masthead.annualmeeting2013

Thinking Outside the Book

Date: Thursday, June 20
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center

Organizers:
Jonathan Haupt, Director, University of South Carolina Press
Larin McLaughlin, Senior Acquisitions Editor, University of Illinois Press
Alisa Plant, Senior Acquisitions Editor, LSU Press

Panelists:
Douglas Armato, Director, University of Minnesota Press
Meredith Babb, Director, University Press of Florida
Davida G. Breier, Manager, Hopkins Fulfillment Services
Jason Coleman, Electronic Marketing Manager, Rotunda, University of Virginia Press
Mick Gusinde-Duffy, Editor-in-Chief, University of Georgia Press
Jane Hoehner, Director, Wayne State University Press
Dennis Lloyd, Deputy Director for Sales, Marketing, and Acquisitions, University Press of Florida
Carey C. Newman, Director, Baylor University Press
Leila Salisbury, Director, University Press of Mississippi
Mark H. Saunders, Interim Director, University of Virginia Press

As subsidies are being cut, presses are looking outside traditional revenue streams and coming up with creative new ways to monetize their skills beyond book production. This workshop will address some of these new revenue streams: intensive publishing workshops for faculty, publication services, and the like. It will also explore some of the innovative efforts being done in service to our parent institutions to justify and augment their levels of support.

Panels will include:

  • Opening Roundtable: Fostering a Culture of Entrepreneurship in the 21st-Century University Press; or, I Survived 2008 and All I Got Was this Lousy New Revenue Stream
    This "big ideas" session will focus on the necessities and challenges of innovation, reorganization, and strategic rethinking of the profitability and usefulness of university press goods and services beyond the book. The discussion may also address managing staff development and workloads, as well as presses' expanded service to their parent institutions. As a contextualizing history lesson, the session will not focus solely on recent innovations but rather on the notion of revenue innovations in scholarly publishing.
    Panelists: Douglas Armato, Director, University of Minnesota Press; Meredith Babb, Director, University Press of Florida; Carey C. Newman, Director, Baylor University Press; Mark H. Saunders, Interim Director, University of Virginia Press

  • With a Little Help from Our Friends: Success Stories from University Press Friends Groups
    Presenters will discuss case studies in the care and feeding of successful university press membership groups. Topics will include mounting recruitment campaigns, soliciting friends funds for books, and turning small gifts into major gifts. This introduction to friends groups should be applicable to presses with or without development officers.
    Panelists: Jane Hoehner, Director, Wayne State University Press; Leila Salisbury, Director, University Press of Mississippi

  • Innovative Services: Monetizing Existing Skills and Resources
    Presenters will discuss repurposing or expanding existing press services and skills to be revenue-generating and/or support-justifying. These include fulfillment and distribution services, publisher consulting work and publishing workshops for groups internal or external to the university, and author development programs.
    Panelists: Davida G. Breier, Manager, Hopkins Fulfillment Services; Jane Hoehner, Director, Wayne State University Press; Carey C. Newman, Director, Baylor University Press

  • What Else Can We Sell? Print Edition
    Presenters will discuss the innovative creation and/or sales of physical products beyond the traditional book model. These include developing publisher collaborations, repackaging digital content into print editions, and selling tchotchkes galore.
    Panelists: Mick Gusinde-Duffy, Editor-in-Chief, University of Georgia Press; Dennis Lloyd, Deputy Director for Sales, Marketing, and Acquisitions, University Press of Florida

  • What Else Can We Sell? Digital Edition
    Presenters will discuss the development and sale of innovative digital products other than standard ebooks, including digital "shorts," enhanced ebooks, and digital databases and repositories.
    Panelists: Jason Coleman, Electronic Marketing Manager, Rotunda, University of Virginia Press; Dennis Lloyd, Deputy Director for Sales, Marketing, and Acquisitions, University Press of Florida

Fee:
Includes materials, snacks, coffee, and box lunch.
Members: $275
Non-Members (Non-Profit): $295
Non-Members: $325

Space is limited; please send no more than 3 individuals per press.