Advance Copy Virtual Events

The following are Advance Copy events over recent years. Member login required to watch most videos. Please do not reshare or embed these unlisted video links beyond our membership — but instead encourage a colleague or mentee to join NASW as a member. Thank you!

Questions? Please click on the original event link for each event to reach the NASW committee and volunteer organizers for each event.

(Looking for other NASW virtual events? Click here to access upcoming events and past recordings.)

The National Association of Science Writers and its member volunteers produce virtual events and invite guest panelists as informational sessions and opportunities to ask questions. These productions are not an endorsement by NASW for any specific agent, company, or policy. NASW does not provide licensed business advice services, nor do we make recommendations for specific policies or products.


Virtual Business Chat: A Primer for Authors on Book Publicity
Oct. 27, 2023
https://www.nasw.org/events/nasw-science-writers-books-committee-advance-copy-virtual-event-October-2023-book-publicity


Virtual Business Chat: Meet the Editors Looking for Op-Eds
April 4, 2023
https://www.nasw.org/events/nasw-science-writers-books-committee-advance-copy-virtual-event-April-2023-editors-seeking-opeds


Virtual Business Chat: The Art of Writing Op-Eds That Boost Publicity
March 16, 2023
https://www.nasw.org/events/nasw-science-writers-books-committee-advance-copy-virtual-event-march-2023-book-sales-opeds


Virtual Business Chat: Selling Your Book Without an Agent? Three Editors Share Advice
Feb. 16, 2023
https://www.nasw.org/events/nasw-science-writers-books-committee-advance-copy-virtual-event-february-2023-working-without-agents


Finding and Working with Agents...Or Not
March 23, 2022
https://www.nasw.org/events/finding-and-working-agents-or-not


Book Publishing in the Pandemic
Dec. 13, 2021
https://www.nasw.org/events/book-publishing-pandemic


Advance Copy

The path from idea to book may take myriad routes. The Advance Copy column, started in 2000 by NASW volunteer book editor Lynne Lamberg, features NASW authors telling the stories behind their books. Authors are asked to report how they got their idea, honed it into a proposal, found an agent and a publisher, funded and conducted their research, and organized their writing process. They also are asked to share what they wish they’d known when they started or would do differently next time, and what advice they can offer aspiring authors. Lamberg edits the authors’ answers to produce the Advance Copy reports.

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Publication of NASW author reports in Advance Copy does not constitute NASW's endorsement of any publication or the ideas, values, or material contained within or espoused by authors or their books. We hope this column stimulates productive discussions on important topics now and in the future as both science and societies progress. We welcome your discussion in the comments section below.

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