Hi–I’m Florrie Binford Kichler, President of IBPA, a trade association of more than 3000 intrepid, creative, passionate and courageous small and independent publishers. We exist to support and educate both book business neophytes and those who have a few more years experience under their belt. And the way we do that is through cooperative direct mail marketing programs, lots of educational webinars and seminars, a top-notch newsletter, member benefits and industry advocacy. Lots more can be found at http://www.ibpa-online.org
I plan to use this space to share and comment on the publishing news I would want to know if I were a small-to midsize-publisher–which, incidentally, I am. In addition to my work for IBPA, I am the Publisher and founder of Patria Press, Inc., publisher of the Young Patriots Series of historical fiction for young readers. Feel free to comment right back to me–in fact, I’m counting on it.