  He presently lectures in the MBA Communication Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.  Prior to Wharton, he taught as a fulltime lecturer at St. Joseph’s University, where he taught graduate level courses in team building and project management, based on his experience at GE and Lockheed Martin.  Ray holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Science in Operations Research from Union College.


The seminar will be held at the Oxford Public Library, 48 South Second Street, Oxford, on Saturday, October 26, 2013, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 11:30 a.m. Registration and coffee will begin at 8:30 a.m. The cost of the Getting Published seminar is $75.00 per person but a special price of $50.00 is offered for the Oxford Public Library seminar. For additional information on registering, contact the Oxford Library or Mowday at mowday@mowday.com.


“We are asking people to pre-register so Bruce and I can have information on their writing projects before the seminar,” Sarnacki said. “We are going to talk to every attendee individually about their book projects.”