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IPG Publisher Summit 2019


IPG Publisher Summit 2019


The Mid America Club @ Aon Center  |  April 22nd - 24th, 2019
  |  Chicago, IL

Pub Summit 2019 Program

IPG Publisher Summit 2019 Program >
PDF Program (9MB)

Connect with fellow publishers, vendor partners, and industry insiders at the  IPG Publisher Summit 2019 on April 22nd - 24th at the The Mid America Club @ Aon Center.

IPG Publisher Summit is a three-day annual publishing event, creating a convergence of publishers, service providers, review publications, graphic designers, librarians, booksellers, media, printers, and more, hosted by Independent Publishers Group. Meet the entire IPG team, hear directly from industry thought leaders, form closer relationships with trade reviewers and production partners, learn about new tools to improve your business, and engage with other like-minded publishers and industry professionals.

View and download the IPG Publisher Summit 2019 Program here. Please note: Printed programs will be distributed at registration. 

 #IPGSummit19

 


 
Dates & Times 
 
| At-a-Glance Schedule | Experience Chicago | Exhibitors

IPG Publisher Summit Dates and Times

Publisher Summit Dates & Time:

Registration:
Monday, April 22nd begins at 10 a.m.

Publisher Summit:
Monday, April 22nd from 11 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Tuesday, April 23rd from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cocktail Reception:
Cocktail Reception planned for the evening of Monday, April 22nd from 7 - 10 p.m. at Marshall's Landing.

Bookstore Trolley Tour - Sponsored by PW and IPG:
Separate Trolley Registration required.
Tuesday, April 23rd from 6 - 9 p.m.
Meet in Fairmont lobby at 5:45 p.m.
 
Publisher Summit: Masterclasses (includes lunch)
Wednesday, April 24th from 9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

At-a-Glance Schedule

Monday, April 22nd 

8 a.m. - 11 a.m. Distribution Center tour
(Separate registration required)
Meet in Fairmont lobby at 7:45 a.m.

10 a.m. Registration Desk opens
Across from elevator bay

11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall open
Burnham Ballroom

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Ask The Experts Round Tables
Burnham Ballroom

12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. Lunch is served 
(Opening Address + Bingo Announcement)
Burnham Ballroom

2 p.m. - 3 p.m. The Fine Print: Digital Printing at IPG
Frank Lloyd Wright Room 1
  Edelweiss & Bookselling in 2019
Frank Lloyd Wright Room 2

3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Jackets Required: Designing Covers that Click
Frank Lloyd Wright Room 1
  Making the Case for Marketing: Campaigns That Worked
Frank Lloyd Wright Room 2

4 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Coffee Break
Burnham Ballroom (before Keynote)

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Keynote: The Changing Face of Book Retail
Burnham Ballroom

7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Publisher Summit Cocktail Party at Marshall's Landing
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654


Tuesday, April 23rd

8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Breakfast
Burnham Ballroom

9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall open
Burnham Ballroom

9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Make It Legal: Cover Art, Content, and Copyrights
Frank Lloyd Wright Room 1
  No-Cost Publishing: How Crowdfunding Can Pay for Publishing and Marketing
Frank Lloyd Wright Room 2

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Coffee Talk & Bingo
Burnham Ballroom

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Metadata Matters
Frank Lloyd Wright Room 1
  Mass Merch Deep Dive: Customer Review and Product Opportunities
Frank Lloyd Wright Room 2

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch is served
Burnham Ballroom

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Keynote: The Age of Amazon
Burnham Ballroom

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Managing Inventory to Manage Cash
Frank Lloyd Wright Room 1
  Connecting with Consumers & Reaching Readers
Frank Lloyd Wright Room 2

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. The Real Cost: How to Build Profit and Loss Statement for your Forthcoming Title
Frank Lloyd Wright Room 1
  The Do’s & Don’ts of Book Promotion in the Digital Age
Frank Lloyd Wright Room 2

4:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Publisher Summit Wrap-Up & Champagne Toast: See You in 2020!
Burnham Ballroom

6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Bookstore Trolley Tour - Sponsored by PW and IPG
(Separate trolley registration required)
Meet in Fairmont lobby at 5:45 p.m.

Wednesday, April 24rth

8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Breakfast
Burnham Ballroom

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Masterclass: Building an Online Community
(Separate registration required)
Burnham Ballroom

12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch is served
Burnham Ballroom

Meet Our Exhibitors and Sponsors

2019 Exhibitors

Don't take our word for it!

Here's what past attendees have to say about IPG Publisher Summit:  

"It's always great to have the chance to meet up with the IPG team and other amazing indie publishers, and this year's summit was no exception. The opportunity to ask questions, learn new ideas, and clarify goals is invaluable, and I return to blue manatee press re-energized and with renewed focus.”

— Amy Dean, blue manatee press

“It’s the second Summit I’ve traveled from the U.K. for - I enjoyed the first one and thought this one had improved even further. I took useful points to action from all of the sessions that will help our businesses mixed in with an inspirational talk on marketing plus a chance to catch up with and meet new interesting people. Looking forward to travelling over again for next year’s event.”

— Tom Chalmers, Managing Director, Legend Times Group

“We didn't know what to expect attending our first Summit. We kept commenting to each other on how well planned it was, engaging, fresh, authoritative, very supportive. And fun. And great food!”

— Merle Good, Walnut Street Books

"[Publisher Summit] really was fantastic.  So well run and informative, and what an amazing setting.”

— Angie Willocks, International Sales Director, Bonnier Zaffre

“Everyone came away from the Summit with new insights, energy and friendships. Two days well spent!"

— Joe Upton, Edelweiss/Above the Treeline

#IPGSummit19

Considering attending Publisher Summit for the first time? Check out last year's programming and events to see why this is one of the most worthwhile conferences you'll attend in 2019.

Contact marketing@ipgbook.com to inquire directly

Pub Summit 2019

IPG Publisher Summit 2019

Ask The Experts Round Tables