PRESIDENT’S POST “Independe-pedia”—A Guide for New (and Not-So-New) Publishers

October 2010
by Florrie Binford Kichler

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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 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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