27th Annual IBPA Publishing University to feature David “Skip” Prichard, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ingram Content Group Inc.

March 24, 2011

For Immediate Release
Contact: Lisa Krebs

27th Annual IBPA Publishing University to feature David “Skip” Prichard, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ingram Content Group Inc.

David “Skip” Prichard, President and CEO of Ingram Content Group, will offer his unique view of the future of books and the publishing world at the 27th annual IBPA Publishing University, to be held in New York City prior to BEA at the Javits Center on May 22-23. Prichard will keynote the day and a half of programs designed to provide one-book publishers, self-publishers, digital publishers, and traditional publishers with the hands-on, how-to tools they need to promote, market and sell more books.

“Don’t come to IBPA Publishing University if you prefer theory to practice,” warns IBPA President Florrie Binford Kichler. “Publishing University is designed by publishers to teach publishers what they need to know­­—and do right now—to succeed in an industry that’s changing at warp-speed.”


Highlights include:


  • 20 breakout sessions including the hottest how-to topics in publishing led by industry experts in sales, marketing, social media, copyright and more
  • General sessions featuring the back-by-popular demand “E-magination” panel of e-reading prognosticators, including Mark Coker of Smashwords, book app guru Andy Hunter of electricliterature.com, and emceed and podcasted LIVE by Chris Kenneally of theCopyrightClearanceCenter.
  • E-books and coffee in an early morning “Everything Google” session.
  • The opportunity for attendees to “Ask the Experts” in their own private consulting session by appointment.
  • The Benjamin Franklin Awards and Reception recognizing excellence in publishing in more than 56 categories of editorial and design and featuring a celebration concert performed by Beatles tribute band Mostly Moptops


For additional information, session details, photos and information, visit IBPA Publishing University  http://www.ibpapublishinguniversity.com

Founded in 1983, the Independent Book Publishers Association  http://www.ibpa-online.org is the largest not-for-profit trade organization for publishers in theUnited 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.

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