PubWest Conference 2011 Press Release





For Immediate Release

October 13, 2011

Contact: Kent Watson, Executive Director, PubWest, (503) 635-0056

PubWest  Conference 2011 Offers Key Information for Small to Medium Sized Publishers
(Portland, OR) — PubWest, the leading trade association for small- and medium-sized book publishers, is pleased to announce the full agenda for the PubWest Conference 2011 in November. The programming includes notable keynotes by Len Riggio, Chairman of Barnes & Noble; Tyson Cornell of Rare Bird Lit; and Kevin Smokler, author of the forthcoming essay collection Practical Classics. Sessions include intensives on Digital Publishing and Creating EPUBS with Adobe InDesign CS5.5, Exploration and Discussion of the Chicago Manual of Style’s New 16th Edition with Alice Levine, Evaluating the Effectiveness of Social Marketing, Optimizing Digital Production Workflows, Improving Your Publishing Company’s Profitability, Product Line Branding and Permissions, “Green” Publishing,  Faceoff between Traditional and New Social Media, Enhanced E-Books, Metadata and Discoverability, plus lively and interactive roundtables held by professionals in the industry.

Registration for the PubWest Conference 2011 is open to all publishing professionals at

The conference will be held November 3–5 at the Green Valley Ranch Resort in Henderson, Nevada. Its theme, “Beating the Odds: Making Money Making Books,” is reflected in three keynotes, two intensive sessions and ten dynamic sessions, all focused on making publishing more profitable.

“The PubWest Conference 2011 truly offers expert information for every aspect of publishing. Any new or experienced publishing professional who is looking at ways to build and grow their business should attend this conference. Not only are the presentations and networking outstanding, the location is a must see. Green Valley Ranch Resort is only 20 minutes from the Las Vegas strip but it feels like you are in your very own Italian villa,” said PubWest Executive Director Kent Watson.

PubWest’s most recent conferences have featured speakers and panelists like Dominique Raccah of Sourcebooks, Skip Prichard of Ingram Content Group, Andrew Savikas of O’Reilly Media’s Tools of Change Conference, Kevin Smokler of, and many more of the leading voices in new format publishing. The PubWest Conference offers a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the most innovative leaders in publishing, printing and binding, design, copyediting and proofing, and legal services.

PubWest Conference 2011

Beating the Odds: Making Money Making Books

November 3-5, 2011

Green Valley Ranch Resort Henderson, Nevada (20 minutes from downtown Las Vegas)

Registration and more information:

About PubWest: PubWest is a non-profit trade association for North American book publishers, from small independent presses to publishing companies with worldwide operations, and related professionals, such as printers, designers, binderies, and publishing freelancers. For more information, please visit