What IBPA Affiliates Can Do for You

January 2010
by Francine L. Trevens

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What IBPA Affiliates Can Do for You

by Francine L. Trevens

In these days of “me first” or even “me only,” it is refreshing and encouraging to see organizations such as IBPA’s 25 affiliate groups that serve a community. Each of these groups offers slightly different assistance and opportunities to its members, but all are dedicated to making the publishing life easier for those who participate in their programs and meetings.

With all the services IBPA provides, why does anyone join an affiliate as well? I contacted a number of affiliates around the country to ask this question. Their responses are as individual as independent presses themselves. Yet each affiliate offers a local connection, a person-to-person proximity.

Joining any of these groups gets you a discount on your IBPA membership fee, as well as the chance to win a scholarship to Publishing University and ways to mingle with other independent publishers, although where and how members mingle varies. Most affiliates use a restaurant or hotel or a venue such as a college classroom.

As you think about ways to make 2010 a good year for your publishing business, you may want to add “Join an affiliate” to your New Year’s resolutions. To find the group in your area, see the list on the back cov…IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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