The Tool Chest: The Book Business in Flux – A Wide-Angle View

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August 2012
by Dave Marx

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It’s hard for me to believe that my time on the IBPA board is over, but my second two-year term ended on July 31. As I reflect on the changes that have taken place at IBPA and in publishing over the past four years . . . interesting times, indeed!

When I was encouraged to join the board, I was “warned” that it would be an incredibly fulfilling experience, both in terms of the work to be done, and in terms of the people, and I’ve never had reason to disagree.

While new members join the board every year and others depart, the talent, skill, wisdom, experience, and dedication of the board’s membership continually delighted and amazed me. I’d say every new “class” has been more impressive than the last, but that would imply that predecessors were somehow lacking, which is most emphatically not the case. It’s simply that each member brings refreshing, unique qualities and experiences to the boardroom table (and the postmeeting dinner table)….IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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