R223. Spotlight on Independent Literary Printers, Sponsored by SPD

Room 15, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Thursday, March 8, 2018
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


Some of the finest independent printers in the US, specializing in smaller runs of literary books, will answer questions, show samples, and discuss some key printing issues and perspectives.


Brent Cunningham is the operations director for Small Press Distribution, where he has worked since 1999. Along with SPD’s other directors, he has helped nearly double sales at the organization over the past decade. He is the author of two books of poetry, Journey to the Sun and Bird & Forest.

Jonnie Bryant, Executive Director of Sales and Marketing at McNaughton & Gunn (M&G)—a Michigan-based, woman owned, full-service book manufacturer—that has helped its clients create books and make history since 1975. Creating Books. Making History. Visit us at www.mgdigitalbooks.com!

Nicole Baxter has worked at Bookmobile for over eighteen years and she is the director of sales, marketing, and publisher services. She's also served on the board of Rain Taxi. Bookmobile is a short-run digital printer with a great reputation for excellent quality at competitive prices.

Jerry Friends is the head of publishing and distribution at Thomson-Shore, where he calls on his background in writing and journalism as well as over a decade of retail and supply chain management experience to provide expert consultation and dynamic solutions for authors and independent publishers of all kinds.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside