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Stay up to date with the latest news from IBPA. See below for links to the most recent press releases. Contact info@ibpa-online.org with questions or suggestions.

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AAP Monthly StatShot, October 2014

(NEWS) This article was originally posted on Publishers Weekly. “Led by gains in print formats, sales of adult trade books rose 10.9% in October over October 2013, according to figures released in AAP’s monthly StatShot program. In the adult segment, sales of hardcovers rose 14%, trade paperback... Learn More

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IBPA Announces Newest Benjamin Franklin Digital Award Honorees

(NEWS) IBPA is proud to announce the newest Benjamin Franklin Digital Award Honorees, promoting best-in-class digital content! The Benjamin Franklin Digital Awards (BFDAs), launched in 2013 by the Independent Book Publishers Association, honor innovation in electronic publishing by individuals and... Learn More

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For Books, Print Is Back

(NEWS) By Jim Milliot (IBPA Board Member)  – This article was originally posted on Publishers Weekly. Unit sales of print books rose 2% in 2014 at outlets that report to BookScan “Unit sales of print books sold through outlets that report to Nielsen BookScan rose 2.4% in 2014, with total... Learn More

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Los Angeles Public Library to Host Indie Author Day

(PRESS RELEASE) Los Angeles Public Library to host Indie Author Day; Event pulls together industry leaders to talk about libraries and the future of self-publishing Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) will host Indie Author Day, on Saturday, January 17th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at its Central Branch,... Learn More

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IBPA’s Board Nominating Committee Kicks Off

(NEWS) Happy New Year! Here is a quick update on this year’s IBPA Board of Directors nominating process. Please see below and, as always, feel free to reach out with questions. As mentioned previously, five seats are opening on IBPA’s Board of Directors. The application deadline was Wednesday,... Learn More

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IBPA Member Wind Ridge Books: Non-Profit Publishing House Paves The Way For Vermont Authors

(NEWS) By Jane Lindholm and Sage Van Wing – This article was originally posted on Vermont Public Radio.  “The publishing world has changed dramatically since the introduction of the Gutenberg press. Companies like Amazon have shaken up the relationship between the reader and publisher,... Learn More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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