By now you’ve probably heard a little bit about Publishing: Digitized and Personalized (if not a lot). For those who have been living under rocks and in caves, Publishing: Digitized and Personalized is our most recent publication and, if you were anywhere on the first or second floor of Champlain’s CCM Building on Friday, February 3, you probably heard our voices echoing from the book launch.
It started with a mix-and-mingle session at 5:00 p.m., with appearances from Warren Baker, Professional Writing Program Director; Dr. Rosalynne Whitaker-Heck, CCM Division’s Associate Dean for Administration; Paula Willoquet-Maricondi, Dean of the CCM Division; and Don Laackman, President of Champlain College. (Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to pop in and congratulate us on the publication!) Students came and went, perusing the food and discovering what our event was all about.
CCPI Managing Editor Kim MacQueen led a panel at 6:00 p.m., featuring Colleen Rooney ’16, Managing Editor of Publishing: Digitized and Personalized; Kiera Hufford ’18, Copyeditor and Production Manager; and contributing authors Taylor Covington ’16, Kara Joyce ’16, Jessica Demarest ’17, and Jeremy Allmendinger ’14. The panelists talked about their experience with the book and their individual essays, answering questions from Kim and from the audience.
It was a night of laughs, filled with an enjoyable discussion of the ever-shifting publishing industry. The anthology has a strong focus on publishing in the digital age, and the way we talk about the included topics will continue to shift over the next five, ten, twenty years—but that doesn’t make these essays any less worthwhile. They came from the heart and interests of Champlain students, published by CCPI in one place so that anyone who’s interested could easily get their hands on them.
We couldn’t be more proud, and we’ d like to thank everyone who came out to the event for supporting CCPI as we expand and take hold of new and emerging projects.