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Angela Bole, November 2017
Director’s Desk: Have You Been Using IBPA’s SocialLink? »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 2017 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association — Happy November, IBPA members! It’s time to get online. Almost a year ago, on Dec. 19, 2016, IBPA revealed an updated, user-friendly web portal for its 3,000 members. The online portal, called SocialLink, offers IBPA members the ability to build detailed member profiles …

Angela Bole, October 2017
Director’s Desk: A Report on the August 2017 IBPA Board Meeting »

PUBLISHED OCTOBER  2017 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association — It’s been a couple years, so in this month’s Director’s Desk, I thought I’d pull the curtain back on a recent IBPA Board of Directors meeting. IBPA’s board is a 14-person leadership team—13 voting members, plus the chair—tasked with setting the association’s strategic …

Angela Bole, September 2017
Director’s Desk: Staying Inspired »

PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 2017 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association – As you read through this issue of IBPA Independent, I invite you to consider what you do each year to inspire and motivate yourself to innovate and move forward in your chosen profession of publishing. In other words, what are you doing to …

Angela Bole, August 2017
Director’s Desk: It’s Time to Conference »

PUBLISHED AUGUST 2017 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association – Welcome to the conference issue of IBPA Independent magazine! In this issue, you’ll find numerous articles to help you navigate a year of events. For terrific tips and tricks for conference attendance, check out Joshua Tallent’s “Musings of a Conference Veteran.” Or, if …

Angela Bole, July 2017
Director’s Desk: Advocating Fairness with IBPA’s Industry Standards Checklist for a Professionally Published Book »

PUBLISHED JULY 2017 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association – IBPA has been championing independent publishers big and small, self and otherwise, since 1983. That’s over 30 years of advocating for indie voices in the traditional publishing industry. Over this time, we’ve seen a thing or two. Recent changes in the publishing industry …

Angela Bole, June 2017
Director’s Desk: Reactions to Amazon’s Policy Change »

PUBLISHED JUNE 2017 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association – Last month, IBPA published an open letter about the March 1 Amazon policy change that makes it possible for third-party sellers to compete for the Buy Box for books. As this issue is ongoing, I wanted to take some time in this month’s Director’s …

Angela Bole, May 2017
Director’s Desk: Honoring IBPA Board Chair Peter Goodman »

PUBLISHED MAY 2017 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association — Peter Goodman, chair of the IBPA Board of Directors and president of Stone Bridge Press, completes his six years of service on the IBPA board in June 2017. In appreciation of his longstanding support of the association, we were privileged to honor him …

Angela Bole, April 2017
Director’s Desk: Welcoming a New Team Member – Caitlin Walker »

PUBLISHED APRIL 2017 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association In this month’s Director’s Desk, it is my pleasure to introduce you to the newest member of the IBPA team, our Administrative Assistant Caitlin Walker. As most members know, it’s the helpful and knowledgeable office staff that bring an IBPA membership to life. I …

Angela Bole, March 2017
Director’s Desk: Good Mentors Are Hard to Find »

PUBLISHED MARCH 2017 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association This month, we pay tribute to Gene Schwartz, a past IBPA board member and treasurer (1990-1994), as well as a dear friend to many of us in the publishing industry. Gene passed away on Jan. 30, 2017. He was 90 years old. I first met …

Angela Bole, February 2017
Director’s Desk: Welcome to the Operations & HR Issue! »

PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 2017 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association I know, I know. Most of you didn’t enter the business of publishing because of a love for operations. You entered this business to share ideas, to reach people with the written word—perhaps to change the world. Mastering metadata and managing contractors wasn’t tops …

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