NEW Benefit of Membership for MBPA Members and
SPECIAL INVITATION to Independent Publishers,
Published Authors, and Aspiring Authors
Please join us for our
"Lunch 'n Learn" Webinar
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
12 noon - 1 pm (EST)
Crowdfunding for Publishers
Vice President and Co-Founder of PubSlush
MBPA Members: FREE
Non-members & guests: $10
If you’re a publisher, it’s time you learn the facts about crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is a new concept that is booming into a multi-billion dollar industry. With this new technology, both publishers and authors now hold the power to build their brand, promote their books, and collect preorders, all while raising the funds they will need to produce a high quality book. However, the key to success in crowdfunding is knowledge, so join us for this educational session that will cover the basics of crowdfunding, how publishers and authors can conduct a successful crowdfunding campaign and how that can translate into overall success in the publishing industry.
About Amanda Barbara:
Amanda Barbara is the vice president and cofounder of Pubslush, a global crowdfunding and analytics platform for the literary world. A philanthropist at heart, she serves on the board of directors for the Pubslush Foundation, which supports children’s literacy initiatives worldwide, and is a founder and director of The Barbara Family Foundation, an organization committed to assisting charities and children in need. Amanda is an advocate for crowdfunding in the publishing world and has spoken at various conferences, such as Writer's Digest, Exceptional Women in Publishing, Crowdfunding East Conference, and the Digital Publishing Innovation Summit, and has served as an ambassador and speaker at CONTEC at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Amanda has also been a contributor to Elite Daily, Yahoo Small Business, Crowdsourcing.org, and Tech Cocktail.
Accessing the Webinar:
A few days prior to the event, you will receive an e-mail containing a link and special access code to join our webinar at GoToMeeting.com. After you have entered the access code, you will be prompted to agree to a download of the GoToMeeting Control Panel and Viewer. Once the download is complete, the GoToMeeting screen will appear and you can participate in the webinar. (Previous users of GoToMeeting will probably already have the control panel and viewer downloaded and will automatically be taken to the webinar.)