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Karen Robbins, March 2002
The Gift that Keeps on Giving:
A report on a first journey through PMA U »

Attending Publishing University and BEA in Chicago last year was one of the greatest gifts I’ve given myself in my 20-year writing career. I had always heard and read, “When your book goes out-of-print be sure to get all rights reverted back to you.” So, after learning that Prentice-Hall Inc. had decided to let my …

Jan Nathan, July 2001
Publishing University/BEA 2001 Recap Plus Ingram’s New Publisher Policy »

Suppose you were about to close your office for a three-day weekend, during which you were going to be traveling across the country to present your annual big event. Just then, you received a phone call from the hotel telling you that they had canceled your large ballroom and exhibit hall for which you had …

Nan Field, Dog-Eared Publications , January 2001
Which Hat Do I Wear? »

(Editor’s Note: The following outline comes from a Publishing University 2000 workshop titled “Which Hat Do I Wear: Scheduling for the Start-up Publisher.) I. What Comes First? A. At first, do most tasks yourself. 1. Save money. 2. Learn your business, your strengths, and what you like to do. 3. Learn which tasks are best …

Nan Field, Dog-Eared Publications , August 2000
Which Hat Do I Wear? »

(Editor’s Note: The following outline comes from a Publishing University 2000 workshop titled “Which Hat Do I Wear: Scheduling for the Start-up Publisher.) I. What Comes First?   A. At first, do most tasks yourself. 1. Save money. 2. Learn your business, your strengths, and what you like to do. 3. Learn which tasks are …

Robin Bartlett, April 2000
My View: Why You Should Attend PMA University »

PMA University is the centerpiece of the independent publisher’s professional efforts to sustain and renew ourselves. Increasingly, PMA University is shying away from the expert-lecture approach given to a mute, somnolent, sheep-like audience. Instead, PMA-U sessions emphasize opportunities for communication with other members of the association. For many of us, this meeting is one of …

Cheryl Miller Thurston , March 2000
It’s Time for Some Contest Changes »

My company has just about given up entering our books in publishing contests. We are tired of feedback that is irrelevant and sometimes even silly.No, it’s not sour grapes. Cottonwood Press books have received honorable mentions in the Benjamin Franklin Awards, Colorado Book Awards, and Colorado Independent Publishers Awards contests. Many remarks by contest judges …

Robert Goodman, September 1998
A Report from BEA & Publishing University »

(Editor’s Note: This article was adapted from a post to the PMA Chat Group.) I attended several sessions of Publishing University, but I took few notes. I wanted to focus on the larger perspective, so I pretty much sat and tried to absorb. I came away from Publishing University and BookExpo with several general thoughts, …

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