The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) empowers independent publishers and self-published authors
Are you an independent publisher? Self-publisher? Small press? Mid-sized publisher? If so, you’ve come to the right place!
IBPA is a not-for-profit membership association serving and leading the independent publishing community through advocacy, education, and tools for success. With nearly 3,000 members, we are the largest publishing trade association in the U.S.
IBPA makes it easier for independent book publishers and self-published authors to navigate the sometimes intimidating publishing process.
Here’s how we do it:
Support & Guidance
Publishing isn’t always a straight-forward business, but with the support of IBPA you can succeed. IBPA provides independent publishers and self-published authors advice and personal service. As a member of IBPA, you can call us any time. If we don’t have the answer, we’ll find it through our unique Ask the Experts Online.
Deals & Discounts
There is strength in numbers. The products and services you depend on to successfully publish and promote your books don’t have to be so expensive. IBPA sponsors over 30 special publishing deals and discounts so you can save thousands of dollars with vendors you’re likely already using.
IBPA members stay ahead of the independent publishing curve and network with real people during IBPA’s annual Publishing University conference. Then, while waiting for the next conference, members continue their education online with ongoing courses from IBPA’s Publishing University Online.
Innovative Print & Digital Award Programs
You put an enormous amount of effort into your books and you should be rewarded for it! IBPA recognizes excellence and innovation in print and digital publishing through our annual Benjamin Franklin Awards and rolling Benjamin Franklin Digital Book Awards.
The Independent is a monthly magazine featuring articles about the independent publishing industry. Topics include: legal issues, marketing ideas, industry events, business tips and advice, and more.
Starting at just over $10 a month for small publishers, IBPA membership benefits independent publishers of all sizes. Through our strength in numbers, you have clout – your voice will be heard.
From mailings to exhibits, see how IBPA's marketing programs help you grow your sales.Educational Opportunities
Attend a seminar, ask an expert, and get more free advice with our educational programs.Become a member
Access exclusive members-only benefits starting at just $10.