President’s Post: A 20-Year Salute to Terry Nathan

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September 2012
by Florrie Binford Kichler

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Amazon referred to a river in South America.

Larry Page and Sergey Brin were undergrad students, and the term googol meant “a 1 with 100 zeroes after it.”

The Sony Data Discman, an electronic book reader that could read books stored on CDs, was one year old.

The year was 1992; IBPA (then PMA) had completed its first decade of service to independent publishers, and Terry Nathan joined his mother, Executive Director Jan Nathan, to work in the PMA office.

Fast forward to 2012. Amazon, Google, and “e-books” are part of the publishing lexicon. PMA, now IBPA, has more than doubled in size and continues to serve its members with more than 50 cooperative marketing programs, money-saving benefits, a monthly magazine filled with practical advice, educational offerings, and much more….IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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