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September Webinar: Navigating Printing and Supply Chain Challenges

September 28, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join your book publishing colleagues for MBPR’s season kick-off with an IN PERSON event, Navigating Printing and Supply Chain Challenges.

We’ve invited three panelists for an exciting discussion about paper, printing, supply and demand, and scheduling. We will talk about recent trends affecting the publishing industry, as well as what publishers can do to make the best of the situation. Topics will include changes to print technology, sustainability/environmental concerns, and weighing production options and material trade-offs.

This open dialogue will include expertise from seasoned professionals with tips and tricks about the current printing landscape as well as inspiration about what the future may bring.

Elizabeth Cleveland represents the US Midwest for Friesens Corporation, a Canadian-based book manufacturer. At the age of twelve, Elizabeth knew she wanted a career in books. She visited her dad at work and watched as he deliberated over covers for a catalogue. It was the coolest thing she could imagine, picking a cover for a book! She likes to think she’s continuing her dad’s legacy by representing such a professional company as Friesens, which genuinely understands the importance of high-quality book-making. Elizabeth is based in the Twin Cities, where she’s lived her whole life, and has worked in various print and publishing roles.

Rachel Holscher is the director of design & digital publisher services at Bookmobile in Northeast Minneapolis. She has been with the company for twenty-three years and oversees design, layout, print buying, and eBook conversion and distribution. The design & digital team works with a wide array of publishers and authors in a variety of ways, from full production and print management to providing a few of their services on an à la carte basis. They are grateful to partner with wonderful publishers in Minneapolis such as Graywolf Press, Coffee House Press, Milkweed Editions, Gryphon Press, Button Poetry, and the University of Minnesota Press.

Dave Lundell is a specification representative at Anchor Paper in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and has been with the company for more than sixteen years. His main focus is working with the design community on solutions for packaging and printing paper projects. He also runs the sample department at Anchor and works closely with mill reps in an effort to find the best paper for each job.

When and Where
Open Book (Target Performance Hall)
1011 Washington Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55415.
Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Check-in and networking begins at 11:30. The program starts at 12:00 and will run for about an hour.

Tickets are $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers with advanced reservation. If space allows walk-ins, those without reservations will be charged $25 at the door. We also offer a limited number of student tickets (with a student ID): $10 in advance.

To register and pay online with a credit card, click here.

Be sure to register for the 2022-2023 season to receive member rates to this and future events.

In the interests of guest and speaker safety, we will not provide lunch at this event. Ticket prices have been adjusted accordingly. Open Book currently recommends but does not require face masks be worn in the public areas of the building; changes to this policy will be conveyed if applicable.

There is a small side lot next to the Open Book building (just past the building on the right as you are heading east on Washington; for those heading west, turn on 10th or 11th and go down the alley to access the lot). If the Open Book lot is full, other options are:
* Meters along 10th and 11th
* Guthrie ramp. Enter on 9th Ave (between Washington & 2nd Street S)
* Municipal parking ramp across from the Mill City Museum
* Transit information is available at www.metrotransit.org/trip-planner

If you prefer to pay at the door by cash or check, please email reservations@publishersroundtable.org with your reservation request.

A recording of the event will be made available to current MBPR members through our password-protected member resources website after the event.



September 28, 2022
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Open Book, Target Auditorium
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55415 United States
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