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Independent Articles
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, 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 on …

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, January 2017
Director’s Desk: Getting Ready for Publishing University »

PUBLISHED JANUARY 2017 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association In just three short months, IBPA members will gather in Portland, Oregon, for our annual Publishing University. The conference is scheduled for April 7-8, 2017, with special pre-conference sessions on April 6, and registration is open at publishinguniversity.org. Will you be there? Whether you’re …

Angela Bole, December 2016
Director’s Desk: Let’s Meet Up at Publishing University? »

PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2016 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association Happy December, IBPA members! I hope you’re flowing into the new year with friends and family and a good feeling about all you’ve accomplished in 2016. For this issue of Director’s Desk, I wanted to extend a personal invitation to next year’s Publishing University …

Angela Bole, November 2016
Director’s Desk: Committee Members Are the Backbone of IBPA »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 2016 by Angela Bole, Chief Executive Officer, Independent Book Publishers Association Welcome to the meetings and conventions issue of IBPA Independent! After consultation with this magazine’s Editorial Advisory Committee, a good deal of effort went into building an issue focusing on all aspects of planning for and attending the book publishing industry’s best …

Deb Vanasse, November 2016
Meeting Mashup »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 2016 by Deb Vanasse, IBPA Independent staff reporter IBPA INDEPENDENT staff reporter Deb Vanasse reached out to the IBPA membership to hear their thoughts on conventions and meetings. We received many great responses, some of which can be found here. Thank you to everyone who responded to our query. “It’s important that I …

Alexa Schlosser, November 2016
Oh, The Places You’ll Go »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 2016 by Alexa Schlosser, IBPA Independent managing editor Below, five members of IBPA’s newly formed Editorial Advisory Committee share their thoughts on and stories about conventions and conferences. Elizabeth Turnball, Senior Editor, Light Messages Publishing Georgia McBride, Owner, Georgia McBride Media Group Peter Goodman, Publisher, Stone Bridge Press Jim Azevedo, Marketing Director, Smashwords …

Angela Bole, October 2016
Director’s Desk: Meet IBPA’s Paige Greco: She’s Only a Phone Call Away »

PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2016 by Angela Bole, Chief Executive Officer, Independent Book Publishers Association When was the last time you called the IBPA office to talk to someone about your publishing plans and how we can help? In order for IBPA to fulfill its mission to lead and serve the independent publishing community through advocacy, education, …

Angela Bole, September 2016
Director’s Desk: New Membership Types Address IBPA’s Diverse Membership »

PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 2016 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association IBPA has served the independent publishing community since 1983. Today, as self-publishing, e-books, print on demand, hybrid publishing, and an ever-increasing number of other options make it possible for anyone to publish—or at least print—books, the precise definition of “independent publisher” seems to have …

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