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Event/Webinar: Content Marketing

Event Summary Explore various ways publishers can use digital tools to create or supplement their products and develop audiences for their product lines. Event Description The days of paper-only publishing are long behind us. We’ve moved into the digital world, creating products like ebooks, supplemental digital materials, or interactive product lines and marketing those products…  Read More

Webinar: Demystifying Metadata

Please join us for an engaging workshop on all things metadata for book publishers. We’ll cover the attributes that are most important, how to capture attention in an online retail environment, and where publishers should be spending their time. This session is for all levels: metadata knowledge not required, enthusiasm encouraged! You’ll leave with a…  Read More

Event/Webinar: How Publishing Has Evolved–and Where It’s Going

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The only constant in publishing is change. Since the time of Gutenberg, the tension of technology, culture, and business demands have shaped and transformed the publishing industry. Surviving the challenges of the past year have led many to consider what’s next in their publishing careers and how their knowledge and experience could help them clarify…  Read More

MBPR September Networking Meetup

Lake Monster Brewing 550 Vandalia Street #160, Saint Paul

We've missed you! MBPR events will be online through the end of 2021, but we'd love to see you live and in-person for an informal networking event/social time this fall. Please join us on Thursday, September 16, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Lake Monster Brewing. Weather permitting, we will gather on the patio (or…  Read More

September Webinar: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Publishing Workplace

Join us for MBPR’s inaugural event of the season! As many of us well know, the publishing industry has long struggled to accurately reflect the diversity of the world and failed to provide a welcoming place for all, and many of the industry’s recent efforts demonstrate that people want change.  We’ve invited keynote speaker Jennifer…  Read More

MBPR & PEN Publisher/Freelancer Social Hour

Lake Monster Brewing 550 Vandalia Street #160, Saint Paul

Location: Lake Monster Brewing The Minnesota Book Publishers Roundtable and the Professional Editors Network are joining forces for an in-person happy hour! Whether you're working in-house or freelance, or are just interested in the publishing industry, join us to socialize and network. We welcome editors, proofreaders, publishers, writers, agents, indexers, marketers, designers, illustrators, production managers,…  Read More

November Webinar: Building a Great List: Art, Science, or Both?

Join MBPR for a lively panel discussion on Building a Great List: Art, Science, or Both? In this event focused on list building and acquisitions, several publishing professionals give us a peek behind the curtain into how their companies decide what to publish. Specifically, we'll explore the role data plays in publishers’ strategies. Is data king, or…  Read More

January Webinar: Hard Work and a Dream: Publisher Startup Success

When COVID-19 hit in 2020, it shook up every industry—and publishing was no exception. Now, many publishing professionals are looking for new opportunities in their careers, leading some to consider starting their own companies. But how is this done? And what does it take to be successful? In our moderated panel, Hard Work and a…  Read More

Internship Fair

2022 MBPR Internship Fair The MBPR Internship Fair, scheduled for Tuesday, March 15, has been canceled. Please visit the job board on the MBPR website for listings of available internships.

March Webinar: Accessibility in Ebooks and Other Digital Products

As the publishing industry takes a serious look at its diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) issues, accessibility has become a frequent topic of conversation. Our March keynote speaker, Laura Brady, has long been at the forefront of that discussion. In her post Producing Accessible Ebooks, Laura notes that “Fifteen percent of the world’s population uses assistive…  Read More

MBPR May Networking Meetup

Lake Monster Brewing 550 Vandalia Street #160, Saint Paul

The Minnesota Book Publishers Roundtable invites you to an informal networking/social event, live and in-person, to celebrate the end of the 2021–2022 season. Please join us on Thursday, May 12, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m., at Lake Monster Brewing. Weather permitting, we will gather on the side patio (or go inside if it's rainy or…  Read More

May Webinar: Working with Illustrators: From Creative Brief to Final Illustration

The art of illustration encompasses visual designs that tell stories or explain ideas in a wide range of formats. Writers and publishers need talented illustrators to bring their stories to life. What would a children’s picture book be without illustrations? A graphic novel without drawings? They wouldn’t be as effective—and they wouldn’t be as fun…  Read More