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Tieshena Davis of Publish Your Gift Joins the IBPA Board of Directors

Tuesday, July 14, 2020   (1 Comments)
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(Manhattan Beach, CA - July 14, 2020) -- The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), the largest independent book publishers association in the United States with over 3,500 members, today announced the appointment of Tieshena Davis, founding publisher of Publish Your Gift®, to the IBPA Board of Directors. Tieshena, who joined IBPA in 2015, fills a seat vacated in May 2020 by Dayna Anderson, formerly of CamCat Publishing. Tieshena's term on the IBPA Board is effective July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022. She is eligible to serve two 2-year terms.

Tieshena Davis

Tieshena is the bestselling author of Think Like a Bookpreneur, creator of the Indie Author Legacy Awards (IALA), and the founding publisher of Publish Your Gift®, an international award-winning firm specializing in literary content creation and author branding. She appears widely at professional events, teaching audiences how to leverage writing to advance their business and career goals in competitive environments.

"IBPA is grateful that Tieshena is able to step into this position, especially in such a critical year for the association and for all of the publishing industry," said IBPA Board Chair Karla Olson, publisher at Patagonia Books. "Tieshena's breadth of experience working on a wide variety of books, as well as her entrepreneurial and independent spirit, will be invaluable to the organization."

Within the past decade, Tieshena's work and contribution to the publishing industry has led her to being awarded the 2017 Medical Moguls Academy “Faculty of the Year” award, honored as Prince George’s County Maryland Top Forty Under 40, and recognized by in its "2015 Best of the Best in Publishing."

Tieshena’s advice has been featured in The Huffington Post, Black Enterprise, Rolling Out, Entrepreneur, and numerous other media outlets. She is a graduate of Yale University’s Book Publishing Executive Program and an active Forbes Coaches Council member.

"Being a part of the IBPA community for the past five years has been a catalyst to success for my publishing company and our authors," said Tieshena. "As a new board member, I look forward to continuing our partnership and aiding the leadership team in their diversity & inclusion initiatives, as they continue achieving outstanding performance."

For more information, please contact IBPA CEO Angela Bole at For ongoing IBPA news, visit IBPA's online newsroom.

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Angela Bole, CEO says...
Posted Thursday, July 16, 2020
Welcome to the IBPA Board of Directors, Tie! I look forward to working with you over the next two years to bring more great information and services to the IBPA membership.

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