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IBPA Report from BookExpo America 2014
June 17, 2014

(BLOG POST) By Angela Bole, IBPA Executive Director – Nearly 20,000 industry professionals and 10,000 book consumers descended on New York City late last month for BookExpo America (BEA), held May 29-31, 2014 at the Javits Center. As in years past, IBPA was honored to host a cooperative booth during... Read More

Apple, States Settle E-book Damages
June 16, 2014

(NEWS) This article was originally published at PublishersWeekly.com. By Andrew Albanese, Publishers Weekly “In a major turn of events, attorneys for the plaintiff states and consumer class informed Judge Denise Cote on Monday that they have reached a settlement with Apple on monetary damages in... Read More

National Salsa Month Matters: Making the Most of Timeliness
June 11, 2014

(BLOG POST) By Marika Flatt – You’ve probably seen the statistic by now. More than one million books were published last year alone. Did you hear that? ONE MILLION! Needless to say, competition for air time and review space is fierce, so books have to stand out in a big way in order to stand... Read More

Amazon-Hachette Fight: Is Amazon Really the Bad Guy?
June 3, 2014

(NEWS) This article was originally published on Monday, May 30, 2014 at Inc.com. By Ilan Mochari, Inc.com “Forget, for a minute, whether you side with Amazon or Hachette in their headline-generating spat. Instead, ask yourself: Why is this seller-supplier fracas causing so much buzz? One theory,... Read More

IBPA Announces the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Award Gold Medal Winners
May 30, 2014

(PRESS RELEASE) IBPA is pleased to announce the Gold Award Winners in the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Awards program. During a gala awards ceremony on the evening of May 28, 2014 at New York University's Kimmel Center, the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) revealed the Gold award winners... Read More

IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards™ 2014 Winners
May 29, 2014

The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, which includes fifty-two categories recognizing excellence in book editorial and design, are regarded as one of the highest national honors for independent publishers. Prestige as a publisher is one of the many benefits of being named as a winner of this distinguished... Read More

Amazon Ramps Up War Against Hachette
May 23, 2014

(NEWS) This article was originally published on Friday, May 23, 2014 at PublishersWeekly.com. “Amazon has upped the ante in its battle with Hachette over sales terms. After news surfaced earlier this month that the online retailer was slow in fulfilling orders on the publisher’s titles—with... Read More

Will the Agency Model Survive? Hachette, Amazon and the future of agency pricing
May 19, 2014

(NEWS) This article was originally published on Friday, May 16, 2014 at PublishersWeekly.com. By Andrew Albanese, Publishers Weekly “For publishers, negotiating terms of sale with Amazon has always been difficult. But reports last week of Amazon’s hardball tactics with the Hachette Book Group... Read More

Radio Interviewing: Hit Me With Your Best Shot

(BLOG POST) By Marika Flatt – A radio interview gives you lots of possibilities–but not lots of time. On the radio you can spin a yarn, but you sure won’t get enough time to knit an entire sweater or even finish the thumb on a mitten. But you can maximize your time by telling stories... Read More

Taking Advantage of Winning an Award
May 15, 2014

(BLOG POST) By Terry Doherty – Tis the Day after the Red Carpet … What’s an author to Do? Shout, “I won an award!” And, answer the question: “Oh yeah? Well, who are you?!” Congratulations! You won a Benjamin Franklin Award. It is a very prestigious award and you should be very proud... Read More

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