MBPR Events

MBPR hosts informational lunches throughout the year, inviting speakers to address issues of importance to the membership. Our meetings are often the most well-attended publishing events in our region. To receive information about upcoming events, sign up for our e-newsletter. We also hold an annual meeting, co-host monthly happy hours with the MN Publishing Tweet Up, moderate a discussion group on LinkedIn, and produce an annually updated directory.

Topics for the 2017-2018 season include:
  • September 20: The future of book design
  • November 15: The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition, with Carol Fisher Saller
  • January 24: Marketing case studies
  • March 21: Diversity in publishing
  • March 27: 2018 MBPR Internship Fair, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
  • May 9: Specialty sales

(NOTE: Event topics and dates are subject to change.)

Upcoming Ticketed Events

MBPR 2018 Internship Fair

Are you looking for an opportunity to learn more about publishing? Spend a semester or your summer break as an intern for one of the many book or magazine publishers in the Twin Cities!

March 27, 2018 - 05:30 PM
To be held at Open Book, 1011 S Washington Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55415
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Marketing Case Studies

Professionals representing a variety of publishing markets will present case studies on real marketing campaigns that helped their books find success in today’s crowded market.

January 24, 2018 - 11:30 AM
Open Book (Target Performance Hall), 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis
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If you would like to make a reservation and pay by check or cash at the door, please email us at with your details. Please indicate whether you'll be attending as an MBPR member or non-member.