R241. Europa Editions Turns Ten - An Indie Publishing Success Story

Room 211 A&B, Level 2
Thursday, April 9, 2015
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


Since 2005, Europa has earned a reputation for excellence and played an important role in the indie publishing renaissance. Panelists discuss the current publishing landscape and the role of independent publishers. What makes publishing with an indie press different? How do indie publishers develop and use their brands to benefit authors? How do indie publishers work together and why? What does the Europa story say about the book industry today? Is an indie publisher the right choice for your book?



Michael Reynolds has worked for Europa Editions since the company was founded in 2005. He has been editor-in-chief since 2008.

Chantel Acevedo, editor of the Southern Humanities Review, has received many awards for her fiction, including the Latino International Book Award and the Doris Bakwin Award. She is the author of four novels, including A Falling Star and The Distant Marvels.

Laurie Hertzel is senior books editor at the Minneapolis Star Tribune. She was a fellow at Duke University and writer in residence at the Thurber House in Columbus, Ohio. She has spoken at writing conferences at Harvard and Boston University and is the author of two books.

Emily Forland is an agent at Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents. She was previously at the Wendy Weil Agency for fifteen years. She represents authors of voice-driven literary fiction and narrative nonfiction. 

Hans Weyandt has worked at independent bookstores in the Twin Cities since 1999. He edited a collection of lists of booksellers favorites from Coffee House Press entitled "Read This!" He currently works at Moon Palace Books and writes about books and reading for mnartists.org

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