PubWest 2012 Conference

PubWest 2012: Publishing’s New Model

New publishing models have never been more critical to book publishers. Whether you are a new or seasoned publishing professional, PubWest brings together fresh ideas and information and helps bridge the gap between the challenges and their solutions. At the 2012 PubWest Conference, publishers gained critical insight to help navigate and thrive as technology advances and the industry experiences monumental change.

Program Highlights:

  • Keynotes from Oren Teicher of the American Booksellers Association (his speech), Otis Chandler of Goodreads (his speech and his presentation), and Len Vlahos of the Book Industry Study Group (his speech and his presentation)
  • Intensive sessions: Metadata Makeover with Patricia Payton from Bowker and Monetizing Social Media with Steve Koenig from HarperCollins
  • Sessions including the Future of Distribution, New Indexing in e-books, Creating Irresistible Covers, Calculating Title P&Ls, Content and Copyright in New Media, Multiplatform Bookselling at Barnes & Noble, Designing from Page to Screen, Libraries to Car Washes: New Sales Channels, New Ways to Use Content, Blockbuster Movies and Indie Bands: How Publishing Builds an Audience
  • Peer-to-Peer Roundtables to discuss developments, trends, and lessons learned

The PubWest Conference is well recognized within the industry as the best value in professional development and networking.



Executive Director Kent Watson, former President Derek Lawrence, keynote speaker Oren Teicher, and President Dave Trendler
Debbie Ketel holding her Executive Director’s Award with Kent Watson


Michael Campbell accepting his President’s Award, presented by Derek Lawrence


Jami Spittler and Kent Watson


Vice President Katie Burke, Executive Director Kent, keynote speaker Otis Chandler, President Dave Trendler


Publisher Weekly’s Wendy Werris and Executive Director Kent Watson