The “Rest of Us” Are Doing Well

July 1999
by Nick Weir-Williams

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The PMA Board held their most recent board meeting last month in Minneapolis, and in particular, we were very pleased to see so many Minnesota members from affiliate organizations. As the Board moves its meetings around the country, it is wonderful to see how strong and vibrant independent publishing is in so many states, and how important this association is to so many of you.

Of course, this was the first meeting since the highly successful Publishing University/Benjamin Franklin Awards/Book Expo America week in Los Angeles at the end of April. While the highlight of the busy Book Expo was probably the release of the BISG/PMA sponsored report “The Rest Of Us”, the very large attendance-and the almost unanimously favorable feedback-from Publishing University perhaps paid most testament to the strength of the association and its primary mission of providing education in publishing matters to its membership. Through this article, I would like in particular to thank board member Robin Bartlett for his sterling work in recasting the curriculum for Pub-U and for making it such a success, as well as to Jan Nathan and all the PMA staff for making everything work so well. And also to board member Linda Ligon for her coordination of a well-attended and highly successful Benjamin Franklin Award ceremony. The awards event featured the inaugural presentation of what will be an annual award in honor of Bill Fisher, one of the pioneers of the independent publishing movement in this c…IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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