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Six Hacks to Improve Diversity in Book Publishing

(NEWS) By Diane Patrick and Calvin Reid – This article was originally posted on Publishers Weekly. “The lack of diversity in the book publishing industry is not new or surprising to veterans of the business. PW first addressed the vexing issue of minority employment in a feature in the mid-1990s,... Learn More

Wattpad Pirates Get Craftier

(NEWS) By Judith Rosen – This article was originally posted on Publishers Weekly. “A zero-tolerance policy on Wattpad, the social media site that claims 35 million readers and writers worldwide, has not done away with the problem of digital piracy on the site. Earlier this month over 41,000... Learn More

IBPA Board of Directors Now Accepting Applications

(NEWS) Five seats are opening on the Independent Book Publishers Association’s board of directors. All IBPA members in good standing are welcome to apply. The application deadline is December 31, 2014. Each term on IBPA's board of directors is two years in length. Members are allowed to serve two... Learn More

Amazon, Hachette Reach Deal on Sales Terms

(NEWS) This article was originally published on Publishers Weekly. By Jim Milliot (IBPA Board Member) – “After a long-running dispute that began this spring, Amazon and Hachette Book Group USA have reached a new, multi-year agreement for e-book and print sales in the U.S., the companies said... Learn More

Mass Market Paperback: Not Dead Yet

(NEWS) This article was originally published on Publishers Weekly. By Jim Milliot (IBPA Board Member) – “When sales of e-books doubled in 2011 over 2010, it seemed as if the mass market paperback format might quickly sink into oblivion. Mass market sales in 2013 were down 52% from 2010 levels,... Learn More

“Late Night Conversation” with IBPA Executive Director Angela Bole

(PODCAST) In this special Late Night Conversation podcast, IBPA Executive Director Angela Bole talks about the IBPA, camaraderie within the indie community, the importance of each diverse voice within the publishing world, and much more. CLICK FOR ACCESS Learn More

IBPA Report from the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair

(BLOG POST) By Angela Bole, IBPA Executive Director – In 1985, IBPA was privileged to represent our members’ titles at the Frankfurt Book Fair for the very first time. Without looking back, we’ve continued to represent every year since. To give you a sense of time passing, here are... Learn More

Kobo President Michael Tamblyn to Indie Authors: You’re on Amazon’s Hit List

(NEWS) This article was originally published on Digital Book World. “Kobo President and Chief Content Officer Michael Tamblyn (@mtamblyn) took to Twitter today to explain why, in his view, indie authors won’t be exempt from the tactics Amazon is using against Hachette in order to squeeze more... Learn More

IBPA Publishing University Brings Independent Publishing Know-How to Austin, April 10-11, 2015

(PRESS RELEASE) Selection of Austin for annual event reflects growing strength and influence of city’s literary community AUSTIN, Texas, 10/16/2014 — IBPA Publishing University 2015, the Independent Book Publishers Association’s annual educational and networking event for independent publishers... Learn More

Self-Published Books Topped 450,000 in 2013

(NEWS) This article was originally published on By Jim Milliot (IBPA Board Member) “Although it comes with a number of caveats, Bowker’s newest report on the number of self-published titles rose again in 2013, increasing 16.5%, to 458,564. The increase was due entirely... Learn More

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