Florrie Binford Kichler

The Independent Book Publishers Association yesterday announced that it has selected Angela Bole, currently the deputy executive director of the Book Industry Study Group, as the association’s next executive director. Bole will be replacing Florrie Binford Kichler, who will be retiring from the IBPA this June. “IBPA has been uniquely positioned as the heart and soul of independent [...]

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With educational sessions organized into three distinct levels—beginner, more experienced and poised for growth—independent book publishers ranging from newbies to seasoned veterans gathered at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York City, May 24-25, to attend the 26th-annual Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Publishing University. According to IBPA President Florrie Binford Kichler, this year marked "a radical departure" in format from years past. "Rather than organizing the event by specific tracks such as marketing, promotion, finance, etc., the more than 20 break-out sessions instead featured topics custom-tailored for publishers in three stages of their careers," said Kichler.

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