Article Category - "Future Think"


Independent Articles
Peter Trimarco, November/December 2019
Board Member’s Memo: Innovation and Independence in Book Publishing »

PUBLISHED NOV/DEC 2019 by Peter Trimarco, Co-Owner/Publisher, Notable Kids Publishing — Many independent publishers, and specifically author publishers, go independent because they have a strong vision and want full control over the editorial and design processes. This was how it was with me. I established Notable Kids Publishing in 2016 to publish children’s picture and …

Deb Vanasse, November/December 2019
Technology Game Changers in Book Publishing »

PUBLISHED NOV/DEC 2019 by Deb Vanasse, Reporter, IBPA Independent magazine — Publishers need to make the most of recent innovations while keeping an eye on emerging technologies to remain competitive. Article Synopsis: Publishers may see an expansion of cloud-based, internet-ready authoring systems. E-book and audiobook technologies have not been fully tapped into and continue to …

Deb Vanasse, July/August 2019
Publishing and the Planet »

PUBLISHED JULY/AUGUST 2019 by Deb Vanasse, Reporter, IBPA Independent magazine — Increasingly, consumers recognize the climate threats posed by shrinking forests and ecologically destructive practices. By making environmentally friendly choices, publishers can help mitigate these problems while also building goodwill and protecting their supply chain. After all, print publishing depends on trees, so it only …

Robin Cutler, May/June 2019
Board Member’s Memo: A Publisher’s Dream Should Include Making Money »

PUBLISHED MAY/JUNE 2019 by Robin Cutler, Director, IngramSpark — Members of the publishing community deserve to make money from the stories we tell. Humans all over the planet have a common trait that defines our species: we are storytellers. It is a great thing for us as publishers to be in service of shaping and …

Zack Lieberman, January/February 2019
Developing Cross-Platform Products »

PUBLISHED JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019 by Zack Lieberman, Producer & Publisher, EXIT STRATEGY, SILENT PARTNERS — Emerging realities of the modern marketplace. IBPA Independent magazine is focused on the business and craft of independent publishing, but I’m here to be the heretic and get your gears turning about anything but books. Your books, your ideas, your stories—your …

Deb Vanasse, January/February 2019
Ahead of the Curve: How Publishers Are Proactively Managing Their Businesses »

PUBLISHED JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019 by Deb Vanasse, Reporter, IBPA Independent magazine — Publishers need to stay agile, building into their planning ways to maneuver around potential threats while also steering their companies toward new opportunities and growth. In an industry where change is the only constant, publishers need to stay ahead of the curve. But faced …

Angela D. Coleman, January/February 2019
The Future Is Female »

PUBLISHED JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019 by Angela D. Coleman, Founder & President of Sisterhood Agenda — Authors and publishers need to understand the changing social climate in order to produce content that women and girls want and need. Women and girls are rising around the globe. After decades of women empowerment activities, the plight of women and …

Kelly Peterson, January/February 2019
The Flattening Wave of Digitizations »

PUBLISHED JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019 by Kelly Peterson, Director of Client Services, INscribe Digital — The rise of indie publishing is a breaking wave. But what is the sea behind it? As Vladimir Nabokov said, “The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.” The breaking wave we see now is the rise of indie publishing: …

Alexa Schlosser, January/Febraury 2018
Roundtable: Musings on the Past and Future »

PUBLISHED JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018 compiled by Alexa Schlosser, Managing Editor, IBPA Independent magazine — Nine independent and author publishers reflect on 2017 and look forward to 2018 What did you learn about publishing in 2017 that will inform you moving forward? What will you do differently? Kate Foster (KF): Rushing to hit a release date does …

Elsa Evripidou and Nick Fletcher, January/February 2018
The New Frontier of e-Books: c-Books »

PUBLISHED JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018 by Elsa Evripidou and Nick Fletcher, Monsoon Tide — A lot is being made in the press currently about the relative demise of e-books and the resurgence of their conventionally printed counterparts. Experts in the field have pointed out a number of reasons for this, including: People seem to be reconnecting with …

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