BAIPA monthly meetings are now exclusively on Zoom, at least until we get through this COVID-19 crisis. The Zoom links will be provided to you via email on the Friday evening before, around 9 PM.
Therefore, all non-members MUST register in advance in order to participate. However, all current BAIPA members will get the Zoom info for the morning session automatically.
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This event is online-only, and you will receive the Zoom link info in a separate email on the Friday evening before the event, between 8:45 and 9 PM.
If you do not get that email, you can email [email protected] to request it.
Please note that the deadline to request a refund for any event ticket is 9 AM Pacific the day before the event, and there are no refunds for tickets purchased after that time.
The general meeting begins at 9 am, the speaker presentation is at 11 am, after Q&A, networking time, introductions & announcements.There will be no Afternoon Workshop.
Current Indie Publishing Trends:
Challenges & Opportunities
in the Book Industry Supply Chain
Brian F. O’Leary,
Executive Director, Book Industry Study Group
The pandemic tested the publishing industry around the world, rewarding strengths and exposing weaknesses. Book publishing as a whole fared well, but manufacturers and distributors were recast as essential businesses, while libraries and bricks-and-mortar retailers were closed for months. What lessons did we learn, and what comes next?
1. Continued industry vulnerabilities in 2021 and beyond.
2. Steps you can take now to mitigate the impact of supply chain disruptions.
3. Work that will help prepare us for the next round of challenges.
4. Where the book industry supply chain is strongest—and weakest.
About Our Speaker: Brian F. O’Leary
Brian O’Leary is executive director of the Book Industry Study Group, a U.S.-based trade association that disseminates information, creates and implements standards, and conducts research to benefit the book publishing supply chain.
Before being named to this role in 2016, O’Leary was principal of Magellan Media Consulting, which helped publishers improve how they create, manage and distribute content. In that role, O’Leary wrote extensively about issues affecting the publishing industry. With Hugh McGuire, he co-edited Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto (O’Reilly Media, 2012).
O’Leary served as senior VP with Hammond Inc. and oversaw production and distribution operations at several Time Inc. magazines. O’Leary joined Time Inc. after earning an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He also holds an A.B. in chemistry from Harvard College.
September 11, 2021
9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Venue: Zoom Event
This is exclusively an online event via Zoom.
Zoom links will be provided in an email sent out the Friday evening before the event day, between 8:45 and 9 PM. If you have pre-registered and do not receive that email, please reach out to [email protected]