DIRECTOR’S DESK: That Big Week Coming Up

May 2008
by Terry Nathan

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DIRECTOR’S DESK

by Terry Nathan

That Big Week Coming Up

As you read this, many of you are planning your trip to Los Angeles at the end of the month, when people from publishing companies across the country will converge on the city, ready to reconnect (or establish) their industry networks, and hopefully sell some books along the way. Along with BookExpo America at the Los Angeles Convention Center May 30 to June 1, many other events will be taking place, including our 24th annual Publishing University on May 27–29 at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, and the Benjamin Franklin Awards at the same place on May 29 at 6 p.m.

PMA’s original mission was to offer low-cost marketing opportunities to help small publishers be more competitive. It quickly became obvious that it was equally important to offer educational seminars that would help our members become better at the business of publishing. And offer seminars we have! As many of you know, what began as a few sessions the day before BEA has blossomed into the source of education for independent publishers.

Over the years we have had some of the biggest names in the world of independent publishing share their priceless wisdom and inspiration. Last year’s keynote address, one of our best ever, was by Ro…IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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