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Florrie Binford Kichler, July 2012
President’s Post: What Has IBPA Done for You Lately? A Look Behind and Ahead »

PUBLISHED JULY 2012 by Florrie Binford Kichler, Executive Director, Independent Book Publishers Association — Study the past, if you would divine the future. —Confucius The best way to predict the future is to create it. —Peter Drucker $129 or $10.75 a month for 12 months. $10.75 is less than the price of three skim milk …

Florrie Binford Kichler, May 2012
President’s Post: A Winner on the West Coast: Publishing University 2012 »

PUBLISHED MAY 2012 by Florrie Binford Kichler, Executive Director, Independent Book Publishers Association — The City by the Bay was rocking as IBPA Publishing University came to the West Coast for the first time in five years. Just ask the close to 300 attendees, speakers, and industry partners who filled the Sheraton Hotel in San …

MaryAnn F. Kohl, March 2012
The Tool Chest: What I Just Learned from Webinars »

      The Tool Chest What I Just Learned from Webinars by MaryAnn F. Kohl As a fledgling IBPA board member, and as publisher of art education books for children for 27 successful years, I felt compelled to learn something new about member benefits to share with IBPA members. Instead of writing about a …

Florrie Binford Kichler, February 2012
President’s Post: IBPA FAQ — Part 1 »

PRESIDENT’S POST by Florrie Binford Kichler PRESIDENT, IBPA IBPA FAQ, Part 1 What’s the difference between a wholesaler and a distributor? How do I convert my traditional book to an e-book? How do I keep people from copying my e-book without permission? Crucial questions for those of you new to publishing—and just a few of …

Stephanie Stewart, November 2011
Make the Most of the IBPA Library Mailing Programs »

Last fall we were looking for a way to promote eight of our titles to collection development librarians. The books were middle grade and young adult novels, middle grade nonfiction, and picture books. Our budget for this campaign was limited so we had to get creative. Sound familiar? More and more publishers are looking at …

Peg Silloway, December 2009
Confessions of a PubU First-Timer »

      Confessions of a Pub-U First-timer by Peg Silloway As a newbie in the publishing business, I’ve been learning at a fast and furious pace over the past couple of years. Early on, as an IBPA member and a member of MBPA (MidAtlantic Book Publishers Association), I read and heard about Publishing University …

Polly Andersen, May 2008
Get Set for Success at Frankfurt »

PUBLISHED MAY 2008 by Polly Andersen, Vice President of Finance & Administration, Meadowbrook Press What makes your publishing house stand out? Its line of new titles? Its key accounts? Its cutting-edge packaging or prestigious authors? In terms of the Frankfurt Book Fair, the answer to that question is simple: It has to be you. Having …

Don Tubesing, October 2003
President’s Report: Plans & Projects for the Year Ahead »

I’m pleased to report that PMA is in great shape. At the first meeting of the new fiscal year, held in August, the Board of Directors welcomed new members, reviewed the status of current PMA programs, reassigned committee responsibilities, and set priorities for the next 12 months. By every measure, PMA continues to do an …

Florrie Binford Kichler, July 1999
PMA Unveils New Dispute-Resolution Program »

Beginning August 1, 1999, PMA will offer a new Dispute Resolution Program with the help of a member publisher. This member is a trained arbitrator and wants to “give something back” to the organization that helped him in his company’s formative years. The program is designed to assist PMA members who are in trade disputes …

Florrie Binford Kichler, October 1998
Publisher’s Liability Insurance »

Not sure why you should consider buying publisher’s liability insurance?Read these claim examples. A reporter disputed statements published in a book regarding his involvement with a terrorist group. The reporter filed suit for libel against the publisher. Defense costs of $322,000 incurred. Insurance needed: Publisher’s liability which provides coverage for libel. The owner of a …

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