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(PODCAST) Download Podcast (8 minutes) – As the newly-appointed executive director for the Independent Book Publishers Association, Angela Bole sees an opportunity to grow the organization in the midst of dramatic change across the industry. “Recently, IBPA has really embraced the self-published... Learn More
(NEWS) This article originally published October 25, 2013 in the LA Times’ Book section. By Carolyn Kellogg, LA Times What does it mean when the high-powered head of an ambitious start-up publishing house leaves? That’s what the publishing business is asking Friday after the news that Larry... Learn More
(NEWS) Kobo has shared an explanation for why they removed self-published titles from their ebookstore. Read the full article on The Digital Reader. No matter which point of view you take on this breaking story, it opens up a significant opportunity for dialogue within our independent publishing community.... Learn More
(NEWS) This press release originally published October 9, 2013 on PR Newswire. 2012 ISBNs show nearly 60% more self-published works than in 2011 A new analysis of U.S. ISBN data by ProQuest affiliate Bowker reveals that the number of self-published titles in 2012 jumped to more than 391,000, up 59 percent... Learn More
(DIRECTOR’S DESK) By Angela Bole, IBPA Executive Director [Originally published in the October 2013 edition of IBPA's Independent.] Last week, I received the following email from an IBPA member: “I’ve been a member with IBPA since 2009–2010, and I would like to know if there is any... Learn More
(DIRECTOR’S DESK) By Angela Bole, IBPA Executive Director [Originally published in the September 2013 edition of IBPA's Independent.] I’m writing this month’s Director’s Desk on day 6 of a 10-day tour of Spain. I came here to see the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, but as a lover of... Learn More
(PRESS RELEASE — Manhattan Beach, CA) The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) is pleased to announce the newest winners of the Benjamin Franklin Digital Awards (BFDA), designed to honor innovation in electronic book publishing by individuals and organizations of all sizes. BFDA winners are... Learn More
Publishing Writ Large and Small in Carroll County
(NEWS) This article originally published August 27, 2013 in The Advocate of Hamstead & Manchester. By Jon Kelvey To the extent that the publishing world has intersected with Carroll County, it has been mostly as an employer: mega-publisher Random House has been one of the largest employers in the... Learn More
(NEWS) This article originally published August 20, 2013 on DigitalBookWorld.com. By Jeremy Greenfield, Digital Book World The world of ebooks make it very easy for the little guy to compete with the big boys. In the world of ebooks, having a massive sales force that can reach every bookstore — big... Learn More
(DIRECTOR’S DESK) By Angela Bole, IBPA Executive Director [Originally published in the August 2013 edition of IBPA's Independent.] We all find ourselves in the business of publishing for various reasons. For my part, I’ve always known I would work with books, or — more fundamentally... Learn More
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