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Saturday, April 6 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Panel Keynote -- Defining the Current and Future Meaning of "Publisher"

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This keynote panel is produced and presented by the IBPA Board of Directors.

While indie bookstores selling print copies are thriving once more, emerging technologies and platforms like smart speakers and content subscriptions are making writing available to consumers in new ways. As publishers consider their business models for now and the future, it begs the question: what does it mean to be a publisher?

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Leslie Browning

Founder & Publisher, Homebound Publications
L.M. (Leslie) Browning is a TEDx Talker and award-winning author of twelve books. In her writing, Leslie explores the confluence of the natural landscape and the interior landscape. In 2010, she debuted with a three-title contemplative poetry series. These three books went on to garner... Read More →
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Seth Dellon

Director of Sttrategic Development, Publishers Weekly
Seth Dellon is Director of Strategic Development at Publishers Weekly where he oversees the digital media department, including social media and digital audience and business development. His career in publishing is long enough to make him feel old and has included a stint as Associate... Read More →
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Kelly Peterson

Director of Client Services, INscribe Digital, a division of Independent Publishers Group
Kelly Peterson brings 20+ years of marketing and merchandising experience to her current role. She helps major trade publishers, university presses, independent publishers, authors and agents maximize their eBook sales and marketing efforts at the major retailers. Prior to INscribe... Read More →
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Kathy Strahs

Founder, Burnt Cheese Press
Kathy Strahs is the award-winning author of The Lemonade Stand Cookbook, The 8x8 Cookbook, and The Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook, and the voice behind the blogs PaniniHappy.com, CookingOntheSide.com, and  SunnyDaysGoodFood.com. A former marketer with an MBA from Stanford, Kathy founded Burnt Cheese Press, a food-focused independent publishing company, in 2015. Its first release, The 8x8 Cookbook, received the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Gold Award for Best First Book-Nonfiction. Its second... Read More →

Saturday April 6, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile (Room: Grand Salons 2-3) 540 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

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