Book Publishers Northwest typically meets on the third Thursday of the month, September through June in room 202 of the Good Shepherd Center in Seattle. We do not meet in July or August, except for the annual summer Board meeting.
At the 2010 Board meeting, the following topics were selected for our upcoming meetings. All topics are subject to change: please check the website for updates or subscribe to the free BPNW News for meeting reminders (see right column).
September: Making the most of book shows
*members are asked to bring a title for display at the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Fall Trade Show (happening in October in Portland) to this meeting. Display is free with membership in BPNW.
October: Brian Judd on non-bookstore marketing*
*this meeting will be held the third Wednesday of the month
November: Setting up an online media center
December: Life Is Short, Eat Dessert First holiday party*
*The members’ holiday party will be held at the University Village Barnes & Noble.
January: Selling foreign book rights
February: Online marketing
March: Hands on selling in alternative venues
April: Converting to e-books
May: Social media marketing — Facebook, Twitter, and whatever comes next
June: Publishing 101*
* a special evening meeting for new members and potential members