The New Future of Publishing

APRIL 29, 2022 | 9:00 AM – 4:45 PM PT

The David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA — and online

Our annual publishing conference is back!

Join the conversation with distinguished speakers representing publishers and publishing service groups from Northern California and beyond.

At the David Brower Center | Downtown Berkeley, CA

Easily accessible by public transportation

Light breakfast and full lunch included

Or join our hybrid event virtually

Access to recordings of sessions available to all attendees after the event

PPN conferences have always offered the perfect combination of breadth — sessions on everything from commas to contracts to design to morale — the opportunity to learn from publishing colleagues in settings where true conversation is possible.

Director of Editing, Design, and Production
University of California Press
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Photo: Kelly Sullivan

Learn from Publishing Experts

Founder, Red Pencil Publicity + Marketing

Specializing in the promotion of authors and books

What is the future of publishing, if not reckoning with lessons from the past while learning from all that the present has to teach us? What are we learning as we live through a pandemic, social change, consolidation, entrepreneurialism, and more? One thing is for sure. This is an incredible time to be alive and to work in an industry that is fueled and sustained by the exchange of ideas. Join us as we make sense of the lessons and opportunities of the past and present and build our way forward.

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Johanna Vondeling

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Nana Twumasi

Balance Imprint, Grand Central Publishing
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Jon Reyes

Freelance Editor
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Sara Fan

UC Press
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David Zielonka

Stanford University Press
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2022 Topics Include

  • Women in Leadership

  • Printing and Manufacturing Trends

  • Working with Authors

  • DEI in Publishing

  • Creating Hybrid Image- and Text-Driven Books

  • Mentoring Future Publishing Professionals

  • Celebrating What We Do

  • A Book’s Increasing Value in the 21st Century

  • Freelancer Collaboration

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Join Us

  • Attend our keynote and choose three breakout programs from nine offered. See our schedule.

  • Take advantage of our early-bird rate and sign up soon to get your first choice of programs. Register here, also with member discounts available.

  • Are you new to publishing? Thinking about joining the field? Apply to attend with a full scholarship.

  • Want to become a sponsor? Let us know.

  • Do you have general conference queries? Contact us.

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