Events/Programs: Managing Relationships With Your Sales Rep

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 3:35pm to 4:35pm
Holiday 4 & 5, Floor 2, Hilton

Publisher reps can be a bookstore’s advocate, cheerleader, and access point for important publisher resources. By effectively working with their reps, booksellers can play an important role in communicating the unique needs of their diverse communities. Moderated by an experienced buyer, this panel conversation features a field rep, a commission rep, a phone rep and a bookseller. Together, they will offer an inside perspective on how booksellers and publishers can work together for combined success. Panelists: Julia Fleischaker, Greedy Reads (Baltimore, MD), Timothy Hepp, Simon and Schuster, Field Rep, Amanda McGuire, Penguin Random House, Phone Rep, Eileen Bertelli, Parson Weems Publisher Services (Brooklyn, NY), Jeanne Costello, Maria's Bookshop (Durango, CO)

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