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Making Books After Music: On Rockers-Turned-Publishers

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Being an independent publisher requires certain traits: passion, yes, but also tenacity, obsession, business cunning, and marketing prowess. It's likely one explanation for why a significant number of artists, particularly musicians, found their way into the world of letters.

IPG Expands Its Publishing Business

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IPG, the 51-year-old Chicago-based distribution company, has launched a third imprint, IPG Publishing, which will focus on copublishing and licensing projects, as well as proprietary and customized publishing.

Henry Holt Lays Off Metropolitan Books Staff

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Holt said Metropolitan Books publisher Sara Bershtel and the rest of the Metropolitan staff will be leaving the company, with Bershtel’s departure set for October 14. The future of the imprint will be announced soon, Holt said.

Verso Books Guild Ratifies Union Contract

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The Verso Books Guild US has ratified its union contract, the group announced this week on Twitter. The contract includes wage increases and better protections and benefits for its staffers, among other stipulations.

Hybrid Publishing Spreads Its Wings

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With new models, creative business deals, higher royalties, tailored editorial support, traditional distribution, and a whole lot more, hybrid publishing is offering authors something they can’t find at traditional houses. (Sponsored)

Greenleaf: Stewards of Storytelling for 25 Years

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With its stellar track record of retail success—including more than 50 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers—Greenleaf has been a proven innovator within the hybrid publishing world for 25 years and counting. (Sponsored)

Ideapress: Where Quality Meets Innovation

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When it comes to publishing a business book, bestselling author, entrepreneur, and publisher Rohit Bhargava knows quality when he sees it. Alongside his wife, Chhavi Arya, he’s the cofounder of Ideapress, a hybrid publisher that specializes in out-of-the-box business titles. (Sponsored)

“Copublishing” with Köehler Books

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John Köehler, author, graphic artist, and founder of Köehler Books Publishing, understands the frustrations of authors who, despite the quality of their writing, have found that there isn’t a place for their work within the limited landscape of traditional publishing. (Sponsored)

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