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Tian Daphne, March/April 2019
The Relevance of Crowdfunding Within the Publishing Industry »

PUBLISHED MARCH/APRIL 2019 by Tian Daphne, Community Manager for Publishizer — Harnessing the power of the crowd using the internet creates a win-win situation for publishers and authors alike. Storytelling is a quintessential feature of human existence. As many as 19 other types of extinct early human species have been discovered so far, but we …

Mark Wesley, March/April 2019
Board Member’s Memo: Your Business is the Product »

PUBLISHED MARCH/APRIL 2019 by Mark Wesley, Owner, me+mi publishing — As an independent publisher, how can you make it easy for buyers to find your company? Something has to get their attention, and it will not and cannot be just about your books. As a publisher, you need to create the best books you possibly …

Deb Vanasse, March/April 2019
Collective Engagement: Authors and Publishers Marketing Together »

PUBLISHED MARCH/APRIL 2019 by Deb Vanasse, Reporter, IBPA Independent magazine – Marketing a book can be complicated, time-consuming, and expensive. Authors and publishers should join forces to implement a plan that works. If ever there was a time when authors could simply write books and cede all sales-related responsibilities to publishers, that era is no …

Anja Skrba, March/April 2019
Influencer Marketing: The Cost-Effective Way to Sell Your First Book »

PUBLISHED MARCH/APRIL 2019 by Anja Skrba, Content Creation Manager — How can indie publishers use influencer marketing to their advantage? Marketing your book on a tight budget is the stuff of nightmares. And it gets even scarier if you’re promoting your first title, or if you’re trying to write within a competitive niche. To make …

Julia Schopick, March/April 2019
Facebook Groups: A Must-Use Promotional Resource For Authors »

PUBLISHED MARCH/APRIL 2019 by Julia Schopick, Author — Active involvement in Facebook groups can help foster organic marketing and guide potential buyers to your book. In my May/June 2018 column, “Using Topics in the News to Get Your Important Messages Out”, I described how John McCain’s July 2017 glioblastoma diagnosis provided me with an opportunity …

Lee Foster, March/April 2019
Want To Sell More Books? Improve Your Website »

PUBLISHED MARCH/APRIL 2019 by Lee Foster, Travel and Literary Book Author — How and why authors and publishers should invest in their websites. Whether you’re a self-published author or an independent publisher with multiple authors, we all share a common goal: sell more books. How will we sell those books? One important element in the …

Deb Vanasse, January/February 2019
Ahead of the Curve: How Publishers Are Proactively Managing Their Businesses »

PUBLISHED JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019 by Deb Vanasse, Reporter, IBPA Independent magazine — Publishers need to stay agile, building into their planning ways to maneuver around potential threats while also steering their companies toward new opportunities and growth. In an industry where change is the only constant, publishers need to stay ahead of the curve. But faced …

Bruce Brown, January/February 2019
How LinkedIn Can Be Your Moneymaking Friend »

PUBLISHED JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019 by Bruce Brown, Author Publisher — Find out how your online presence can further your publishing career About a year and a half ago, I had 20 LinkedIn connections. As I write this sentence, I now have over 4,600 connections, and they grow without any work on my part to the tune …

Anthony Pomes, November/December 2018
Citizen Square »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 by Anthony Pomes, Vice President of Marketing/Rights/PR, Square One Publishers — Square One Publishers President Rudy Shur successfully built a strong independent publishing company through buying other small independents and bringing on new authors. Square One Publishers finds itself at an interesting moment in its 18-year history. Following the acquisition this past …

Deb Vanasse, September/October 2018
Ready for Distribution? »

PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2018 by Deb Vanasse, Reporter, IBPA Independent magazine — For many indie publishers, full-service distribution is attractive. But to benefit from it, you need a growing platform, a commitment to marketing, and sufficient cash flow. “If only we had better distribution.” Among new and emerging publishers, it’s a common lament. Without full-service distribution, …

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