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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 …

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 …

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