SAS Press all-star author recruiter

A couple of weeks ago, SAS Press acquisitions editor Shelley Sessoms gamely agreed to participate in SAS Publishing's first ever "live" Facebook discussion. Shelley is an all-star author recruiter with an average RBI (real book interest) of acquiring 40 book proposals a year. Many SAS and JMP users, as well […]

SAS Press and the Miami Heat?

No, I’m not talking about a professional basketball game, though that would be fun to watch. I’m talking about the Joint Statistical Meetings in Miami Beach later this month. Julie Platt, Sharon Brandon and myself will be attending JSM July 31-August 4. A conference in August. In Miami. Um, can […]

SAS Press to debut new statistical titles at JSM 2011

The 2011 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) will be from July 31-August 3 in Miami Beach. Look for acquisitions editor and SAS Press conference mega-maven Shelley Sessoms at the SAS Publishing booth (#504). Shelley can talk with you about: New and forthcoming statistics-related books from SAS Press, including Statistical Analysis for […]

Inside BEA 2011: Day 3

I promised myself that I would not collect any take home books until Thursday. So much for promises! While walking through the BEA 2011 show floor there were titles that had my name on them. I can barely carry my bag. I visited some local reseller booths such as Duke […]

BEA Report: Day Two

During his presentation at Book Expo 2011 (BEA) yesterday, Michael Norris, from Simba Information, declared "the print book will not die - you can write my name by that statement." Forty-eight percent of Americans did not buy a book last year. That is an audience we need to reach. New […]

BEA 2011: First Day Impressions

I spent my first day at Book Expo (BEA) at the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) conference. There were good presentations but the one that gave me an 'aha' moment was on e-reading devices presented by Gartner. Allen Weiner from Gartner prefaced his predictions by asking what customers need. They […]

Bookin’ It to Nashville

No, not for a country music recording deal. Trust me, no one wants to hear me sing…I can’t carry a tune in a bucket (but I can throw out some unusual “Southernisms”). I’m headed to Nashville, May 8-11, for the annual PharmaSUG conference. PharmaSUG is the Pharmaceutical Industry SAS® Users […]

(Mostly) True Confessions from SAS Global Forum 2011

Besides experiencing a few Elvis sightings, hanging out with Venus poolside, and temporarily joining a Cirque group--I got a chance to meet some really grounded SAS superstars at SAS Global Forum 2011. And since today is my first day back in the office post-conference, I’m revealing a few marquee moments: […]

The Convergence of College Basketball, Country Music Stars, and SAS

Take your pick. The NCAA men’s final championship game, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and SAS Global Forum 2011 all sweep in early next week—representing the pinnacle of their respective organizations. Rather than stay on the sidelines, I’m sure that many of you will actively participate in some of […]

Are We Listening Yet? Tools of Change 2011

Contributed by SAS Publishing's Julie M. Platt, Mary Beth Steinbach, Shelly Goodin, and Sandy Varner Wednesday, February 16 Julie M. Platt TOC ended with a series of presentations that focused in how to get content noticed. In thinking about our authors, their content, and our users, my key takeaways today […]