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PubU Online: Understanding IBPA's Hybrid Publisher Criteria
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PubU Online: Understanding IBPA's Hybrid Publisher Criteria

When: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Pacific
Where: Online via WebEx
United States
Contact: Lee Wind

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About the Program (FREE for IBPA Members!):

In February 2018, IBPA's Advocacy Committee published a list of nine criteria defining what it means to be a professional hybrid publisher. The criteria require that hybrid publishers behave just like traditional publishers in all respects, except when it comes to business model. Hybrid publishers use an author-subsidized business model, as opposed to financing all costs themselves, and in exchange return a higher-than-industry-standard share of sales proceeds to the author.

Those interested in learning more can join IBPA CEO Angela Bole for this one hour IBPA Publishing University Online webinar during which she'll explain:

  • why the IBPA Advocacy Committee felt it needed to create the criteria;
  • how to properly interpret it;
  • industry reactions since publication;
  • and what's next.

Can’t attend this webinar live? Sign up anyway and watch the recorded session at a time suitable to you. Everyone who registers will receive an email with the video recording of the webinar and a copy of the presenter slides by the end of the Friday directly following the webinar.

Note that if you register after 9:30am Pacific on the day of the webinar, you will not receive the WebEx log-in instructions in time to attend live, but you will still receive the webinar recording.

About the Presenter:

Get to know Angela Bole, Chief Executive Officer, IBPA

Angela Bole is chief executive officer of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), the largest book publishing association in the U.S. serving independent publishers and self-published authors. IBPA’s mission is to lead and serve the independent publishing community through advocacy, education, and tools for success. IBPA’s vision is a world where every independent publisher has the tools and knowledge needed to professionally engage in all aspects of the publishing industry.

Prior to joining IBPA, Angela served two years as deputy executive director of the Book Industry Study Group (BISG), an organization that fosters conversation and consensus across all sectors of the book business. Before that, she served two years as BISG’s associate director and two years as its marketing and communications manager.

Angela holds a Masters of Science in Book Publishing from New York University and currently serves on the board of directors for the Book Industry Study Group. In 2017, she was awarded the Book Industry Study Group’s Industry Champion Award, given to an individual whose efforts have gone beyond the requirements of his or her position to advance the book industry.


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