Best-selling Author Seth Godin to Keynote 26th Annual IBPA Publishing University
(Press Release) — Seth Godin, author of 12 best-selling books and called by American Way magazine “America’s Greatest Marketer,” will bring his unique style and no-holds barred vision to independent book publishers as he keynotes the 26th annual IBPA Publishing University, to be held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City prior to BEA on May 24-25. Dominique Raccah, Publisher and founder of Sourcebooks, Inc., a company whose name is synonymous with “innovation” and that has grown from one room in 1987 to a multi-million dollar independent publishing company will kick off the opening day.
Other general session highlights include Emagination: What’s Now and What’s Next in Ebooks, a roundtable of digital pioneers and industry prophets who will weigh in on a host of e-issues. Emceed and podcasted LIVE by Chris Kenneally of the Copyright Clearance Center, the panel, speakers TBA, will tackle the hottest e-topics of the day. The annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards Gala for excellence in publishing will be held Monday evening, May 24.
Highlights of IBPA’s Publishing University, the only educational program created by publishers for publishers, include all-new sessions aimed at independent publishers in every stage of their careers—from the new one-book entrepreneur to established publishers ready to take their business to the next level.
“IBPA’s Publishing University is the granddaddy of all publishing education conferences but this is definitely NOT your grandfather’s—or your father’s--Publishing University, “ points out IBPA President Florrie Binford Kichler. “As change has become a constant in the publishing industry, education has to not just react to what is but predict what will be. The new “lean and mean” format of IBPA Publishing University focuses not on pie in the sky theory but the hands-on, ins and outs of what it will take to be a publisher in the 21st century. We are thrilled to bring visionaries Seth Godin, Dominique Raccah and a cast of industry professionals second to none to provide real-life solutions on how publishers can run their businesses better and smarter.”
For additional information, speaker bios, photos, and video from the 2009 University, visit IBPA Publishing University at http://www.thepublishinguniversity.com
Founded in 1983, the Independent Book Publishers Association is the largest not-for-profit trade organization for publishers in the United States, serving more than 3000 book publishers of all sizes. IBPA's mission is to help independent publishers market their titles, to provide education on all aspects of publishing, and to act as an advocate for publishers' rights.