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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 …

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, 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 …

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 …

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