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Tian Daphne, March/April 2019
The Relevance of Crowdfunding Within the Publishing Industry »

PUBLISHED MARCH/APRIL 2019 by Tian Daphne, Community Manager for Publishizer — Harnessing the power of the crowd using the internet creates a win-win situation for publishers and authors alike. Storytelling is a quintessential feature of human existence. As many as 19 other types of extinct early human species have been discovered so far, but we …

Joshua Tallent, March/April 2019
Board Member’s Memo: Lessons from a Nonprofit Board Member »

PUBLISHED MARCH/APRIL 2019 by Joshua Tallent, Director of Outreach and Education at Firebrand Technologies – As I finish up my last year as an IBPA Board member, I have been reflecting on all the wonderful lessons I have learned over the last few years serving on the Board. Here, I share some of those lessons …

Mark Wesley, March/April 2019
Board Member’s Memo: Your Business is the Product »

PUBLISHED MARCH/APRIL 2019 by Mark Wesley, Owner, me+mi publishing — As an independent publisher, how can you make it easy for buyers to find your company? Something has to get their attention, and it will not and cannot be just about your books. As a publisher, you need to create the best books you possibly …

Deb Vanasse, March/April 2019
Collective Engagement: Authors and Publishers Marketing Together »

PUBLISHED MARCH/APRIL 2019 by Deb Vanasse, Reporter, IBPA Independent magazine – Marketing a book can be complicated, time-consuming, and expensive. Authors and publishers should join forces to implement a plan that works. If ever there was a time when authors could simply write books and cede all sales-related responsibilities to publishers, that era is no …

Mark Coker, March/April 2019
Autopilot Marketing: Eliminate Friction and Let Your Book Sell Itself »

PUBLISHED MARCH/APRIL 2019 by Mark Coker, Founder, Smashwords — Here, Mark Coker explains how to make your book market itself by tweaking your viral catalysts Note: This is an excerpt from Smashwords’ Smart Author Podcast, episode 12, hosted by Mark Coker. Most of your new readership will come from readers who weren’t originally looking for …

Zack Lieberman, January/February 2019
Developing Cross-Platform Products »

PUBLISHED JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019 by Zack Lieberman, Producer & Publisher, EXIT STRATEGY, SILENT PARTNERS — Emerging realities of the modern marketplace. IBPA Independent magazine is focused on the business and craft of independent publishing, but I’m here to be the heretic and get your gears turning about anything but books. Your books, your ideas, your stories—your …

Deb Vanasse, January/February 2019
Ahead of the Curve: How Publishers Are Proactively Managing Their Businesses »

PUBLISHED JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019 by Deb Vanasse, Reporter, IBPA Independent magazine — Publishers need to stay agile, building into their planning ways to maneuver around potential threats while also steering their companies toward new opportunities and growth. In an industry where change is the only constant, publishers need to stay ahead of the curve. But faced …

Angela D. Coleman, January/February 2019
The Future Is Female »

PUBLISHED JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019 by Angela D. Coleman, Founder & President of Sisterhood Agenda — Authors and publishers need to understand the changing social climate in order to produce content that women and girls want and need. Women and girls are rising around the globe. After decades of women empowerment activities, the plight of women and …

Bruce Brown, January/February 2019
How LinkedIn Can Be Your Moneymaking Friend »

PUBLISHED JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019 by Bruce Brown, Author Publisher — Find out how your online presence can further your publishing career About a year and a half ago, I had 20 LinkedIn connections. As I write this sentence, I now have over 4,600 connections, and they grow without any work on my part to the tune …

Alexa Schlosser
Opportunity Knocks: Cottage Door Press Shares Success Secrets »

PUBLISHED JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019 interview by Alexa Schlosser, Managing Editor, IBPA Independent magazine — Two-time fastest-growing independent publisher Cottage Door Press is only four years old—what’s its secret to success? While only a little over four years old, children’s book publisher Cottage Door Press has found incredible success in the industry, and Publishers Weekly named it …

Alexa Schlosser, January/February 2019
Looking Back and Foreword: An Interview with Foreword Reviews Victoria Sutherland »

PUBLISHED JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019 interview by Alexa Schlosser, Managing Editor, IBPA Independent magazine — Indie book reviewer Foreword Reviews has been around for 20 years. What has changed, and where are they going? Foreword Reviews began in 1998 with a mission to help booksellers and librarians discover great books from independent presses. In the 1990s and …

Connie Harbison, January/February 2019
Updates to the BISAC Subject Headings »

PUBLISHED JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019 by Connie Harbison, Director of Quality Assurance at Baker & Taylor and Chairman of the BISAC Subject Comittee — The 2018 edition brings 210 new headings, 90 literal changes, one reactivation, and eight inactivations. Near the end of every year, while many are looking forward to cooler weather and changing leaves, the …

Kelly Peterson, January/February 2019
The Flattening Wave of Digitizations »

PUBLISHED JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019 by Kelly Peterson, Director of Client Services, INscribe Digital — The rise of indie publishing is a breaking wave. But what is the sea behind it? As Vladimir Nabokov said, “The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.” The breaking wave we see now is the rise of indie publishing: …

Peter Goodman, January/February 2019
Grow Your Independent Publishing Company On Your Drive To Work »

PUBLISHED JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019 interview by IBPA Independent — Podcast “Inside Independent Publishing (with IBPA)” gives publishers access to powerful ideas, strategies, and tools for success. Podcasting is huge. From 2013 to 2017, the amount of people who listen to podcasts doubled from 12 percent to 24 percent. In 2019, that’s expected to grow even further. …

Angela Bole, November/December 2018
Director’s Desk: A Year to Be Thankful For »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association — CEO Angela Bole reflects on some of IBPA’s accomplishments in 2018. Like many of you, I find the end of each year to be a great time for reflecting on accomplishments and planning for the year ahead. With that in mind, below are …

Laurence O'Bryan, November/December 2018
Collaborative Digital Marketing: A Potential Solution to Soul-Sucking Promotion »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 by Laurence O’Bryan, Author & Founder of BooksGoSocial — A new marketing approach authors can adopt to increase their own books sales as well as other indie titles. One of the many challenges facing writers in our new age of broken barriers and floods of books is how far we all go …

Robert Broder, November/December 2018
How I Stumbled Into Art Directing »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 by Robert Broder, Editor & Founder, Ripple Grove Press — Founder of Ripple Grove Press shows you how to collaborate with illustrators to design a great book. We started Ripple Grove Press because we wanted to publish books that children and parents could read over and over. We loved the timeless feel …

Ebonye Gussine Wilkins , November/December 2018
What Technology Can and Can’t Do for the Editing Process »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 by Ebonye Gussine Wilkins, Founder, August Rose Press — Make sure to know all the benefits and disadvantages that technology can offer for the editing process before committing to any software. Editing is impossible to get around as a publishing professional. Whether you’re a writer or a publisher, getting a book to …

Anthony Pomes, November/December 2018
Citizen Square »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 by Anthony Pomes, Vice President of Marketing/Rights/PR, Square One Publishers — Square One Publishers President Rudy Shur successfully built a strong independent publishing company through buying other small independents and bringing on new authors. Square One Publishers finds itself at an interesting moment in its 18-year history. Following the acquisition this past …

Matt Baehr, November/December 2018
Innovations in Publishing Technology and Book Manufacturing »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 by Matt Baehr, Executive Director, Book Manufacturers’ Institute — As the executive director of the Book Manufacturers’ Institute, I have seen some noteworthy ideas take hold, from experimentation on the production line, breakthroughs in inkjet printing hardware, and data analysis. What’s new, and what’s next? It was 2007 when Amazon started selling …

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