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Tuesday, October 11 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hot Off the Press: Latest from the Publishing Pros

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Working on a book? Have dreams of becoming a published author? This panel of book publishing professionals discuss the latest ways to get your work out into the world to connect with readers, from do-it-yourself to top publishing houses. Bring questions. FREE 

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Rolph Blythe

Rolph Blythe began his career as a bookseller, and then worked in marketing for several publishers. Most recently he was publisher of Counterpoint and Soft Skull Press.
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Claudia Boutote

Claudia Riemer Boutote is SVP, Publisher of HarperElixir, a new line of conscious living books from HarperOne, the west coast imprint of HarperCollins.Prior to joining HarperOne, she held management positions at a variety of major New York publishing companies including Workman Publishing... Read More →
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Kimberley Cameron

President, Kimberley Cameron & Associates
Looking for new voices and hopefully enhancing the publishing quest!
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Calvin Crosby

Calvin Crosby has been named the new executive director of the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association. In addition to a 10-year stint on the NCIBA board that included a term as president, Crosby's background includes more than two decades working at both Book Passage and Books Inc. in all aspects of bookstore operations. He has also been committed to bookseller education, having... Read More →
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Cynthia Shannon

Author Marketing Specialist, Goodreads
Book Marketing Specialist Cynthia Shannon helps authors and publishers effectively integrate Goodreads into their marketing campaigns. Before joining Goodreads in 2013, Cynthia worked as a book publicist at Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Wiley/Jossey-Bass, and Other Press. She graduated... Read More →

Tuesday October 11, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Public Library