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Independent Articles
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 …

Angela Bole, July 2016
Director’s Desk: Living Our Values »

PUBLISHED JULY 2016 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association “Do what you love to do and give it your very best; whether it’s business, baseball, the theater, or any field. If you don’t love what you’re doing and you can’t give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short. You’ll …

Angela Bole, August 2016
Director’s Desk: Growing, Innovating, Connecting: A Preview of IBPA’s New Website »

In this issue of IBPA Independent, you’ll find a focus on innovation—something independent publishers need to think about every day in order to keep their heads above water as they navigate a competitive book industry.

Angela Bole, June 2016
Director’s Desk: Shining a Spotlight on Professionalism »

PUBLISHED JUNE 2016 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association You’ll likely notice something special about this issue of IBPA Independent. In addition to the general content this magazine is prized for, throughout the next pages you’ll find a focus on awards with the goal of celebrating the different contests and winners raising our …

Lynn Rosen, June 2016
Cream of the Crop: The 2016 Benjamin Franklin Award™ Winners »

PUBLISHED JUNE 2016 by Lynn Rosen, Staff Reporter, IBPA Independent This year’s IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ winners were announced in April 2016 during the IBPA Publishing University conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Here’s a sprinkling of some of the gold and silver winners representing 54 categories ranging from Inspirational to Craft & Hobby. “Winning …

Katherine Pickett, June 2016
A Retrospective Look at the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards™ »

PUBLISHED JUNE 2016 by Katherine Pickett, Owner, POP Editorial Services Over the past decade, the publishing industry has become glutted with book awards for indie publishers. Authors and publishers are invited to compete in contests that range from the Pulitzer to the Pushcart Prizes. Yet the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards™, begun in 1985, continue to …

Angela Bole, May 2016
Director’s Desk: A Beneficial Gain for IBPA Members »

PUBLISHED MAY 2016 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association Member benefits are the lifeblood of any successful trade association. Knowing this, everyone at IBPA must work hard to ensure that the benefits we offer to our members are legitimately helpful. As of today, IBPA offers more than 50 distinct member benefits. If you …

Angela Bole, May 2016
High Marks for PubU 2016 »

PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 2016 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association IBPA’s 28th annual Publishing University, which took place April 8–9, 2016, in Salt Lake City, Utah, provided two days of keynotes, educational sessions, experiential learning, idea sharing, and networking. We managed to squeeze in a few cocktails and a lot of laughter as well. …

Angela Bole, April 2016
Director’s Desk: Welcome to the New IBPA Independent »

PUBLISHED APRIL 2016 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association Over the past year, a team of IBPA board members, staff, and professional consultants have been working hard to refresh and reshape this magazine. Our goal has been to create an updated look for a valued member benefit without losing the thoughtful content and …

Angela Bole, March 2016
Director’s Desk: A Clear Vision »

PUBLISHED MARCH 2016 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Pulishers Association Thirty years ago, a group of 15 Southern California independent publishers who couldn’t afford to attend the American Booksellers Association’s annual conference decided to pool funds and send a single representative to the show. As many of you know, this trip was a triggering …

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