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Angela Bole, June 2015
Director’s Desk: An Exuberant Awards Album »

PUBLISHED JUNE 2015 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association During this year’s IBPA Publishing University in Austin, TX, I had the great privilege of honoring some of the best books of 2014 at the annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards™ ceremony. What a fantastic time! I was able to announce the best books in …

Angela Bole, May 2015
Director’s Desk: Guided by Why »

PUBLISHED MAY 2015 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association I’ve been thinking about how we make decisions. Do you take a chance on a new business partner? Do you move across country for a new job? If you’ve only been self-publishing, is now the time to start taking on books by others? If …

Angela Bole, April 2015
To Serve and Lead on the Front Lines »

PUBLISHED APRIL 2015 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association Five new directors have now been elected to serve on IBPA’s board of directors, starting July 1, 2015. Our board is a leadership team of 14 (13 directors plus our board chair) that works hard to promote, develop, and otherwise further the independent publishing …

Angela Bole, February 2015
Director’s Desk: Two Previews »

Publishing University 2015 In February, winter can feel never-ending. But never fear, spring is just around the corner, and spring, of course, makes everyone here think about Publishing University. During Publishing University 2015, more than 20 experts will present practical content designed to help you advance your publishing company and your publishing career. The conference …

Angela Bole, March 2015
Director’s Desk: Harvested Wisdom from Indie Events »

PUBLISHED MARCH 2015 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association Earlier this year, I participated in a panel on indie publishing at the Los Angeles Public Library. It was part of Indie Author Day, which was sponsored by IBPA and SELF-e, a collaboration between Library Journal and BiblioBoard. The SELF-e program is a new …

Angela Bole, January 2015
Director’s Desk: New Tools for Generating Sales and Reviews »

When IBPA began more than 30 years ago, it was built on a foundation of cooperative marketing programs. In 1983, a group of 15 Southern California independent publishers who couldn’t afford to attend the annual American Booksellers Association convention decided to pool their funds and send Jan Nathan to represent them and their books. Jan …

Angela Bole, December 2014
Director’s Desk: Why and How to Make Your Books Stand Out »

These days, we all know it’s easier than ever to make books available for readers to purchase. The technological barriers are so low, in fact, that the number of self-published titles rose to 458,564 in 2013, an increase of 16.5% over 2012, according to a Bowker report issued in October. And according to a story …

Angela Bole, November 2014
Director’s Desk: Celebrating Judith Appelbaum »

At IBPA, we celebrate our community members’ ability and willingness to help each other achieve and succeed. There is strength in numbers and together your voices resonate with a passion and commitment to independent publishing that is inspiring to hear. Perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than in the pages of this magazine, IBPA’s Independent. …

Angela Bole, October 2014
Director’s Desk: Engaging with Your Can-do Communities »

At IBPA, we’re proud to provide professional association services to our 3,000 members. We believe independently published books have the power to transform society for the better, and we work hard every day to find more ways to help our members’ books shine. Of course you know that I think IBPA membership is a smart …

Angela Bole, September 2014
Director’s Desk: What You Need to Know from the Get-go »

Although members call and e-mail the IBPA office requesting advice of every shape and size, there is a common theme that runs through many of the questions that could be boiled down like so: It was fairly easy, technologically speaking, to make my book available for purchase. Now what? At the core of this theme …

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