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Saturday November 8, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM PST
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Meeting Information

9-9:45 am Open Q & A
10-10:45 am Introductions and Announcements
11 am-12 pm Presentation

We will have a 1 hour break before the afternoon workshop so you will have time for lunch

The Workshop following the morning meeting will begin promptly at 1pm and conclude at 4 pm

Members may set up and sell their books during the meeting breaks. This is a member benefit.


The Key Room at the Next Key Center 
1385 North Hamilton Parkway
Novato, CA 94949

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Event Coordinator 
Bay Area Independent Publishers Association 

Ten Trends Driving the Future of Publishing with Mark Coker 

Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords

The day kicks off with a keynote talk titled, “Ten Trends Driving the Future of Publishing” where Mark will help you position your publishing to take maximum advantage of the exciting changes happening in publishing today.

Stay for a BAIPA EXCLUSIVE AFTERNOON WORKSHOP, E-Publishing Intensive with Mark Coker!

Don’t miss this full day of BAIPA and Mark Coker, Smashwords founder. Mark presents an intensive e-publishing workshop.  Learn to e-publish like a pro! 

Learn best practices, merchandising secrets for iBooks and how to make your next book launch more successful with ebook preorders.

Mark held the attention of more than 100  BAIPA members when he spoke to us previously and his standing-room-only event helped us grow in knowledge and numbers. We expect this to be another packed house, so register now or risk missing out on this exciting day.

More About Mark Coker

Mark Coker founded Smashwords in 2008 to make it fast, free and easy for authors to publish and distribute an ebook.  Today, Smashwords has grown to become the world’s largest distributor of self-published ebooks.  90,000 authors and small independent presses around the world publish and distribute 300,000 books with Smashwords.  Smashwords distributes globally to Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble, OverDrive, Kobo, Scribd, Oyster and Baker & Taylor Axis 360.  Mark’s three books about ebook publishing best practices – The Smashwords Style Guide, The Smashwords Book Marketing Guide, and The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success – have been downloaded over 500,000 times and are considered essential reference guides for professional indie authors. 

Follow Mark on Twitter @markcoker

Mark blogs at and contributes to Huffington Post’s Books section at