Why the Developmental Edit is One of the Hardest Things You’ll Ever Do By Alexandra O’Connell Friends, I’d like to address a difficult and emotional topic: the developmental edit. You’ve sent your manuscript off to your editor for developmental work. You’ve completed a draft! The world is a beautiful place, filled with hope. Rainbows, puppies,
IBPA Publishing University – April 5-6, Chicago, IL As the largest independent book publishing association in the United States, the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) knows there are literally 100s of book conferences you could attend this year, mostly filled with fluff that’s irrelevant to small presses and author-publishers. That’s why we’re here! For nearly three decades, IBPA Publishing
Saturday, March 23, 2019: So You’re On LinkedIn. Now What? Author and marketing professional Debra Jason will provide valuable information to help you make the most of your LinkedIn account. Debra will explain the common mistakes people make with their accounts and how to create a profile that gets noticed along with many other tips!
Book Out of Print? By Joe McDaniel In recent months we have come across several authors whose book publishers have gone out of business, resulting in their book titles becoming no longer available in distribution. In some cases, authors have retained their publishing rights. It is important to know the terms of your publishing agreement.
January 2019 Signature Contents This Saturday, January 19, 2019: Speaking Without Freaking. For our first membership meeting of 2019, we are fortunate to welcome Liz Duckworth in her presentation entitled Speaking Without Freaking. This interactive, participatory workshop focuses on both internal (mental and emotional) and external (physical) aspects of successful public speaking. Learn how to improve your talks
January 2019 CIPA PRESIDENT’S LETTER By: Bob Schram Dream Big as We Embark Upon the 2019 Publishing Season! “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” –Eleanor Roosevelt The days are slowly getting longer. Can you sense it? My barometer is being able to put the goats and chickens in