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.

2019–2020 Luncheons
September 11, 2019: Cover Design Panel/Birth of a Cover
November 6, 2019: Creative Workflow Solutions
January 15, 2020: Best Practices for Working with Freelancers
March 11, 2020: The Business of Publishing
March 24, 2020: Internship Fair
May 20, 2020: Subsidiary Rights and Sales

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

2019–2020 Happy Hours
Wednesday, September 11: 56 Brewing, 5:00–7:00 PM
Wednesday, October 16: Dual Citizen Brewing Company, 5:00–7:00 PM
Saturday, November 16: Moon Palace Books, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM

(2020 Happy Hours dates TBD)

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Upcoming Ticketed Events

Creating the Right Front Cover: What Does It Take?

The front cover of a book must represent the content, it must sell the book, and in a way that is creative and visually engaging. How do cross-department teams work together effectively and harmoniously to generate that perfect cover?

September 11, 2019 - 11:30 AM
Open Book (Target Performance Hall), 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis
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