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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

IBPA Report from the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair

(BLOG POST) By Mimi Le, IBPA Project Coordinator/Member Benefits Specialist – What is the Frankfurt Book Fair? Months before the Frankfurt Book Fair, many IBPA members called the IBPA office and asked, “What is the Frankfurt Book Fair and why should I participate?” One could pull the generic... Learn More

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Authors Guild Study: The Wages of Writing

(BLOG POST) IBPA received the following information from the Authors Guild and wanted to share it with our members. Please address questions directly to the contact email below. Contact: Dear Authors Guild Member, Earlier this year, we (the Authors Guild) conducted our first... Learn More

Is Ad-Tech Over in Digital Publishing?

(BLOG POST) Ad-Tech has changed the way content creators advertise, but are they dying? by Rose Johnstone — The concept of ‘Ad-Tech’ is broad, and as web publishing becomes increasingly prevalent, it’s come to encompass many more elements. From the software which allows publishers to track... Learn More

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Pen and Brush Unveils First Exhibit and Publications Since Re-Launch, as New Headquarters Opens in New York City’s Flatiron District this October

(PRESS RELEASE) IBPA received the following press release via email and wanted to share it with our members. Please address questions directly to the contact email below. Contact: (NEW YORK, New York) — Pen and Brush, the venerable 121-year old arts organization, announces their... Learn More

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Google Hires Oyster Execs as eBook Service Announces Shutdown

(NEWS) by Jacob Kastrenakes — (This article was originally posted on “Oyster, the so-called Netflix for ebooks, is shutting down. Its CEO and founders announced their plans to close Oyster in a blog post this afternoon, writing that the service would be sunset over the next... Learn More

Nine New Metadata Fields Added to IngramSpark

(BLOG POST) by Angela Bole — We all know the more metadata fields you provide, the more you improve your book’s discoverability. This is why the IBPA office was pleased to learn that IngramSpark, a long time member benefit provider, rolled out nine new metadata fields in August 2015. Here... Learn More

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Changes to Cataloging-In-Publication (CIP) Program to be Implemented October 1, 2015

(NEWS) The IBPA Office received the following letter from the Library of Congress CIP Office on September 16, 2015. It contains information about two important changes to the Cataloging-In-Publication Program starting October 1, 2015. Dear Participating CIP Publisher, The Library of Congress is pleased... Learn More

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