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Linda Carlson, December 2013
Spotlight: IBPA Member Achievements »

Spotlight December 2013 by Linda Carlson A Series Racks Up Rights Sales Great Reads Books of Bellaire, TX, reports foreign rights sales for two titles in its Jesus Thief series. Author/publisher J.R. Lankford sold the fourth book, The Covert Messiah, to Eksmo of Moscow for a 2014 Russian edition, and the first one, The Jesus Thief, to Saida de …

Angela Bole, December 2013
Director’s Desk: A Code for Our Community »

PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2013 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association — Think about how a trade group like IBPA forms. Members of a community realize they face common problems, and they come together to solve those problems. I’ve heard this idea expressed in a beautiful way by Ken Michaels, chair of the Book Industry …

Linda Carlson, November 2013
Spotlight: John Mutter, IBPA Board Member and Co-Founder of Shelf Awareness »

Spotlight November 2013 by Linda Carlson Closeup: John Mutter A delightful conversation with John Mutter—IBPA board member and co-founder of the Shelf Awareness publishing newsletters—recently touched on espresso, comfortable chairs, e-publishing, and many other things that go into selling books these days. It was delightful in part because Mutter’s fun to talk with, and also …

Angela Bole, November 2013
Director’s Desk: Profiling the Successful Publisher »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 2013 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association — When I’m asked to describe the independent publishers and self-published authors who choose to join IBPA, I say they’re the kind who understand that publishing is a business and, knowing this, join IBPA to become better business people. But what does this mean? …

Linda Carlson, October 2013
Spotlight: Kelly Gallagher, IBPA Board Member »

Spotlight October 2013 by Linda Carlson Closeup: Kelly Gallagher IBPA board member Kelly Gallagher has been vice president, content acquisition, at Ingram Content Group for the past year. This means he and his sales team are working with publishers, author services companies, and self-publishers—even corporations that publish such material as training guides. It’s a long …

Linda Carlson, October 2013
13 Million Copies and Counting: The Free Spirit Publishing Story »

13 Million Copies and Counting: The Free Spirit Story October 2013 by Linda Carlson Judy Galbraith insists that she no longer has the energy to work the 60-hour weeks that were common when she was starting Free Spirit Publishing at age 29, but she bubbles with enthusiasm for the company’s new lines, her staff, and even …

Angela Bole, October 2013
Director’s Desk: Six Picks for Inspiration and Information about Publishing »

PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2013 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association — Last week, I received the following email from an IBPA member: “I’ve been a member with IBPA since 2009–2010, and I would like to know if there is any book you can suggest regarding ‘the business of book publishing/industry.’” It’s a great question! …

Linda Carlson, September 2013
Spotlight: Deltina Hay, Chair of IBPA’s Board »

Spotlight September 2013 by Linda Carlson   Closeup: Deltina Hay Who’s who on the IBPA board? To help you get to know the people behind the names you often see at IBPA events and in its publications, Spotlight continues its brief profiles of board members and officers. This month, we feature Deltina Hay, recently elected …

Angela Bole, September 2013
Director’s Desk: A Traveler’s Take on Format Choices »

PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 2013 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association — I’m writing this month’s Director’s Desk on day 6 of a 10-day tour of Spain. I came here to see the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, but as a lover of ancient art and architecture, I couldn’t leave without knocking at least …

Shelley Case, Kirt Manecke, Jerry Craft, Rose Rosetree, June Greig, Doug Breeze, Perry Louis Fields, Tamara Veitch, Arlene Miller, Tanya J. Peterson, Michelle Waits, August 2013
Books In Action, Part 4 »

Books in Action, Part 4   How is that book doing? Ask the question of somebody in a large publishing house, and the answer you get is likely to feature numbers the house uses to keep score (that book sold so-and-so many copies; that book hasn’t earned out its $XX,XXX advance). But if you ask …

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