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Annual Meeting of Members 2019: Innovation Across the Supply Chain
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BISG's Annual Meeting of Members is the event of the year. At this special occasion, the book industry community comes together to listen to expert panelists, to honor deserving candidates with recognition and awards, and to celebrate another year of the Book Industry Study Group!

4/26/2019
When: 04/26/2019
8:00 am
Where: The Harvard Club of New York
35 W 44th St
New York, New York  10036
Contact: Maya Fakundiny
646-336-7141


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Join BISG for our annual meeting, featuring engaging panels, Q&A sessions, networking opportunities, delicious refreshments, and more!

 

AGENDA

8:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast

 

 

8:45 WELCOMING REMARKS

Maureen McMahon, Chair, BISG Board of Directors and President and Publisher, Kaplan Publishing

 

9:00 FIRESIDE CHAT: STATE OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN, PAPER, AND PRINTING

 

Speakers:

Matt Baehr, Executive Director of the Book Manufacturers’ Institute

Janet McCarthy Grimm, VP of Lindenmeyr Book Publishing Papers

 

9:30 INNOVATION IN RIGHTS: GROWING THE MARKET FOR RIGHTS SALES

 

Speakers:

Ginger Clark, Literary Agent at Curtis Brown Ltd.

Debbie Engel, VP and Director of Subsidiary Rights at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Lance Fitzgerald, VP and Director of Subsidiary Rights at Penguin Random House

Dorothy Vincent, Director of Foreign Rights at Trident Media Group

 

Moderator:

Chris Kenneally, Director of Relationship Marketing at Copyright Clearance Center


10:15 BREAK


10:30 INNOVATIONS IN WORKFLOW: BUILDING EFFICIENCIES

 

Speakers:

Catherine Felgar, Publishing Operations Director at Princeton University Press

Andy Hughes, SVP Production & Design, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Michelle Vu, Director of Business Operations at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

 

Moderator:

Carolyn Pittis, Managing Director, Welman Digital

 

11:15 INNOVATING TO INCREASE SALES

 

Speakers:

Dennis Abboud, Jr., Senior Director of Sales, ReaderLink

Margaret Harrison, Director of Digital Services, Ingram Content Group

Bradley Metrock, Executive Director, Digital Book World


Moderator:

Dominique Raccah, Founder and CEO of Sourcebooks

 

12:00 LUNCH


12:30 PRESENTATION OF THE 2019 SALLY DEDECKER AWARD FOR LIFETIME SERVICE

PRESENTATION OF THE 2019 INDUSTRY CHAMPION AWARD


1:00 BISG ANNUAL MEETING


1:15 INNOVATION ACROSS THE SUPPLY CHAIN

 

Speakers:

Ashleigh Gardner, Deputy General Manager for Wattpad

Monica Landers, Founder and CEO of StoryFit

Maja Thomas, Chief Innovation Officer at Hachette Livre

 

Moderator:

Julie Blattberg, Principal, JLB Digital

 

2:00 KEYNOTE: Money on the Table: Opportunities Missed in the Digital Supply Chain

Michael Tamblyn, CEO, Rakuten Kobo

 

2:30 CLOSING REMARKS

Maureen McMahon, Chair, BISG Board of Directors and President and Publisher, Kaplan Publishing


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