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IBPA CEO Angela Bole Discusses What to Expect at Publishing University 2016 »

(PODCAST) The human genome is a sequence of billions of pieces of DNA, the biological database that makes us who we are. The DNA of independent publishers is equally complex and diverse. With over 3,000 members, the Independent Book Publishers Association is the largest publishing trade association in the U.S., helping independent publisher, self-published authors, …

Essentials for a Book’s Success: PubU 2015 Takeaways »

(BLOG POST) By Marika Flatt — (This piece originally ran at www.sanfranciscobookreview.com.) Last month, the Independent Book Publishers Association held their Publishing University conference in the great city of Austin (where PR by the Book is based). We had the opportunity to hear Peter Hildick-Smith of the Codex Group talk about book data and how …

IBPA Publishing University Lessons »

(BLOG POST) Publishing University 2015 attendee and sponsor Brian Feinblum of Media Connect wrote a great article about IBPA’s 2015 Publishing University Conference. You can read the full article at BookMarketingBuzzBlog. “I recently attended Publish University, a long-time annual event put on by Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), in Austin, Texas.  Some 280 people attended, seeking out …

IBPA Publishing University Brings Independent Publishing Know-How to Austin, April 10-11, 2015 »

(PRESS RELEASE) Selection of Austin for annual event reflects growing strength and influence of city’s literary community AUSTIN, Texas, 10/16/2014 — IBPA Publishing University 2015, the Independent Book Publishers Association’s annual educational and networking event for independent publishers and self-published authors, will be held at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol in Austin on …

How to Test Market Your Book Idea with a Blog »

(BLOG POST) By Nina Amir — Don’t miss Nina’s panel, Blogging: How to Build Author Brand and Find New Readers, during IBPA’s Publishing University on March 21-22, 2014 in San Francisco! Registration is open. I once heard Ellen Archer, president and publisher of Hyperion Books, say the advent of blogs provided publishers for the first …

Director’s Desk: IBPA Publishing University — Keep the Thrills; Strengthen the Skills »

(DIRECTOR’S DESK) By Angela Bole, IBPA Executive Director — When you have a job like mine, you spend a lot of time looking at budget spreadsheets and discussing strategies and tactics and bottom lines. I don’t necessarily mind this. I have a strong attraction to …

Abbe Rolnick Focuses on the Business of Publishing »

(BLOG POST) By Abbe Rolnick — I once aspired to be a comedian and my parents told me to be a good one. They told me to take my funny self seriously or no one else would. When I decided to publish my first book, River of Angels, I did so not because of the …

A Closer Look at IBPA Executive Director, Angela Bole
(Post 4 of 4 in “Publishing University Delivers”) »

(BLOG POST) This is the fourth blog post describing Marly’s fruitful experience attending the IBPA Publishing University conference in April 2013. By Marly Cornell, LightaLight Publications, an IBPA Publishing University scholarship recipient Prior to becoming IBPA’s new executive director, Angela Bole (photo right) served as deputy executive director …

Reaching Unique Audiences
(Post 2 of 4 in “Publishing University Delivers”) »

(BLOG POST) This is the second blog post describing Marly’s fruitful experience attending the IBPA Publishing University conference in April 2013. By Marly Cornell, LightaLight Publications, an IBPA Publishing University scholarship recipient (Originally published at MIPA) [First, a P.S. to the previous blog entry on the IBPA Publishing University conference: the person to contact for …

Discoverability: Reach Readers and Sell More Books
(Post 1 of 4 in “Publishing University Delivers”) »

(BLOG POST) In publishing, the number of things that can come between the writer and the reader are becoming fewer—and less necessary. The old rules are going away. Discoverability is king. This is the first blog post in a series called “Publishing University Delivers”. By Marly Cornell, LightaLight Publications, an IBPA Publishing University scholarship recipient …

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