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Independent Publishers Group Acquires INscribe Digital

(PRESS RELEASE) INSCRIBE DIGITAL TO BECOME DIVISION OF IPG, BRINGING MORE THAN 300 CLIENTS AND 65,000 TITLES (CHICAGO, IL and SAN FRANCISCO, CA) Independent Publishers Group (IPG) announced today that it has completed the transaction to purchase leading eBook distributor INscribe Digital. The acquisition... Learn More

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How ‘Diary Of an Oxygen Thief’ Went from Self-Published Obscurity to Bestsellerdom

(NEWS) This article originally appeared on PublishersWeekly.com. IBPA welcomes your feedback in the comments section of this post. By Rachel Deahl “You may not know what Diary of an Oxygen Thief is about, but you might have heard the title. Or maybe you saw a picture of the book on Instagram,... Learn More

Director’s Desk: Shining a Spotlight on Professionalism

You’ll likely notice something special about this issue of IBPA Independent. In addition to the general content this magazine is prized for, throughout the next pages you’ll find a focus on awards with the goal of celebrating the different contests and winners raising our profile as a community... Learn More

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BISG’s Making Information Pay 2016

(PRESS RELEASE) BISG’S MAKING INFORMATION PAY 2016 HIGHLIGHTS THE BENEFITS OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN PUBLISHING (May 26, 2016 — New York, New York): The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) held its annual Making Information Pay (MIP) event with a program focused on “publishers... Learn More

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First Annual Indie Author Day Announcement

(PRESS RELEASE) HUNDREDS OF LIBRARIES AND THOUSANDS OF INDIE AUTHORS ACROSS NORTH AMERICA EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE ON OCTOBER 8TH, 2016 On October 8th, 2016, libraries across North America will host local events for the first annual Indie Author Day, and will then come together at 2 pm Eastern for a... Learn More

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IPG Expands Print-On-Demand Services

(NEWS) This article originally appeared on PublishersWeekly.com. IBPA welcomes your feedback in the comments section of this post. By John Maher “Independent Publishers Group has cut deals with Bookmasters and Edwards Brothers Malloy, moves that give the distributor an agreement with every major... Learn More

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Monkey Business – Copyright in Photographs

(BLOG POST) This blog post originally appeared on StacyGrossmanLaw.com. Stacy Grossman is an attorney with more than 20 years of experience representing individuals and businesses in connection with intellectual property and publishing matters. IBPA welcomes your feedback in the comments section of... Learn More

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Statement from Partners Book Distributing Regarding Closure

(NEWS) By Angela Bole, IBPA Chief Executive Officer — On March 30, 2016 the IBPA office learned via Publishing Weekly that Partners Book Distributing was closing and that shipping of orders would stop as of close of business on April 1, 2016. The notice read, in part: “After 32 years, Partners... Learn More

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IBPA Announces Gold Medalists in the 2016 Benjamin Franklin Book Awards

(PRESS RELEASE) CONTACT INFORMATION: Terry Nathan, IBPA Chief Operations Officer Phone: 310-546-1818 | Email: terry@ibpa-online.org (Manhattan Beach, CA) — During a gala awards ceremony held Friday, April 8, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) announced... Learn More

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How Authors & Publishers Can Maximize Online Marketing

(NEWS) This article originally appeared on BookBusinessMag.com. IBPA welcomes your feedback in the comments section of this post. By Fauzia Burke Mike Shatzkin said in his opening remarks at Digital Book World 2016 that publishers need to help authors with their marketing efforts. “At the very least,... Learn More

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