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Eight Director Candidates, Chosen by IBPA’s Board Nominating Committee, Will Stand for Election to the IBPA Board April 9, 2016

(PRESS RELEASE) CONTACT INFORMATION: Angela Bole, IBPA CEO Phone: 310-546-1818 Email: (Manhattan Beach, CA) — The Independent Book Publishers Association’s (IBPA’s) Board Nominating Committee is pleased to announce their recommendations for the 2016 IBPA board... Learn More

IBPA Executive Director, Angela Bole, Becomes CEO, Extends Contract

(PRESS RELEASE) CONTACT INFORMATION: Peter Goodman, IBPA Board Chair Phone: 510-524-8732, ext 101 Email: (Manhattan Beach, CA) — The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) is pleased to announce that Angela Bole, who has served as the organization’s executive... Learn More

Quarto Buys Harvard Common Press

(NEWS) This article originally appeared on IBPA welcomes your feedback in the comments section of this post. Harvard Common Press is a long-standing IBPA member. We wish Adam and Bruce the best of luck in their new endeavor. By Jim Milliot “Quarto Publishing Group USA,... Learn More

AAP Reports Trade Sales Down in August

(NEWS) This article originally appeared on IBPA welcomes your feedback in the comments section of this post. AAP’s StatShot program is based on reports from 1,206 publishers, most of which are not independent presses. As an indie press, are you seeing comparable sales trends? By... Learn More

Amazon Bottlenecks Frustrating Indie Publishers

(NEWS) This article originally appeared on IBPA welcomes your feedback in the comments section of this post. Has Amazon adversely affected your business this holiday season? If so, how? By Claire Kirch with reporting from Jim Milliot and Judith Rosen With publishers in the throes... Learn More

IPG Head Curt Matthews to Retire

(NEWS) All of us at IBPA wish former IBPA board of directors President Curt Matthews (1996-1998) the best! This article originally appeared on IBPA welcomes your personal well wishes to Curt in the comments section of this post. Curt Matthews By Claire Kirch “An era has... Learn More

BISAC Subject Headings, 2015 Edition: Two New Sections Added

(BLOG POST) IBPA received the following information from Connie Harbison, Chair of the Book Industry Study Group’s Subject Codes Committee, and wanted to share it with our members. It includes information about some exciting new changes to the BISAC Subject Headings list. [Don’t forget... Learn More

Applications Now Accepted for IBPA Board of Directors

(NEWS) Eight seats are opening on the Independent Book Publishers Association’s (IBPA’s) Board of Directors. All IBPA members in good standing are welcome to apply. A class of incumbent candidates is also being considered. CLICK HERE TO APPLY Application Deadline: December 31, 2015 Each... Learn More

Update on the Google Books Case – A New High-Water Mark on Transformative Use?

(BLOG POST) Earlier today, the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) hosted a webinar with attorney Lois Wasoff on the latest court rulings in the Google Books Case. On October 16, 2015, a U.S. federal appeals court ruled in favor of Google and against the Authors Guild in a copyright infringement case... Learn More

Dan Poynter, Legendary Publishing Icon, Passes Away

(IN TRIBUTE) Yesterday, the IBPA office received the sad news that long-time friend and self-publishing guru Dan Poynter passed away. We will miss him. Dan was a founding member of IBPA (then known as Publishers Marketing Association), joining in 1983 and participating as an active member ever since.... Learn More

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