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Angela Bole, November/December 2021
IBPA PubU 2022 Scholarship Application Closes November 30 »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2021 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association — Each year, IBPA is offering several scholarships for IBPA members to attend IBPA Publishing University at no cost. offers premier educational opportunities to independent publishers and author publishers. The conference features an agenda designed to meet the unique needs of small publishers with …

Diane Vallere, November/December 2021
Book Metadata Makeover Success »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2021 by Diane Vallere, author — Learn how author Diane Vallere tripled book sales after experiencing IBPA’s Metadata Makeover program. Everybody loves a makeover, right? Picture Tess McGill in Working Girl: “You want to be taken seriously? You need serious hair.” The implication is simple: Success equals looking the part to the audience …

Kurt Brackob, November/December 2021
IBPA Advocacy Committee Seeks Member Support for HR 3816 and HR 3825 »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2021 by Dr. Kurt Brackob, Editorial Director, Histria Books — These bills are of special importance to independent publishers and booksellers, who should contact their congresspersons and senators in support of each. For more than two decades, independent publishers and booksellers have been under attack as a result of consolidation in the publishing …

Angela Bole, September/October 2021
Director’s Desk: Introducing Adeline Lui »

PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2021 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association — Get to know Adeline Lui, IBPA’s new director of marketing and communications. I have exciting news to share this month from the IBPA office. In August 2021, the five-person IBPA staff was joined by a sixth member of the team: Adeline Lui, our …

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 …

Angela Bole, July/August 2021
Directors Desk: IBPA Donates to Support Indie Bookselling »

PUBLISHED JULY/AUGUST 2021 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association — How IBPA’s partnership with the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc) helped indie bookstores during COVID-19. The theme of the July/August 2021 issue of IBPA Independent — “Joining Forces: Indie Publishers Partnering for a Purpose” — is meaningful for so many reasons. You’ll find …

Karen Pavlicin, July/August 2021
A Report from IBPA’s DEI Task Force »

PUBLISHED JULY/AUGUST 2021 by Karen Pavlicin, Publisher, Elva Resa Publishing — More about the association-wide integration and launch of IBPA’s DEI Committee. Over the past year, the IBPA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force—under the direction of the IBPA Board of Directors and informed by DEI professionals and IBPA members—established and implemented the first …

Angela Bole, May/June 2021
Directors Desk: A Look at the IBPA Annual Meeting of Members »

PUBLISHED MAY/JUNE 2021 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association — IBPA members gathered virtually on April 7, 2021, from 10 a.m. to noon Pacific for the 2021 Annual Meeting of Members. Here’s a brief snapshot of what happened. State of the Association In my “State of the Association” remarks, I discussed, IBPA’s Mission, …

Angela Bole, March/April 2021
Directors Desk: IBPA’s Strategic Partnership with Empowering Latino Futures (ELF) »

PUBLISHED MARCH/APRIL 2021 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association — Read below for details on what this new partnership entails. A single organization alone can’t resolve all the issues affecting its community, but with the help of partnerships, an organization can make a substantial difference across multiple fronts. That’s why IBPA is so …

Angela Bole, January/February 2021
Director’s Desk: Congrats on the Passage of the CASE Act »

PUBLISHED JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2021 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association — What to know now that Congress passed the CASE Act. Last year was difficult for many, but we ended 2020 with some very good news to share. On Dec. 21, 2020, Congress passed the CASE Act as part of the end-of-year omnibus and …

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