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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 …

Linda Carlson , October 2011
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SPOTLIGHT HIGHLY VISIBLEVIA B&N Go to barnesandnoble.com, select “Kids” from the menu on the left, and the pop-up list shows “Expert Circle” on the far right. One more click and you’ll see 16 early childhood professionals introduced with, “Want to encourage your child’s love of reading? Need help potty training? Want parenting tips on starting …

Linda Carlson, September 2011
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SPOTLIGHT LESSONSRE SCHOOL MARKETS Getting books into schools can mean A+ sales for publishers. Just look at the “report cards” from two members: Harvey House Publishing, which recently won a Catholic Press Association award for its Olivia’s Gift, sequel to the similarly honored Olivia and the Little Way, has gotten both books into Catholic school …

Linda Carlson , August 2011
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SPOTLIGHT BIG BUZZFOR BUSINESS BOOKSINA DIFFERENT FORM “Faster than a speeding bullet. Able to breeze through the densest business jargon in a single sitting. It’s not a bird or a plane but a new concept that has taken best-selling business books and transformed them into fully illustrated comic books,” in the words of a story …

Linda Carlson, July 2011
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SPOTLIGHT MOVIE DEAL #1 The film rights for Manifest Destiny—a political thriller written by Rick Robinson and published by Headline Books—have been acquired by Los Angeles-based producer Peter R.J. Deyell. He’s working with screenwriter Quinn Redeker (The Deer Hunter) and shopping the movie concept to Hollywood studios. This is the first movie rights deal for …

Carlene Sippola, July 2011
The View from the May Meeting »

      FROM THE BOARDROOM Carlene Sippola CHAIR, IBPA BOARD The View from the May Meeting Our May board meetings have certain special characteristics. The staff and board members are up to their necks in planning for the Publishing University and BEA. We are getting ready to say good-bye to outgoing board members and …

Linda Carlson, November 2010
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MEMBERS IN THE SPOTLIGHT APPLAUSEFORAN AUDIO BOOK “Don’t skimp anywhere” if you’re creating your own audiobooks, advises Amy Friedman, whose Los Angeles-based Friedman & Danziger was honored for Tell Me a Story 3: Women of Wonder, the only audiobook from an independent publisher to receive an Audie Award this year. “Every single aspect of production …

Carlene Sippola, October 2010
Inside the August 2010 Board Meeting »

      FROM THE BOARDROOM Inside the August 2010 Board Meeting by Carlene Sippola CHAIR, IBPA BOARD The last report you got from me (July) was a recap of the State of the Association address given at our annual meeting in May. As you may recall, I heralded IBPA’s accomplishments from last year and …

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