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Angela Bole, March 2016
Director’s Desk: A Clear Vision »

PUBLISHED MARCH 2016 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Pulishers Association Thirty years ago, a group of 15 Southern California independent publishers who couldn’t afford to attend the American Booksellers Association’s annual conference decided to pool funds and send a single representative to the show. As many of you know, this trip was a triggering …

Angela Bole, February 2016
Director’s Desk: Choose Change »

PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 2016 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association “The art of life is a constant readjustment to our surroundings.” These words, from Japanese scholar Kakuzo Okakura, ring true to me. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about how people and organizations embrace change. In my personal life, it’s never the same day …

Angela Bole, December 2015
Director’s Desk: Latch On to the IBPA Affiliate Advantage »

PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2015 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association Did you know that IBPA, as the largest national association of publishers, supports 24 regional affiliates that may be of benefit to you? This December, as you think about ways to make the next year a successful one for your publishing business, perhaps you …

Angela Bole, November 2015
Director’s Desk: Recommended Reading »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 2015 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association Last month I had the pleasure of dining with Rana DiOrio, founder of Little Pickle Press and member of IBPA’s board of directors. As dinner companions go, Rana is topnotch. Her unbelievable knack for picking great restaurants is surpassed only by her always direct …

Angela Bole, October 2015
Director’s Desk: What Your Board Is Up To »

PUBLISHED October 2015 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association In this month’s Director’s Desk, I’m going to pull the curtain on a recent IBPA board of directors meeting. IBPA’s board of directors is a 14-person leadership team—13 voting members plus the chair—tasked with setting the association’s strategic direction and managing its cash reserves. …

Angela Bole, September 2015
Director’s Desk: Inside Our Amazing Profession »

PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 2015 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association When you’re overburdened with e-mail and cranky people make it their job to interfere with your day; when your printer messes up your order, your distributor doesn’t stock enough books to cover your author tour, you’re late on one deadline or another . . …

Angela Bole, August 2015
Director’s Desk: Meet Mimi Le »

PUBLISHED AUGUST 2016 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association This month’s “Director’s Desk” is special to me because in it I get to introduce you to a fantastic new member of IBPA’s office staff, Mimi Le. Mimi joined IBPA in May 2015 as our new project coordinator, member benefits specialist. Many of you …

Angela Bole, July 2015
Director’s Desk: A Progress Report with Questions for the Future »

PUBLISHED JULY 2015 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association This month marks the beginning of my third year as IBPA’s executive director. I know it’s cliché, but it’s absolutely astonishing to me how quickly time flies. It’s true what Ferris Bueller said: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around …

Angela Bole, June 2015
Director’s Desk: An Exuberant Awards Album »

PUBLISHED JUNE 2015 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association During this year’s IBPA Publishing University in Austin, TX, I had the great privilege of honoring some of the best books of 2014 at the annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards™ ceremony. What a fantastic time! I was able to announce the best books in …

Angela Bole, April 2015
To Serve and Lead on the Front Lines »

PUBLISHED APRIL 2015 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association Five new directors have now been elected to serve on IBPA’s board of directors, starting July 1, 2015. Our board is a leadership team of 14 (13 directors plus our board chair) that works hard to promote, develop, and otherwise further the independent publishing …

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