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(NEWS) IBPA Members Saved $195K in 2013 with the PartnerShip Managed IBPA Shipping Program PartnerShip, the company that manages the IBPA Shipping Program, is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year. PartnerShip was founded by the non-profit National Association of College Stores (NACS) in 1989 to... Learn More
IBPA is proud to announce the newest Benjamin Franklin Digital Book Awards Honorees, promoting best in class digital content! Is Your Digital Content Best in Class? The Benjamin Franklin Digital Awards (BFDAs), launched in 2013 by the Independent Book Publishers Association, honor innovation in electronic... Learn More
(NEWS) This article was originally published February 20, 2014 in Publishers Weekly. By Mark Coker “With a debate brewing about how much indie authors can, and do, earn from their writing–much of it sparked by a blog post from author Hugh Howey–PW asked Mark Coker, founder of indie publishing... Learn More
(NEWS) This article was originally published February 13, 2014 in Publishers Weekly. By Claire Kirch “Sourcebooks has acquired U.S. rights to the political thriller novel House of Cards by Michael Dobbs, a former chief of staff at the British Conservative party headquarters who once served as an advisor... Learn More
(NEWS) As announced on December 10, 2013, IBPA’s Board Nominating Committee has been busy reviewing applications for the IBPA Board of Directors. Over thirty (30) applications were received for six (6) available seats. After vetting all candidates, the Board Nominating Committee named the following... Learn More
(NEWS) This article originally published February 6, 2014 at Gigaom.com. By Laura Hazard Owen “Sony, which is essentially a non-player in the U.S. ebook market at this point, is cutting its losses and shutting down its digital bookstore in the U.S. and Canada, the company reported Thursday. ‘Sony... Learn More
(NEWS) This article originally published February 3, 2014 in Publishers Weekly. By Calvin Reed, Publishers Weekly “Bestselling Simon & Schuster co-authors Victoria Christopher Murray and ReShonda Tate Billingsley are now teaming up on the business side: the two writers are launching Brown... Learn More
(DIRECTOR’S DESK) By Angela Bole, IBPA Executive Director [Originally published in the February 2014 edition of IBPA's Independent.] When you have a job like mine, you spend a lot of time looking at budget spreadsheets and discussing strategies and tactics and bottom lines. I don’t necessarily... Learn More
(NEWS) This article originally published January 21, 2014 at GalleyCat. By Aneya Fernando, GalleyCat Dave Ramsey self-published his first book, Financial Peace, mostly out of necessity. Nobody would publish it, he says, so he went ahead and did it himself, transporting and selling the books out of the... Learn More
(DIRECTOR’S DESK) By Angela Bole, IBPA Executive Director [Originally published in the December 2013 edition of IBPA's Independent.] Think about how a trade group like IBPA forms. Members of a community realize they face common problems, and they come together to solve those problems. I’ve... Learn More
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