MEMBERS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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June 2011
by Linda Carlson
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MEMBERS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

AIRING WHAT MATTERS MOST

“The question isn’t which format the reader will choose, but if there will be readers in the first place,” wrote Rudy Shur, head of Square One Publishers, in the April 18 “Soapbox” column of Publishers Weekly.

You should worry more about teaching America’s children to read as entertainment rather than about whether you should be publishing digital or paper books, he says: “Without a vibrant and growing reading public to buy e-books or tree-books, who are we going to sell our titles to in the future?”

SPINNING SUCCESS

Deborah Robson of Nomad Press, one of the small publishers who also write for larger presses, is launching her 448-page, four-pound The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn (co-authored with Carol Ekarius, and published by Storey Press) with appearances at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, an event that usually attracts as many as 100,000 people, and at the National Needlework Association. She’s also starting a blog tour June 15, and she’s working with The Spin Doctor, Reviews for Handspinners, which interviewed her for podcasts and is running a cont…IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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