FAPA Publishing University 2016 is now behind us

2016 PubU Attendees
When: Saturday, March 12, 2016; 12:00 p.m. (noon) – 5:00 p.m.
Location: NOVA Southeastern University, 4850 Millenia Blvd., Orlando, FL 32839

Success in publishing is all about promotion. FAPA's PubU is a dynamic learning opportunity for authors, publishers, or any profession building a brand through social media. The conference is the best place to discover new strategies and meet face-to-face with active  up-and-coming business professionals in the publishing industry.

Consider attending the Annual Conference and look for information about the 2017 PubU in late 2016.

Cost: $49.00 Members - $59.00 Non-members (Membership discounted to $50 when you register for the event, a savings of $15.) Only 30 seats available for this event.

 2016 PubU Sessions

Session 1:
Electronic Editing

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Speaker: Patricia Charpentier—Writing Your Life

Learn how to root out typos, overused words and phrases, redundant sentence structure, and a variety of other manuscript oversights by using free or inexpensive electronic tools.


Session 2: Financial Management  

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Speaker: Mark Wayne Adams—Illustrator, author, publisher of MWA, Inc.

Learn how to budget for expenses related to a book launch, bookstore signings, participating at book festivals, and other book-related events. How to calculate for a return on investment, showing profit for specific sales venues, will be examined.


Session 3: Book Manufacturing    

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Speaker: Cheyenne Knopf—Marketing Manager of OnLine Binding

Learn how a book is made, including decisions on trim size, page count, paper weight, paper color, hardcover or soft cover, gloss or matte cover, etc. Digital and off-set can also be explained, as well as how to find and select a printer.


Panel Session: Marketing 101: Before You Publish

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Panelists: Terri Gerrell, publisher and owner of Southern Yellow Pine Publishing; Diane Harper, author and owner of HayMar Books, LLC.

Learn how to create a marketing plan to be implemented 6-12 months prior to the release of a new book, including identifying and targeting your audience; social media promotions; developing a distribution list for emails, blogs and a newsletter; creating print materials; preparing a media kit; developing a website; and planning a book launch.


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Attendee Photos Networking opportunities with authors, publishers, and business professionals!

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 You do not have to be a self-published author to benefit from our DIY approach. Whether you’re at the manuscript stage, have a publisher, or have independently published your book(s), you will benefit from our hands-on workshops. Register Now!

Attendees are not required to be members of FAPA.

For questions: Contact: VP of Events and Professional Development at:

events@floridapublishersassociation.com or member.services@floridapublishersassociation.com.


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