“In hybrid publishing, it’s a partnership”: Edie Goldberg’s author journey

HR veterans Edie Goldberg and Kelley Steven-Waiss had a mission: help other organizations change the way they work. To them, a book was the platform to share their knowledge. The question was, which publishing path should they take? Here Edie Goldberg talks with our publisher Maggie Langrick about why she and her co-author chose hybrid publishing for their book The Inside Gig, and how this option best served their needs. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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Parenting Right From the Start Wins a Silver IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award

It is an honour for us to share the wonderful news: Parenting Right From the Start by Dr. Vanessa Lapointe has won a silver award in the parenting & family category in the 32nd annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards! Celebrating excellence in book editorial and design, the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards are sponsored by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA).

Due to restrictions on travel and gatherings related to COVID-19, this year’s IBP... keep reading


“It’s given me a different kind of confidence”: Steve Dennis’s author journey

A consultant, keynote speaker, and global retail influencer, Steve Dennis is also a prolific Forbes contributor. However, as he’s found out, writing short-form pieces are a different ball game compared to writing his first book, Remarkable Retail (published by LifeTree Media in April 2020). Here the new author talks with our publisher Maggie Langrick about what he’s learned and gained from the experience of going through the book publishing process for the first time. This interview has been edited fo... keep reading


“The Book is What You Make of It”: Keri Ohlrich’s Author Journey

Keri Ohlrich is the CEO and co-founder of HR consulting business Abbracci Group. Her book The Way of the HR Warrior, co-written with Monica Frede, was published in September 2018. Hear her speak at our inspiring nonfiction publishing session in Los Angeles on May 28.

HR is a loaded issue in business these days. What gap in the business leadership genre were you looking to address with ... keep reading


Networking, learning, and celebrating indie publishing at IBPA’s Publishing University 2018

On April 6–7 I joined 300 independent publishers and authors in Austin, Texas, to go “back to school” and advance our education at the Publishing University 2018. The annual conference, organized by the Independent Book Publishing Association, featured a mix of keynote speeches, panel discussions, and in-depth seminars run by industry experts, on topics ranging from author branding, distribution, and sales to editorial development. All the major publishing models were well represented at the event, with traditional publishers, self-p... keep reading


Hybrid Publishers are not Vanity Presses

Authors today have many publishing options available to them, which can make it hard for them to understand the differences, much less choose the route that suits them best. Some authors want the professionalism and market reach of a traditional publisher, while others prefer the accessibility, higher royalties, and expediency that self-publishing provides. And then there are those authors who simply want the best of both worlds.

Many businesses have sprung up to service this “best ... keep reading


Press Release: Hybrid Publisher Criteria Published by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)

For Immediate Release

February 23, 2018

Hybrid Publisher LifeTree Media Calls on Canadian Industry to Adopt Hybrid Publisher Criteria Published This Week by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)

VANCOUVER – The US-based Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) has developed and released a groundbreaking nine-point list of criteria to define and standardize hybrid publishers, with input from Maggie Langrick, Publisher and CEO of Canadian hybrid press LifeTree Media Ltd. IBPA’s Hybrid Publisher Criteria is the publishing industry’... keep reading


See Maggie Langrick Speak at IPBA Publishing University 2018

Calling all independent presses and self-published authors: this year’s Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Publishing University takes place on April 6–7 in Austin, Texas. The annual educational and networking conference offers hands-on learning labs, inspiring keynote speeches, in-depth workshops, a book award ceremony, and many more valuable professional resources.

Our publisher, Maggie Langrick, will lend her award-winning expertise at two sessions. On Friday, April 6, she’ll lead a Book Concept ... keep reading