Editor’s Note: Call for Speakers—2009 Publishing Business Conference and Expo; 2008 “Best Book Publishing Companies to Work For” Study Deadline Today
The Publishing Business Conference and Expo team is currently accepting speaker submissions for the 2009 conference program. The 2009 Publishing Business Conference, produced by Publishing Executive and Book Business magazines, is March 23-25 at the New York Marriott Marquis Times Square.
We are looking for qualified speakers to share their expertise on a wide range of business management, technology, marketing, distribution, manufacturing, production, and other issues related to magazine and book publishing. All submissions must be sent to Matt Steinmetz, conference program editor, at MSteinmetz@NAPCO.com by Friday, August 15.
As the vast majority of our speakers each year are magazine and book publishing executives, we are particularly interested in professionals currently working at publishing companies. If you’re a vendor who serves these markets, we ask that you include a publishing client as a co-speaker in any speaker proposal.
Please note that all speakers selected to present are entitled to complimentary full conference registrations.
The Publishing Business Expo features the largest show floor of magazine and book publishing solutions and services. To learn more about exhibiting or other sponsorship programs, please contact Mike Cooper at MCooper@NAPCO.com, or call (215) 238-5434.
Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of this landmark conference at a critical time in the publishing industry, and to attend the event for free (an $845 value).
Deadline Today for “Best Book Publishing Companies” Study
Just a reminder that today is the deadline for nominations for our second-annual list of “Best Book Publishing Companies to Work For.” If you think your company should be in the running, register it now. This year, we are working with a new research company, so the process is a little different than last year. (It’s similar to the process Fortune uses to determine its “Top 100 Best Companies to Work For.”)
You can nominate your company yourself if you know the required information (such as Federal Employer ID number), or forward the link (http://www.BestBookCompanies.com) to your human resources manager or company president, CEO or CFO to fill out the registration form.
There is no cost for your company to participate, and all companies (even those that don’t make the final list of “Best Book Publishing Companies to Work For”) benefit from a free “Participation Report,” which provides your company with anonymous feedback from its employees on eight data points essential to positive work environments.
If you would like to register your company, you can do so at: http://www.BestBookCompanies.com. You can browse the site to read about the study and its methodology, or go directly to the registration form at: http://www.BestBookCompanies.com/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=51
And don’t forget to check out the final list of the 2008 “Best Book Publishing Companies to Work For” in the November issue of Book Business magazine. (If your company makes the list, it will be notified before publication.)