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Elliot Tiber, the Man Who Made Woodstock Happen, Passes Away at 81

(IN TRIBUTE) Elliot’s three books – Taking Woodstock, Palm Trees on the Hudson, and After Woodstock – Proudly Published by Long-Time IBPA Member Square One Publishers Written by Fior Fabian, IBPA Intern Woodstock is the most influential music festival that almost didn’t happen. Just weeks before... Learn More

BISG Executive Director Resigns

(PRESS RELEASE) BISG EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RESIGNS. BISG BEGINS SEARCH FOR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. New York, NY – August 3, 2016 – The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) announced today that Executive Director Mark Kuyper has resigned his position, effective immediately, as he looks to explore... Learn More

Submit Your Nominees for The Book Industry Group’s (BISG’s) 2016 Industry Awards

(PRESS RELEASE) SUBMIT YOUR NOMINEES FOR THE BOOK INDUSTRY STUDY GROUP’S (BISG’S) 2016 INDUSTRY AWARDS NEW YORK, NY, July 29th, 2016 – The Book Industry Study Group (BISG), is asking members to submit nominees for the 2016 Industry Awards, which will be presented at their Annual Meeting... Learn More

Five More Publishers Begin Distribution with IPG and Its Subsidiaries

(PRESS RELEASE) FIVE MORE PUBLISHERS BEGIN DISTRIBUTION WITH IPG AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES (CHICAGO, IL) Independent Publishers Group (IPG,, the second-largest independent book distributor in the United States, is pleased to announce it has partnered with five more independent publishers... Learn More

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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 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 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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