BTB #50: Declaring Independence: PMA Becomes IBPA

Florrie Binford KitchlerIn conjunction with PMA’s announcement of their new name at this year’s Publishing University, Chris Kenneally, Director of Author Relations at Copyright Clearance Center, takes 10 minutes to discuss IBPA’s mission and what the group is doing nationally for independent book publishers with Florrie Binford Kitchler, President of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA).

Along with being the current president of the Independent Book Publishers Association, Florrie Binford Kichler founded her own company, Patria Press, specifically to restore to print a classic children’s book series first published 70 years ago The company’s Young Patriots Series has since won 9 national awards.

Florrie is a member of the Children’s Book Council, serves on the boards of Indiana University Women’s MBA Advisory Board, and the ACLU of Indiana. She earned BA and MBA degrees from Indiana University, and is an alumna of the Stanford Professional Publishing Course.

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