Publishers’ Institute at ICRS

For the past two years, Christian Small Publishers Association (CSPA) has hosted a seminar for publishers and anyone interested in becoming a publisher at the International Christian Retail Show (ICRS).

CSPA is pleased to announce that we will again be hosting Publishers’ Institute at ICRS this summer in St. Louis. The theme of this year’s Publishers’ Institute is “Embracing the Next Decade.” We have an awesome lineup of speakers for the seminar.

Speakers and their topics include:

Getting the Word Out: Promoting Your Book Before It’s Printed
Darren Henry, Vice President of Advocate Distribution Solutions, STL Distributors

Darren Henry is the Vice President of Advocate Distribution Solutions, a division of STL Distribution. Darren’s publishing career began in sales and in his nine years with Multnomah Publishers he called on independent booksellers, ABA Chains, Mass Market distributors and retailers and on-line retailers. In 2006 he joined STL Distribution in a sales role and later moved to his current position, providing distribution, sales & marketing services to small and mid-sized publishers.

A Legal Look at Publishing Rights Issues
Brian Flagler, Principal, Flagler Law Group LLC

Brian Flagler provides general counsel and/or publishing and trademark counsel to multiple publishers, designers, and distributors of Christian media as well as Christian ministries. Before founding Flagler Law Group, Brian served as Vice President and General Counsel at Multnomah Publishers and served as an Instructor of Intellectual Property Law at Clayton College and State University.

Creating a Successful Social Media Strategy
Sarah Bolme, Director, CSPA

Sarah Bolme is the co-founder and Director of Christian Small Publishers Association (CSPA), the owner of CREST Publications, and the author of the award-winning Your Guide to Marketing Books in the Christian Marketplace. She is also the editor of the CSPA Circular, the monthly newsletter of Christian Small Publishers Association. Sarah’s passion is educating others to help them market their books into the Christian marketplace.

Publishers’ Institute will be held on Monday, June 28th, from 6:30–8:30 p.m. at the Convention Center Holiday Inn, during The International Christian Retail Show (ICRS) in St. Louis, Missouri. The cost is just $20. Register in advance on CSPA’s website. Registration will also be taken at the door of the event.

I hope to see you there!

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