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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. …

Florrie Binford Kichler, February 2013
President’s Post: What’s New? A Trio from IBPA »

PUBLISHED MAY 2013 by Florrie Binford Kichler, Executive Director, Independent Book Publishers Association — Cynics say that there’s nothing new under the sun, but I invite those cynics to take a look at IBPA, where the joint’s jumpin’ with new ways to increase the value of your membership. Right now—from the folks who in the …

Linda Carlson, January 2013
Spotlight: IBPA Member Achievements »

  Spotlight Showcasing the Stinky Series Two segments of a new CNN Headline News show, Making It in America, featured Britt Menzies, author of the Raven Tree Press StinkyKids series, when its third title, StinkyKids Have a Heart, launched in the fall. Introduced in 2011, the hardbound picture books use characters created by Menzies in 2006 for T-shirts, which …

Florrie Binford Kichler, January 2013
President’s Post: Five Habits of Powerful Publishers »

PUBLISHED JANUARY 2013 by Florrie Binford Kichler, Executive Director, Independent Book Publishers Association — If I asked 10 publishers to describe their biggest challenge in the industry today, I would bet my last digital file that 10 out of 10 would say it is keeping up with the relentless pace of change. Change is unceasing, …

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