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Florrie Binford Kichler, July 2010
PRESIDENT’S POST Pub U Revue »

      PRESIDENT’S POST by Florrie Binford Kichler PRESIDENT, IBPA Pub U Revue Overheard in the halls of Publishing University: “Amazing—I don’t know when I’ve had a more incredible two days.” “I’m so glad I came—now I can’t wait to get back to the office and put into practice everything I learned.” “My head …

Florrie Binford Kichler, June 2010
President’s Post: The Class of 2010 »

PRESIDENT’S POST by Florrie Binford Kichler PRESIDENT, IBPA The Class of 2010 I can still see their faces as we sat around the table in that teeny little meeting room four years ago. It was my first board meeting as president of IBPA, the first board meeting in years without the presence of our long-time …

Florrie Binford Kichler, May 2010
PRESIDENT’S POST Where in the World Is Florrie? »

      PRESIDENT’S POST Where in the World Is Florrie? by Florrie Binford Kichler In business, as in life, relationships matter. The internal strength of IBPA has always depended on the publisher-to-publisher connection, sharing knowledge and experience with one another either electronically or in person. Building connections is equally critical in the industry at …

Florrie Binford Kichler, April 2010
Publishing University 2010: The Guts to Change »

      PRESIDENT’S POST by Florrie Binford Kichler PRESIDENT, IBPA Publishing University 2010: The Guts to Change Quit the wrong stuff Stick with the right stuff Have the guts to do one or the other — The Dip by Seth Godin If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. In other words, posits the old …

Florrie Binford Kichler, March 2010
Is BEA DOA? »

      PRESIDENT’S POST by Florrie Binford Kichler PRESIDENT, IBPA Is BEA DOA? In the past 12 years, nobody’s ever placed an order for any of my company’s titles at BEA. In the midst of a slow economic recovery—when the publishing industry is locked in a seemingly irreconcilable debate about e-books vs. p-books, local …

Florrie Binford Kichler, February 2010
Publishing Mythbusters »

      PRESIDENT’S POST by Florrie Binford Kichler PRESIDENT, IBPA Publishing Mythbusters “George,” said his father, “do you know who killed that beautiful little cherry-tree yonder in the garden?” This was a tough question; and George staggered under it for a moment; but quickly recovered himself: and looking at his father, with the sweet …

Florrie Binford Kichler, January 2010
It’s 2010. Do You Know Where Your Benefits Are? »

      PRESIDENT’S POST by Florrie Binford Kichler PRESIDENT, IBPA It’s 2010. Do You Know Where Your Benefits Are? . . . and are you taking full advantage of them? Year after year, Americans list “Get out of debt” as one New Year’s resolution on their top 10 list. Given the great economic meltdown …

Florrie Binford Kichler, December 2009
Terms of Engagement: Of Frankfurt and Facebook »

      PRESIDENT’S POST Florrie Binford Kichler PRESIDENT, IBPA Terms of Engagement: Of Frankfurt and Facebook For more than five years, our IBPA home at the Frankfurt Book Fair has been a small basement apartment in the three-generation house of the Abraham family. Although the commute to the convention center is long (a quarter-mile …

Florrie Binford Kichler, November 2009
PRESIDENT’S POST Déjà Vu/Looking Forward »

      PRESIDENT’S POST Déjà Vu/Looking Forward by Florrie Binford Kichler PRESIDENT, IBPA “I love you, Stephen!” yelled the 50-something, tattooed woman sitting on the grass to my right. To her, and indeed to the entire audience of aging boomers, many of whom had last seen David Crosby, Graham Nash, and Stephen Stills in …

Carlene Sippola, September 2009
PRESIDENT’S REPORT: Lessons Learned from Noah’s Ark »

      PRESIDENT’S REPORT by Carlene Sippola Lessons Learned from Noah’s Ark Recently I came across several sets of pointers on how to lead a more productive, happier life that are based on metaphors from the Noah’s Ark story. As I read them, I immediately saw how these lessons could be applied to my …

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