CEO & Executive Director
Independent Book Publishers Association
Angela Bole is 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 tools and knowledge needed to professionally engage in all aspects of the 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 and communications manager.
Angela holds a Masters of Science in Book Publishing from New York University and currently serves on the board of directors for BISG and IDPF, the International Digital Publishing Forum. She lives in Redondo Beach, California where she rides her bike to work as often as possible.