We are entering an exciting time.
PubWest now offers members new benefits and increased opportunities to enhance your bottom line and reinvigorate your creativity. In addition to the existing discounts for subscriptions and industry services that we have offered for years —from Publishers Weekly to Nielsen Bookscan— we are adding new partners like Constant Contact and Cision. We are increasing the number of opportunities for members to gather in cities across the country to discuss issues facing our industry and to network with other publishing professionals.
Our PubWest Conference, widely regarded as the most valuable publishing conference in North America for small to mid-sized publishers, will continue to bring together the most timely topics and top speakers to help propel your skills to the next level. Along with discounts on our annual conference and on PubWest Design Awards entry fees; a subscription to the EndSheet and much more, membership in PubWest is more valuable than ever before.
Governed by an all-volunteer board of directors, elected by the membership, and administered by a small paid staff, PubWest is recognized as one of the industry’s most valued organizations. I strongly encourage you to get involved in PubWest. From utilizing PubWest benefits; perusing www.PubWest.org to find good deals on things you need for your business, and attending regional meetings, your involvement and contributions will reap benefits for yourself as a publishing professional and for your company’s ability to thrive.
We’d also like to meet you, if not by phone, email or at one of our regional meetings, then at our annual conference. I think you will find that your time and expense is quickly earned back several times by the knowledge you gain from our programming, the inspiration of networking with peers, relationships with vendor members, and others who are passionate that publishing has the power to make better people, a better world and prosperous businesses.
President of the Board of Directors