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Between Traditional and Self-Publishing, a ‘Third Way’

(NEWS) In a March 28th article published in Publishers Weekly, IBPA incoming board member Brooke Warner sheds light on hybrid publishing By Brooke Warner, She Writes Press It’s an interesting fact that in today’s publishing world, it’s both harder and easier to get published than it’s ever been... Learn More

IBPA Appoints New Members to the Board of Directors

(PRESS RELEASE) Six Board Members Appointed to Independent Book Publishers Association’s Board of Directors The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) is excited to welcome six new members to its board of directors: Brenda Avadian, Jim Milliot, Shannon Okey, Rob Price, Mark Suchomel,... Learn More

Indie Publishing Comes of Age – A Report from Publishing University 2014

(BLOG POST) By John J. Berger, PhD – [Reprinted courtesy of The Piedmont Post. Used with permission.] Disruptive Technology, the New Publishing Landscape, and What It All Means for Readers, Writers, and Society You don’t need an agent and publisher to publish your own book today. You also don’t... Learn More

IBPA Publishing University 2014 – Recap Video

(VIDEO) The spirit of independent publishing was alive and well in San Francisco on March 21 and 22 for IBPA’s Publishing University. Our sincere thanks to all our attendees, speakers, and partners for sharing their time and positive energy. Publishing University was a shining example of how together... Learn More

Reality Rules at IBPA – A Report from Publishing University 2014

(NEWS) This article originally published March 24, 2014 at By Jim Milliot “The IBPA held its 26th Publishing University March 21-22 in San Francisco with about 30 sessions created to appeal to the association’s traditional independent publishers as well as the increasing... Learn More

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

(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... Learn 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... Learn 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... Learn More

Hugh Howey and the Indie Author Revolt

(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... Learn More

Sourcebooks Releases ‘House of Cards’

(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... Learn More

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