August 2008
by Florrie Binford Kichler

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by Florrie Binford Kichler

Three Things to Celebrate

As I write this, we are fresh from a successful Publishing University in Los Angeles and a busy and productive BEA. A special feature of this year’s activities was our official 25th anniversary celebration, kicked off at the annual meeting held midway through the University, continuing at the Benjamin Franklin Awards ceremony, and culminating in a huge birthday party on the floor of BEA.

It was my privilege to make three special announcements during the Benjamin Franklin Awards program on May 29 in honor of your association’s 25 years of service to independent publishers. Two of these related to items I touched on briefly in a previous column that are worthy of additional mention. The other will have a significant impact on your association’s mission and vision going forward. For the benefit of those of you who were unable to be with us at the Benjamin Franklin Awards, here’s what I said.

A Scholarship Honoring Jan Nathan

I am delighted to announce the creation of the Jan Nathan Scholarship, honoring our visionary and long-serving executive director, who passed away in June 2007. This scholarship will celebrate Jan’s legacy b…IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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