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Linda Carlson, May 2015
Spotlight: Making It into a Catalog and a Conference »

PUBLISHED MAY 2015 by Linda Carlson, IBPA Independent staff reporter The Grammie Guide: Activities and Answers for Grandparenting Today was recommended in the spring 2015 Bas Bleu catalog, which describes the book by Jan Eby, Laurie Mobilio, Lynne Noel, and Cindy Summers as “warm and friendly,” and concludes, “What a special—and practical!—gift for the modern …

Angela Bole, April 2015
To Serve and Lead on the Front Lines »

PUBLISHED APRIL 2015 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association Five new directors have now been elected to serve on IBPA’s board of directors, starting July 1, 2015. Our board is a leadership team of 14 (13 directors plus our board chair) that works hard to promote, develop, and otherwise further the independent publishing …

Pat Alvarado, Linda Kandelin Chambers, Lucy H. Chambers, Devorah Fox, Wanda Obermeier, Benjamin Quinn, Howard Straus, March 2015
Routes Across Language Barriers, Part 1 »

PUBLISHED MARCH 2015 by Pat Alvarado, Linda Kandelin Chambers, Lucy H. Chambers, Devorah Fox, Wanda Obermeier, Benjamin Quinn, Howard Straus What All Children Deserve Star Bright Books was established in New York City’s Harlem in 1994. After working as an editor in several US and UK publishing houses, Deborah Shine (with the enthusiastic support of …

Linda Carlson, March 2015
Spotlight: Member Achievements »

A Prize Winning Press Built With Mysteries Among the publishers recently honored with Benjamin Franklin Digital Awards is Cozy Cat Press, the post-retirement project of a college professor. And what a project it is: Established in the Chicago suburb of Aurora in 2010, when Patricia Rockwell couldn’t find a satisfactory publisher for her first novel, …

Angela Bole, February 2015
Director’s Desk: Two Previews »

Publishing University 2015 In February, winter can feel never-ending. But never fear, spring is just around the corner, and spring, of course, makes everyone here think about Publishing University. During Publishing University 2015, more than 20 experts will present practical content designed to help you advance your publishing company and your publishing career. The conference …

Linda Carlson, February 2015
Spotlight: Member’s Achievements »

Speaking Up For Special Needs Publishing a book to launch a speaking career isn’t unusual. But the Dixon family of Finding Words Press may be unique because they created a book to get a teenager with brain damage on the lecture circuit. The company’s only title, A Stroke of Luck, came about because of bad …

Linda Carlson, January 2015
A Handbook Born on a Boat: The Tell-A-Gram Publishing Tale »

Galapagos to Grammie Guide: That’s the trajectory of the 232-page handbook on grandparenting that four San Jose-area women have written and published. Their company, Tell-A-Gram Publishing, started because of Richard Mobilio, an adventure travel buff who wanted to visit Ecuador. He and his wife, Laurie, put together a group of about a dozen couples in …

Linda Carlson, January 2015
Spotlight: Member Achievements »

Fiction Succeeds With An Ass-Kicking Female Chaplain Jaime Richards is a US Armychaplain, but this heroine’s explosive situations—and occasional explosive language— have won her a following among Christians and atheists alike, and generated healthy sales for Arundel Publishing, a Warwick, NY, company founded in 2011 that does how-to nonfiction and YA novels as well as …

Carolyn Beauchamp, Karen Bellenir, Abigail Carter, Peter Federal, Mary Shafer, December 2014
I Did It and I’m Glad: Publishing Decisions That Turned Out Well, Part 3 »

PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2014 SEE ALSO: Part 1, Part 2 Experimenting With Promotion Possibilities When I self-published my novel Remember the Moon through Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing earlier this year, I’d already had a wonderful experience with my Canadian publisher, who organized a launch party, radio and TV interviews, and newspaper and magazine reviews for my …

Linda Carlson, December 2014
Spotlight: Brooke Warner, She Writes Press »

New to the IBPA board this year, Brooke Warner is publisher of She Writes Press and president of Warner Coaching Inc., both based in Berkeley, CA. A native of San Juan Capistrano in southern California, Warner went east to George Washington University for her undergraduate degree and then returned west to San Francisco State University, …

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