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Linda Carlson, March 2015
Spotlight: Member Achievements »

A Prize Winning Press Built With Mysteries Among the publishers recently honored with Benjamin Franklin Digital Awards is Cozy Cat Press, the post-retirement project of a college professor. And what a project it is: Established in the Chicago suburb of Aurora in 2010, when Patricia Rockwell couldn’t find a satisfactory publisher for her first novel, …

Angela Bole, February 2015
Director’s Desk: Two Previews »

Publishing University 2015 In February, winter can feel never-ending. But never fear, spring is just around the corner, and spring, of course, makes everyone here think about Publishing University. During Publishing University 2015, more than 20 experts will present practical content designed to help you advance your publishing company and your publishing career. The conference …

Angela Bole, March 2015
Director’s Desk: Harvested Wisdom from Indie Events »

PUBLISHED MARCH 2015 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association Earlier this year, I participated in a panel on indie publishing at the Los Angeles Public Library. It was part of Indie Author Day, which was sponsored by IBPA and SELF-e, a collaboration between Library Journal and BiblioBoard. The SELF-e program is a new …

Linda Carlson, January 2015
Spotlight: Member Achievements »

Fiction Succeeds With An Ass-Kicking Female Chaplain Jaime Richards is a US Armychaplain, but this heroine’s explosive situations—and occasional explosive language— have won her a following among Christians and atheists alike, and generated healthy sales for Arundel Publishing, a Warwick, NY, company founded in 2011 that does how-to nonfiction and YA novels as well as …

Linda Carlson, December 2014
Spotlight: Brooke Warner, She Writes Press »

New to the IBPA board this year, Brooke Warner is publisher of She Writes Press and president of Warner Coaching Inc., both based in Berkeley, CA. A native of San Juan Capistrano in southern California, Warner went east to George Washington University for her undergraduate degree and then returned west to San Francisco State University, …

Linda Carlson, December 2014
Spotlight: Member Achievements »

60 And Going Strong Founded by John Fries Blair at a time when he could have been planning his retirement, John F.Blair, Publisher, is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Lasting so long was hardly assured, as publicist Sally Johnson explains, “When Blair died peacefully at his legendary desk in 1986, lawyers advised the family to close …

Angela Bole, November 2014
Director’s Desk: Celebrating Judith Appelbaum »

At IBPA, we celebrate our community members’ ability and willingness to help each other achieve and succeed. There is strength in numbers and together your voices resonate with a passion and commitment to independent publishing that is inspiring to hear. Perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than in the pages of this magazine, IBPA’s Independent. …

Linda Carlson, November 2014
Spotlight: IBPA Member Achievements »

Reaching Readers for Reading Rainbow Independent Publishers Group is distributing LeVar Burton’s first children’s book, The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm. Created by Burton, longtime host of the children’s program “Reading Rainbow,” with Susan Schaefer Bernardo and illustrator Courtenay Fletcher, the title is being published by Reading Rainbow, a brand now owned by Burton and …

Linda Carlson, November 2014
Spotlight: Jim Milliot, Publishers Weekly »

The co-editorial director of Publishers Weekly and one of IBPA’s new board members, Jim Milliot offers both encouragement and a caution for independent publishers. Technology means both challenges and opportunities for indie publishers, he recently noted. “With digital publishing and e-books now firmly established in the industry, it has never been easier to publish a …

Angela Bole, October 2014
Director’s Desk: Engaging with Your Can-do Communities »

At IBPA, we’re proud to provide professional association services to our 3,000 members. We believe independently published books have the power to transform society for the better, and we work hard every day to find more ways to help our members’ books shine. Of course you know that I think IBPA membership is a smart …

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