|Outgoing board chair Rob Price (left) with incoming board chair Brooke Warner at the April IBPA annual meeting in Austin, Tex.|
Brooke Warner has been appointed chairperson of the Independent Book Publishers Association, effective July 1. She is publisher of She Writes Press and SparkPress, president of Warner Coaching Inc., and author of Green-light Your Book, What's Your Book? and How to Sell Your Memoir, and co-author of Breaking Ground on Your Memoir. She also is former executive editor of Seal Press and is on the boards of the Bay Area Book Festival and the National Association of Memoir Writers. She has been on the IBPA board for four years and its executive committee for two years.
Warner replaces IBPA chairperson Rob Price of Gatekeeper Press, who has been on the board for four years. He served one year as chairperson and one year as treasurer.
In addition, the IBPA membership approved a slate of six candidates for two-year at-large positions on the IBPA board of directors:
Leslie Browning (incumbent), founder & senior editor, Homebound Publications
Robin Cutler (incumbent), director, IngramSpark
Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito, publisher, Elva Resa Publishing
Kelly Peterson, director of client services, INscribe Digital, a division of Independent Publishers Group
Kathy Strahs, founder, Burnt Cheese Press
Peter Trimarco, co-founder & publisher, Notable Kids Publishing