Spring Members' Meeting
Meet the new board, network with colleagues, and participate in a day of education, collaboration, and fun!
Saturday, April 13th at 10 am - 4 pm
Holiday Inn Conference Center of York
First Capital Room
2000 Loucks Road York, PA 17408
(Includes continental breakfast in the morning and lunch)
9:00-10:00 - Arrivals and Continental Breakfast
Assorted pastries, muffins, and bagels.
Jams, butter and cream cheese.
Juices, coffee, decaf, assorted teas, and hot chocolate.
10:00-10:45 - Business Meeting
Meet the new board, learn how MBPA is changing, and hear the vision for future.
10:45-11:00 - Break
11:00-12:00 - E-book Workflow
Learn how to make e-books quickly and inexpensively. MBPA President Lawrence Knorr will take you through Sunbury Press's workflow and tools used to make e-books in a variety of formats.
12:00-1:00 - Lunch
Choose from the following options:
Crab Cake Salad
Smoked Turkey Club Croissant
If you have special dietary requirements, please contact Beverly Richardson (firstname.lastname@example.org) so the appropriate arrangements can be made.
1:00-1:45 - Skype workshop
Immediate Past President Mary Shafer will lead this workshop to teach members how to use Skype. This tool provides many opportunities for publishers and authors, from one-on-one communications to remote speaking engagements or author visits.
1:45-2:00 - Break
2:00-2:45 - Selling Skills for Publishers
Drawing on her background as a pharmaceutical sales rep, MBPA Vice-president Erika Liodice will share a few simple steps for selling more books at in-person events, such as book festivals or author events. Erika's selling strategies allow her to consistently sell at least 20 books per event.
2:45-3:00 - Break
3:00-4:00 - Hot Topics Round Table
With moderators to guide you through discussions of publishing industry hot topics, this session is one part MasterMind, one part break-out session.
4:00 - Meeting adjourns
If you are planning to spend the night, you can contact the Holiday Inn directly for room rates and availability:
Phone: (717) 846-9500