F154. Untangling the Web: Lessons Learned from Publisher Website Redesigns, Sponsored by CLMP

Room 102B, Washington Convention Center, Level One
Friday, February 10, 2017
10:30 am to 11:45 am


Publishers and web designers reflect on the challenges and surprises of migrating to a new website, from how to better serve multiple constituents (authors, readers, booksellers, educators, funders) to how best to create a compelling presence that invites repeat visits.



Montana Agte-Studier is the director of membership and development at CLMP. Montana holds a BFA in jazz flute and a BA in literature/arts in context from The New School University. She is currently working on her first novel.

Bud Parr is a web designer, developer, and strategist. For fifteen years his efforts have focused on the cultural and human rights sectors, including work for New Directions, HarperCollins, Other Press, Retro Report, The American Bar Association, The Royal Kingdom of the Netherlands, and numerous others.

Erika Goldman is publisher and editorial director of Bellevue Literary Press, a nonprofit mission-driven publisher of literary fiction and authoritative nonfiction at the intersection of the arts and sciences, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel Tinkers by Paul Harding.

Dan Machlin is founder and Executive Editor of Futurepoem. His poems recently appeared in BOMB, Brooklyn Rail, and Vanitas and he recently completed a new collection THE BLOCK during a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Residency. Previous books are DEAR BODY and 6x7.

Minna Zallman Proctor, the editor of the Literary Review, teaches at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is the author of Do You Hear What I Hear? and Landslide (forthcoming). She translates from Italian and writes frequently about literature and photography.


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