Sharing Expertise: The Legacy of Betty Wright

post thumbnail
January 2014
by Rod Colvin

« Back to Independent Articles

I’ve been a publisher for 20 years now, but I never would have become a publisher—or a published author—without the help of Betty Wright. When she died in October, the independent publishing community lost a luminary. For a long time to come, I and many others will continue to benefit from the shining example of publishers helping publishers that she provided, and I hope that her story will inspire each of you.

Over the past 30-some years, Betty published many writers’ books or helped them develop their manuscripts so that they could find publishers; she was well known in many publishing circles, especially in the Southwest.

The genesis of my 30-year friendship with her occurred quite by chance. I met Betty in the mid-’80s, when I was a journalist and working on my first nonfiction book. After dozens of rejections from publishers, I decided I needed help….IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

Join Today!

« Back to Independent Articles

How to Get Involved!
Marketing Opportunities

From mailings to exhibits, see how IBPA's marketing programs help you grow your sales.

Educational Opportunities

Attend a seminar, ask an expert, and get more free advice with our educational programs.

Become a member

Access exclusive members-only benefits starting at just $10.