Growing Successful Partnerships With University Presses

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 4:30 PM to 5:45 PM EST

This panel will explore ways that university presses and independent booksellers can work together to form strong and mutually beneficial business relationships. Panelists from both university presses and ABA will have a lively and illuminating discussion on what they need from each other in order to move forward.

  • Emily Hamilton, Assistant Director for Book Publishing and Head of Marketing and Sales, University of Minnesota Press (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Gianna LaMorte, Sales Manager, University of Texas Press (Austin, TX)
  • Jonathon Welch, Talking Leaves Books (Buffalo, NY)
  • Richard Fugini, Field Sales Manager, Oxford University Press USA (New York, NY)
  • Steve Bercu, BookPeople (Austin, TX) (Moderator)

About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.


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