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Linda Carlson, May 2012
Spotlight: IBPA Member Achievements »

  Several IBPA members were cited in a Publishers Weekly Small Press Spotlight story that ran in March called “Catching the Digital Wave.” The story describes how sales of e-books boosted revenue for several smaller publishing companies, including Red Wheel Weiser Conari, where e-book sales increased 160 percent in 2011, and Berrett-Koehler Publishers, where they …

Florrie Binford Kichler, May 2012
President’s Post: A Winner on the West Coast: Publishing University 2012 »

PUBLISHED MAY 2012 by Florrie Binford Kichler, Executive Director, Independent Book Publishers Association — The City by the Bay was rocking as IBPA Publishing University came to the West Coast for the first time in five years. Just ask the close to 300 attendees, speakers, and industry partners who filled the Sheraton Hotel in San …

Linda Carlson, April 2012
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Spotlight Getting More from Good Publicity   Liz Jansen of Trillium Wordworks kicked off 2012 with a round of television and motorcycle show appearances. In Toronto, the Global TV Morning Show devoted almost six minutes to an interview with her and plugs both for her book, Women, Motorcycles and the Road to Empowerment, and for …

Florrie Binford Kichler, President, IBPA, April 2012
President’s Post: How to Subdue the Procrastination Beast »

      President’s Post by Florrie Binford Kichler, President, IBPA How to Subdue the Procrastination Beast One of my all-time favorite New Yorker cartoons features a businessman standing behind his desk. He’s holding a phone to his ear, and the caption reads, “No, Tuesday’s no good for me. How about never, is never good …

Linda Carlson, March 2012
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Spotlight Reviews That Should Weigh with Librarians Members who had books reviewed in recent issues of Library Journal include:   Demos Medical, for its fifth edition of Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have, the Answers You Need, edited by Rosalind C. Kalb, described as “a most worthwhile resource for people with MS, their families and …

MaryAnn F. Kohl, March 2012
The Tool Chest: What I Just Learned from Webinars »

      The Tool Chest What I Just Learned from Webinars by MaryAnn F. Kohl As a fledgling IBPA board member, and as publisher of art education books for children for 27 successful years, I felt compelled to learn something new about member benefits to share with IBPA members. Instead of writing about a …

Florrie Binford Kichler, February 2012
President’s Post: IBPA FAQ — Part 1 »

PRESIDENT’S POST by Florrie Binford Kichler PRESIDENT, IBPA IBPA FAQ, Part 1 What’s the difference between a wholesaler and a distributor? How do I convert my traditional book to an e-book? How do I keep people from copying my e-book without permission? Crucial questions for those of you new to publishing—and just a few of …

Linda Carlson, February 2012
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      SPOTLIGHT MAKING THE BEST BOOKS LISTS As we settle into 2012, hard at work to make our recent and upcoming releases financially successful and critically acclaimed, several smaller publishers are still basking in the recognition from year-end roundups of “best” books. The New York Times“notable books” lists for 2011 includes several titles …

Linda Carlson, January 2012
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      SPOTLIGHT PROMOTEDFOR PROTESTERS   Oh, Beautiful: An American Family in the 20th Century, written and published by John Paul Godges, is one of the titles recommended by the Huffington Post and the IndieReader in the list “7 Great Indie Books to Read Whilst You Occupy Wall Street.” “We thought we’d contribute to …

Linda Carlson, November 2011
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SPOTLIGHT . A TALEOF PRODUCTIVE TENACITY   The importance of taking the initiative, responding to interview requests, and following up with the media, especially after relevant events at home or abroad, is well illustrated by a string of events reported by Amelia Frahm, executive director of Nutcracker Publishing in Apex, NC. A couple of summers …

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