Article Category - "Spotlight"


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Linda Carlson, September 2013
Spotlight: Deltina Hay, Chair of IBPA’s Board »

Spotlight September 2013 by Linda Carlson   Closeup: Deltina Hay Who’s who on the IBPA board? To help you get to know the people behind the names you often see at IBPA events and in its publications, Spotlight continues its brief profiles of board members and officers. This month, we feature Deltina Hay, recently elected …

Linda Carlson, August 2013
Spotlight: One Mission, One Method, 40 Years — The New Harbinger Success Story »

Self-help with real help: that what’s psychologist Matthew McKay and writer Patrick Fanning set out to publish when they founded New Harbinger in 1973. Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Oakland, CA, publisher pioneered what has become the standard for self-help books, books that provide readers with inspiration, enlightenment, and, most important, real tools for …

Linda Carlson, July 2013
Spotlight: Jonathan Kirsch, IBPA Legal Council »

July 2013 by Linda Carlson   Closeup: Jonathan Kirsch Who’s who at IBPA? To introduce you to the people behind the names you often see at IBPA events and in its publications, Spotlight continues its brief profiles. This month, IBPA general counsel Jonathan Kirsch tells us how he combines the practice of law with the …

Linda Carlson, June 2013
Spotlight: Christopher Robbins, CEO, Familius »

June 2013 by Linda Carlson   Closeup: Christopher Robbins Continuing to put the spotlight on individuals who’ve made significant contributions to IBPA and to publishing in general, as well as on member companies and their achievements, we’re focusing this month on Christopher Robbins. An IBPA board member, the CEO of a midsize publishing company for …

Linda Carlson, May 2013
Spotlight: IBPA Member Achievements »

We’re continuing to put the spotlight on individuals within IBPA as well as on member companies and their achievements. This month we’ve got spotlights (and footlights) on Judith Appelbaum, the long-time Independent editor. She’s been involved with IBPA and its predecessors almost since the beginning in the early 1980s, and Independent editor starting with the July 2001 issue. Judith …

Linda Carlson, April 2013
Spotlight: IBPA Member Achievements »

  With this issue, we’re starting to put the spotlight on individuals within IBPA as well as on companies and their achievements. This month we’ve got spotlights (and footlights) on Florrie Binford Kichler, a longtime member who is wrapping up her tenure as the association’s president/executive director, having represented IBPA at conferences and trade shows …

Linda Carlson, March 2013
Spotlight: IBPA Member Achievements »

Details on Deal of the Day Having a book selected as Amazon’s Deal of the Day can send its sales skyward, so it’s no surprise that IBPA members have been asking what it takes to get a title selected. Here’s what a “services launch specialist” at Amazon wrote us: “To be considered for inclusion in …

Linda Carlson, January 2013
Spotlight: IBPA Member Achievements »

  Spotlight Showcasing the Stinky Series Two segments of a new CNN Headline News show, Making It in America, featured Britt Menzies, author of the Raven Tree Press StinkyKids series, when its third title, StinkyKids Have a Heart, launched in the fall. Introduced in 2011, the hardbound picture books use characters created by Menzies in 2006 for T-shirts, which …

Linda Carlson, October 2012
Spotlight: IBPA Member Achievements »

Spotlight October 2012 Major Praise and Pickup Aquila Polonica Publishing’s The Auschwitz Volunteer by Witold Pilecki has received pages and pages of publicity recently, with Publishers Weekly calling it “remarkable revelations” and the History Book Club and Canada’s Maclean’s praising it with phrases such as “extraordinary memoir.” Most impressive is the 1,600-word review that appeared in the New York Times Book Review, which …

Linda Carlson, September 2012
Spotlight: IBPA Member Achievements »

Spotlight   Foreign Rights Sales Backstories Jack Mayer, Long Trail Press publisher and author of the 2011 title Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project, reports he has sold foreign rights for Polish, Chinese, and Russian editions of his true story about a Polish Catholic social worker who rescued 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. Two …

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