Successful Partnerships with Independent Bookstores
Tuesday, June 13, 1:45–3:00 PM
Chair: Gianna LaMorte, Sales Manager, University of Texas Press
Panelists: Jeff Deutsch, Director, Seminary Co-op Bookstores; Elizabeth Jordan, Buyer and Inventory Operations Supervisor, BookPeople; Amanda Sharp, Assistant Marketing Manager/Publicity and Sales Manager, University of Georgia Press; Emily Hamilton, Assistant Director for Books/Marketing Director, University of Minnesota Press
Join buyers and managers from top independent bookstores and press sales managers who have successfully worked with Indies as they discuss the rewards and challenges of press/Indie partnerships. The conversation will cover supply-chain issues, backlist success stories,press UP sales representation, how to build relationships with booksellers (Don’t be scared!), and most importantly, why university press publishing matters in the independent bookstore world. We also want to hear from you so bring your questions.