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Director's Desk
Wednesday, March 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Good Mentors Are Hard to Find »
By Angela Bole, IBPA CEO -- Angela Bole...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Welcome to the Operations & HR Issue! »
By Angela Bole, IBPA CEO -- Angela Bole...
Sunday, January 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Getting Ready for Publishing University »
By Angela Bole, IBPA CEO -- Welcome to the meetings and conventions issue of IBPA Independent!...
Thursday, December 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Let’s Meet Up at Publishing University? »
By Angela Bole, IBPA CEO -- Angela Bole...
Tuesday, November 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Committee Members Are the Backbone of IBPA »
By Angela Bole, IBPA CEO -- Welcome to the meetings and conventions issue of IBPA Independent!...
Saturday, October 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Meet IBPA’s Paige Greco: She’s Only a Phone Call Away »
By Angela Bole, IBPA CEO -- When was the last time you called the IBPA office to talk to someone about your publishing...
Thursday, September 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Membership Types Address IBPA’s Diverse Membership »
By Angela Bole, IBPA CEO -- IBPA has served the independent publishing community since 1983. Today, as self-publishing,...
Monday, August 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Growing, Innovating, Connecting: A Preview of IBPA’s New Website »
By Angela Bole, IBPA CEO -- In this issue of IBPA Independent , you’ll find a focus on innovation—something independen...
Friday, July 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Living Our Values »
By Angela Bole, IBPA CEO -- “Do what you love to do and give it your very best; whether it’s business, baseball, the th...
Wednesday, June 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Shining a Spotlight on Professionalism »
By Angela Bole, IBPA CEO -- You’ll likely notice something special about this month's issue of IBPA Independent magaz...
Sunday, May 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Beneficial Gain for IBPA Members »
By Angela Bole, IBPA CEO -- Member benefits are the lifeblood of any successful trade association. Knowing this, everyo...
Friday, April 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Welcome to the New IBPA Independent »
By Angela Bole, IBPA CEO -- Over the past year, a team of IBPA board members, staff, and professional consultants have...
Tuesday, March 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Clear Vision »
By Angela Bole, IBPA CEO -- Angela Bole...
Monday, February 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Choose Change »
By Angela Bole, IBPA CEO -- “The art of life is a constant readjustment to our surroundings.” These words, from...
Friday, January 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
5 Things to Watch in 2016 »
By Angela Bole, IBPA CEO -- It’s January and you know what that means: a new year stretches before us ripe for the fil...
Tuesday, December 1, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Latch On to the IBPA Affiliate Advantage »
By Angela Bole, IBPA CEO -- Did you know that IBPA, as the largest national association of publishers, supports 24 regi...
Sunday, November 1, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Recommended Reading »
By Angela Bole, IBPA CEO -- Last month I had the pleasure of dining with Rana DiOrio, founder of Little Pickle Press an...
Thursday, October 1, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
What Your Board Is Up To »
By Angela Bole, IBPA CEO -- In this month’s Director’s Desk, I’m going to pull the curtain on a recent IBPA board of d...
Tuesday, September 1, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Inside Our Amazing Profession »
By Angela Bole, IBPA CEO -- When you’re overburdened with e-mail and cranky people make it their job to interfere wit...
Saturday, August 1, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Meet Mimi Le »
By Angela Bole, IBPA CEO -- This month’s “Director’s Desk” is special to me because in it I get to introduce you to a f...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Progress Report with Questions for the Future »
By Angela Bole, IBPA CEO -- This month marks the beginning of my third year as IBPA’s executive director. I know it’s c...
Monday, June 1, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
An Exuberant Awards Album »
  By Angela Bole, IBPA CEO -- During this year’s Publishing University in Austin, TX, I had the great privilege...
Friday, May 1, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Guided by Why »
By Angela Bole, IBPA CEO -- I’ve been thinking about how we make decisions....
Wednesday, April 1, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
To Serve and Lead on the Front Lines »
By Angela Bole, IBPA CEO -- Five new directors have been elected to serve on IBPA’s board of directors, starting July 1...
Sunday, March 1, 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
Harvested Wisdom from Indie Events »
By Angela Bole, IBPA CEO -- Earlier this year, I participated in a panel on indie publishing at the Los Angeles Publi...
Sunday, February 1, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Two Previews »
By Angela Bole, IBPA CEO -- Publishing University 2015...
Thursday, January 1, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Tools for Generating Sales and Reviews »
By Angela Bole, IBPA CEO -- Angela Bole...
Thursday, May 1, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
A New Portal for Publishing Know-How »
By Angela Bole, IBPA Executive Director — IBPA members can login to OpenLearning here. If you don’t yet have login cred...
Tuesday, April 1, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Indie Communities as Contexts Change »
By Angela Bole, IBPA CEO -- A small San Francisco based book conference has been slowly making its mark over the past s...
Saturday, February 1, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
IBPA Publishing University — Keep the Thrills; Strengthen the Skills »
By Angela Bole, IBPA CEO -- When you have a job like mine, you spend a lot of time looking at budget spreadsheets and...
Wednesday, January 1, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Building the Future »
By Angela Bole, IBPA CEO -- It’s January, and New Year’s resolutions are in full swing. This is the month when you can’...
Sunday, December 1, 2013   (6 Comments - view/add)
A Code for Our Community »
By Angela Bole, IBPA CEO -- Think about how a trade group like IBPA forms. Members of a community realize they face com...
Friday, November 1, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Profiling the Successful Publisher »
By Angela Bole, IBPA CEO -- When I’m asked to describe the independent publishers and self-published authors who choose...
Tuesday, October 1, 2013   (3 Comments - view/add)
Six Picks for Inspiration and Information About Publishing »
By Angela Bole, IBPA CEO -- Last week, I received the following email from an IBPA member:...
Sunday, September 1, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Traveler’s Take on Format Choices »
By Angela Bole, IBPA CEO -- I’m writing this month’s Director’s Desk on day 6 of a 10-day tour of Spain. I came here to...

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