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Webinar: The State of AI in Publishing: Progress, Pros, and Pitfalls

March 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join the Minnesota Book Publishers roundtable for a virtual panel discussing the current state of AI in the publishing industry. This webinar gathers a group of local professionals with a variety of jobs across the industry who are working to figure out how and where to integrate AI into their workflows while avoiding the challenges of the technology. Whether you’re fully immersed in AI or hesitant to get started, this frank discussion may give you a new view on what AI can (and can’t) do for you.

Pat Maloney is the production manager at Red Line Editorial and a former co-chair of Boneshaker Books. With certificates in editing, graphic design, and project management, he has worked in several corners of the publishing industry. In early 2024, Pat wrote Red Line’s policy for acceptable use of generative AI.

Spencer Brinker is the Director of Product Development at Bearport Publishing. He has a long history in publishing, with various roles in design, creative direction, and production management. He has worked with Bearport staff to produce public facing AI policy statements, as well as internal guidelines for appropriate usage.

Dan Janal is the author of more than a dozen books, an award-winning daily newspaper reporter and editor, a highly engaging speaker, and a podcaster. Dan provides book coaching, developmental editing, and ghostwriting services to successful business professionals and healthcare providers. Dan lends his marketing experience to help authors write books that attract clients. Learn more about Dan’s work at WriteYourBookInAFlash.com.

Webinars are $5 for members and students and $15 for nonmembers. Register via Eventbrite.


Where & When

Zoom online meeting platform

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

12 pm – 1 pm


Registration Information

The program starts at noon Central time on the video conference platform Zoom. You will receive an invitation link and password via email on Tuesday, March 12. Downloading the Zoom app for your computer or device is recommended, but instructions for joining via web browser or phone are included in the invitation.

To register online, click here.

Reservations accepted until Tuesday, March 12, at noon.


March 13
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Minnesota Book Publishers Roundtable
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