IBPA Publishing University Lessons

April 16, 2015

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Publishing University 2015 attendee and sponsor Brian Feinblum of Media Connect wrote a great article about IBPA’s 2015 Publishing University Conference. You can read the full article at BookMarketingBuzzBlog.


“I recently attended Publish University, a long-time annual event put on by Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), in Austin, Texas.  Some 280 people attended, seeking out knowledge, connections, and direction.  Events like this one and organizations like IBPA offer a wonderful opportunity for those in the industry, from first-time authors to book printers, to learn from one another.

I was there to represent the book publicity firm that I work for and to harness new relationships while building on existing ones.  It was the ideal place to be, as a book promoter, speaking with hundreds of potential clients or referral sources.

It’s important to attend conferences such as these, especially for writers who feel isolated or publishers and industry professionals who wonder what’s out there.  By talking, watching, and listening to others, we grow not only our business, but our awareness and knowledge base.”…

You can read the full article at BookMarketingBuzzBlog.


About the Author

Brian Feinblum, the creator and author of BookMarketingBuzzBlog, is the chief marketing officer for the nation’s largest book promotions firm, Media Connect, and has been involved in book publicity and marketing since 1989. He has served several book publishing companies as a publicist, book editor, and acquisitions editor. Brian, who earned a BA in English from Brooklyn College, became a published author in 1995 when he penned The Florida Homeowner, Condo and Co-Op Handbook. He resides in Westchester, New York with his wife, two young children, and an English Bulldog.

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