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Authors Guild Study: The Wages of Writing

(BLOG POST) IBPA received the following information from the Authors Guild and wanted to share it with our members. Please address questions directly to the contact email below. Contact: Dear Authors Guild Member, Earlier this year, we (the Authors Guild) conducted our first... Learn More

Is Ad-Tech Over in Digital Publishing?

(BLOG POST) Ad-Tech has changed the way content creators advertise, but are they dying? by Rose Johnstone – The concept of ‘Ad-Tech’ is broad, and as web publishing becomes increasingly prevalent, it’s come to encompass many more elements. From the software which allows publishers to track... Learn More

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Pen and Brush Unveils First Exhibit and Publications Since Re-Launch, as New Headquarters Opens in New York City’s Flatiron District this October

(PRESS RELEASE) IBPA received the following press release via email and wanted to share it with our members. Please address questions directly to the contact email below. Contact: (NEW YORK, New York) — Pen and Brush, the venerable 121-year old arts organization, announces their... Learn More

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Google Hires Oyster Execs as eBook Service Announces Shutdown

(NEWS) by Jacob Kastrenakes – (This article was originally posted on “Oyster, the so-called Netflix for ebooks, is shutting down. Its CEO and founders announced their plans to close Oyster in a blog post this afternoon, writing that the service would be sunset over the next... Learn More

Nine New Metadata Fields Added to IngramSpark

(BLOG POST) by Angela Bole — We all know the more metadata fields you provide, the more you improve your book’s discoverability. This is why the IBPA office was pleased to learn that IngramSpark, a long time member benefit provider, rolled out nine new metadata fields in August 2015. Here... Learn More

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Changes to Cataloging-In-Publication (CIP) Program to be Implemented October 1, 2015

(NEWS) The IBPA Office received the following letter from the Library of Congress CIP Office on September 16, 2015. It contains information about two important changes to the Cataloging-In-Publication Program starting October 1, 2015. Dear Participating CIP Publisher, The Library of Congress is pleased... Learn More

Independent Publishers of New England (IPNE) Hosts 5th Annual Conference

PRESS RELEASE PORTSMOUTH, NH – The Independent Publishers of New England (IPNE) hosts its fifth annual conference at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel on September 25-26, 2015. A professional organization comprised of independent publishers, aspiring and established authors, and publishing... Learn More

IDPF To Open European Headquarters in Paris

(NEWS) The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) will later this year formally launch a new European headquarters in Paris, France. IDPF Europe will be co-located with European headquarters for the affiliated Readium Foundation (, hosted by a newly created European Digital Reading... Learn More

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Better Together: SparkPoint, She Writes Press

by Jim Milliot — (This article originally appeared in IBPA is privileged to host Brooke Warner, She Writes Press co-founder, as an active member of our board of directors.) “Almost one year after SparkPoint Studio acquired the hybrid publisher She Writes Press, the purchase... Learn More

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Patagonia’s Book Program on Steady Climb

(NEWS) by Judith Rosen — (This article originally posted at IBPA is privileged to host Karla Olson, Director of Patagonia Books, as an active member of our board of directors.) “After a slow start, Patagonia’s book publishing program has come into its own. The outdoor... Learn More

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