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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 …

Brooke Warner, March/April 2019
Board Member’s Memo: The Magic of IBPA Publishing University »

PUBLISHED MARCH/APRIL 2019 by Brooke Warner, Publisher, She Writes Press — Here, IBPA Board Chair Brooke Warner explains why publishers come back to IBPA Publishing University, year after year after year… This year, IBPA Publishing University (PubU) 2019 will be in Chicago from April 5-6. PubU is a special event for independent publishers in today’s …

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 …

Angela Bole, September/October 2018
A Look into IBPA Board Discussions »

PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2018 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association — CEO Angela Bole provides insight into the most recent meeting agenda for the IBPA Board of Directors. Every year, I like to provide IBPA members with a clear look at an IBPA Board of Directors meeting agenda. IBPA’s Board of Directors is a …

Deb Vanasse, July/August 2018
Getting There: Why Indie Publishers are Well-Positioned to Satisfy the Need for Diverse Voices »

PUBLISHED JULY/AUGUST 2018 by Deb Vanasse, Reporter, IBPA Independent magazine — Are independent publishers making strides toward engaging more diverse audiences? IBPA asked a sample of IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™-winning authors and publishers to weigh in on diversity and inclusion in the publishing industry. Here’s what they had to say. Goodreads, Kirkus Reviews, and The …

Angela Bole, March/April 2018
Director’s Desk: When Is a “Hybrid Publisher” Not a Hybrid Publisher? »

PUBLISHED MARCH/APRIL 2018 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association — Over the past several years, you might have heard the term “hybrid publisher” and wondered what made a hybrid publisher different from a self-publishing service provider; or, more pointedly, a “vanity press.” The IBPA Advocacy Committee, with support from the IBPA Board of …

Angela Bole, January/February 2018
Director’s Desk: Moving the Conversation »

PUBLISHED JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association — If you look closely, you’ll notice something different about the masthead on this issue of IBPA Independent magazine. Starting this year, IBPA Independent will be published bimonthly as opposed to every month. In your hands, you hold the January/February issue focusing on “the …

Angela Bole, December 2017
Director’s Desk: Let’s Get Weird in Austin this April »

PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2017 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association — “Keep Austin Weird” is the slogan adopted by the Austin Independent Business Alliance to promote independent businesses in Austin, Texas. As the Independent Book Publishers Association, we can certainly get on board with that! That’s why we’re bringing the annual IBPA Publishing University …

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 …

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