Working With Small and University Presses

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Monday, January 30, 2017 - 9:05am to 10:05am
Lakeshore A

Working to provide readers and book buyers the widest possible range of authors’ voices and viewpoints is at the heart of what independent bookstore and small and university presses do every day. This session will look at ways retailers and publishers can work together more effectively and how they can capitalize and strengthen their long-term relationships.

  • Jeff Deutsch, Seminary Co-op Bookstore (Chicago, IL)
  • Gianna LaMorte, Assistant Director and Sales Manager, University of Texas Press
  • Stacey Lewis, Vice President Director of Publicity, Marketing and Sales, City Lights Publishers
  • Stephen Sparks, Green Apple Books (San Francisco, CA) / Point Reyes Books (Point Reyes Station, CA)
  • Jonathon Welch, Talking Leaves Books (Buffalo, NY) (Moderator)

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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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