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Indie Books
The Big Indie Books of Fall 2014

(NEWS) This article was originally published on PublishersWeekly.com and features IBPA Members Medallion Press and Santa Fe Writers Project. “Small and university presses have long been an integral part of the literary landscape. But as large houses—Random House and Penguin, Harper and Harlequin—continue... Learn More

Indie Books
Advanced Marketing Tactics for Indie Authors

(NEWS) This article was originally published on PublishersWeekly.com. “Austen, Blake, Proust, Whitman, Woolf—the list of successful self-published authors is as old as traditional publishing itself. As long as there have been gatekeepers like agents, editors, and publishers, there have been... Learn More

Indie Books
Suchomel Returning to Legato Publishers Group

(NEWS) This article was originally published on PublishersWeekly.com. “Almost two weeks after the planned acquisition of Perseus Books Group by Hachette and Ingram fell apart, Perseus CEO David Steinberger sent a letter to Legato Publishers Group’s 24 client-publishers informing them that Mark... Learn More

Indie Books
“Up Against Amazon” author Karen Christensen on the Beyond the Book Podcast

(NEWS) Copyright Clearance Center’s Christopher Kenneally recently sat down with Karen Christensen to discuss Christensen’s struggle with Amazon for CCC’s Beyond the Book podcast series. Christensen’s article about her experience with Amazon, “Up Against Amazon,” appeared... Learn More

Indie Books
Amazon Wants Cheaper E-Books. But Should It Get to Enforce Prices?

(NEWS) This article was originally published on NYTimes.com. “In a short blog post meant to shed light on its contract dispute with the publisher Hachette, Amazon argued this week that its data proved that lower e-book prices were better for everyone in the market for books. That includes authors,... Learn More

IBPA
Some Thoughts from IBPA on the Ongoing Amazon/Hachette Situation

(NEWS/OPINION) On July 29, Amazon dropped a public post on its Kindle forum describing why it continues to battle with Hachette over eBook pricing. They want eBook prices set at $9.99 and a 30% cut of sales. As the largest trade association for indie publishers and self-published authors, IBPA has put... Learn More

Indie Books
Hachette Purchase of Perseus Delayed

(NEWS) This article was originally published at PublishersWeekly.com. “The Hachette Book Group/Ingram purchase of the Perseus Books Group will not be completed by July 31 as originally hoped. The new target date to close is by the end of August. There was no specific reason given for the delay,... Learn More

IBPA
IBPA Announces the 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... Learn More

Indie Books
Unlimited Subscriptions: Five Things You Need to Know

(NEWS) This article was originally published at BookBusiness. “One of the worst kept secrets in recent history was finally unveiled last Friday when Amazon announced their Kindle Unlimited. It has the potential to become yet another terrific service for consumers but many publishers and authors... Learn More

IBPA
IBPA Report from the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference

(BLOG POST) By Angela Bole, IBPA Executive Director – The 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference brought 13,000 attendees and 5,500 exhibitors to Las Vegas from June 26 – July 1, 2014. This was down from the previous year’s 20,000 attendees, but up slightly from 2012’s... Learn More

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