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IDPF To Open European Headquarters in Paris

(NEWS) The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) will later this year formally launch a new European headquarters in Paris, France. IDPF Europe will be co-located with European headquarters for the affiliated Readium Foundation (, hosted by a newly created European Digital Reading... Learn More

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Better Together: SparkPoint, She Writes Press

by Jim Milliot — (This article originally appeared in IBPA is privileged to host Brooke Warner, She Writes Press co-founder, as an active member of our board of directors.) “Almost one year after SparkPoint Studio acquired the hybrid publisher She Writes Press, the purchase... Learn More

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Patagonia’s Book Program on Steady Climb

(NEWS) by Judith Rosen — (This article originally posted at IBPA is privileged to host Karla Olson, Director of Patagonia Books, as an active member of our board of directors.) “After a slow start, Patagonia’s book publishing program has come into its own. The outdoor... Learn More

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Is Amazon’s New Review Policy Detrimental to Social Media Marketing?

(NEWS) by Cyndie Shaffstall – (This article was originally posted on “Amazon, like many retailers today, is highly focused on gaining buyer reviews, and to that end, promotes the use of reviews throughout the visitor’s experience before and after the purchase... Learn More

Director’s Desk: Guided by Why

(This article originally appeared in the May 2015 issue of IBPA’s Independent magazine.) I’ve been thinking about how we make decisions. Do you take a chance on a new business partner? Do you move across country for a new job? If you’ve only been self-publishing, is now the time to start... Learn More

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Publishing Industry Sales Rose 4.6% in 2014

(NEWS) by Jim Milliot – (This article was originally posted on “Total sales in the U.S. book publishing industry rose 4.6% in 2014 over 2013, according to figures released Wednesday morning by the Association of American Publishers. The biggest increase came in the... Learn More

Director’s Desk: To Serve and Lead on the Front Lines

(DIRECTOR’S DESK) By Angela Bole, IBPA Executive Director – Five new directors have been elected to serve on IBPA’s board of directors, starting July 1, 2015. Our board is a leadership team of 14 (13 directors plus our board chair) that works hard to promote, develop, and otherwise further... Learn More

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.... 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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