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Linda Carlson, May 2010
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      MEMBERS IN THE SPOTLIGHT Sharing Tips from a Successful Blog Tour Thinking about a blog tour to promote a book? Kim Shimer has some recommendations based on her recent work setting up a one-day tour with more than 15 bloggers for Tending to Eden: Environmental Stewardship for God’s People by Scott Sabin …

Linda Carlson, April 2010
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MEMBERS IN THE SPOTLIGHT • Imagine opening your Google Alerts and discovering that your book has been selected as a prize in Amazon.com’s 10-year anniversary sweepstakes. That was the holiday season surprise for Granite Peak Publications, which saw its Yellowstone Treasures: The Traveler’s Companion to the National Park in a gift basket with Canon photography …

Linda Carlson, March 2010
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      MEMBERS IN THE SPOTLIGHT • Safety Star Media, publisher of My Body Belongs to Me, has had a series of publicity coups—a review in School Library Journal in October, a mention in Parenting magazine in November, and inclusion in February’s Time Out New York Kids. Even more exciting, however, reports publisher Jill …

Linda Carlson, February 2010
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MEMBERS IN THE SPOTLIGHT • There was a flurry of excitement (rather than the expected snow flurries) in Fargo, ND, when the Entertainment Tonight crew arrived to film behind-the-scenes action of the late-November launch of Fargo-based Kototama Publishing’s Beautiful Women of North Dakota, a book and photo exhibit that features 22 “ordinary” women. As Kototama’s …

Linda Carlson, January 2010
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      MEMBERS IN THE SPOTLIGHT •If your New Year’s resolution is to connect your authors with more readers in more parts of the world, here are some tips from Medallion Press, which had author Gregory Lamberson interacting with fans in more than two dozen places last fall—at the very same time, with only …

Peg Silloway, December 2009
Confessions of a PubU First-Timer »

      Confessions of a Pub-U First-timer by Peg Silloway As a newbie in the publishing business, I’ve been learning at a fast and furious pace over the past couple of years. Early on, as an IBPA member and a member of MBPA (MidAtlantic Book Publishers Association), I read and heard about Publishing University …

Carlene Sippola, October 2009
From the IBPA Board Room »

      PRESIDENT’S REPORT by Carlene Sippola From the Board Room . . . I am writing this shortly after returning from my first IBPA board meeting as the new board chair. We held our meeting in Minneapolis in conjunction with this year’s Regional University. Our board members were excited to offer their services …

Florrie Binford Kichler, June 2009
President’s Report: Of Penguins, Publishers, and Change »

      PRESIDENT’S REPORT by Florrie Binford Kichler Of Penguins, Publishers, and Change After 35 months of doing my best to be relevant, reasonably entertaining, and somewhat educational in these columns, it’s time for the big finish—the final column that will sum up the sometimes chaotic, always rewarding, and constantly challenging experience of leading …

Polly Andersen, May 2008
Get Set for Success at Frankfurt »

PUBLISHED MAY 2008 by Polly Andersen, Vice President of Finance & Administration, Meadowbrook Press What makes your publishing house stand out? Its line of new titles? Its key accounts? Its cutting-edge packaging or prestigious authors? In terms of the Frankfurt Book Fair, the answer to that question is simple: It has to be you. Having …

Jan Nathan, December 2003
Director’s Desk: Amazon, Frankfurt, and the Benjamin Franklin™ Awards »

PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2003 by Jan Nathan, Executive Director, Publishers Marketing Association (currently IBPA) Why Overpay Amazon? Ever since Amazon.com sent many of our members a document that requires them to offer a 60 to 65 percent discount, my phones have been ringing off the hook. Talking with callers, I began to wonder. How come PMA …

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