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Publicist of the Year Stages Another PSA Campaign for Authors to Check Their Books in October Coinciding With the First Annual Indie Author Day

(Press Release) This press release originally appeared on If you would like to learn more about online book piracy, check out IBPA’s upcoming webinar with Rhonda Rees: Online Book Piracy – What You Need To Know. IBPA members can save $20 using a special code. (AGOURA HILLS, CA)... Learn More

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Sourcebooks and Wattpad: Building Community Together

NEWS This article originally appeared on IBPA welcomes your feedback in the comments section of this post. By Claire Kirch “Three years after entering into an innovative partnership with Wattpad that allows writers to circumvent the slush pile by submitting queries to Sourcebooks... Learn More

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IBPA Board Member, Elizabeth Turnbull of Light Messages Publishing, One of Publishing’s ‘Best and Brightest’ according to PW Star Watch

NEWS IBPA board member Elizabeth Turnbull has been named a 2016 PW Star Watch honoree. PW joined forces with the Frankfurt Book Fair to celebrate new leaders who are making their mark in the U.S publishing community, and help them expand their global network. 300 publishers were nominated and the list... Learn More

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The Subversive Superheroes of Indie Comics

(NEWS) This article originally appeared on IBPA welcomes your feedback in the comments section of this post. By Nicole Audrey Spector “Some of the greatest movements in comics have happened beyond the limits of traditional publishing. Take the underground comics, aka comix,... Learn More

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) – The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) announced today that Executive Director Mark Kuyper has resigned his position, effective immediately, as he looks to explore other areas of interest.... 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

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