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Angela Bole

Independent Book Publishers Association
Manhattan Beach, CA
For the past six years, Angela Bole has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), the largest book publishing association in the U.S. serving independent publishers and self-published authors. IBPA’s mission is to lead and serve the independent publishing community through advocacy, education, and tools for success. IBPA’s vision is a world where every independent publisher has the access, knowledge, and tools needed to professionally engage in all aspects of an inclusive publishing industry.

Prior to joining IBPA, Angela served two years as Deputy Executive Director of the Book Industry Study Group (BISG), an organization that fosters conversation and consensus across all sectors of the book business. Before that, she served two years as BISG’s Associate Director and two years as its Marketing Manager.

Angela holds a Masters degree in Book Publishing from New York University and a Bachelors degree in Literature and Gender Studies from Indiana University Bloomington. In 2017, she was awarded the Book Industry Study Group’s Industry Champion Award, given to an individual whose efforts have gone beyond the requirements of her position to advance the book industry. In 2019, she was named a Publishers Weekly Notable Person of the Year.