Monday, May 3, 2010

'Fastest Growing Indies'

PW's 'Fastest Growing Indies' CEO Roundtable

For Immediate Release
Contact: Lisa Krebs

IBPA Publishing University announces PW's "Fastest Growing Indies" CEO Roundtable

Heads of houses from Quirk Books, Square One, Morgan James Publishing, Blue Apple Books will talk about how they landed on the Publishers Weekly "Fastest-Growing Indie" list in a down economy at an informal no-holds barred Q & A with IBPA Publishing University attendees.

The "Fastest Growing Indies" roundtable, introduced by Publishers Weekly Publisher Cevin Bryerman and moderated by Tom Woll of Cross River Publishing Consultants, will feature David Borgenicht, Quirk Books, Rudy Shur, Square One Publishers, David Hancock, Morgan James Publishing and Harriet Ziefert of Blue Apple Books. The program is part of IBPA Publishing University's "Growing Your Business" track of sessions created for more experienced publishers poised for expansion.

"This is a rare chance to pick the brains of the CEO's of companies that grew exponentially in the middle of a recession, "explains IBPA President Florrie Binford Kichler. "The PW 'Fastest Growing Indies' discussion will benefit publishers ready to take their companies to the next level—here's where they can get advice on how to do that from those who have."

Other tracks in IBPA's Publishing University include "Getting Started" for those new to publishing, and "Making a Living" for those who have been in business for several years.

In addition to the more than 20 break-out sessions, general session highlights of IBPA Publishing University include a keynote speech by mega marketer and best-selling author Seth Godin, an opening day kickoff address by Dominique Raccah of Sourcebooks, and 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. The annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards Gala for excellence in publishing will be held Monday evening, May 24.

For additional information, speaker bios, photos, and video from the 2009 University, visit IBPA Publishing University 

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.

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