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Joshua Tallent, March/April 2019
Board Member’s Memo: Lessons from a Nonprofit Board Member »

PUBLISHED MARCH/APRIL 2019 by Joshua Tallent, Director of Outreach and Education at Firebrand Technologies – As I finish up my last year as an IBPA Board member, I have been reflecting on all the wonderful lessons I have learned over the last few years serving on the Board. Here, I share some of those lessons …

Angela Bole, September/October 2018
A Look into IBPA Board Discussions »

PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2018 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association — CEO Angela Bole provides insight into the most recent meeting agenda for the IBPA Board of Directors. Every year, I like to provide IBPA members with a clear look at an IBPA Board of Directors meeting agenda. IBPA’s Board of Directors is a …

Angela Bole, July/August 2018
Director’s Desk: The Heart of IBPA »

PUBLISHED JULY/AUGUST 2018 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association — CEO Angela Bole explains how representing diverse voices and topics is at the heart of Independent Book Publishers Association. The title story of the July/August 2018 IBPA Independent magazine, “Getting There: Why Indie Publishers are Well-Positioned to Satisfy the Need for Diverse Voices,” …

Ian Lamont, May/June 2018
Board Member’s Memo: How to Use Amazon Advantage to Sell Books »

PUBLISHED MAY/JUNE 2018 by Ian Lamont, Founder, i30 Media — Can Amazon Advantage give you a competitive advantage? IBPA Board Member Ian Lamont walks you through the pros and cons. Last year, I wrote an article for IBPA Independent about Amazon Marketing Services. It got a huge response—people were clearly interested in learning more about this …

Brooke Warner, January/February 2018
Tracking the Wins: Looking Back on 10 Years of Independent Publishing »

PUBLISHED JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018 by Brooke Warner, Publisher, She Writes Press — In 2007, an aspiring author reached out to me to ask for support in self-publishing her book. I was still working in traditional publishing at the time, but I’d started to consult on the side. She was adamantly indie, wanting to forego the traditional …

Mark Wesley, December, 2017
Board Member’s Memo: Build Your Publishing Company with Inbound Marketing »

PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2017 by Mark Wesley, Founder, me+mi publishing & IBPA Board Member — You are about to release some of your titles. Wow, what an accomplishment! You should be aware that if your goal is to earn a profit from your work and the work of your authors, you’ve only just begun. Hopefully, you …

L.M. Browning, November 2017
Board Member’s Memo: A Few Things to Consider about Book Distribution »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 2017 by L.M. Browning, Founder, Homebound Publications & IBPA Board Member — As a publisher who routinely gives talks on the industry, I often find myself being asked the same questions by other publishers and authors alike: What is traditional distribution, and why is it important? The importance of traditional distribution is two-fold: …

Angela Bole, October 2017
Director’s Desk: A Report on the August 2017 IBPA Board Meeting »

PUBLISHED OCTOBER  2017 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association — It’s been a couple years, so in this month’s Director’s Desk, I thought I’d pull the curtain back on a recent IBPA Board of Directors meeting. IBPA’s board is a 14-person leadership team—13 voting members, plus the chair—tasked with setting the association’s strategic …

Rob Price, October 2017
Board Member’s Memo: 7 Tips for the Emerging Author-Publisher »

PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2017 by Rob Price, President, Gatekeeper Press & IBPA Board Chair — There has never been a better time to be an author. For decades (centuries, actually), all-powerful gatekeepers ruled the landscape, determining whose books would be seen by the masses. If you weren’t one of the lucky few, your chances of getting …

L.M Browning, May 2017
Board Member’s Memo: Entrepreneurial Bravery »

PUBLISHED MAY 2017 by LM Browning, Founder, Homebound Publications – At the age of 27, I was offered every writer’s dream: a book deal. And not just one book, but five. I enthusiastically signed and went from scribbler to author only to be quickly disillusioned by the entire process. The manuscript I had worked on …

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