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Self-Published Authors: Amateurs or Professionals?

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

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

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

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.”

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

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’

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.

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BTB #85: For Small Publishers, Good Marketing Is Hard to Find

BTB #85: For Small Publishers, Good Marketing Is Hard to Find

But look no further than the IBPA, which is set to launch an ambitious new membership drive. “These times demand publishers work smarter and work more efficiently when producing and marketing their titles,” notes Frank Gromling of Ocean Publishing, who is heading up the effort.

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BTB #83: Pub. U. Preview: Your Own Publishing Stimulus Package

BTB #83: Pub. U. Preview: Your Own Publishing Stimulus Package

In the last of four installments highlighting the upcoming “Publishing University,” IBPA leadership team members tell Chris Kenneally that staying on top of industry trends could be the stimulus package independent publishers are looking for. This special series is a co-production with the Independent Book Publishers Association, which brings the annual Publishing University to NYC […]

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BTB #80: Pub. U. Preview: Tired Of Being A Road Warrior?

BTB #80: Pub. U. Preview: Tired Of Being A Road Warrior?

Kathleen Gage certainly was! But even though she pulled off the road years ago, her career as an author and business coach has stayed on track by leveraging the Internet and selling her services via teleseminars. In this latest preview from IBPA’s Publishing University, she tells Chris Kenneally how it’s done. This special series is […]

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BTB #78: Pub. U. Preview: Make Friends With Freelancers

BTB #78: Pub. U. Preview: Make Friends With Freelancers

That’s what PR maven Marika Flatt recommends for publishers and authors who want to get their stories out, especially on limited budgets. In this installment of “Publishing University Previews,” Flatt and her colleague Kate Bandos talk about the care and feeding of the media with host Christopher Kenneally. For more of Flatt’s tips on working […]

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