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SAVE THE DATE FOR Boot Camp 2023: Monday, September 25

Boot Camp is a one-day online conference for those in their first 5 years of working in Book Publishing. Learn about different areas in publishing, plus network with your peers and the PubWest circle of professionals as you grow your knowledge, skill set, and understanding of the industry!

more details to come...

Thanks to our Speakers and Planning Committee for a successful Boot Camp 2022!

AGENDA: PubWest Boot Camp: New in Publishing

all times shown are Pacific

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
From submission to layout to final print, production and design are integral to each step. Learn the rules and best practices!

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

Pre-Lunch Break

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

Effective Immediately

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

Networking Social

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.







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