Thanks for joining us at PubWest 2017
Thanks to everyone who braved the Portland rain to make this year’s conference a huge success! See you next year for PubWest 2018 — February 15–17, 2018, at the Westin Pasadena in Pasadena, California!
A Passion for Books and the Business of Books
A passion for books needs to be balanced with a passion for business. Many people enter the book business with an incredible passion for the printed word, but few enter with a passion for the rigors of day-to-day business operations. Bringing these two worlds together is what the book business is all about. We all may be able to hand sell the latest and greatest prose to a well-read clientele, but how do we deal with the daily tug of financial implications, technology updates, staff and personnel issues, and growth? How do we handle leadership roles and work with a diverse staff and an even more diverse and demanding public?
Join Miriam Sontz, CEO of Powell’s Books for an illuminating view of the book business. Sontz’s 40 years in this tough and demanding industry has offered her many opportunities to grow as a business leader to meet the challenges of the changing marketplace, workforce, and technology. She even promises to bring humor into these tough subject matters!
Miriam Sontz will be presenting her keynote on Saturday, February 11th, from 5:15-6:00 p.m.
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)
Exhibitors: Please make sure to read the below:
Don’t miss PUBWEST 2017 and the opportunity
to learn, network, interact, and get energized!