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

October 2010
by Florrie Binford Kichler

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PRESIDENT’S POST

by Florrie Binford Kichler

PRESIDENT, IBPA

“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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