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March 2014
by Linda Carlson

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Carolyn Porter & Alan GadneyAlong with profiling IBPA board members and staff, I’ve recently had the opportunity to talk to original members of our organization who remain active. Among the founders of the Publishers Association of Southern California (which became PMA, the Publishers Marketing Association, before becoming IBPA) was Alan Gadney, who now runs One-on-One Book Production & Marketing with his wife, Carolyn Porter, in West Hills, CA.

Gadney and Porter put out their first book—Gadney’s Guide to 1800 International Contests, Festivals & Grants: In Film & Video, Photography, TV-Radio Broadcasting, Writing, Poetry, Playwriting, Journalism—in 1978, which he remembers as “falling into publishing, whether we liked it or not.”

His current location in Los Angeles County is thousands of miles from Tampa, FL, where he started in television news right after graduating from college, but the way he tells the story, it’s easy to see how he changed coasts and careers….IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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