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Director’s Desk: Harvested Wisdom from Indie Events

(Director’s Desk) By Angela Bole, IBPA Executive Director Earlier this year, I participated in a panel on indie publishing at the Los Angeles Public Library. It was part of Indie Author Day, which was sponsored by IBPA and SELF-e, a collaboration between Library Journal and BiblioBoard. The SELF-e... Learn More

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Will Author Solutions Case Go Class Action?

(NEWS) by Andrew Albanese – (This article was originally posted on Publishers Weekly.) “Federal judge Denise Cote could soon decide whether the ongoing case against self-publishing service provider Author Solutions will go forward as a class action. In the latest round of briefs, attorneys... Learn More

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Five New Members Appointed to the IBPA Board of Directors

(PRESS RELEASE) The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) is pleased to welcome five new members to its board of directors: Ian Lamont (i30 Media Corporation), Karla Olson (Patagonia Books), Joshua Tallent (Firebrand Technologies), Elizabeth Turnbull (Light Messages Publishing), and Mark... Learn More

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IBPA University a Sell Out

(NEWS) by Jim Milliot – This article was originally posted on Publishers Weekly. “IBPA’s Publishing University 2015, held April 10-11 in Austin, attracted 280 independent publishers and self-published authors, a number that put the event at capacity. The event drew established indie... Learn More

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Fast-Growing Independent Publishers, 2015

(NEWS) by Jim Milliot and Clare Swanson – This article was originally posted on Publishers Weekly. “The 12 independent publishers that made PW’s fast-growing list for 2014 took a variety of routes to keep sales growing over the last three years. Some embraced new business models, such... Learn More

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Restructuring BISAC Juvenile Headings for YA Content: BISG Invites Member Input into Proposed Changes

(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

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Five Director Candidates Chosen by IBPA’s Board Nominating Committee

(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

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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) 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 units topping 635 million. The gain was driven... Learn More

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