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

The Future of Book Design

Book publishing and media are changing rapidly and continue to undergo radical transformations. Everyone has an opinion about the future of the industry, but what about the people who actually design books as products?

September 20, 2017 - 11:30 AM
Open Book (Target Performance Hall) 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis. Wednesday, September 20; 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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