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Angela Bole, January 2014
Director’s Desk: Building the Future »

PUBLISHED JANUARY 2014 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association — Happy New Year! It’s January, and New Year’s resolutions are in full swing. This is the month when you can’t find an open treadmill at the gym no matter how early you arrive. When more than one friend tells you, “I’m shutting down …

Angela Bole, December 2013
Director’s Desk: A Code for Our Community »

PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2013 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association — Think about how a trade group like IBPA forms. Members of a community realize they face common problems, and they come together to solve those problems. I’ve heard this idea expressed in a beautiful way by Ken Michaels, chair of the Book Industry …

Angela Bole, November 2013
Director’s Desk: Profiling the Successful Publisher »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 2013 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association — When I’m asked to describe the independent publishers and self-published authors who choose to join IBPA, I say they’re the kind who understand that publishing is a business and, knowing this, join IBPA to become better business people. But what does this mean? …

Angela Bole, October 2013
Director’s Desk: Six Picks for Inspiration and Information about Publishing »

PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2013 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association — Last week, I received the following email from an IBPA member: “I’ve been a member with IBPA since 2009–2010, and I would like to know if there is any book you can suggest regarding ‘the business of book publishing/industry.’” It’s a great question! …

Angela Bole, September 2013
Director’s Desk: A Traveler’s Take on Format Choices »

PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 2013 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association — I’m writing this month’s Director’s Desk on day 6 of a 10-day tour of Spain. I came here to see the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, but as a lover of ancient art and architecture, I couldn’t leave without knocking at least …

Angela Bole, August 2013
Director’s Desk: Connecting »

PUBLISHED AUGUST 2013 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association — We all find ourselves in the business of publishing for various reasons. For my part, I’ve always known I would work with books, or—more fundamentally—with stories. In college I read Audre Lorde for the first time. She said, “I am a black feminist …

Angela Bole, July 2013
Director’s Desk: An Open Letter to Members »

PUBLISHED JULY 2013 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association — Dear Friends, Welcome to my first Director’s Desk column as executive director of IBPA! I’m delighted to be taking up this new position. Through my previous engagement with the Book Industry Study Group, I had the honor of working with both Jan Nathan …

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