February 9–11 at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon
The PubWest 2017 Conference will be held February 9–11, 2017, at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon. This year’s conference will offer four keynotes, four intensive sessions, and ten dynamic sessions all focused on how we can make publishing better by working together. Plus, PubWest will turn 40 years old in 2017! Come help us celebrate with a huge cake and 40 candles!
Keynotes by Erin McKean, founder of Wordnik, the world’s biggest online dictionary; Ron Charles, editor of The Washington Post’s “Book World”; Will Patton, Senior Director of Project Management for Global Initiatives at Nike; and Jennifer Worick, author of Things I Want to Punch in the Face.
Pre-conference intensive sessions include Anne-Marie Concepcion’s “Long Documents without Tears: Best Practices and Pro-Level Tips for Book Design and Production in InDesign,” “Pop Culture Publishing: Graphic Novels, Art, and Children’s Books,” and “How to Partner with Authors to Maximize Sales: The New Rules for Publicity and Marketing,” and an extended publisher and head-of-house roundtable.
Peer-to-peer seminars and plenary sessions will cover “THIS JUST IN! How to Score National Publicity,” “When Less Is More: The Art of Negotiation in Editing,” “Made from Scratch: Ingredients for Making Best Sellers,” “Strategizing for Success: Embarking on the Purchase & Sale of Publishing Companies,” “Book Discovery Online,” “The Future of Storytelling: Common Ground for Pages & Screens,” “Create Your Metadata Map,” and “Crowdfunding: When Your Reader Is Your Investor.”
Plus, this year:
Forty Years Young: Celebrating PubWest!
“Speedy Spiels: Stand-out Moments that Made a Difference”
Photo Booth Game
For more information on registering and preparing for PubWest 2017, please choose from the links below:
To reserve a room at The Benson Hotel, please call (888) 523-6766
(make sure to ask for the PubWest block)
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Don’t miss PUBWEST 2017 and the opportunity
to learn, network, interact, and get energized!