Your book has been masterfully written. Your pages have been beautifully designed. What happens next to turn all that hard work into books ready to market and sell? Hear from experts Derek Gullino, Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Bookmaking at Crown/PRH and Richard Burgess of Impression Ltd at this essential state-of-the-industry event. Get ready to learn from these industry leaders as they share first-hand knowledge and best practice skills for working with major in-house production teams and international print operations. Join us for what will be a stimulating, highly informative discussion at this special Industry Insider event.

WHAT: Bookmaking: State of the Art and Industry
WHEN: Wednesday, December 6 from 5:30-6:30 pm ET/2:30-3:30 pm PT
WHERE: Online via Zoom videoconferencing
COST: Free for ABPA members; $25 for nonmembers
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Richard Burgess of Impression Ltd. works with some of the leading overseas printers. He specializes in complicated book manufacturing, from simple board books to complicated pop-ups. Previously, he was a director at Scholastic looking after their novelty book production and sourcing components. He now runs his own consultancy ‘Impression’ which brokers print production and project management for large and small publishers alike. He lives in New York City with his family, including a huge Norwegian Forest cat and much smaller Pomeranian dog.

Derek Gullino is the Senior VP and Executive Director of Bookmaking for the Crown Publishing Group at Penguin Random House. He started his career in print production 32 years ago at Ringier America, working in the sales office handling catalogs, magazines and mass market books. After a few years, he moved into Production at Penguin, then moved to Harper Collins. Since 2006, he has worked at the Crown Group at Penguin Random House. He loves the diversity of product that the Crown Group handles—a robust gift line that includes stationery, jigsaw puzzles, board games and many other formats, graphic novels, cookbooks, lifestyle and gardening books as well as fiction and nonfiction titles. He is also a member of the PRH core global team that negotiates worldwide printing contracts for 4/C printing. In his free time, he enjoys tap dancing and the banjo.

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