PubWest Boot Camp: New in Publishing
Thanks to all our Speakers and Planning Committee for a successful Boot Camp!
What is Boot Camp? It's a one-day online conference for those in their first 5 years of working in the Book Publishing industry. This year we covered BookTok Trends, Amazon Tools for Sellers, Communication Skills, The Lexicon of Literature, and much more!
8:00 - 8:25AM
Welcome & Opening Session
Please join Executive Director Michele Cobb along with members of the PubWest Board of Directors as we kick off the day with a casual chat and Q&A!
8:30 - 9:00AM
The Lexicon of Literature
The language of publishing can be a lot to learn! Bring your morning beverage to this interactive session to better understand common acronyms, important distinctions between related terms, and critical definitions to know in the industry.
9:00 - 9:15AM
Break: Grab a drink of water, freshen up your coffee, and maybe even check your email! See you back for more programming at 9:15.
9:15 - 10:15AM
Amazon Tools – Did You Know These Were FREE?
You don't have to spend a lot of money to get things going on Amazon. But you do have to know what tools are available and how to maximize them for success.
10:15 - 10:30AM
Break: See you back for more programming at 10:30.
10:30 - 11:15AM
Production and Design
11:15 - 11:30AM
Break: See you back for more programming at 11:30.
11:30AM - 12:15PM
What I Wish I Knew When I Started My Publishing Journey
When did you realize that publishing is not like other industries? Was it the first time you heard a certain acronym and everyone knew what it was but you? Or the time you learned there were jobs other than “editor” and “marketer”? In this panel we’ll talk about the jobs, terms, and know-how that make the publishing industry unique and how you can learn to navigate this whole new world.
12:15 - 12:30PM
12:30 - 1:30PM
Lunch, Learn, Network
Grab a sandwich, get some insights into the international publishing market, and have an opportunity to head into a breakout room with your peers and continue the conversation.
1:30 - 2:15PM
Keeping Up with BookTok
How are publishers, influencers and the trade using this new way of selling books? Tune in to listen to the thoughts and opinions of a publisher, a BookTok Influencer, and a sales rep on consumer marketing on TikTok.
2:15 - 2:30PM
Break: See you back for more programming at 2:30.
2:30 - 3:00PM
Connecting with Colleagues – Communication Skills for a Post-Covid Workplace
This session will include tips and tricks for working in an office and meeting people in person.
3:00 - 3:15PM
Break: See you back for more programming at 3:15.
3:15 - 4:00PM
You've gathered a lot of information today and will have lots of ideas you would like to implement. How can you be effective in getting your ideas across the finish line? Skip Lineberg, the author of Effective Immediately, has tips to help you and your ideas be heard.
4:00 - 5:00PM
Grab a beverage, get some insights into PubWest, and then mix and mingle with your peers in a few different zoom rooms. A great way to close the day and meet some new industry colleagues.