Candidate Statement - Angela Bole

I believe there is significant benefit to a stronger alliance between IDPF and the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA). IBPA has been leading and serving the independent publishing community for 30 years. With nearly 3,000 members, it is the largest publishing association in the U.S. Among other things, in IBPA's recently published Code of Ethics (see our members pledged "to uphold the highest standards of our industry, to create works of lasting financial and/or cultural value, and to pursue editorial, design, and production excellence." The proper understanding and use of EPUB throughout our growing community is one clear way IBPA can help our members meet this pledge. It is also something that would directly and substantially contribute to IDPF's ongoing mission of fostering global adoption of an open, accessible, interoperable digital publishing ecosystem.
Just before becoming executive director of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Angela Bole was deputy executive director of the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. (BISG), which fosters conversation and consensus across all sectors of the book business. Before that, she served for two years as BISG’s associate director and two years as its marketing and communications manager. She has spent the past two years serving as treasurer on the IDPF board of directors.
Angela has English Literature and Gender Studies degrees from Indiana University Bloomington and a Masters Degree in Book Publishing from New York University. She is an active member of the Women’s Media Group, a New York-based nonprofit association of women who have achieved prominence in the many fields of media.

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