If you’re looking to expand your publishing knowledge and see a different part of the country, the following conferences are offering discounts for members of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) and their members:
For those heading to the many theme attraction parks in Orlando, Florida, The Florida Authors & Publishers Association Annual Conference also offers two days of professional development sessions designed to provide authors and publishers “with up-to-date publishing resources needed to succeed and make money.” The two day conference will be August 7 and 8. 2015, at Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista in the Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando.
The Independent Publishers of New England (IPNE) will host their 2015 conference on September 25 to 26 in Portsmouth, NH. They will have three tracks of presentations: Publishing, Marketing, and Other (writing, editing, technical, and legal). All are designed to interest authors, publishers, and others invovled the book-publishing world. Their Friday Keynote speaker will be Robert Gray from Shelf Awareness and their Satuday keynote will be given by Kelly Gallagher from Ingram Content Group and Jim Milliot from Publishers Weekly. “Portsmouth is definitely a year-round tourist destination as well as next door to those in Maine,” writes Pamela Fenner, co-director of this year’s conference.
Book Publishers Northwest is an affiliate of the Independent Book Publishers Association. For more information on resources available through this organization, please see their website.