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    • 29 Jun 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    We talk with Victoria Sutherland and Michelle Schingler of Foreword Reviews about the value of trade reviews - answering lots of questions about how and when to submit your titles, what makes a good sell sheet, quality standards, and more.

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    Access note: Automated closed captioning will be available for this event. If you have other accessibility requests, please contact executivedirector@pubwest.org.

    Publisher of Foreword Magazine, Victoria Sutherland has been active with PubWest since Foreword's founding in 1998. She holds a BA in Communication Arts & Sciences from Michigan State University, graduate work on a MS in Business from Central Michigan University, altMBA with Seth Godin, and has also attended Stanford, Yale, and NYU Publishing Courses. She is currently a second-term Board Member and incoming Treasurer on the IBPA Executive Committee. Home is on the edge of the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore in northern Michigan where she enjoys trail running, hiking, reading, and bird watching.

    Michelle Schingler is Managing Editor at Foreword Reviews and holds degrees in English and Theology from UGa and Harvard, in addition to having been a librarian.

    Published bi-monthly, Foreword Reviews is still the only magazine showcasing critical reviews and title trends exclusively from the expanding independent publishing market. Foreword Reviews also publishes six Spotlights, category-specific abbreviated special sections designed to give readers a focused preview of particularly hot genres in the independent press space. Spotlights are bound into each issue, which are enclosed in the American Booksellers Association's Monthly Box sent to 750 indie bookstores across the country. Foreword Reviews’ readership is a premium blend of more than 20,000 librarians, booksellers, and readers.

    • 13 Jul 2022
    • 11:00 AM

    We are excited to bring back monthly Publishers Roundtables, designed to offer a chance to engage in open-forum discussions on the ever-changing landscape of publishing. Everyone is welcome, including publishers, associates, and staff at all levels. Please note this PubWest session will not be recorded in order for participants to feel comfortable interacting openly and having frank discussions within the bounds of our conduct policies.

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    • 2 Aug 2022
    • 11:00 AM

    A variation on our monthly Publisher Roundtables - to specifically welcome new members!

    “Old” members, we want/need you there, too - come join the fun!

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    • 10 Aug 2022
    • 11:00 AM

    We are excited to bring back monthly Publishers Roundtables, designed to offer a chance to engage in open-forum discussions on the ever-changing landscape of publishing. Everyone is welcome, including publishers, associates, and staff at all levels. Please note this PubWest session will not be recorded in order for participants to feel comfortable interacting openly and having frank discussions within the bounds of our conduct policies.

    Register Here


    • 9 Sep 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Join us Friday, September 9 (11:00 am PT) as we learn more helpful information from The Immersive Media & Books report with report co-author Dr. Rachel Noorda. Details to come.

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    • 14 Sep 2022
    • 11:00 AM

    We are excited to bring back monthly Publishers Roundtables, designed to offer a chance to engage in open-forum discussions on the ever-changing landscape of publishing. Everyone is welcome, including publishers, associates, and staff at all levels. Please note this PubWest session will not be recorded in order for participants to feel comfortable interacting openly and having frank discussions within the bounds of our conduct policies.

    Register Here


    • 23 Sep 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • Conference Call


    • 28 Sep 2022

    Are you in your first 5 years of working in the Book Publishing industry? Join us September 28 for Virtual Boot Camp covering Trends, Pitching to Your Boss, Communication Skills, The Lexicon of Literature, and more. Hear from industry veterans from publishing companies, book printers, and other book pros as we learn, network, and grow together in a collegial and interactive environment. $99 for members, $125 for non-members - Registration Opens Soon!

    • 4 Oct 2022
    • 11:00 AM

    A variation on our monthly Publisher Roundtables - to specifically welcome new members!

    “Old” members, we want/need you there, too - come join the fun!

    Register Here


    • 12 Oct 2022
    • 11:00 AM

    We are excited to bring back monthly Publishers Roundtables, designed to offer a chance to engage in open-forum discussions on the ever-changing landscape of publishing. Everyone is welcome, including publishers, associates, and staff at all levels. Please note this PubWest session will not be recorded in order for participants to feel comfortable interacting openly and having frank discussions within the bounds of our conduct policies.

    Register Here


    • 9 Nov 2022
    • 11:00 AM

    We are excited to bring back monthly Publishers Roundtables, designed to offer a chance to engage in open-forum discussions on the ever-changing landscape of publishing. Everyone is welcome, including publishers, associates, and staff at all levels. Please note this PubWest session will not be recorded in order for participants to feel comfortable interacting openly and having frank discussions within the bounds of our conduct policies.

    Register Here


    • 2 Dec 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • Conference Call


    • 6 Dec 2022
    • 11:00 AM

    A variation on our monthly Publisher Roundtables - to specifically welcome new members!

    “Old” members, we want/need you there, too - come join the fun!

    Register Here


    • 14 Dec 2022
    • 11:00 AM

    We are excited to bring back monthly Publishers Roundtables, designed to offer a chance to engage in open-forum discussions on the ever-changing landscape of publishing. Everyone is welcome, including publishers, associates, and staff at all levels. Please note this PubWest session will not be recorded in order for participants to feel comfortable interacting openly and having frank discussions within the bounds of our conduct policies.

    Register Here


    • 2 Feb 2023
    • 3 Feb 2023

    Mark Your Calendars - PubWest Conference 2023 is ON! #PubWest2023

    Get ready for two days of networking and education - Thursday February 2 and Friday February 3, 2023!

    Seattle Renaissance Hotel, 515 Madison St.

    Reservations for hotel rooms can be made by calling (800) 468-3571 or 206 583-0300; tell them you are with the PubWest conference to get the $159 room rate. 

    Registration Opens Fall 2022!


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