Article Category - "Production"


Independent Articles
Peter Goodman, September 2017
Can the Espresso Book Machine Save the Indie Publisher? »

PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 2017 by Peter Goodman, Publisher, Stonebridge Press – Pitches for large-quantity sales need to answer at least these five questions. Can anything save independent publishing? Can anything save independent bookstores? In the July 2017 issue of IBPA Independent, I speculated that such a savior might already exist: the Espresso Book Machine (EBM). The …

Ebonye Gussine Wilkins, June 2017
Success Is in the Details »

PUBLISHED JUNE 2017 by Ebonye Gussine Wilkins, Founder, August Rose Press Paying rapt attention to readability, the inside cover details, and overall branding will bring you closer to snagging a big win for your book. In early April, IBPA ushered in a new cohort of award-winning indie books via the annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ …

Cherisse Landau, December 2016
The Juggling Act of Production »

PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2016 by Cherisse Landau, Senior Production Director, Penguin Random House When most people think of the publishing industry, the following areas come to mind: editorial, design, and sales. Production departments have lamented this fact for years. As the service-based side of this business, we lack the glitz and glamour of those other areas …

Deb Vanasse, December 2016
Print Production: An Array of Options »

PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2016 by Deb Vanasse, IBPA Independent staff reporter The flexible nature of independent publishing allows you to select the processes and printers that match your needs. To paraphrase Mark Twain’s famous quip, rumors of the death of print have been greatly exaggerated. As technological advances improve the quality and cost of production, print …

Bryan Heathman, April 2016
The Upside of Audiobook Distribution »

PUBLISHED APRIL 2016 by Bryan Heathman, President, Made for Success Publishing Audiobook recording and distribution is a method for publishers to add incremental revenue to each book release. Audios have a quality of immediacy that just can’t be found on the printed page. The audiobook industry is now estimated at $1.47 billion, an increase of …

Mary Rowles, February 2016
How IPG Brings a New Publisher On Board »

PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 2016 by Mary Rowles, Publisher Development Manager, Independent Publishers Group When it comes to deciding whether or not to bring on a publisher for distribution and leading its onboarding process, one must dig deep for clues that are not obvious. As the publisher development manager for Independent Publishers Group, I realize it’s critical …

Deb Vanasse, November 2015
Profiting from Reborn Books »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 2015 by Deb Vanasse, IBPA Independent staff reporter While some publishers chase hot new titles and breakout authors, others are enjoying substantial success by acquiring and relaunching books that have gone out of print with other companies. Willing and able to take chances, these independent publishers take the long view, growing bestsellers over …

Brooke Warner, October 2015
The POD Putdown and Ways to Fight Back »

PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2015 by Brooke Warner, President, Warner Coaching, Inc. When and why did “print-on-demand” become a synonym for “self-published”? The cynical among us may even ask when and why “print on demand” became a putdown for “self-published.” Print-on-demand (POD) is a term for a printing process that can produce one copy or several or …

Joel Friedlander, September 2015
Inputting an Index in InDesign »

PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 2015 by Joel Friedlander, Book Designer Nonfiction books almost always need an index. That’s one thing people in the book business generally agree on. Another is that the right person to create an index is a skilled professional who knows that an index is constructed from the concepts behind the terms and people …

Kathleen Boucher, Kristen Eckstein, Jim Musgrave, Lin Pardey, Karen Robbins, Ben Robertson, Anne Sarkisian, November 2014
I Did It and I’m Glad: Publishing Decisions That Turned Out Well, Part 2 »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 2014 SEE ALSO: Part 1, Part 3 Doing It All With A Team Self-publishing Shoe Print Art became one of the highlights of my life. As a former kindergarten and first grade teacher, I began writing part time while raising my family. For 25 years I had written mostly craft articles, a picture …

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