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
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 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
December 2018 CIPA PRESIDENT’S LETTER By: Bob Schram Wishing You Holiday Traditions that Warm Your Heart! “Our many different cultures notwithstanding, there’s something about the holidays that makes the planet communal. Even nations that do not celebrate Christmas can’t help but be caught up in the collective spirit of their neighbors, as twinkling lights dot
November 2018 CIPA PRESIDENT’S LETTER By: Bob Schram What Are You Grateful For? “Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.” –Amy Collette, The Gratitude Connection November Program We have much to be thankful for as members of CIPA. This month for our final