Quick Guide to Preparing Your Manuscript for eBook Conversion
March 13, 2014

(BLOG POST) By Doris Booth - [Originally published at Authorlink. Used with permission.] The key to producing a quality eBook is to properly prepare your manuscript before it goes into the ebook conversion process. A little forethought can make the complex experience go more smoothly. Here are five quick... Read More

Chicago Poet & IBPA Board Member, Haki R. Madhubuti, Wins National Award
March 12, 2014

(NEWS) News Release from THIRD WORLD PRESS Contact: Media Department,, 773-651-0700 Third World Press is pleased to announce that Haki R. Madhubuti is one of three recipients of the 2014 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award.  This award celebrates authors who have given generously... Read More

Covers That Connect: Does Your Book Connect With Your Audience?
March 11, 2014

(BLOG POST) By Jeniffer Thompson – Don’t miss Jeniffer’s experiential workshop, Covers That Connect, Sessions 204 and 304 during IBPA’s Publishing University on March 21-22, 2014 in San Francisco! Have you ever experienced that je ne sais quoi feeling that compels you to pick... Read More

How to Test Market Your Book Idea with a Blog
March 7, 2014

(BLOG POST) By Nina Amir – Don’t miss Nina’s panel, Blogging: How to Build Author Brand and Find New Readers, during IBPA’s Publishing University on March 21-22, 2014 in San Francisco! Registration is open. I once heard Ellen Archer, president and publisher of Hyperion Books,... Read More

PartnerShip Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary – IBPA Members Saved $195K in 2013

(NEWS) IBPA Members Saved $195K in 2013 with the PartnerShip Managed IBPA Shipping Program PartnerShip, the company that manages the IBPA Shipping Program, is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year. PartnerShip was founded by the non-profit National Association of College Stores (NACS) in 1989 to... Read More

Twitter, Explained
March 5, 2014

(BLOG POST) By Terry Doherty – Like most social platforms, Twitter offers you a global reach. It is considered one of the Big Four (the others being Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+). Whether or not Twitter is the right platform for you depends on your marketing goals, not how much time you have... Read More

IBPA Announces the Newest Benjamin Franklin Digital Awards Honorees

(NEWS) IBPA is proud to announce the newest Benjamin Franklin Digital Book Awards Honorees, promoting best in class digital content! Is Your Digital Content Best in Class? The Benjamin Franklin Digital Awards (BFDAs), launched in 2013 by the Independent Book Publishers Association, honor innovation... Read More

Hugh Howey and the Indie Author Revolt
February 20, 2014

(NEWS) This article was originally published February 20, 2014 in Publishers Weekly. By Mark Coker “With a debate brewing about how much indie authors can, and do, earn from their writing–much of it sparked by a blog post from author Hugh Howey–PW asked Mark Coker, founder of indie publishing... Read More

Introducing PubSmart
February 14, 2014

(BLOG POST) By Kathy Meis – I don’t need to tell you that the world of publishing is changing dramatically. You’re juggling the disruption taking place in our industry every day. It’s a whole new world, filled with new challenges and opportunities. New business, production, distribution and... Read More

Sourcebooks Releases ‘House of Cards’
February 13, 2014

(NEWS) This article was originally published February 13, 2014 in Publishers Weekly. By Claire Kirch “Sourcebooks has acquired U.S. rights to the political thriller novel House of Cards by Michael Dobbs, a former chief of staff at the British Conservative party headquarters who once served as an advisor... Read More

How to Get Involved!
Marketing Opportunities

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.