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Erin Green of Boys Town Press Wins IBPA's 2019 Yale Publishing Course Scholarship

Monday, May 20, 2019   (0 Comments)
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IBPA's Yale Publishing Course Scholarship recognizes IBPA members who provide innovative leadership within their organization and the independent publishing community at large.
Erin Green of Boys Town Press

(Manhattan Beach, CA - May 20, 2019) -- The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) – – and the Yale School of Management – – are pleased to announce the winner of its 2019 Yale Publishing Course scholarship program. Following a months-long application process, IBPA member Erin Green of Boys Town Press was chosen from over 30 applicants to receive full tuition to Yale’s Leadership Strategies in Book Publishing course (July 28 – August 2, 2019).

"IBPA's Yale Publishing Course Scholarship helps us recognize IBPA members who are providing innovative leadership within their organization and the independent publishing community at large," said IBPA chief executive officer Angela Bole. "I'm thrilled with the Yale Publishing Course’s choice of Erin Green as the 2019 scholarship recipient. Erin’s work with Boys Town Press is important and inspiring and she’s certain to be an asset to this year's program."

Yale's week-long Leadership Strategies in Book Publishing course curriculum integrates practical wisdom from experts in publishing with research and management techniques from Yale School of Management professors. Tina C. Weiner is the Program Director.

"This year's applicants for IBPA's Yale Publishing Course Scholarship reflected the passion and diversity of independent publishers," said Weiner. "Erin Green's dedication to the mission of Boys Town Press and her many accomplishments there made her an outstanding recipient of this scholarship."

Green is the Director of Boys Town Press, the publishing division of Boys Town, a national nonprofit dedicated to caring for children and families. Responsible for leading all aspects of the publishing house, Green and her team successfully implemented a variety of initiatives to transform Boys Town Press into a profitable organization while increasing the social impact of its work. Green expanded product offerings to include educational resources for children and teachers, growing revenue by 75%, with excess revenue going toward caring for at-risk children and families. This production expansion strategy pivoted the organization to work with outside talent, increasing access to markets and growing product offerings by 442%. Finally, Green led digital initiatives including implementing Boys Town Press’ new website and expanding audio book and eBook offerings to improve access and sales.

"It’s an honor to be awarded this opportunity," said Green. "I'm confident that I will learn a tremendous amount from this experience and be able to apply it to help our publishing house continue to thrive and evolve. I’m very grateful to IBPA for all it does for its members, and to Yale School of Management for offering this comprehensive course for leaders in the book publishing industry."

About the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)

Founded in 1983 to support independent publishers nationwide, the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) leads and serves the independent publishing community through advocacy, education, and tools for success. With over 3,100 members, IBPA is the largest publishing association in the U.S. Its vision is a world where every independent publisher has the access, knowledge, and tools needed to professionally engage in all aspects of an inclusive publishing industry. For more information, visit

About the Yale School of Management & the Yale Publishing Course

Together the Yale School of Management (SOM) and the Yale Publishing Course (YPC) deliver a unique course for seasoned leaders in publishing to gather in an inspiring environment and gain critical insights in all facets of their industry. The partnership allows for additional sessions taught by world-renowned Yale SOM faculty members. You can read more about the details of their collaboration here.

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