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Discounted registration to fantastic self-publishing conference this weekend

From: Kim B.
Sent on: Monday, April 22, 2013 11:18 PM

Hey Everyone,

Florrie Binford Kichler, president of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), has offered the Chicago Self-Publishing Group a generous discount on an event this weekend in Chicago called IBPA Publishing University. The event is Friday afternoon and all day Saturday at the Palmer House Hilton, 17 E Monroe.

The speaker lineup is pretty much a who's who of self-publishing and includes industry experts Guy Kawasaki (author of A.P.E: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur - How to Publish a Book), Joel Friedlander (you guys have heard me rave about his site,, Mark Coker (CEO of Smashwords), Dan Poynter (the "grandfather of self-publishing"), Dominique Raccah (CEO of Sourcebooks publishing company), and many more.

The session topics cover pretty much all areas of self-publishing, and there seems to be a special emphasis on book marketing and publishing ebooks.

Please see below for information on the event, including the coupon code to use to get the registration discount. It's rare to see this many self-publishing legends under one roof, and it's a great chance to learn from and support one of the top self-publishing industry groups. Hope to see you there!



IBPA Publishing University

April 26-27 in Chicago

No matter what stage of publishing you’re in—an author-publisher, a one-book publisher, a more experienced publisher—IBPA Publishing University, held at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago, brings you hands-on tools and techniques to succeed. And members of the Chicago Self-Publishing Group can register with a special discounted price!


•  24 breakout sessions including the hottest how-to topics in publishing led by industry experts.

•  General sessions featuring the movers and shakers of the industry—including keynote speaker and self-publisher extraordinaire, Guy Kawasaki, Sourcebooks CEO Dominique Raccah, Dan Poynter, author of “The Self Publishing Manual,” Mark Coker of Smashwords and more!

•  The opportunity to “Ask the Experts” –talk with your choice of the 70+ speakers--in your own private session.

•  Formal and informal networking with colleagues and future mentors

And that’s just the beginning! Chicago Self-Publishing Group members can register with discount code CSPG2013 to get the full day and a half conference at $199--less than half price!

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