New Business of Books: 2007 And Beyond
September 8, 2007
Discover U Downtown Campus, 2901 3rd Avenue, Seattle, WA
9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
To register, use the link right to enter Discover U’s secure page for Web registrations or call Discover U at 206-365-0400.
9:00 am – 9:50 am
Welcome from Book Publishers Northwest
Coffee and light refreshments, meet the publishers and other conference attendees
10:00 am – 10:50 am
Defining Your Genre: Publishers Talk About Their Niche
Speakers include Tom Blaschko, Idyll Arbor; Margaret Doyle, Port Gamble Press; Sheryn Hara, Book Network; John Thompson, Illumination Arts; and Beth Whitman, Globe Trekker Press.
11:00 am – 11:50 am
Session 1: Marketing Your Title, Money Ideas
Panel A: Marketing Your Book
Speakers include: Erin Eaves, Amazon Advantage; Linda Carlson, Parenting Press; and Al Sampson, Seattle University
Panel B: Turning a Profit
Speakers include: Michael Duckworth, UW Press, Kent Sturgis, Epicenter Press, and Bette Filley, Dunamis House
12:00 pm – 1:20 pm
Lunch with the Experts (optional)
1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
Session 2: Legal issues, Distribution Via Web and Bookstores, More Marketing Ideas
Contracts and legal issues
Presented by Gary Marshall, lawyer
Organizing Events: book signings, author talks, and more
Speakers include Kim Ricketts, events organizer, and Al Sampson, Seattle University
Working with wholesalers and distributors
Speakers include Phil Garrett, Partners West, and Sheryn Hara, The Book Network
Design Part I: Cover and interior illustration
Two-hour design session with Shary Flenniken; Morten Nilsen, Z-N Enterprises; and Ray Pfortner, Pfortner & Assocs.
2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Session 3: Marketing, Distribution, More on Production
Editorial: Proofreading and Indexing with Freelancers
Presented by Nancy Burkhalter
With Sheryn Hara, The Book Network; Justin Smith, Bang Printing; Victor Judd, Houston Datum; and Bob Smith, BookPrinters Network.
Design Part II: Working with photographers and illustrators
Two-hour design session continues with: Shary Flenniken; Morten Nilsen, Z-N Enterprises; and Ray Pfortner, Pfortner & Assocs.
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Closing & Wrap-up: Meet Experts for Last Q&A (3:30 to 4:30)
Sessions may be broken into more than one room. Times and speakers subject to change without notice.