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"Inside Independent Publishing (with IBPA)" wants to make you a smarter publisher by giving you access to powerful ideas, strategies, and tools for success. Our interview guests are independent publishers, author publishers, and hybrid publishers, as well as distributors, printers, typographers, reviewers, booksellers, marketers, visionaries, and opinion leaders from all sectors of the book publishing industry. We are sponsored and supported by the Independent Book Publishers Association, the largest book publishing association in the US serving independent publishers and author publishers. 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. Your host is Peter Goodman, publisher of Stone Bridge Press and a longtime member and past Board Chair of IBPA.

"Inside Independent Publishing (with IBPA)" wants to make you a smarter publisher by giving you access to powerful ideas, strategies, and tools for success. Our interview guests are independent publishers, author publishers, and hybrid publishers, as well as distributors, printers, typographers, reviewers, booksellers, marketers, visionaries, and opinion leaders from all sectors of the book publishing industry. We are sponsored and supported by the Independent Book Publishers Association, the largest book publishing association in the US serving independent publishers and author publishers. 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. Your host is Peter Goodman, publisher of Stone Bridge Press and a longtime member and past Board Chair of IBPA.

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United States

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"Inside Independent Publishing (with IBPA)" wants to make you a smarter publisher by giving you access to powerful ideas, strategies, and tools for success. Our interview guests are independent publishers, author publishers, and hybrid publishers, as well as distributors, printers, typographers, reviewers, booksellers, marketers, visionaries, and opinion leaders from all sectors of the book publishing industry. We are sponsored and supported by the Independent Book Publishers Association, the largest book publishing association in the US serving independent publishers and author publishers. 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. Your host is Peter Goodman, publisher of Stone Bridge Press and a longtime member and past Board Chair of IBPA.

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English

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Episodes

Host-Guesting: An interview with independent publisher Peter Goodman of Stone Bridge Press

12/10/2020
Topics Covered For Peter Goodman's final episode as host, new host Christopher Locke asks Peter about his experience as an editor and publisher. From working in Japan and the UK for ten years to running his own publishing company for over thirty years, Peter has seen a lot of technologies and trends come and go. But some things are still fundamental, and among them is the motto Peter learned in Japan: "Let's have publishing fun!" Christopher Locke will be reintroducing Inside Independent...

Duration:00:28:19

Virtual Frankfurt and Licensing Update, with MaryJo ("MJ") Courchesne of Gryphon Publishing Consulting

11/12/2020
The Frankfurt Book Fair was a completely virtual event this year. Licensing and permissions expert MaryJo ("MJ") Courchesne of Gryphon Publishing Consulting reports on her experience, and also discusses the CASE Act, fair use, and piracy. Topics Covered Links CASE Act (summary with IBPA links) https://www.ibpa-online.org/news/518209/A-CASE-Act-Call-to-Action-for-IBPA-Members.htm Fair Use https://www.copyright.gov/fair-use/more-info.html DMCA notice and...

Duration:00:30:53

Improving your Amazon performance by tweaking your “relevancy score,” with guest Penny Sansevieri of Author Marketing Experts

10/29/2020
Every book has to earn its place in Amazon’s discoverability queue. Does yours? Penny Sansevieri of Author Marketing Experts tells you how to optimize your book’s visibility and relevance using keywords, your author page, and more. Topics Covered • Amazon, a force for good or for evil? • How to make Amazon work for your book • Remember, at its heart, Amazon is just a giant search engine • Why you should avoid long preorders • Amazon advertising and keywords: keywords strings vs. single...

Duration:00:37:25

What’s new and what’s changed? How the pandemic has transformed publishing, with Angela Bole of IBPA.

10/15/2020
Topics include Links Independent Book Publishers Association https://www.ibpa-online.org Publishing University 2021 (a fully virtual online event): April 7-10, 2021 https://www.publishinguniversity.org/ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A BISG Town Hall https://bisg.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1415616&group= ### Participants Angela Bole is chief executive officer of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), the largest book publishing association in the U.S. serving...

Duration:00:31:54

Publishing: Looking backward, looking forward, with Robin Cutler of IngramSpark

10/1/2020
Topics Covered Links IngramSpark https://www.ingramspark.com/ Participants Robin Cutler has led the development of IngramSpark as an Ingram Content Group service for indie authors and publishers since 2013. During her career, she has published over 1,000 books as Assistant Director at USC Press, and CEO and founder of her own trade imprint, Summerhouse Press. Robin most recently worked for Amazon/CreateSpace. She has broad knowledge of indie, academic and trade publishing and is an...

Duration:00:30:54

The search for hard data on how libraries foster book discovery, author recognition, and consumer sales, with guest Guy LeCharles Gonzalez of the Panorama Project.

9/3/2020
### Links 2019 Readers’ Advisory Activities Survey https://www.panoramaproject.org/2019-readers-advisory-activities-survey Public Library Events and Book Sales Survey https://www.panoramaproject.org/news/2019/12/9/public-libraries-book-events-panorama-project-survey Immersive Media & Reading 2020 https://www.panoramaproject.org/immersive-media-reading-2020 Participants Guy LeCharles Gonzalez is project lead for the Panorama Project and chief strategist for Free Verse Media....

Duration:00:29:16

Diverse books for a diverse world, with Nicole Johnson of We Need Diverse Books

8/20/2020
Diversity in book publishing begins with young readers finding books that speak to who they are and a diverse population of young professionals finding jobs in every aspect of the industry. Nicole Johnson, executive director of We Need Diverse Books, talks about programs and philosophies that are changing, literally, the face of book publishing in America today. Topics Covered • How We Need Diverse Books got its start • Where does the real work in achieving a diverse industry have to be...

Duration:00:31:37

Books are more than books: multimedia possibilities for content enrichment, with Lindy Ryan of Black Spot Books and Vesuvian Media Group

8/6/2020
Some books lend themselves to creative collaborations and multimedia treatments. Lindy Ryan of Black Spot Books and Vesuvian Media Group outlines the key issues facing publishers today and talks about what makes some stories suitable for dramatic performance and other nonprint media. Topics Covered Links Vesuvian Media https://vesuvianmedia.com/ Participants Lindy Ryan is an entrepreneur, award-winning professor, and an experienced publishing professional. In 2011, Ryan was part of the...

Duration:00:25:38

A Foreword look, at trade shows, reviewing, libraries, and diversity, with Victoria Sutherland of Foreword Reviews magazine

7/23/2020
Victoria Sutherland, founder/publisher of Foreword Reviews magazine and a new member of the IBPA Board of Directors, looks at indie publishing, virtual trade shows, reviewing, libraries, and diversity. Topics Covered Links Foreword Reviews magazine www.forewordreviews.com IBPA’s COVID-19 Resource Center https://www.ibpa-online.org/page/ibpa-covid-19-resource-center The IBPA Industry Standards Checklist https://www.ibpa-online.org/page/standardschecklist Participants Victoria...

Duration:00:33:47

The view from the UK, a discussion with Independent Publishers Guild Chief Executive Bridget Shine

7/9/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is changing publishing around the world. Bridget Shine of the Independent Publishers Guild talks about issues, partnerships, and the role of indies and author-publishers in the UK. Topics Covered Link http://www.independentpublishersguild.com/ Participants Bridget Shine is chief executive of the Independent Publishers Guild (IPG), a flourishing trade association with more than 650 members from all areas of publishing, including trade, children’s, education,...

Duration:00:41:47

Opposing the Open Library: an analysis of digital piracy and fair use, with Mary Rasenberger of the Authors Guild

6/25/2020
Topics Covered Links From the Authors Guild Appeal to readers and librarians from the victims of Controlled Digital Lending (CDL). https://www.authorsguild.org/industry-advocacy/cdl-appeal-to-readers-and-librarians/ “Controlled Digital Lending Is Neither Controlled nor Legal” https://www.authorsguild.org/industry-advocacy/controlled-digital-lending-is-neither-controlled-nor-legal/ “Internet Archive’s National Emergency Library Harms...

Duration:00:36:02

The IBPA Advocacy Committee, standing up for indie publishers, with Mel Corrigan

6/11/2020
The IBPA Advocacy Committee is making plans for this coming year to lobby, write, and campaign for better awareness and fairness for independent publishers. Committee member Mel Corrigan discusses some of these initiatives, from distribution to piracy to copyrights. Topics Covered Links Scribe Publishing Company https://scribe-publishing.com Mel’s' profile on Scribe Publishing Company's website https://scribe-publishing.com/mel About the Internet...

Duration:00:22:30

New realities in book publishing in the post-COVID world, a speculative rant from host Peter Goodman

5/28/2020
All the conventions of book publishing have been disrupted in just a few months as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. How many of these changes are permanent, and how is indie publishing likely to evolve as a result? Podcast host and book publisher Peter Goodman takes a pause in his regular interview format to speculate on our emerging future. TOPICS COVERED PARTICIPANTS Peter Goodman (host) is publisher of Stone Bridge Press (www.stonebridge.com) in Berkeley, California. He began his...

Duration:00:14:28

Virtual author events and other strategies for building online communities, with Maria Dismondy

5/14/2020
What kind of virtual author events are successful in getting the word out, supporting booksellers, and developing enthusiastic online communities? Maria Dismondy of children’s book publisher Cardinal Rule Press has had recent success and discusses strategies and goals. Topics Covered Links CardinalRulePress.com www.cardinalrulepress.com Maria Dismondy www.mariadismondy.com Sample a reader's guide: Evie's Field Day by Claire...

Duration:00:27:32

Strength from community, a portrait of Portland, with Forest Avenue Press publisher Laura Stanfill

4/2/2020
The city of Portland, Oregon, is one of the centers of Pacific Northwest publishing. Laura Stanfill of Forest Avenue Press discusses her own journey and describes how the special bond among Portland publishers, readers, and booksellers leads to the small victories that can get us through these tough times. Topics Covered Links Forest Avenue Press http://www.forestavenuepress.com/ NW Book Lovers Reviews campaign for The Royal Abduls by Ramiza...

Duration:00:28:09

Bookselling Update: First Impressions of the Impact of COVID-19, with John Mutter of Shelf Awareness

3/26/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed American life overnight. How are booksellers faring, what kinds of issues do they face, and what measures are they taking to survive? John Mutter of industry newsletter Shelf Awareness makes some initial observations. Topics Covered Links https://www.shelf-awareness.com/ Shelf Awareness newsletter https://www.bincfoundation.org/ Book Industry Charitable Foundation https://www.bookweb.org/ American Booksellers...

Duration:00:22:27

Working with Amazon, Part 2: Quality control, social media, and preparing for the future, with guest Ian Lamont of i30 Media

2/13/2020
Getting the look and content of your book right is priority 1. But looming changes at Amazon may be beyond your control. What to do? This is part 2 of our interview with Ian Lamont of i30 Media. Topics Covered Links Lean Media http://leanmedia.org/ Lean Media YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsYGJf9h3mJHS9KP6H5ldYQ/videos Amazon Deep Dive http://deepdive.leanmedia.org/ IBPA Publishing University: Using Metadata and Amazon to Expand Your Business, Thursday, April 2,...

Duration:00:23:13

Working with Amazon, Part 1: Amazon Advertising and managing the relationship, with guest Ian Lamont of i30 Media

1/30/2020
Amazon advertising can be a great way to boost discoverability, but you have to know what it costs and how to manage Amazon issues that arise from time to time. This is part 1 of our interview with Ian Lamont of i30 Media. Topics Covered Links Lean Media http://leanmedia.org/ Lean Media YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsYGJf9h3mJHS9KP6H5ldYQ/videos Amazon Deep Dive http://deepdive.leanmedia.org/ IBPA Publishing University: Using Metadata and Amazon to Expand Your...

Duration:00:22:49

Publishing in 2020, what lies ahead? with guest Angela Bole of IBPA

1/16/2020
CEO Angela Bole of IBPA summarizes some of the key issues facing book publishers and authors in the coming year—hint: there are challenges, but lots of opportunities (and lots of great books!) Links IBPA Comments on proposed tariffs on printed books https://www.ibpa-online.org/news/456983/Updated-IBPA-Comments-on-Section-301-Investigation--Proposed-Tariff-on-Printed-Books.htm IBPA’s own source of news and updates on the Audible...

Duration:00:26:17

A British indie tackles America: talking international publishing with guest Michael Cannings of Camphor Press

1/2/2020
Topics covered include: Links https://camphorpress.com https://twitter.com/camphorpress Participants Michael Cannings is one of the three founders of Camphor Press, an independent publisher focusing on East Asia. Now back in his native England after eleven years living in Taiwan, Michael has a background in marketing and design which has proven invaluable in getting Camphor Press off the ground, though he still describes himself as a publishing amateur. Outside work he will invariably...

Duration:00:18:26