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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 …

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 …

Peter Goodman, July 2017
Indie Books for Indie Bookshops »

PUBLISHED JULY 2017 by Peter Goodman, Publisher, Stone Bridge Press — I read recently in Business Insider that Amazon’s strategy for making its brick-and-mortar stores successful hinged on three factors: exploiting big data to tailor the store’s offerings to its local demographic; reducing inventory to only a few thousand titles of proven sales potential; and …

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 …

Todd Pollack, December 2016
Committing to Environmental Excellence »

PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2016 by Todd Pollack, Director, Green Press Initiative In 2006, Random House became the first large publisher to adopt a formal environmental policy, but many independent publishers were using environmentally responsible paper long before then and helped demonstrate that using such paper in books was possible and economically feasible. Since 2006, most of …

Linda Carlson, July 2008
Digital Short Runs: What’s Great; What Can Be Trouble »

      Digital Short Runs: What’s Great; What Can Be Trouble by Linda Carlson What is digital printing? Does your business need it? And if it does, what advantages and disadvantages do you need to consider? “Really and Truly Print on Demand: The Pros and the Cons” (June) focused on the POD technology developed …

Dan Poynter, May 2008
Book-Publishing Terms in Turmoil »

      Book-Publishing Terms in Turmoil by Dan Poynter Writers are confused, and it’s not their fault. In searching for the best way to break into print, they come across self-described “self-publishing companies.” I get emails asking if I can self-publish for writers. That is impossible—by definition. The problem is that many POD vanity …

Dar Hosta, March 2008
This Way to That Wonderful Feeling »

      This Way to That Wonderful Feeling by Dar Hosta It’s the look of the squared and bound cover, the slick and glossy dust jacket; it’s the smell and feel of the newly printed and crisp, not-turned pages, the luxurious texture of the endsheets; it’s the realness of a real book, finished and …

Amy Wachspress, December 2007
When Asked for Advice About Self-Publishing, Visualize a Butterfly »

      When Asked for Advice About Self-Publishing, Visualize a Butterfly by Amy Wachspress In June 2006, my husband and I founded Woza Books to publish my children’s and young-adult fantasy adventure, The Call to Shakabaz. The book was launched on January 15, 2007, and within weeks I was invited to participate in a …

Robert Goodman, November 2006
Digital Printing: What It Is, What It’s For, and Why It Isn’t Just “POD’” »

    Digital Printing: What It Is, What It’s For, and Why It Isn’t Just “POD’”   by Robert Goodman   A few people still remember when offset printing revolutionized book production. Offset was easy and fast; it produced high-quality printing; it could be interlaced with new prepress technologies; and it was considerably less expensive …

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