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Applications Now Accepted for IBPA’s Board of Directors (Fiscal Years 2018-2019)
November 18, 2016

(NEWS) Six seats are opening on the Independent Book Publishers Association’s (IBPA’s) Board of Directors. All IBPA members in good standing are welcome to apply. A class of incumbent candidates is also being considered. CLICK HERE TO APPLY Application Deadline: December 31, 2016 Each term... Read More

IBPA Report from the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair
November 8, 2016

(Blog Post) By Mimi Le, IBPA Project Manager/Member Benefits Specialist What’s the big deal? It was clear to see that independent publishing was alive and well at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair, with indie publishers and authors commanding a larger presence than ever before. Two hundred and nine... Read More

Publicist of the Year Stages Another PSA Campaign for Authors to Check Their Books in October Coinciding With the First Annual Indie Author Day
September 28, 2016

(Press Release) This press release originally appeared on PRWeb.com. If you would like to learn more about online book piracy, check out IBPA’s upcoming webinar with Rhonda Rees: Online Book Piracy – What You Need To Know. IBPA members can save $20 using a special code. (AGOURA HILLS, CA)... Read More

Sourcebooks and Wattpad: Building Community Together
September 26, 2016

NEWS This article originally appeared on PublishersWeekly.com. IBPA welcomes your feedback in the comments section of this post. By Claire Kirch “Three years after entering into an innovative partnership with Wattpad that allows writers to circumvent the slush pile by submitting queries to Sourcebooks... Read More

Brian O’Leary to Join BISG as new Executive Director as the Association Celebrates Its 40th Year
September 22, 2016

(PRESS RELEASE) BRIAN O’LEARY TO JOIN BISG AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AS THE ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES ITS 40TH YEAR (NEW YORK, NY) The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) announced today that they have hired publishing industry veteran Brian O’Leary to lead the organization beginning October 3, 2016. “We... Read More

IBPA Board Member, Elizabeth Turnbull of Light Messages Publishing, One of Publishing’s ‘Best and Brightest’ according to PW Star Watch
September 12, 2016

NEWS IBPA board member Elizabeth Turnbull has been named a 2016 PW Star Watch honoree. PW joined forces with the Frankfurt Book Fair to celebrate new leaders who are making their mark in the U.S publishing community, and help them expand their global network. 300 publishers were nominated and the list... Read More

The Subversive Superheroes of Indie Comics
August 31, 2016

(NEWS) This article originally appeared on PublishersWeekly.com. IBPA welcomes your feedback in the comments section of this post. By Nicole Audrey Spector “Some of the greatest movements in comics have happened beyond the limits of traditional publishing. Take the underground comics, aka comix,... Read More

25 Tips for Book Cover Images and Layout
August 30, 2016

(Blog Post) David Horowitz, Rose Alley Press Below, IBPA member David Horowitz from Rose Alley Press shares tips on making book cover images and layouts stand out and attract readers. Look for more tips from fellow IBPA members in an upcoming issue of IBPA Independent magazine. As always, IBPA welcomes... Read More

Elliot Tiber, the Man Who Made Woodstock Happen, Passes Away at 81
August 18, 2016

(IN TRIBUTE) Elliot’s three books – Taking Woodstock, Palm Trees on the Hudson, and After Woodstock – Proudly Published by Long-Time IBPA Member Square One Publishers Written by Fior Fabian, IBPA Intern Woodstock is the most influential music festival that almost didn’t happen. Just weeks before... Read More

BISG Executive Director Resigns
August 3, 2016

(PRESS RELEASE) BISG EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RESIGNS. BISG BEGINS SEARCH FOR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. (NEW YORK, NY) – The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) announced today that Executive Director Mark Kuyper has resigned his position, effective immediately, as he looks to explore other areas of interest.... Read More

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