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Linda Carlson, June 2014
Spotlight: Patti Grasso, IBPA Executive Assistant »

Patti Grasso (photo below) is one of those people who has come full circle, both personally and professionally. As the IBPA executive assistant explains, “When I stand on the sidewalk outside IBPA’s office, I can see the house I lived in as an infant.” And, she goes on, communicating information has been a lifelong passion …

Angela Bole, June 2014
Director’s Desk: Getting to Know You »

“Who are the IBPA members?” When our newest employee—Molly Farragher, project coordinator/member benefits specialist—jumped into her first day last month with both feet, this was one of the first questions she asked. As soon as she did, I was fully convinced we’d made a good hire. There are two reasons to ask that question. The …

IBPA Members, June 2014
IBPA Roundtable: The Flip Side of Failure »

  Since Publishers Said No — Submitted by Ruth Donald, Proud Horse Publishing, Like many other fiction writers who dream of having their novels published, I started out by going the traditional route. When I wrote my first Hunter Rayne Highway Mystery back in the mid-’90s, there were only three options: Query agents or …

Linda Carlson, May 2014
Spotlight: IBPA Member Achievements »

Linda Carlson writes for IBPA’s Independent magazine from Seattle, Washington. She can be reached at Chelsea Green Publishing — which is now celebrating its 30th anniversary — was showcased in Publishers Weekly’s “Fast-Growing Indie Publishers,” and publisher Margo Baldwin was quoted as saying its consignment program has in most cases doubled or tripled sales …

Linda Carlson, May 2014
Spotlight: Janice Schnell Butler, IBPA Board Member »

Linda Carlson writes for IBPA’s Independent magazine from Seattle, Washington. She can be reached at IBPA board member Janice Schnell Butler (photo right) is a content acquisition sales manager for Ingram Content, which means she works with publishers of all sizes and all genres on print-on-demand and e-publishing. Her job includes determining what publishers …

Angela Bole, May 2014
Director’s Desk: A New Portal for Industry Know-How »

Happy spring! If you’re like people throughout most of the country, I bet you’re excited to be climbing out of one of the longest and coldest winters we’ve seen in a while. Spring is a time for freshening up and knocking down cobwebs. How about using your welcome boost of sunny energy to reengage with …

Linda Carlson, April 2014
Spotlight: Terry Nathan, IBPA’s Chief Operations Officer »

Terry Nathan (photo right) is the only IBPA staff member I’ve worked closely with over the years (Independent editor Judith Appelbaum is self-employed, as I am). But until a few years ago, Terry and I had never even heard each other’s voices. We had celebrated the births of his children, the graduations of mine, his induction as a …

Linda Carlson, April 2014
Murder, He Wrote: Grove Point Press Builds a One-Author Publishing Program »

Murder, He Wrote: Grove Point Press Builds a One-Author Publishing Program April 2014 by Linda Carlson Chris Fischer has a problem. His father and business partner, Peter S. Fischer, turns out mysteries so fast that fans don’t have to wait for the next novel. “You need the anticipation of the next adventure: you want to enjoy …

Angela Bole, April 2014
Director’s Desk: Indie Communities as Contexts Change »

A small San Francisco–based book conference has been slowly making its mark over the past several years. It’s called Books in Browsers—BiB for short—and, according to conference organizer Peter Brantley, it was developed based on the premise that digital technology “lowers barriers for entry into new forms of publishing, enabling a range of experiences in …

IBPA Members, March 2014
IBPA Roundtable: Revelations from Readers: Part 2 »

PUBLISHED MARCH 2014 by Judith Appelbaum, Editor, IBPA Independent A Note from the Editor: Direct contact with readers is a big plus for independent publishers. When just a few people do the work that large houses parcel out to editorial departments and marketing departments and publicity departments and design departments and production departments and finance …

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