Posts about my experiences at the 2010 NYU Summer Publishing Institute will, in the future, have the heading SPI Part #.
So after my post whining about lack of information from NYU, I receive a e-mail welcome letter with just the sorts of things I was so desperate to hear about.
I would like to take this time to give a shout out to e-mail: E-mail, you were the best invention ever.
For example, I received my acceptance e-mail three weeks before I received my actual acceptance letter in the mail. How could I have possibly waited that long in the old days before e-mail? I would have gone insane. Plus, with all of the things one must take care of immediately (loans, housing applications), I needed that time.
From my wonderful welcome letter I now know about the program directors:
Donna Sapolin will direct the Magazine Section of the Institute. She is a multimedia content consultant focusing on print and website development. She previously served as vice president and editor-in-chief of Home magazine, vice president and executive editor of PointClickHome.com, and editorial director of the Woman’s Day Special Interest Publications. She has also worked with publications such as This Old House magazine, Food & Wine magazine, and Metropolitan Home magazine.
Libby Jordan Libby Jordan is President of Musubu Inc., a publishing consulting company offering marketing, publicity, advertising, and design services as well as digital initiatives, author coaching, and editorial guidance. Prior to launching her own business, Libby was Senior Vice President and Associate Publisher of the Collins, Collins Design, and William Morrow imprints of HarperCollins Publishers. She also served as Vice President, Director of Marketing for the Dell/Delacorte division of Random House. Jordan has worked on campaigns for Jack Welch, Jack Canfield, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Elmore Leonard, Danielle Steel, John Grisham, Harlan Coben, and others. Before pursuing a career in book publishing, she worked in promotion and merchandising for the Hearst corporation. She is a graduate of Dickinson College.
I have also learned that I will most likely be residing in an apartment-style dorm called Palladium dormitory located off Union Square and a whole bunch of other stuff, interesting to me but probably not to you.
This boost of information has rekindled my excitement and made me forget about the horror of how much it will cost and what a crappy loan I had to take out to afford it.