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Better Together: SparkPoint, She Writes Press »

by Jim Milliot — (This article originally appeared in PublishingWeekly.com. IBPA is privileged to host Brooke Warner, She Writes Press co-founder, as an active member of our board of directors.) “Almost one year after SparkPoint Studio acquired the hybrid publisher She Writes Press, the purchase is providing the type of synergy that SparkPoint CEO Crystal Patriarche …

For Books, Print Is Back »

(NEWS) by Jim Milliot — (This article was originally posted on Publishers Weekly.) Unit sales of print books rose 2% in 2014 at outlets that report to BookScan “Unit sales of print books sold through outlets that report to Nielsen BookScan rose 2.4% in 2014, with total units topping 635 million. The gain was driven …

Mass Market Paperback: Not Dead Yet »

(NEWS) This article was originally published on Publishers Weekly. By Jim Milliot (IBPA Board Member) — “When sales of e-books doubled in 2011 over 2010, it seemed as if the mass market paperback format might quickly sink into oblivion. Mass market sales in 2013 were down 52% from 2010 levels, according to BookStats. While sales …

Self-Published Books Topped 450,000 in 2013 »

(NEWS) This article was originally published on PublishersWeekly.com. By Jim Milliot (IBPA Board Member) “Although it comes with a number of caveats, Bowker’s newest report on the number of self-published titles rose again in 2013, increasing 16.5%, to 458,564. The increase was due entirely to the release of new print books which rose 28.8% to 302,622 …

Industry Sales Flat in 2013; Trade Dropped 2.3% »

(NEWS) This article was originally published at PublishersWeekly.com. By Jim Milliot, Publishers Weekly “Industry sales were just about flat in 2013, falling by less than 1%, to $27.01 billion, from $27.12 billion in 2012, according to the newest figures from BookStats, the industry statistics program from the AAP and BISG. Sales in the trade segment, …

Reality Rules at IBPA – A Report from Publishing University 2014 »

(NEWS) This article originally published March 24, 2014 at PublishersWeekly.com. By Jim Milliot “The IBPA held its 26th Publishing University March 21-22 in San Francisco with about 30 sessions created to appeal to the association’s traditional independent publishers as well as the increasing numbers of members from the hybrid and self-publishing ranks. The growing influence …

Director’s Desk: IBPA Publishing University — Keep the Thrills; Strengthen the Skills »

(DIRECTOR’S DESK) By Angela Bole, IBPA Executive Director — When you have a job like mine, you spend a lot of time looking at budget spreadsheets and discussing strategies and tactics and bottom lines. I don’t necessarily mind this. I have a strong attraction to …

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