Monday, June 8, 2009

Florrie Binford Kichler named in the Top Fifty Women in Book Publishing

Just had to say "Kudos to Florrie Kichler", creator and publisher of the Young Patriot Series patriapress It's a huge honor and she totally deserves it.

President and founder of Patria Press Inc., Florrie Binford Kichler, has been selected as one of the fifty top women in book publishing by Book Business Magazine as they honor leading female executives who are helping to shape the industry. The first-ever list recognizes women who have made, and are still making, a significant contribution to the book industry.

A 17-year veteran of the publishing industry, Kichler currently serves on the 3500-member Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) as its President,, and has been on the board for the past seven years. She also serves on the Book Industry Study Group Board and BookExpo America Conference Advisory Board. Kichler is a member of the Children’s Book Council and the Women’s National Book Association. Kichler’s word for publishers is, “Never forget that it is the reader you must please. Have access to at least four times as much capital as you think you will need. Then double that amount.”

As the major source of creativity and innovation in book publishing, independent publishers continue to shape the book business,” noted Ms. Kichler. “I am proud to be in the company of so many gifted women in our industry but even prouder to serve so many independent publishers through IBPA.”

The full Book Business Magazine list of the 50 Top Women in Book Publishing may be found online at

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