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Identifying your Publishing DNA

The human genome is a sequence of billions of pieces of DNA, the biological database that makes us who we are. All members of the human family share the same genome, and the countless possible variations account for our individual identities. At the recent annual conference of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), a panel […]

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Indie Publishing: Who Holds the Power?

Once upon a time, authors and publishers – along with readers and booksellers – knew their separate places in the book world, and stuck to them. The distribution of power was uneven, maybe even unfair, but the pecking order seemed to make sense. Then, the revolution erupted and the digital transformation of books and publishing […]

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IBPA Pub-U Is On A Mission

Once upon a time, authors and publishers, along with readers and booksellers, knew their separate places in the book world and they stuck to them.  The distribution of power was uneven, maybe even unfair, but the pecking order seemed to make sense. Once upon a time is no longer in the book world, for better […]

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Up Against Amazon

In the book world, telling horror stories about Amazon is a common enough way to pass the time at conferences and receptions. The details may vary, but the plot is the same –Amazon eats publishers for breakfast. What dramatically changed this summer, however, is not the Amazon horror stories, but their arrival in the headlines […]

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Self-Published Authors: Amateurs or Professionals?

For everyone from romance writers to cookbook creators, self-publishing today is easier and more affordable than ever. Certainly, the book-reading public has embraced “the selfie,” and along the way, they’ve made bestselling authors of writers who’ve boldly chosen to publish their own works. Amanda Hocking, Hugh Howey, and even E.L. James, began their rise to […]

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Independent Publishers And More

As the newly-appointed executive director for the Independent Book Publishers Association, Angela Bole sees an opportunity to grow the organization in the midst of dramatic change across the industry. “Recently, IBPA has really embraced the self-published author,” Bole says. “It means a broadening of our potential membership.” The nation’s largest independent book publishers trade association, IBPA is highly-regarded […]

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Publish The Right Way

At the opening of the 2013 Publishing University, presented by the Independent Book Publishers Association, a panel of publishing trend-setters engaged in a lively and informative discussion with CCC’s Chris Kenneally on how to publish the right way. Recorded Friday, April 26, 2013, “Beyond the Click: There’s More to Publishing Than Uploading a File” featured Matthew Cavnar, Vice President of […]

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BTB #299: E-magination 2012

Recorded in San Francisco at PublishingUniversity 2012, and presented by the Independent Book Publishers Association. Panelists Molly Birckhead, Senior Online Marketing Manager, HarperOne; Allen Noren, VP Online, O’Reilly Media; and Cynthia Shannon, Publicity Manager, Berrett-Koehler Publishers talk with CCC’s Chris Kenneally about “What’s Now and What’s Next in Social Media—How Publishers Can Profit.” Play […]

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BTB #236: The Great Debate: Are Publishers Irrelevant?

First introduced at the 2011 London Book Fair, the “Great Debate” made its North American debut earlier today at the 27th Annual IBPA Publishing University! Four leading industry pundits argued for and against the resolution: “Authors and readers are all that matter. Publishers will soon be irrelevant.” Taking their sides were Rudy Shur, Publisher of […]

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For Indy Pubs, ‘Strength In Numbers’

A week before classes open at the 25th annual Publishing University, IBPA’s Terry Nathan tells Chris Kenneally, “When an economy gets this way, publishers need to be using their collective strength.” He outlines several new member programs, including a just-launched distribution program with Independent Publishers Group called Small Press United. Play in new window […]

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