The Premier Educational Event for Independent
Publishers and Self-Published Authors.
Don't miss the Independent Book Publishers Association's (IBPA's) 2014 Publishing University -- scheduled for March 21, 22, 2014 in San Francisco. Based on member feedback, the 2014 program will include:
New information about how to get your content published, distributed, and read.
Experiential workshops that bring your cover, description, and pitch into the picture.
Crucial peer-to-peer networking to strengthen your connections, influence, and resolve.
Publishing University 2014 Preview Podcast
San Francisco is 49 square miles surrounded by reality – at least that’s what a member of the 1960s psychedelic rock band Jefferson Airplane believed. Next month, the famed city by the bay welcomes authors, publishers, artists, and technologists for a hard look at the reality of independent publishing in 2014.
Angela Bole, IBPA executive director, gives Copyright Clearance Center's Chris Kenneally a preview of what’s become the country’s premier educational event for independent publishers and self-published authors.
“The conference is in its 30th year, so it has a really strong history and a lot of support in the community. But we did spend a lot of time trying to figure out how we could make a conference that’s been around for 30 years feel new and fresh to the attendees,” says Bole.
“One thing that we focused on is making the conference about the attendees themselves,” she explains. “We’ll have some experiential workshops, targeting content for specific verticals, as well as more networking and organized brainstorming sessions, so attendees can really get to know each other, learn from each other, and speak to the IBPA motto – helping each other achieve and succeed.”
General sessions speakers Ivory Madison, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Red Room and Jim Milliot, Co-editorial Director, Publishers Weekly, add their own perspectives on “Pub U,” along with Shannon Bodie, Art Director and Partner, Lightbourne, Inc.
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Meet Fellow Publishers.
Room with a View—Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf.
Learn from Publishing Experts.
Relax and Enjoy!
Golden Gate Bridge.
Many Informative Displays.
Outdoor Fire Pits—Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf.
A.P.E. Publisher and Entrepreneur, Guy Kawasaki delivers an incredible Opening Keynote at the 2013 Publishing University in Chicago.
Publishing University’s Ask the Experts sessions were a constant hub of activity at the 2013 Publishing University. Shown here are Robin Cutler (l.) of Ingram Content Group and Shannon Bodie (r.) of Lightbourne, Inc. Book Design.
Publishing University attendees enjoying a laugh together during one of the general sessions.
Thought-leader and Keynote Speaker, Dominique Raccah of Sourcebooks visits with attendees after her luncheon speech.
The exhibit hall was busy from start to finish. Shown here, Erin Stark (l.) and Breanna Ziarnick (r.) of TLC Graphics network with the Publishing University crowd.
Attendees at the 2013 Publishing University learn how to use data to drive book sales. IBPA’s new Executive Director, Angela Bole, leads the discussion.
Publishing University attendees network and socialize after a full day of sessions.
“At the dawn of this new century, we realize that information is king and knowledge is supreme. And if we are to succeed, we must be willing to listen, learn and share the information we acquire by reading and by experience. The Publishing University gives us the chance to succeed!”
—Ray Driver, CEO, Reflections Publishing, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
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