Spotlight: IBPA Member Achievements

March 2010
by Linda Carlson

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Safety Star Media, publisher of My Body Belongs to Me, has had a series of publicity coups—a review in School Library Journal in October, a mention in Parenting magazine in November, and inclusion in February’s Time Out New York Kids. Even more exciting, however, reports publisher Jill Starishevsky, is that the book has been approved by the New York City Department of Education for school use. Late in 2009 Starishevsky, who is also an assistant district attorney in New York City, met with dozens of school guidance counselors to discuss how the book can be used in schools.

Penny C. Sansevieri of Author Marketing Experts, Inc., is teaching New York University’s first self-publishing course, “Self Publishing: How to Create and Sell Your Own Books,” in six sessions through NYU’s Center for Publishing in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. The noncredit course counts toward the center’s Publishing Certificate.

Stone Bridge Press founder Peter Goodman, who sold the company to Japanese book distributor Yohan in 2005, has bought it back from its current owner, IBC Publishing of Tokyo, once a division of Yohan. Goodman has remained an executive at the house, which publishes books with an Asian focus. He continues as publisher and editor-in-chief an…IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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