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Richard T. Williams

Vice President, Publisher Development

IPG

Richard T. Williams is the Vice President, Publisher Development, at IPG, where he pursues new publisher business and helps clients plan and develop their lists. He is a former sales manager at IPG, was the director of the Small Press United program from its inception in 2009, and was once an operations manager at an independent publisher, which gives him firsthand experience on the publishing side.

Session

Optimize your publishing from start to finish

Join representatives from MetaComet, Firebrand, Central Avenue Publishing, and IPG for a webinar packed with expert guidance on using technology to improve your publishing operations. In conversation with Dayla Fuentes-Morales, the discussion will approach the publishing process from start to finish, presenting the real-world challenges of small and mid-size publishers along the way. From acquisition planning to post-publication analysis, this webinar will map key stages of the publishing process and share advice on increasing revenue while reducing effort, time, and cost spent on each. The panelists will cover important tasks including contract management, product development, distribution, and royalty tracking, with recommendations for digital tools to support them. There will be quick, actionable insights into planning, metadata development and maintenance, contract and royalty management, and much more.

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