PRESIDENT’S POST “Independe-pedia”—A Guide for New (and Not-So-New) Publishers
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by Florrie Binford Kichler
“Independe-pedia”—A Guide for New (and Not-So-New) Publishers
If Wikipedia is the people’s encyclopedia, then our very own Independent is the publishers’.
With “Independent Articles” at ibpa-online.org boasting well over 1,000 contributions from the best in the business on topics ranging from marketing plans to the environmental impact of e-book reading (that’s right, I said e-book), the Independent is a one-of-a-kind repository of publishing wisdom, consistently rated as the number-one benefit of IBPA membership.
But sometimes too much of a good thing can be too much.
As with Wikipedia and any other huge body of information, drilling down through the Independent archives to find the answer to a specific question can be a challenge. Technology has provided online indexing that works for general search topics much of the time, but it’s the remaining 10 percent of more-targeted searches that often requires human intervention.
If you are a beginning publisher, the Independent is the door to the basics of book publishing, but sometimes finding the …IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).
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