MidAtlantic Book Publishers Association

Spring Members Meeting

  • 13 Apr 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Holiday Inn Conference Center of York, First Capital Room, 2000 Loucks Road York, PA 17408


  • Members of MBPA who are not self-published, do not own their own publishing company. Authors who are members of MBPA.
  • This registration is for a Non-Member who is either a member of IBPA (Independent Book Publishers Association) or a member of an Affiliate organization of IBPA.
  • As a non-member.
  • Free registration for presenters/speakers only.
  • Current Publisher & Associate Members in good standing.

Registration is closed
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

(717) 846-9500 




(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 (beverly@dreamerchant.com) 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


Staying overnight?

If you are planning to spend the night, you can contact the Holiday Inn directly for room rates and availability:

Phone: (717) 846-9500 

Website: www.hiyork.com

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