F284. Small Press Accounting 101 and Beyond, Sponsored by CLMP

Portland Ballroom 252, Oregon Convention Center, Level 2
Friday, March 29, 2019
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


A discussion of the unique bookkeeping and accounting issues and challenges facing independent literary presses, with tips and strategies to address them, from monitoring sales and structuring margins to tracking author royalties and dealing with bad debt.



Jeffrey Lependorf serves as the shared Executive Director of our two national service organizations for independent literary publishing—the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) and Small Press Distribution (SPD)—providing technical assistance to and advocating on behalf of the indies.

Rafay Khalid is an avid supporter of indie presses, stores, and publishers. His career was spent on Wall Street assisting companies to grow and develop. He helps indie bookstores thrive in a competitive retail environment. Khalid has an MBA from UC Irvine. In addition, Khalid is a CFA charterholder.

Brent Cunningham is the Managing Director at Small Press Distribution, where he has worked since 1999. Along with SPD’s other directors, he has helped more than 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.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center