NWABP offers one-day conference in Portland

The world of publishing is changing rapidly, with the increasing ease of access for independent publishers and shifting roles for brick and mortar bookstores and large publishers. But the book business is thriving, and the basics of creating a successful book remain the same. Quality still matters, and you need to have a plan.

On Saturday, April 9, NWABP, in conjunction with Portland Community College, will offer a seminar called “Essentials of Book Publishing.” In this day-long event, you will “walk in with a vision, walk out with a plan.”

Drawing expertise from NWABP membership and local independent publishers and vendors, the seminar will lead would-be independent publishers from developing a realistic marketing and business plan to creating a high-quality book and getting it into the distribution and sales system.

With its emphasis on creating a real plan for real success, the seminar is perfect for writers who are considering publishing their own book and want to make informed decisions. It will also benefit the independent publisher considering which project to tackle next.

What: “Essentials of Book Publishing”

When: Saturday, April 9, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: PCC Sylvania Campus, Little Theatre

Cost: $89 through March 17; $99 March 18 to April 6: $119 after April 6 or day of event.*

To Register or for More Information:  http://nwabp.org/home/11-general-news/60-2011-spring-seminar.