Each year the Independent Book Publishers Association of America
(IBPA) sponsors a one and a half day workshop called Publishing University
. IBPA is the largest not-for-profit trade organization representing independent book publishers in the United States. Publishing University offers information-packed seminars developed and led by industry leaders, who share ideas and applications you can use in your day-to-day business to assist you in improving and enhancing the profitability of your publishing company. This year Publishing University is being held in San Francisco on March 9-10.
As an IBPA affiliate organization, the SLPA is awarding one scholarship to Publishing University. The registration fee to the conference is covered by the scholarship. Flight, hotel, meals and other expenses will be the responsibility of the attendee. In order to qualify for the scholarship you must be a member of both the IBPA and the SLPA. Interested members can email Kim Wolterman at firstname.lastname@example.org and request the scholarship application or additional information. Applications for the scholarship are due by February 5, 2012.
As the scholarship recipient in 2010 I can attest to the fact that this is an amazing day and a half. If you are serious about being successful in your publishing endeavors, this is an opportunity you don't want to miss.