January 2020 CIPA Meeting

January 18, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm America/Denver Timezone
Church of Scientology
2340 Blake St
Denver, CO 80205


January 18th Meeting Topic- “What Booksellers Want”, presented by “The Bookstore Boss”, Eric Boss

Join us for the first meeting of 2020!

Please note the new start time!!

What Booksellers Want – An insider’s view on how to sell to bookstores and other distribution outlets

Guest speaker: Eric Boss

About Eric –

Eric has been in the book trade since 1971, having worked for Richard Abel & Co, a library jobber, Planned Parenthood publications department, Gordon’s Books, a regional wholesaler, the Auraria Book Center, as the manager and buyer for the general books department, and finally as a field sales rep for Penguin USA calling on independent bookstores in six Rocky Mountain states. Since retirement, Eric has done volunteer work with the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association (MPIBA) and the University of Denver Publishing Institute and has given numerous book talks to groups hosted by the Douglas County Public Library System. He currently acts as a media escort for visiting authors, collecting them at the airport and ferrying them to bookstores, libraries, and schools for their scheduled events.

Round Table Sessions –

1) WOW: Writer’s Only Workshop. Host- Jim Ringel. Topic -How to map out your book in 40 lines and open discussion

2) Book Reviews: The Critical Step in Selling Your Book. Host – Patti Thorn

3) Networking Table with seasoned book publishing professionals and published authors who can provide answers to questions and advice.

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