Board Member Elizabeth Turnbull discusses quality standards, hybrid publishing, diversity, and other target areas for IBPA's Advocacy Committee
Subjects covered include:
- how to achieve a level playing field for indie books
- the IBPA publishing standards checklist
- the IBPA hybrid publishing checklist
- removing the stigma from indie publishing once and for all
- expanding diversity in publishing
- future advocacy projects for IBPA
- working with indie booksellers
Elizabeth Turnbull was born and raised in Haiti where she grew up surrounded by the people and landscapes of her latest book, Say to These Mountains.
After graduating from Quisqueya Christian School, in Port-au-Prince, Elizabeth went on to study Spanish and Journalism at Wake Forest University and received her MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from Florida International University. Today, she is the Senior Editor for Light Messages Publishing where she is immensely grateful to immerse herself in new stories every day. Elizabeth is also the author of two children’s books: Janjak and Freda Go to the Iron Market and Bonnwit Kabrit.
Elizabeth lives on a budding farm in Hillsborough, NC, with her husband Roberto and a handful of critters. She currently sits on the IBPA board.
Find out more about Elizabeth at https://www.lightmessages.com/.
Peter Goodman (host) is publisher of Stone Bridge Press in Berkeley, California. He began his publishing career in Tokyo, Japan, in 1976. A longtime member of IBPA, he has served on the IBPA board and as IBPA board chair.