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Linda Carlson, August 2013
Spotlight: One Mission, One Method, 40 Years — The New Harbinger Success Story »

Self-help with real help: that what’s psychologist Matthew McKay and writer Patrick Fanning set out to publish when they founded New Harbinger in 1973. Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Oakland, CA, publisher pioneered what has become the standard for self-help books, books that provide readers with inspiration, enlightenment, and, most important, real tools for …

Angela Bole, August 2013
Director’s Desk: Connecting »

PUBLISHED AUGUST 2013 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association — We all find ourselves in the business of publishing for various reasons. For my part, I’ve always known I would work with books, or—more fundamentally—with stories. In college I read Audre Lorde for the first time. She said, “I am a black feminist …

Linda Carlson, July 2013
Spotlight: Jonathan Kirsch, IBPA Legal Council »

July 2013 by Linda Carlson   Closeup: Jonathan Kirsch Who’s who at IBPA? To introduce you to the people behind the names you often see at IBPA events and in its publications, Spotlight continues its brief profiles. This month, IBPA general counsel Jonathan Kirsch tells us how he combines the practice of law with the …

Angela Bole, July 2013
Director’s Desk: An Open Letter to Members »

PUBLISHED JULY 2013 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association — Dear Friends, Welcome to my first Director’s Desk column as executive director of IBPA! I’m delighted to be taking up this new position. Through my previous engagement with the Book Industry Study Group, I had the honor of working with both Jan Nathan …

Linda Carlson, June 2013
Spotlight: Christopher Robbins, CEO, Familius »

June 2013 by Linda Carlson   Closeup: Christopher Robbins Continuing to put the spotlight on individuals who’ve made significant contributions to IBPA and to publishing in general, as well as on member companies and their achievements, we’re focusing this month on Christopher Robbins. An IBPA board member, the CEO of a midsize publishing company for …

Linda Carlson, May 2013
Spotlight: IBPA Member Achievements »

We’re continuing to put the spotlight on individuals within IBPA as well as on member companies and their achievements. This month we’ve got spotlights (and footlights) on Judith Appelbaum, the long-time Independent editor. She’s been involved with IBPA and its predecessors almost since the beginning in the early 1980s, and Independent editor starting with the July 2001 issue. Judith …

Florrie Binford Kichler, May 2013
President’s Post: A Sustainable Future Featuring Growth »

PUBLISHED MAY 2013 by Florrie Binford Kichler, Executive Director, Independent Book Publishers Association — Several months ago, responding to a mandate from the IBPA board of directors, a strategic planning committee composed of four IBPA board members—Steve Mettee, Davida Breier, Peter Goodman, and Kelly Gallagher—and your IBPA staff—Terry Nathan, Lisa Krebs, and me—met for a …

Linda Carlson, April 2013
Spotlight: IBPA Member Achievements »

  With this issue, we’re starting to put the spotlight on individuals within IBPA as well as on companies and their achievements. This month we’ve got spotlights (and footlights) on Florrie Binford Kichler, a longtime member who is wrapping up her tenure as the association’s president/executive director, having represented IBPA at conferences and trade shows …

Linda Carlson, March 2013
Spotlight: IBPA Member Achievements »

Details on Deal of the Day Having a book selected as Amazon’s Deal of the Day can send its sales skyward, so it’s no surprise that IBPA members have been asking what it takes to get a title selected. Here’s what a “services launch specialist” at Amazon wrote us: “To be considered for inclusion in …

Florrie Binford Kichler, March 2013
President’s Post: The Fifteen-Minute High »

PUBLISHED MARCH 2013 by Florrie Binford Kichler, Executive Director, Independent Book Publishers Association — Fifteen minutes. That’s how long it takes to publish a print book—shave five minutes off that time for e-book only. Upload the Word file, make a few choices as to trim size, cover template design, exterior color, and poof—you’re a publisher. …

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