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Linda Carlson, September 2014
Spotlight: Molly Farragher, Project Coordinator »

The newest member of the IBPA staff, Molly Farragher has been working with customers ever since she got her first part-time job—and she assures us that selling association programs is much more satisfying than displaying hams. Yep, that’s hams, as in pork. Customers in the retail ham store where she worked “took the process of …

Angela Bole, August 2014
Director’s Desk: Making the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards™ Even Better »

PUBLISHED AUGUST 2014 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association In this month’s Director’s Desk I want to update you on some changes we’ve made in the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards™ program. As most of you know, the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards™ were launched 26 years ago and represent one of the highest honors …

Linda Carlson, August 2014
Spotlight: IBPA Member Achievements »

Plentiful Publicity “It’s the kind of book that makes you wonder why you’re still sitting at a desk, dreaming of setting sail for the Caribbean or hiking the Himalayas,” Newsweek wrote in June about World Rider Press’s Forks: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection. That praise came just a few days after author/publisher Allan …

Linda Carlson, August 2014
Spotlight: Rob Price, Price World Publishing »

Rob Price of Price World Publishing in Columbus, OH (photo below), is one of IBPA’s new board members, and possibly the association’s record-holder for youngest start in publishing. He was a freshman at the University of Madison in Wisconsin when he first printed and sold a single-sheet of workout program instructions from his dorm room. …

Linda Carlson, August 2014
Imprints that Work Best in Print: Insight Editions’ Success Story Features Complex Formats »

Show rather than tell. That might be the motto of Insight Editions, where video and other visuals are key to selling pop-up and lavishly illustrated movie tie-in books. These are among the best ways to highlight titles with special features, special trim sizes, and removable elements, company executives say, and sales figures prove the point. …

Kelly Gallagher , August 2014
How to Thrive in the “Golden Age” of Independent Publishing »

It’s often been said over the past couple of years that this is the golden age of independent publishing. Never before have there been so many opportunities. Barriers to entry can now be crossed with new tools, and it has never been as easy to make a permanent mark in publishing. The first images that …

Linda Carlson, July 2014
Spotlight: IBPA Member Achievements »

Under the Sea for Good Scarletta Press author Ellen Prager spent four minutes on the Today show in May discussing her YA novel, The Shark Whisperer. To make her appearance dramatic, she used tanks lent by an aquarium and set up on the Today show plaza so she could show examples of the sea creatures …

Angela Bole, July 2014
Director’s Desk: Playing Big »

I’ve been thinking a lot about comfort zones lately. When I began as IBPA’s executive director nearly a year ago, I was living in New York City near friends and neighbors I’d known for over a decade. I walked really fast and had a $15 a day Starbucks habit. Maybe I walked really fast because …

Linda Carlson, July 2014
Spotlight: Angela Bole, IBPA Executive Director »

As Angela Bole (photo below-right) is celebrating her first anniversary as IBPA’s executive director, we’re turning this column’s spotlight on her, to learn what impresses her about independent book publishing. Her greatest concern for IBPA members: “Small publishers who jump into partnerships without first understanding all their options,” says Bole, who came to IBPA from …

Linda Carlson, June 2014
Spotlight: IBPA Member Achievements »

Sweet! A Sourcebooks title, Year of No Sugar: A Memoir, by Eve O. Schaub, was launched in a whirlwind of publicity and appearances in April. Prepub press included a review in Library Journal, and stories in the Denver Post (which said her experience and her arguments “make a convincing case for closely inspecting package labels”), …

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