Judith Appelbaum

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Judith Appelbaum (born September 26, 1939) is an American editor, consultant and author.[1]


She is Managing Director of Sensible Solutions, Inc., a consulting firm which supports authors and publishers that she co-founded. Formerly the Editor of the "IBPA Independent,"[2][3] the monthly publication of the Independent Book Publishers Association, she has also been the Secretary and a member of the Board of Directors of Book Industry Study Group, Inc. and a member of its Executive Committee, Chair of its Marketing Committee and Co-Chair of its Rights Committee, as well as the winner of the Publishing Marketing Association's Lifetime Achievement Award and the winner of the BISG Lifetime Service Award.[4][5] Before that she was a columnist and reviewer for The New York Times Book Review,[6] the Managing Editor of "Publishers Weekly," an editor of "Harper's"[7] and a member of the faculty of the University of Denver's Publishing Institute.[8] [9]


  • How To Get Happily Published: A Complete and Candid Guide, Fifth Edition. HarperCollins, 1998, ISBN 978-0-06-273509-6
  • The writer's workbook: a full and friendly guide to boosting your book's sales, Judith Appelbaum, Florence Janovic, Pushcart Press, 1991, ISBN 978-0-916366-69-8
  • The question of size in the book industry today, Bowker, 1978


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