MidAtlantic Book Publishers Association
 

Fall Members Meeting

  • 16 Nov 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Greenbelt Marriott, 6400 Ivy Lane, Greenbelt, MD, 20770. Tel: (301) 441-3700

Registration

  • 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
Fall Members' Meeting
An opportunity to get together in person, network with colleagues, and participate in a day of education, collaboration, and fun! 


When: 

Saturday, November 16, 2013
at 10am - 4pm


Where: 

Greenbelt Marriott

6400 Ivy Lane

Greenbelt, MD, 20770

Tel: (301) 441-3700


Cost: 

$45 for members;

$55 for non-members


Agenda:


9:00 - 10:00 - Arrivals & Continental Breakfast
(see menu below)


10:00 - 11:00 - Business Meeting
& Board Elections


11:00 - 11:15 - Break


11:15 - 12:00 - Introduction to MBPA's
"Chapter Model" 


12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch
(see menu below)


1:00 - 3:00 - Keynote Presentation
with Jane Friedman

Jane Friedman. Industry expert and former publisher of Writer's Digest.

Industry expert and former publisher of Writer's Digest will be joining us in person to share her insights into our ever-changing industry, enlighten us about emerging tools and technologies, and tell us her vision for the future.

During the first hour, Jane will discuss self-publishing vs. traditional publishing with a focus on:
  • Why authors end up choosing self-publishing, as well as why authors leave self-publishing to sign with a traditional press
  • How publishers will need to change to continue attracting authors in the future
  • What authors need most that publishers can provide
  • How the author-publisher partnership can be improved and lead to better sales for everyone
During the second hour, Jane will talk about publishing trends and issues related to:
  • The growing importance of metadata and algorithms in book marketing
  • The power and presence of Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook
  • The range of tools, software, and websites that help distribute and market titles digitally
  • The categories/genres that are moving to digital more quickly, plus the growing percentage of sales happening online (regardless of format)
  • The changing game of information-based nonfiction publishing
Jane's presentation will conclude with a Q&A.

3:00 - 4:00 - Hot Topic Round Table

4:00 - Meeting Adjourns



MENU


MORNING CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Chilled Assorted Fruit Juices

Assorted Breakfast Breads

Honey

Butter and Margarine

Preserves

Assorted Cereals

Display of Sliced Fresh Fruit and Berries

Milk

Individual Plain and Fruit Yogurt

Freshly Brewed Regular Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Assorted Herbal Teas

Assorted Soft Drinks


LUNCHEON BUFFET

Assorted Luncheon Rolls

Butter and Margarine

Garden Salad

Oriental Chicken Salad

Roasted Seasonal Vegetables

Toasted Wild Rice Pilaf

Red Bliss Potatoes Tossed with Sweet Butter and Fresh Parsley

Roasted Rib-Eye of Beef

Served with a Caramelized Shallots and Red Zinfandel in Reduction Demi Sauce

Hawaiian Mango Salmon

Salmon Marinated with Fresh Ginger and Hawaiian Red Sea Salt, Grilled and Glazed with a Ginger Mango Sauce

Dessert Station

Assorted Gourmet Cakes, Miniature Pastries, Flavored Cheesecakes and An Assortment of Mousses

Freshly Brewed Regular Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee


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Staying overnight?

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

Phone: (301) 441-3700 

Website:

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wasgb-greenbelt-marriott



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