Bowker Manuscript Services for IBPA members

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July 25, 2011

IBPA has partnered with Bowker to bring a new no-cost service to our members.

Bowker’s Manuscript Submission Service is an online tool providing users with an efficient channel for reviewing unsolicited manuscripts.

There is no cost for publishers, and for IBPA members only Bowker has waived the requirement for a minimum number of titles in print to participate.

This new service allows publishers and/or acquisition editors access to clearly identify manuscripts they find most interesting and marketable. Each proposal includes subject category, topic, the writer’s background and publishing history, a book synopsis, and writing sample allowing you easy access for filtering and targeting relevant manuscripts to your publishing needs.

IBPA members are invited to participate in a web demonstration where they will learn how to effectively use this time-saving service to identify potential manuscripts that may fit their publishing program. Bowker will be presenting these webinars periodically live to IBPA members and members may also access them after the fact via a link from the IPBA website .

Join Bowker for a no-charge 30-minute demonstration for IBPA members:

Date: July 27, 2011

Time: 2:00 pm ET

Register here: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/594202138

IBPA members should have already received their unique login information to the Bowker Manuscript Services site in an earlier email from IBPA.

To access the website directly, simply go to http://www.bowkermanuscriptsubmissions.com/IBPA/ and enter the login information you received from IBPA.

Additional information can be found at the FAQ page.

Please NOTE that this service is free to publishers who wish to view manuscripts on the site. If you wish to submit a manuscript, you may access that program (fees apply) at http://www.bowkermanuscriptsubmissions.com/author/

Any questions will be happily answered by the IBPA office. Why not take a look at Bowker Manuscript Services and see if it might work for you?

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