AAP to Sponsor Conference for Smaller & Independent Publishers

On September 10, 2004, the Association of American Publishers will host a forward-looking event for smaller and independent publishers, 2005 and Beyond: A National Conference for Book Publishers." The event will be held in New York City, and topics to be covered include The State of Book Publishing, Building a Successful Publishing House, New Internet Opportunities, Mining the Library Market, and Getting Media Coverage. See complete agenda at the AAP website.

Confirmed speakers include George Gibson of Walker Books, Esther Margolis of Newmarket Press, Lyn Blake of Amazon.com, and Andrea Smith of the Today Show, plus many other powerful industry figures.

AAP has made a concerted effort to control costs, making this event available to AAP members for just $199 and to non-members for $299. Plus, those companies that send more than three employees will receive a 15% discount. This conference has been priced affordably so that companies can send multiple employees, and information to be presented will be of interest to publishers, marketers, publicists, editors, sales staff and others.

For more information, please contact Anne Garinger at 212/255-0200, ext. 262, or agaringer@publishers.org.

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AAP is the national trade organization of the U.S. book publishing industry. AAP's approximately 300 members include most of the major commercial book publishers in the United States, as well as smaller and non-profit publishers, university presses, and scholarly societies. AAP members publish hardcover and paperback books in every field and a range of educational materials for the elementary, secondary, post-secondary, and professional markets. Members also produce computer software and electronic products and services.