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Jan Nathan, December 2003
Director’s Desk: Amazon, Frankfurt, and the Benjamin Franklin™ Awards »

PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2003 by Jan Nathan, Executive Director, Publishers Marketing Association (currently IBPA) Why Overpay Amazon? Ever since sent many of our members a document that requires them to offer a 60 to 65 percent discount, my phones have been ringing off the hook. Talking with callers, I began to wonder. How come PMA …

Jan Nathan, PMA Executive Director, March 2000
22 Things to Do for Small Press Month »

PUBLISHED MARCH 2000 by Jan Nathan, Executive Director, Publishers Marketing Association (PMA) — Contact your local bookstore or library and suggest they put together a special display for Small Press Month. You can obtain posters and bookmarks from PMA. Order from Suggest that your local bookstore offer a discount on small press titles this …

Jan Nathan, February 1997
Introducing Nancy & Don Tubesing Whole Person Associates/Pfeifer-Hamilton Publishers »

In an effort to assist PMA members in learning some of the tricks of the trade used by surviving publishing companies, I have decided to interview PMA members and share some of their thoughts, failures, and successes with you. Yes, even the successful ones have failures along the way. This month, we’re introducing two companies …

Jan Nathan, PMA, December 1996
Building a Community … At What Expense? »

A few weeks ago there was a discussion on the PMA-L listserv site which caused me to reflect upon a process that has been developing over the past few years … bookstores becoming more than places of sales, but becoming actual community gathering spots where people linger, read, chat, and eat. On the surface, this …

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