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Lynn Rosen, June 2016
Cream of the Crop: The 2016 Benjamin Franklin Award™ Winners »

PUBLISHED JUNE 2016 by Lynn Rosen, Staff Reporter, IBPA Independent This year’s IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ winners were announced in April 2016 during the IBPA Publishing University conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Here’s a sprinkling of some of the gold and silver winners representing 54 categories ranging from Inspirational to Craft & Hobby. “Winning …

Katherine Pickett, June 2016
A Retrospective Look at the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards™ »

PUBLISHED JUNE 2016 by Katherine Pickett, Owner, POP Editorial Services Over the past decade, the publishing industry has become glutted with book awards for indie publishers. Authors and publishers are invited to compete in contests that range from the Pulitzer to the Pushcart Prizes. Yet the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards™, begun in 1985, continue to …

Angela Bole, May 2016
Director’s Desk: A Beneficial Gain for IBPA Members »

PUBLISHED MAY 2016 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association Member benefits are the lifeblood of any successful trade association. Knowing this, everyone at IBPA must work hard to ensure that the benefits we offer to our members are legitimately helpful. As of today, IBPA offers more than 50 distinct member benefits. If you …

Angela Bole, May 2016
High Marks for PubU 2016 »

PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 2016 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association IBPA’s 28th annual Publishing University, which took place April 8–9, 2016, in Salt Lake City, Utah, provided two days of keynotes, educational sessions, experiential learning, idea sharing, and networking. We managed to squeeze in a few cocktails and a lot of laughter as well. …

Angela Bole, April 2016
Director’s Desk: Welcome to the New IBPA Independent »

PUBLISHED APRIL 2016 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association Over the past year, a team of IBPA board members, staff, and professional consultants have been working hard to refresh and reshape this magazine. Our goal has been to create an updated look for a valued member benefit without losing the thoughtful content and …

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. …

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