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(PRESS RELEASE) Based on a survey and interviews with industry stakeholders, BISG and its Subject Codes Committee propose changes to the BISAC Subject Headings to allow for the classification of young adult and teen content. These changes are significant, with implications for those who assign or maintain... Learn More
(NEWS) Director candidates will stand for election to the IBPA board during the association’s Annual Meeting of Members on April 11, 2015 in Austin, Texas. As announced on November 5, 2014, IBPA's Board Nominating Committee has been busy reviewing applications for five open seats on the IBPA... Learn More
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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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