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Shannon Okey, September/October 2018
Distribution Is About Finding Your Tribe »

PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2018 by Shannon Okey, Founder, Cooperative Press — In this article, the founder of Cooperative Press shows you how to get your book in front of the right people. Distribution has probably been the most frequently mentioned problem raised by members during my last four years on the IBPA Board of Directors. Finding …

Shannon Okey, March 2016
Board Member’s Memo: Recent (Mis)adventures, and Changing Course »

PUBLISHED MARCH 2016 by Shannon Okey, Founder, Cooperative Press – As an IBPA board member, I am fortunate to work alongside very talented publishing peers while advancing our industry’s causes. I like to believe that I pay close attention to what is happening in the rapidly shifting publishing industry, all the more so in the …

Shannon Okey, November 2015
Get All the Payoffs Crowdfunding Can Provide »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 2015 by Shannon Okey, Founder, Cooperative Press — Why crowdfund your next publishing project? Perhaps the answer seems obvious: “Because I need the money!” Yes, of course. But let’s backtrack a little and examine the role of crowdfunding both in general and as it relates specifically to publishing. Many independent publishers view crowdfunding …

Shannon Okey, April 2015
The Independent Publisher’s Advantages »

PUBLISHED APRIL 2015 by Shannon Okey, Founder, Cooperative Press — Independent publishers get their start in many different ways. As an author of knitting and DIY books for large publishers, including Chronicle, Ten Speed Press, and several divisions of Random House, I was fortunate to observe some of their inner workings and gain a large …

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