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Thursday, February 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
W3C and IDPF Officially Combine Organizations »
By Calvin Reid (for Publishers Weekly ) -- After seven months of contentious debate over the merger, the Inter...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Bad News About E-books »
By Jim Milliot (for Publishers Weekly ) -- In a keynote address delivered at the opening of last week’s Digital Book...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
FedEx Advantage $25,000 Get Ready Sweepstakes »
IBPA Members have the chance to win big by enrolling in the IBPA Shipping Program . You’ll receive discounts on select...
Thursday, January 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sourcebooks Expands Children's Program in Deal with March 4th »
By Jim Milliot (for Publishers Weekly ) -- In an effort to expand its children’s nonfiction publishing program, Sour...
Wednesday, January 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Future House Publishing: A Young Press Off to a Bright Start »
By Anisse Gross (for Publishers Weekly ) -- After only two years of publishing, Utah’s Future House Publishing has s...
Saturday, January 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
IDPF Executive Director's Open Letter on IDPF/W3C Merger »
Read also: OverDrive’s Steve Potash Moves to Block IDPF Merger with W3C (published January 13, 2017 at PublishersWe...
Thursday, January 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Holiday Comp Sales Fell 9% at B&N »
By Jim Milliot (for Publishers Weekly ) -- Barnes & Noble reported this morning that 2016 holiday sales cam...
Friday, December 16, 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
Dominique Raccah: PW Person of the Year, 2016 »
IBPA sincerely congratulates independent publisher Dominique Raccah on being chosen Publishers Weekly's Person of the Year...
Wednesday, November 30, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amazon Books Ends Discounting For Non-Prime Members »
by Ellen Duffer (for Forbes ) -- Amazon quietly began selling books in its brick-and-mortar Seattle store, Amazon Bo...
Monday, November 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Understanding the UPS and FedEx Rate Increases »
Every year small package carriers FedEx and UPS evaluate their shipping rates and make adjustments that can have a substan...
Tuesday, November 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Zuckerberg Has a New Election Book...That She Self-Published »
By Jon Maher (for Publishers Weekly ) -- Randi Zuckerberg , the entrepreneur, investor, author of Dot. , and s...
Friday, November 4, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
BookExpo & BookCon 2017 Accepting Panel Submissions »
BookExpo 2017 planning is in full swing, and they have opened submissions for the Adult and Children’s Author Breakfasts...
Friday, October 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
A New Direction for BookExpo America »
By Jim Milliot (for Publishers Weekly ) -- In 2017, the trade fair will be more focused, while BookCon will gro...
Monday, October 17, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
NetGalley Buys Bookish.com »
By Jim Milliot (for Publishers Weekly ) -- NetGalley has acquired the Bookish.com website and associate brands and...
Monday, September 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sourcebooks and Wattpad: Building Community Together »
By Claire Kirch (for Publishers Weekly ) -- Three years after entering into an innovative partnership...
Monday, September 12, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
IBPA Board Member Elizabeth Turnbull One of Publishing’s 'Best and Brightest' »
By Fior Fabian (for IBPA) -- IBPA board member Elizabeth Turnbull has been named a 2016 PW Star Watch honoree. PW joine...
Friday, August 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Subversive Superheroes of Indie Comics »
By Nicole Audrey Spector (for Publishers Weekly ) -- Some of the greatest movements in comics have happened beyond...
Saturday, August 13, 2016   (5 Comments - view/add)
Statement from Partners Book Distributing Regarding Closure »
By Angela Bole (for IBPA) -- On March 30, 2016 the IBPA office learned via Publishing Weekly that Partners Book D...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
How 'Diary of an Oxygen Thief' Went from Self-Published Obscurity to Bestsellerdom »
By Rachel Deahl (for Publishers Weekly ) -- You may not know what Diary of an Oxygen Thief is about, but you mig...
Tuesday, April 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
IPG Expands Print-On-Demand Services »
By John Maher (for Publishers Weekly ) -- Independent Publishers Group has cut deals with Bookmasters and Edwards...
Wednesday, April 6, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
How Authors & Publishers Can Maximize Online Marketing »
By Fauzia Burke (for Book Business ) -- Mike Shatzkin said in his opening remarks at Digital Book World 2016 that pu...
Monday, March 14, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
What Big Publishing Consolidation Means for Authors »
By Brooke Warner (for HuffingtonPost.com ) -- So, the Hachette Book Group is acquiring the Perseus Books Group agai...
Thursday, March 3, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
10 Tips for Crafting an Equitable and Secure Publishing Contract: A Rebuttal »
This post is in response to the January 2016 IBPA Independent article 10 Tips for Crafting an Equitable and Secure Pu...
Tuesday, March 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hachette Agrees to Buy Perseus Publishing Business »
By Jim Milliot (for Publishers Weekly ) -- Having failed in its bid to buy the Perseus Book Group in 2014, Hachett...
Monday, November 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wattpad Pirates Get Craftier »
By Judith Rosen (for Publishers Weekly ) -- A zero-tolerance policy on Wattpad, the social media site that claims...
Thursday, July 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amazon's Latest Proposal Rankles Hachette and Authors »
By Publishers Weekly -- The acrimony between Amazon and Hachette does not appear to waning. And the stalemate bet...
Wednesday, July 2, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
World Book Night Suspends Operations »
By Publishers Weekly -- After a three year effort, World Book Night officials said this morning they are suspendi...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Distribution: IPG Signs Six »
By Publishers Weekly -- Independent Publishers Group has struck deals with six new publishers—two under IPG Distr...
Thursday, June 26, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry Sales Flat in 2013; Trade Dropped 2.3% »
By Jim Milliot (for Publishers Weekly ) -- Industry sales were just about flat in 2013, falling by less than 1%, t...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Apple, States Settle E-book Damages »
By Andrew Albanese (for Publishers Weekly ) -- In a major turn of events, attorneys for the plaintiff states and c...
Tuesday, June 3, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amazon-Hachette Fight: Is Amazon Really the Bad Guy? »
By Ilan Mochari (for Inc.com ) -- Forget, for a minute, whether you side with Amazon or Hachette in their he...

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