Sign Up for the June 20 Marketing Meetup: “Offering Printing & Publishing Services to Your Local Community” [5]

On Thursday, June 20, the American Booksellers Association will present “Offering Printing & Publishing Services To Your Local Community,” the last in a series of three Marketing Meetups focusing on topics related to IngramSpark [7], the print-on-demand book publishing service and e-book distribution tool.

Marketing meeting logoAll booksellers are invited to participate in these bookseller-led educational conversations, which are conducted through and held at 11:00 a.m. EST on two Thursdays a month. Those who would like to participate can sign up on [8].

During the Marketing Meetup on Thursday, June 20, at 11:00 a.m. EDT, booksellers will hear from two independent bookstores that are utilizing current printing and publishing technologies to offer full-service printing, publishing, and author services to their local author communities.

Booksellers will learn how to start a printing and publishing program open to the public; how to build a network of local service providers to help with service offerings; the importance of a dedicated publishing director to manage the service; and working the bookstore’s consignment program into this new publishing program.

Guest speakers for this upcoming meetup will be Paul Hanson of Village Books [9] in Bellingham, Washington, and Haley Chung of Politics & Prose [10] in Washington, D.C., both of whom will discuss the robust, full-service printing and publishing programs they offer to their local communities. The conversation will be guided by Josh Floyd, manager of business development for IngramSpark. features a page under the Events tab [8] with a listing of all past and upcoming Marketing Meetups, along with Meetup recaps previously published in BTW.

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