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Independent Articles
Alexa Schlosser, September/October 2021
The Self-Publishing Hustle »

PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2021 interview by Alexa Schlosser, Managing Editor, IBPA Independent magazine — An interview with contemporary and fantasy author, writing coach, and YouTuber Hannah Lee Kidder. Hannah Lee Kidder is a contemporary and fantasy author, writing coach, and YouTuber. She’s published two short story collections, Little Birds and Starlight. Her hustle-minded approach to self-publishing …

Rocky Lang, September/October 2021
Help Desk: How Can I Get My Book Made Into a Movie? »

PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2021 answer by Rocky Lang, veteran of the motion picture and television industries — Take a shot at getting your book to Hollywood using the tools outlined in this article. The number one question authors ask me is, “How can I get my book made into a movie?” There is no one answer …

Kathryn Sparks, September/October 2021
A Big-Box Perspective: Notes from B&N CEO James Daunt’s Keynote Address »

PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2021 by Kathryn Sparks, Senior Editor, American Academy of Pediatrics — Barnes & Noble CEO James Daunt spoke with IBPA leaders at IBPA Publishing University 2021 about bookstore curation, DEI, print on demand, and more. On April 8, 2021, IBPA Publishing University kicked off with an informative and exciting conversation between IBPA Board …

Alexa Schlosser, July/August 2021
The Power of a Book Community »

PUBLISHED JULY/AUGUST 2021 interview by Alexa Schlosser, Managing Editor, IBPA Independent magazine — Dr. Artika R. Tyner, founder of Planting People Growing Justice Press and Bookstore, speaks on organic partnerships, what it means to be community focused, and the importance of having a vision and goals. How did Planting People Growing Justice Press and Bookstore …

James Aquilone, Joe Mynhardt, and Lindy Ryan, July/August 2021
How Kickstarter Can Pave the Way For a Publishing Deal »

PUBLISHED JULY/AUGUST 2021 by James Aquilone, Joe Mynhardt, and Lindy Ryan — The story of Classic Monsters Unleashed told from the perspective of the author and two of his publishing partners. Synopsis: Author James Aquilone discusses why he decided to use a crowdfunding campaign to create his anthology of short stories and shares five reasons …

Deb Vanasse, July/August 2021
Creating Meaningful DEI Partnerships »

PUBLISHED JULY/AUGUST 2021 by Deb Vanasse, Reporter, IBPA Independent magazine — Book Publishers can enhance their diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts by taking time to form meaningful DEI partnerships and collaborations. Synopsis: Publishers should create a plan that articulates short-term and long-term DEI goals, and a means for tracking progress. Hiring a DEI consultant might …

Brooke Warner and Stephanie Carter, May/June 2021
Tools to Support Your Book Publishing DEI Efforts »

PUBLISHED MAY/JUNE 2021 by Brooke Warner and Stephanie Carter — IBPA has launched a resource center that lists information for advancing DEI initiatives within the independent book publishing community. As part of its commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within its membership, leadership, policies, practices, and publications, IBPA has launched an online resource …

Alexa Schlosser, May/June 2021
A Direct Approach: Spotlight on Jelani Memory and “A Kids Book About” »

PUBLISHED MAY/JUNE 2021 interview by Alexa Schlosser, Managing Editor, IBPA Independent magazine — Jelani Memory’s “A Kids Book About” series takes a direct approach to publishing, both in terms of its distribution model and the tough topics it covers. Jelani Memory initially thought he’d only print one copy of the book he wrote for his …

Barbara W. Sarnecka, May/June 2021
Lessons Learned: Self-Publishing for Professors »

PUBLISHED MAY/JUNE 2021 by Barbara W. Sarnecka, Professor of Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine — One Cognitive Scientist’s Experience. Several years ago, when I decided to write a book and publish it myself, there were three questions I knew I would not be able to answer until the whole thing was over. Would the …

Cliff Guren, Thad McIlroy, and Steve Sieck, March/April 2021
Understanding COVID-19’s Impact on Book Publishing »

PUBLISHED MARCH/APRIL 2021 by Cliff Guren, Thad McIlroy, and Steve Sieck — A new report finds that the publishing industry has, on the whole, fared well in these trying times. Synopsis: Trade sales for 2020 were almost uniformly ahead of 2019, and in several categories, unit sales were up over 20% through mid-December. Most projections …

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