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Jim Milliot, June 2015
Keeping Count: What Industry Statistics Do and Don’t Reveal »

PUBLISHED JUNE 2015 by Jim Milliot, Editorial Director, Publishers Weekly It is a cliché by now to say that the book publishing industry is in the midst of a profound transition. But there is no doubt that the rise of digital publishing and bookselling has had a permanent effect on the industry. And while most …

Kimberly A. Edwards, June 2015
The Volunteering Value Proposition »

PUBLISHED JUNE 2015 by Kimberly A. Edwards, freelance writer “I call it face time,” says Becky Parker Geist of Pro Audio Voices, president of the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association. “People see me leading and helping, and hopefully over time, building confidence.” Ted Witt of Pretty Road Press calls it opportunity. “Pitching in with time …

Eldonna Lewis Fernandez, June 2015
Seven Must-Ask Questions for Any Negotiation »

PUBLISHED JUNE 2015 by Eldonna Lewis Fernandez, author The word negotiation often calls up a mental picture of a big boardroom table with people on opposite sides arguing over a multimillion-dollar deal. But we negotiate every single day in every area of our lives, both personally and professionally. Think about negotiating salaries, services, deadlines, and …

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 …

Ron Kaufman, May 2015
Ten Tips for Handling Customer Complaints »

PUBLISHED MAY 2015 by Ron Kaufman, Founder & Chairman, UP! Your Se Dealing with a dissatisfied, disgruntled, impossible-to-please, irrational, and/or irate customer isn’t anyone’s idea of a good time. Often, you may seek to bring the interaction to a close as quickly as possible, even if it ends on a sour note. But it’s worth …

Linda Carlson, May 2015
Fueling Success: What Makes Octane Press Prosper »

PUBLISHED MAY 2015 by Linda Carlson, IBPA Independent staff reporter “Create quality books” and “Sell outside bookstores” may sound familiar, but those time-tested tactics are what spell success for Octane Press. And publisher Lee Klancher has proved that you can do both those things with titles about tractors—and taxi drivers, and motorcycles. Klancher had years of …

Rob-Jan de Jong, May 2015
Train Your Mind to Spot Upcoming Changes »

PUBLISHED MAY 2015 by Rob-Jan de Jong, consultant Back in 1967, the eminent futurists Anthony J. Wiener and Herman Kahn wrote a 431-page magnum opus titled The Year 2000: A Framework for Speculation on the Next Thirty-Three Years. It’s filled with predictions, including the arrival of home computers that would manage households and communicate with …

Emma Barnes, May 2015
How Coding Can Help You »

PUBLISHED MAY 2015 by Emma Barnes, Publisher, Snowbooks I have a dreadful confession to make: I still use my fingers to do mental arithmetic. After a couple of decades in the commercial world, I can do sales-minus-cost-of-sales-all-over-sales-equals-margin in my sleep, but ask me 14 plus 27 and I’ll tap out the 14, just to be …

Pat Alvarado, Linda Kandelin Chambers, Lucy H. Chambers, Devorah Fox, Wanda Obermeier, Benjamin Quinn, Howard Straus, March 2015
Routes Across Language Barriers, Part 1 »

PUBLISHED MARCH 2015 by Pat Alvarado, Linda Kandelin Chambers, Lucy H. Chambers, Devorah Fox, Wanda Obermeier, Benjamin Quinn, Howard Straus What All Children Deserve Star Bright Books was established in New York City’s Harlem in 1994. After working as an editor in several US and UK publishing houses, Deborah Shine (with the enthusiastic support of …

Joel Friedlander and Betty Kelly Sargent, March 2015
It Takes a Team »

It’s a new day for self-publishers, no question about it. Indie authors can take the business of publishing a book into their own hands without spending huge amounts of money and, with a little diligence, can reach their specific readers through powerful sales channels available to everyone. But there’s a catch. They themselves have to …

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