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IBPA Report from BookExpo 2014 »

(BLOG POST) By Angela Bole, IBPA Executive Director — Nearly 20,000 industry professionals and 10,000 book consumers descended on New York City late last month for BookExpo America (BEA), held May 29-31, 2014 at the Javits Center. As in years past, IBPA was honored to host a cooperative booth during the convention showcasing 339 unique …

Director’s Desk: A New Portal for Publishing Know-How »

(DIRECTOR’S DESK) By Angela Bole, IBPA Executive Director — IBPA members can login to OpenLearning here. If you don’t yet have login credentials, please email Mimi Le to request them. 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 …

IBPA Executive Director Angela Bole on Self-Publishing and the Digital Future »

(NEWS) In a May 5th article published on Digital Book World, IBPA Executive Director Angela Bole delves into self-publishing and the digital future By Rich Bellis, Digital Book World Angela Bole assumed her role as executive director of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) in July 2013, moving over from No. 2 in command at …

Director’s Desk: Indie Communities as Contexts Change »

(DIRECTOR’S DESK) By Angela Bole, IBPA Executive Director 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 …

Indie Publishing Comes of Age – A Report from Publishing University 2014 »

(BLOG POST) By John J. Berger, PhD — Disruptive Technology, the New Publishing Landscape, and What It All Means for Readers, Writers, and Society You don’t need an agent and publisher to publish your own book today. You also don’t need a pile of cash or …

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 …

Director’s Desk: Building the Future »

(DIRECTOR’S DESK) By Angela Bole, IBPA Executive Director It’s January, and New Year’s resolutions are in full swing. This is the month when you can’t find an open treadmill at the gym no matter how early you arrive. When more than one friend tells you, …

Director’s Desk: A Code for Our Community »

(Director’s Desk) By Angela Bole, IBPA Executive Director Think about how a trade group like IBPA forms. Members of a community realize they face common problems, and they come together to solve those problems. I’ve heard this idea expressed in a beautiful way by Ken Michaels, chair of the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) and …

Director’s Desk: Profiling the Successful Publisher »

(DIRECTOR’S DESK) By Angela Bole, IBPA Executive Director When I’m asked to describe the independent publishers and self-published authors who choose to join IBPA, I say they’re the kind who understand that publishing is a business and, knowing this, join IBPA to become better business …

Independent Publishers (and More!): A Special Podcast »

(PODCAST) Download Podcast (8 minutes) — As the newly-appointed executive director for the Independent Book Publishers Association, Angela Bole sees an opportunity to grow the organization in the midst of dramatic change across the industry. “Recently, IBPA has really embraced the self-published author,” Bole, photo right, said. “It means a broadening of our potential membership.” …

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