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Guy Kawasaki, Dominique Raccah and David Houle Give Keynote at 25th Annual IBPA Publishing University in Chicago Today

Author and tech superstar Guy Kawasaki, Sourcebooks Publisher Dominique Raccah, and Futurist David Houle to keynote the 25th Annual IBPA Publishing University in Chicago, today, April 26 and tomorrow, the 27th.

Kicking off the 25th annual IBPA Publishing University today, April 26, will be the opening keynote presented by Guy Kawasaki, former chief evangelist at Apple, founder of several tech companies, including Garage.com and author of 10 books including the most recent, "APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur/How to Publish a Book."

Dominique Raccah, publisher of Sourcebooks and David Houle, futurist and author of the newly released "Entering The Shift Age," will be the Saturday luncheon keynote speakers. Raccah, founder of the largest woman-owned trade publisher in the country, is a digital publishing pioneer and continues to innovate in the e-book and book app space. David Houle, regarded as a leading authority and trend forecaster, has spoken to groups worldwide and was awarded a "Speaker of the Year" award from Visage International.

Allen Lau of Wattpad, the reading/writing community boasting more than 10 million monthly visitors, Matthew Cavnar of Vook, and others will appear on a panel moderated by Christopher Kenneally of the Copyright Clearance Center, discussing how to self-publish for success.

Author of "The Self Publishing Manual" Dan Poynter, Mark Coker of Smashwords and Brian Felsen of Bookbaby will also be featured along with more than 50 industry experts presenting a day and a half of programs designed to provide independent publishers of one book or many with the hands-on, how-to tools they need to promote, market and sell more books.

Highlights of IBPA Publishing University include:

· More than 20 breakout sessions including the hottest how-to topics in publishing led by industry experts in sales, marketing, social media, copyright and more.
· The opportunity for attendees to "Ask the Experts" in their own private consulting session by appointment.

For additional information, session details, photos and information, visit IBPA Publishing University at www.ibpapublishinguniversity.com.

Founded in 1983, the Independent Book Publishers Association www.ibpa-online.org is the largest not-for-profit trade organization for publishers in the United States, serving more than 2700 book publishers of all sizes. IBPA's mission is to help independent publishers market their titles, to provide education on all aspects of publishing, and to act as an advocate for publishers' rights.


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