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Alexa Schlosser, January/Febraury 2018
Roundtable: Musings on the Past and Future »

PUBLISHED JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018 compiled by Alexa Schlosser, Managing Editor, IBPA Independent magazine — Nine independent and author publishers reflect on 2017 and look forward to 2018 What did you learn about publishing in 2017 that will inform you moving forward? What will you do differently? Kate Foster (KF): Rushing to hit a release date does …

Alexa Schlosser, October 2017
IBPA Roundtable: Job Juggling »

PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2017 Compiled by Alexa Schlosser, Managing Editor, IBPA Independent magazine – Being a publisher often means you do more than just publish. Below, six IBPA members discuss how they’ve found alternative ways to make money. If publishing is not your main source of revenue, how do you juggle your day job with your …

Alexa Schlosser, January 2017
Roundtable: Collaboration Through Crowdfunding »

PUBLISHED JANUARY 2017 complied by Alexa Schlosser, Managing Editor, IBPA Independent magazine — Why did you decide to use a crowdfunding platform to publish your book? Why did you choose the particular platform you chose? Betsy Miller (BM): My friends and I self-funded Thinking Ink Press. I went out of pocket for the illustrations for …

Lynn Rosen, July 2016
Pitch Perfect »

Publicists discuss their evolving role in a shifting landscape, success stories, and working with authors. Erika Dreifus Media Editor, Fig Tree Books. FigTreeBooks.net How do you define the goals of a publicist? What do you believe is your most important function? Perhaps I should begin with what isn’t my function: My job is not to …

Lynn Rosen, June 2016
Winners’ Circle »

Does winning a book award make a difference? Impact sales? Change an author’s life? We asked recent winners of prominent book awards to answer these questions for us. Read on to find out how it feels to be a winner! Nina McConigley Author, Cowboys and East Indians (Curtis Brown Unlimited), Co-winner of the 2014 PEN …

Lynn Rosen, May 2016
IBPA Roundtable: Navigating the Digital Revolution »

PUBLISHED JUNE 2016 by Lynn Rosen, IBPA Independent staff reporter In this edition of IBPA’s monthly Roundtable, Leaders from the digital publishing realm share their insights. Enjoy! The Idea Logical Company What is your role in the digital publishing segment of the industry? Observer and forecaster. What issue related to digital publishing do you think …

Lynn Rosen, April 2016
IBPA Roundtable: Working with Distributors »

PUBLISHED APRIL 2016 by Lynn Rosen, IBPA Independent contributing editor In this edition of IBPA’s monthly Roundtable, distributors discuss barriers to shelf space, selling e-books, and the perks and challenges of going the distributor route for indie publishers. Enjoy! Cardinal Publishers Group What are some of the biggest challenges facing indie publishers today in terms …

Lynn Rosen, March 2016
IBPA Roundtable: Attracting Literary Agents »

PUBLISHED MARCH 2016 by Lynn Rosen, IBPA Independent contributing editor Below, literary agents share with IBPA Independent’s contributing editor, Lynn Rosen, what they hope indie publishers bring to the table, and more. Lowenstein Associates SPECIALTY: We specialize in commercial and literary fiction as well as nonfiction by experts in their fields who have a built-in …

Judith Appelbaum, April 2014
IBPA Roundtable: Revelations from Readers: Part 3 »

PUBLISHED APRIL 2014 by Judith Appelbaum, Editor, IBPA Independent A Note from the Editor: Today’s abundance—or is it overabundance—of data includes everything from “big data,” through the kinds of data that Linda Carlson reports on in this issue, to “anecdata.” “Big data,” often defined as data that exceeds the processing capacity of conventional database systems, …

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