Publishing Bootcamp 101

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Unlock the secrets to a successful publishing career with our Publishing Bootcamp 101, a one-day event for both professionals at the beginning of their journey and anyone considering a career in publishing. This intensive seminar will propel your career forward by equipping you with critical industry knowledge and skills.

Join us for a day packed with dynamic workshops, expert-led panels, and interactive sessions–all focused on the essential aspects of the publishing industry. Our Bootcamp covers everything from understanding the nuances of acquisitions and editorial processes to mastering marketing techniques and the insight into the book making process.

You’ll have the opportunity to connect with other like-minded professionals, expand your network, and gain insights into the industry’s best practices. Whether you’re an aspiring editor, marketer, or salesperson, this conference will provide you with the tools to navigate the complexities of the publishing world.

Take advantage of this chance to start building the foundation for a successful career in publishing! Spaces are limited. Reserve your spot now and be ready to transform your potential into success!

Program Agenda:

  • Registration and Welcome Breakfast 8:30 – 9:00 am (NOTE change in time)
  • Opening Remarks/Keynote: Start the day with an inspiring keynote from Mary Beth Roche, President, and Publisher at Macmillan Audio, who will share insights into the future of publishing and career growth strategies — 9:00 – 9:30 am
  • Workshop 1: Editorial Excellence: Dive into the art of manuscript selection and editing. Learn what editors look for, how to manage author relationships, and best practices for guiding a manuscript from submission to publication — 9:45 – 10:50 am
  • Morning Break11 – 11:10 am
  • Workshop 2: Marketing & Sales Mastery: Discover the secrets behind successful book launches and sales strategies. This session covers market analysis, campaign planning, digital marketing, and how to work with retailers and distributors effectively — 11:15 am – 12:30 pm
  • Networking Lunch12:45 – 1:45 pm
  • Panel Discussion: Navigating Your Publishing Career: Hear from a panel of seasoned professionals about different career paths in publishing. Gain valuable advice on navigating challenges and seizing opportunities within the industry — 2:00 – 2:45 pm
  • Afternoon Break3:00 – 3:15 pm
  • Workshop 3: Design & Book Production Dynamics: This panel discussion focuses on the crucial roles of design and production in the bookmaking process. Participants will gain insights from experienced industry experts about the best practices, challenges, and evolving book design and production trends — 3:30 – 4:45 pm
  • Closing Session: Building Your Brand: Understand the importance of personal branding in your career. Learn how to establish yourself as a thought leader based on your expertise — 5:00 – 5:45 pm
  • Adjourn — 6:00 pm
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