Topic: A Conversation With Independent Book Publishers Association CEO Angela Bole.
Presenter: Angela Bole, IBPA Program
Angela Bole began her book career as the buyer for a small independent book store in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Since then she has spent over 15 years studying the industry and applying what she's learned to roles within New York-based Book Industry Study Group (BISG) and California-based Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) - two of the most influential book industry associations in the U.S. During this special session, Angela sits down with Palm Springs Writers Guild's Michael Craft Johnson, for a conversation about the independent publishing landscape in the 21st Century. Topics will include, how IBPA members are defining success, ideas for approaching book marketing and PR, Amazon, and much more. (PWSG members are encouraged to submit questions for consideration by October 1, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Independent Book Publishers Association's mission is to lead and serve the independent publishing community through advocacy, education, and tools for success. Its vision is a world where every independent publisher has the tools and knowledge needed to professionally engage in all aspects of the publishing industry. You can learn more online at www.ibpa-online.org.
Angela Bole is Chief Executive Officer of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), the largest book publishing association in the U.S. serving independent publishers and self-published authors. IBPA’s mission is to lead and serve the independent publishing community through advocacy, education, and tools for success. IBPA’s vision is a world where every independent publisher has the tools and knowledge needed to professionally engage in all aspects of the publishing industry.
Prior to joining IBPA, Angela served two years as deputy executive director of the Book Industry Study Group (BISG), an organization that fosters conversation and consensus across all sectors of the book business. Before that, she served two years as BISG’s associate director and two years as its marketing and communications manager.
Angela holds a Masters degree in Book Publishing from New York University and currently serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for BISG. She lives in Redondo Beach, California where she rides her bike as often as possible.