Spotlight: Peter Goodman, IBPA Board of Directors

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August 2013
by Linda Carlson

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Peter GoodmanWho’s who on the IBPA board? To introduce you to the people whose names you often see at IBPA events and in its publications, Spotlight continues its brief profiles of board members and officers. This month, we feature Peter Goodman (photo right), publisher at Berkeley, CA–based Stone Bridge Press, which has specialized in Japan-related topics since Goodman founded it in 1989, and author of the Board Member’s Memo column in this issue.

Today Stone Bridge Press publishes 150 titles on Japanese language, business, literature, manga, design, and culture, including reference books on pop culture and Japanese characters.

Unlike IBPA members who start out as writers and continue to write part-time because writing is a satisfying aspect of work life, Goodman has spent almost his entire career in publishing. Because he sold Stone Bridge in 2005 to Yohan Book Distribution, continued working there without personal financial responsibilities, and then reacquired the press in 2009, he has an unusually valuable perspective on what is now needed for publishers to prosper….IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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