DIRECTOR’S DESK

July 2008
by Terry Nathan

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DIRECTOR’S DESK

by Terry Nathan

Executive Director

What a Wonderful Time: Highlights of Our Big Spring Events

When I got back from an action-packed week of events at Publishing University and BEA, I was exhausted and rejuvenated at the same time. Sounds strange, but it’s true. Our office works tirelessly in the months leading up to the Benjamin Franklin Awards™ ceremony, the Publishing University—three days of educational seminars—and the publishing industry’s largest trade show, BookExpo America. In all, there were six full days of meeting, greeting, talking, guiding, encouraging, and cheering on our industry’s best and most devoted participants.

This year saw an increased number of events for us, with our third Graduate School, the formal announcement of our association’s name change to Independent Book Publishers Association, and the celebration of our 25th anniversary. Here’s an overview of the nonstop stimulating events.

The Publishing University and Grad School

Our 24th annual Publishing University was our best ever. Robin Bartlett, our Publishing University chair, and his team of Track Leaders and Course Organizers put together a spectacular program. This year…IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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