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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 …

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 …

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