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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 …

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 …

Angela Bole, November/December 2020
Director’s Desk: A Letter to End IBPA’s Year »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2020 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association — IBPA CEO recaps the challenges and successes the association saw during the year 2020. It’s hard to believe it’s November and many of us are approaching year-end still under shelter-in-place orders with an uncertain outlook for our personal and business lives in 2021. …

MJ Courchesne, November/December 2020
IBPA Advocacy Committee’s Summary of Ongoing Copyright-Related Cases »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2020 by MJ Courchesne, Founder & President, Gryphon Publishing Consulting — An overview of what the IBPA Advocacy Committee is monitoring and contributing to the copyright-related cases. As a professional trade association dedicated to leading and serving the independent publishing community, IBPA has an intrinsic interest in helping protect its members’ intellectual property …

Karen Pavlicin, November/December 2020
An Update From IBPA’s DEI Task Force »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2020 by Karen Pavlicin, Publisher, Elva Resa Publishing — Enabling positive, actionable, systemic change. IBPA’s 2020-2022 Strategic Plan, developed by the IBPA Board of Directors in August 2019, includes the strategic goal of eliminating bias and enhancing diversity within the association. To help reach this goal, a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task …

Angela Bole, September/October 2020
Director’s Desk: Summary of IBPA’s Strategic Plan »

PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2020 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association — Here are IBPA’s 2020-2022 goals and strategies for leading and serving the independent publishing community. During a meeting held in August 2020, the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Board of Directors reviewed and reaffirmed the association’s Strategic Plan for the years 2020 through …

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