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Raising Voices: Creating a Vibrant Publishing Future

PUBWEST 2018 • February 15-17 • Westin Pasadena

 

Our 2018 theme is “Raising Voices: Creating a Vibrant Publishing Future.” To be successful in publishing new books, new titles in a series, or ebooks, “Raising Voices” is an imperative: our content must be fresh and diverse, our publishing missions need to be understood, and our marketing efforts have to be seen and heard. For every segment of conference’s schedule-each keynote, each panel, each intensive session, and each event-our theme will be at the forefront.
Get away from daily office distractions and connect with publishing professionals from throughout North America for an incredible three-day book publishing immersion program. Whether you are a longtime publishing professional or a rookie, you’ll benefit from sharing fresh ideas and gaining critical insights for navigating and thriving in our industry as it experiences monumental changes in print and electronic workflow.
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
* Keynotes by: 
Becky Brasington Clark, Director of the Library of Congress Publishing Office
Chris Finan, Executive Director of the National Coalition Against Censorship
Lisa Lucas, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation
Lian and Liz Dolan of the Satellite Sisters
* Preconference intensive sessions:
Get Discovered: How to Increase Your Online Presence
Beyond the Boilerplate: Contracting Books to Optimize Subsidiary Rights and Protect
Your Investment
* The extended Gibbs Smith Publishers Roundtable 
* Program sessions:
Optimizing Top Accounts
How Can Editors Build Sustainable, Effective Virtual Project Teams
The Ever-Shrinking First Printing
When Money is Raising the Red Flag: Listening to Your Finance Department
Special Isn’t Special (Sales) Anymore
Getting the Manuscripts You Want
Engaging with Your Community
How to Speak Design for Non-designers
* Peer-to-peer roundtable discussions
PLUS THIS YEAR!
* The PubWest Spelling Bee and Trivia Night
*”Speedy Spiels: Technology Hacks”: Four-minute presentations describing techno-tips that have proved to be time savers . . . or mind savers.
Don’t miss PUBWEST 2018 and the opportunity 
to learn, network, and get energized!
 Register now and get 15% off with our Early Bird Discount.

PubWest is a vibrant, dynamic trade association of small- and medium-sized book publishers, printers, editors, proofreaders, graphic designers, binderies, and related editorial and service companies. Established in 1977 as the Rocky Mountain Book Publishers Association, PubWest is now dedicated to helping member book publishers succeed and has grown to include members in 31 states and 4 countries.

PubWest serves its members by:

  • helping members exchange ideas and contacts,
  • conducting professional development and educational programming,
  • improving access to new opportunities in publishing,
  • advancing publishing careers through service to the industry,
  • recognizing outstanding achievements in publishing.