IBPA Publishing University 2020 Scholarship Winners Announced
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Posted by: Christopher Locke
Each year, IBPA is happy to offer one scholarship to each IBPA Affiliate Association and a limited number of scholarships to at-large IBPA members (i.e. members not associated with an IBPA Affiliate) to IBPA Publishing University.
As illustrated by attendee testimonials, IBPA Publishing University is full of invaluable networking opportunities and educational information about independent publishing and we want to make sure it’s available to everyone, so we’re pleased to announce the winners of this year’s scholarships:
- Chris Bell, Managing Editor, Atthis Arts — on behalf of Midwest Independent Publishers Association (MiPA)
- Kurt Brackob, Editorial Director, Histria Books — at-large scholarship
- Kevin Desrosiers, Author Publisher — on behalf of St. Louis Publishers Association (SLPA)
- Tammy Ditmore, Founder & Editor, eDitmore Editorial Services — on behalf of Small Publishers, Artists, & Writers Network (SPAWN)
- Luda Gogolushko, Founder & Owner, INCLUDAS Publishing — at-large scholarship
- Manasa Gururaj, Co-Founder & Creative Director, Talegari Tales LLC — at-large scholarship
- Angelica R. Jackson, Publisher & Author, Crow & Pitcher Press — on behalf of Northern California Publishers & Authors (NCPA)
- Ilana "Sugar" Laytart, Founder & Publisher, Avantpop Books — at-large scholarship
- Kelly "Nerdzilla" Mendenhall, Author Publisher — at-large scholarship
- Arlene Miller, President, The Grammar Diva — on behalf of Florida Authors & Publishers Association (FAPA)
- Abby Shea Pigott, Marketing, Publicity, & Author Relationship Specialist, Farcountry Press & Sweetgrass Books — at-large scholarship
- April D. Pritchard, Owner, Sarah Publishing, LLC — on behalf of St. Louis Publishers Association (SLPA)
- Vicki Tashman, Owner, Historical Tails — on behalf of Publishers Association of Los Angeles (PALA)
- Holly Lyn Walrath, Managing Editor, Interstellar Flight Press — at-large scholarship
- Janet F. Williams, Owner, Good Day Media — on behalf of Publishers & Writers of San Diego (PWSD)
If you haven’t signed up for IBPA Publishing University 2020, there’s still time! Click here to register, and get ready for an unforgettable experience in Redondo Beach, California the weekend of April 3-4 (with preconference sessions on April 2).
Click here to see the full schedule, which includes educational sessions on how to garner book reviews, increase your book sales, and so much more!
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