Announcement of Administrative and Marketing Facilitator Hiring – for IOBA Membership

After an intensive, collaborative evaluation process, the IOBA Interview Committee is pleased to report that we have selected D. Gail Nickel-Kailing as the Administrative and Marketing Facilitator for our organization. Ms. Nickel-Kailing, recently relocated from Seattle to Helena Montana, is a business consultant who has many years Continue reading

IOBA Scholarships Offered

The IOBA Scholarship Committee is in the process of receiving and evaluating applications. IOBA offers up to three scholarships each year so members can continue their education and professional development. Scholarships are awarded without regard to current level of accomplishment, financial need, full- or part-time bookseller status, or length of time in the book trade. IOBA is committed to the belief that every well-educated, well-informed, and ethical bookseller is a credit to the trade and to our organization, and we consider these scholarships to be our investment in the future of bookselling. Continue reading

Annual IOBA Scholarship Contest

The Independent Online Booksellers Association is offering three scholarships this year. IOBA awards these scholarships to support the professional development of its member booksellers, without regard to their level of accomplishment or the length of their time in the book trade. We believe that every well-educated, well-informed, and ethical bookseller is a credit to the trade and to our organization, and we consider these scholarships to be our investment in the future of bookselling. Continue reading