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Angela Bole, May/June 2020
Directors Desk: A Report from IBPA’s Annual Meeting of Members »

PUBLISHED MAY/JUNE 2020 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association — IBPA gathered for their first virtual annual meeting to learn about the state of the association, approve revisions to IBPA bylaws and vote for IBPA board canditates. Following the cancellation of IBPA’s in-person Annual Meeting of Members scheduled for April 4, 2020, in …

Karla Olson, May/June 2020
Board Member’s Memo: Meet Your New IBPA Board Chair, Karla Olson »

PUBLISHED MAY/JUNE 2020 Get to know incoming IBPA Board Chair Karla Olson Karla Olson starts her one-year term as chair of the IBPA Board of Directors on July 1, 2020. What is your current company and role, and how long have you been involved in independent publishing? I am the publisher of the book program …

Brooke Warner, May/June 2020
Board Member’s Memo: Note from Outgoing IBPA Board Chair, Brooke Warner »

PUBLISHED MAY/JUNE 2020 Read Brooke Warner’s parting message to the IBPA community and get to know the new IBPA Board Chair and Board Members Brooke Warner completes six years of service on the IBPA Board of Directors on June 30, 2020 (four years as an at-large board member and two years as chair). Each outgoing …

Seth Dellon, March/April 2020
Uncovering the Truth About IBPA Members: 2019 Member Survey Results »

PUBLISHED MARCH/APRIL 2020 by Seth Dellon, Director of Strategic Development, Publishers Weekly — IBPA Board Member Seth Dellon considers 2019 member survey results. In late 2019, IBPA reached out to members to hear about the biggest lessons they learned over the past year. My lesson was that indie publishers are uniquely positioned to go direct …

Joshua Tallent, March/April 2019
Board Member’s Memo: Lessons from a Nonprofit Board Member »

PUBLISHED MARCH/APRIL 2019 by Joshua Tallent, Director of Outreach and Education at Firebrand Technologies – As I finish up my last year as an IBPA Board member, I have been reflecting on all the wonderful lessons I have learned over the last few years serving on the Board. Here, I share some of those lessons …

Brooke Warner, March/April 2019
Board Member’s Memo: The Magic of IBPA Publishing University »

PUBLISHED MARCH/APRIL 2019 by Brooke Warner, Publisher, She Writes Press — Here, IBPA Board Chair Brooke Warner explains why publishers come back to IBPA Publishing University, year after year after year… This year, IBPA Publishing University (PubU) 2019 will be in Chicago from April 5-6. PubU is a special event for independent publishers in today’s …

Peter Goodman, January/February 2019
Grow Your Independent Publishing Company On Your Drive To Work »

PUBLISHED JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019 interview by IBPA Independent — Podcast “Inside Independent Publishing (with IBPA)” gives publishers access to powerful ideas, strategies, and tools for success. Podcasting is huge. From 2013 to 2017, the amount of people who listen to podcasts doubled from 12 percent to 24 percent. In 2019, that’s expected to grow even further. …

Angela Bole, November/December 2018
Director’s Desk: A Year to Be Thankful For »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association — CEO Angela Bole reflects on some of IBPA’s accomplishments in 2018. Like many of you, I find the end of each year to be a great time for reflecting on accomplishments and planning for the year ahead. With that in mind, below are …

Angela Bole, September/October 2018
A Look into IBPA Board Discussions »

PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2018 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association — CEO Angela Bole provides insight into the most recent meeting agenda for the IBPA Board of Directors. Every year, I like to provide IBPA members with a clear look at an IBPA Board of Directors meeting agenda. IBPA’s Board of Directors is a …

Deb Vanasse, July/August 2018
Getting There: Why Indie Publishers are Well-Positioned to Satisfy the Need for Diverse Voices »

PUBLISHED JULY/AUGUST 2018 by Deb Vanasse, Reporter, IBPA Independent magazine — Are independent publishers making strides toward engaging more diverse audiences? IBPA asked a sample of IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™-winning authors and publishers to weigh in on diversity and inclusion in the publishing industry. Here’s what they had to say. Goodreads, Kirkus Reviews, and The …

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