“Late Night Conversation” with IBPA Executive Director Angela Bole
October 24, 2014

(PODCAST) In this special Late Night Conversation podcast, IBPA Executive Director Angela Bole talks about the IBPA, camaraderie within the indie community, the importance of each diverse voice within the publishing world, and much more. CLICK FOR ACCESS Read More

IBPA Report from the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair
October 23, 2014

(BLOG POST) By Angela Bole, IBPA Executive Director – In 1985, IBPA was privileged to represent our members’ titles at the Frankfurt Book Fair for the very first time. Without looking back, we’ve continued to represent every year since. To give you a sense of time passing, here are... Read More

IBPA Announces Newest Benjamin Franklin Digital Award Honorees
October 22, 2014

(NEWS) IBPA is proud to announce the newest Benjamin Franklin Digital Award Honorees, promoting best-in-class digital content! The Benjamin Franklin Digital Awards (BFDAs), launched in 2013 by the Independent Book Publishers Association, honor innovation in electronic publishing by individuals and... Read More

The Affordable Care Act & Its Impact on IBPA Members: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
October 20, 2014

(BLOG POST) IBPA has selected Worldwide Insurance Services, Inc. (WWINS) as the administrator of the IBPA-endorsed health insurance program. You can find out more about this Member Benefit within the Member Benefits Handbook or by visiting IBPA’s WWINS site. By Alan Leafman – As you may... Read More

Kobo President Michael Tamblyn to Indie Authors: You’re on Amazon’s Hit List
October 17, 2014

(NEWS) This article was originally published on Digital Book World. “Kobo President and Chief Content Officer Michael Tamblyn (@mtamblyn) took to Twitter today to explain why, in his view, indie authors won’t be exempt from the tactics Amazon is using against Hachette in order to squeeze more... Read More

IBPA Publishing University Brings Independent Publishing Know-How to Austin, April 10-11, 2015
October 16, 2014

(PRESS RELEASE) Selection of Austin for annual event reflects growing strength and influence of city’s literary community AUSTIN, Texas, 10/16/2014 — IBPA Publishing University 2015, the Independent Book Publishers Association’s annual educational and networking event for independent publishers... Read More

Self-Published Books Topped 450,000 in 2013
October 15, 2014

(NEWS) This article was originally published on By Jim Milliot (IBPA Board Member) “Although it comes with a number of caveats, Bowker’s newest report on the number of self-published titles rose again in 2013, increasing 16.5%, to 458,564. The increase was due entirely... Read More

Frankfurt Book Fair 2014: Betting Big on Publishing’s Future
October 7, 2014

(NEWS) This article was originally published on By Andrew Albanese “If you had $10 million to invest in a new publishing business today, with no limitations or obligations, where would you put your money? That was the question posed by Jakob Larsen, head of consulting, for... Read More

Distribution: IPG Signs 19 New Pubs
September 30, 2014

(NEWS) This article was originally published on “Independent Publishers Group has added 19 new independent publishers to its client list, under IPG distribution, and its subsidiaries Trafalgar Square Publishing, River North Editions, and IPG Spanish Language distribution. IPG... Read More

Amazon Launching New Crowdsourced Publishing Program
September 24, 2014

(NEWS) This article was originally published on “After rumblings surfaced that Amazon is creating a new American Idol-style crowdsourced publishing platform, the e-tailer has confirmed that the program is “in the works.” The initial report about the program, from... Read More

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