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Introducing PubSmart

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Marika FlattBy Kathy Meis —

I don’t need to tell you that the world of publishing is changing dramatically. You’re juggling the disruption taking place in our industry every day. It’s a whole new world, filled with new challenges and opportunities. New business, production, distribution and rights models are emerging all the time. PubSmart was created for all of these reasons. PubSmart is an unprecedented gathering of publishing professionals who represent today’s broad range of publishing opportunities – self publishing, traditional, small press and hybrid.

PubSmart_logo_290Taking place April 16 through 18 in Charleston, South Carolina, PubSmart is a new kind of publishing event that puts emerging authors and small publishers in the driver’s seat and gives them the information they need to create a customized roadmap for success. It’s about introducing innovative models that lead to smart decisions and new opportunities in today’s disrupted book marketplace.

PubSmart offers three days of information-packed sessions designed to educate authors and small publishers about the latest production and distribution methods in print and digital; how to raise funds for your first book project and beyond; marketing and publicizing books on a tight budget in today’s social/mobile world; the best discoverability tools and so much more!

What Will Authors Learn at PubSmart?

► How emerging publication and distribution avenues can help you reach your objectives

► Steps to build your platform and brand

► Insider tips from a wide variety of successful publishing professionals

► Where book publishing and marketing is headed in the digital era

► How to build sales and buzz through reviewers, mass media and book clubs

► The latest methods of raising funds, using discoverability tools and increasing sales

PubSmart is about the business of publishing in a quickly changing book marketplace. It’s about helping emerging authors and small publishers make the smartest decisions based on the latest opportunities and information. From seeking agent representation or legal insights before embarking on publication, to fundraising for a book project, from choosing the right distribution outlets and strategic marketing tools to planning for the next book launch, PubSmart has answers to help you customize your own road map for success. The assembled faculty has been chosen not only for their expertise in their respective fields – agents, editors, publishers, publicists, attorneys, association presidents and author services CEOs – but for their generosity of spirit as well. Attendees will walk away with a wealth of knowledge they won’t find anywhere else. They will emerge informed and empowered, ready to take control of the next step in their career. To learn more and register, visit

Founder, Bublish

Kathy Meis is the founder of Bublish, the free social book discovery and commerce platform for readers and writers. She has been a professional writer and editor for more than 20 years. Kathy has launched several national editorial brands in the news magazine sector, including the award-winning Forbes’ MediaCritic.

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