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Angela Bole, January/February 2022
IBPA Joins the Copyright Alliance »

PUBLISHED JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2022 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association — What IBPA’s recent membership in the Copyright Alliance means. Happy New Year, IBPA members! Welcome to 2022, a year I hope brings us all at least a few steps closer to the new normal. In this issue’s Directors Desk, I wanted to let …

Allison Olson and Monica Meehan, November/December 2021
How the Pandemic Has Forever Changed the Way We Sell Rights »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2021 by Allison Olson, Hay House and Monica Meehan, DropCap — The way we conduct business and showcase titles to prospective buyers must not only be reinvented but revolutionized for a more modernized future. For those unfamiliar to it, the world of translation rights can be mysterious, even daunting—the job of a small, …

Brian Jud, November/December 2021
Getting Agreement Among Multiple Decision-Makers »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2021 by Brian Jud, Book Marketing Consultant — Here are a few techniques build consensus among diverse perspectives to close book sales. When you sell a few hundred books to a prospective customer, the decision is usually made quickly, by one or two people. You might close the sale with a handshake and …

Kurt Brackob, November/December 2021
IBPA Advocacy Committee Seeks Member Support for HR 3816 and HR 3825 »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2021 by Dr. Kurt Brackob, Editorial Director, Histria Books — These bills are of special importance to independent publishers and booksellers, who should contact their congresspersons and senators in support of each. For more than two decades, independent publishers and booksellers have been under attack as a result of consolidation in the publishing …

Jonathan Kirsch, July/August 2021
Potential Perils of Book Publishing Partnerships »

PUBLISHED JULY/AUGUST 2021 by Jonathan Kirsch, the Law Offices of Jonathan Kirsch — Book publishing attorney Jonathan Kirsch presents an overview of the legal issues that can occur while running your publishing business. Author’s Note: This article offers an overview of the legal issues and does not take the place of consultation with an attorney. …

Deb Vanasse, May/June 2021
Subsidiary Rights: What You Need To Know »

PUBLISHED MAY/JUNE 2021 by Deb Vanasse, Reporter, IBPA Independent magazine — Subsidiary rights provide an opportunity for publishers to make the most of their assets, adding a potentially lucrative alternative revenue source. Synopsis: Subsidiary rights options include alternative book formats, supplemental materials, serialized content, audio rights, and more. Arrangements involving foreign and translation rights can …

Angela Bole, January/February 2021
Director’s Desk: Congrats on the Passage of the CASE Act »

PUBLISHED JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2021 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association — What to know now that Congress passed the CASE Act. Last year was difficult for many, but we ended 2020 with some very good news to share. On Dec. 21, 2020, Congress passed the CASE Act as part of the end-of-year omnibus and …

MJ Courchesne, January/February 2021
What You Need to Know About Protecting Your Copyrighted Content »

PUBLISHED JANUARY/FEBRAURY 2021 by MJ Courchesne, Founder & President, Gryphon Publishing Consulting — Infringement and piracy will not go away, so it is important for you to learn what you can do if you find your work available online illegally. Infringement and piracy remain big issues for publishers. A 2017 report from Nielsen Digimarc estimated …

Abe Ogden, January/February 2021
Renewable Resource: How to Repurpose Book Content and Increase Sales »

PUBLISHED JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2021 by Abe Ogden, Co-owner & Lead Strategiest, Paper Door — The six R’s of squeezing the most out of every piece of content you publish. Synopsis: Digital has opened up a number of new, low-cost opportunities for repackaging. Repurposing is the process of taking content from one source and creating a new …

Mike Mansel, July/August 2020
What’s the Deal With Publishers Liability Insurance? »

PUBLISHED JULY/AUGUST 2020 answers by Mike Mansel, MA, Certified Insurance Counselor, Aegis Insurance Markets — Certified insurance counselor, Mike Mansel, breaks down all you need to know before buying publishers liability insurance. What are some of the missteps publishers take when buying publishers liability insurance? The biggest mistake is for publishers to go to a …

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