IBPA is affiliated with many regional and specialty publishing associations, and works with and through these groups to strengthen the publishing industry. Many publishers find that networking within these groups contributes to their success. Publishers are encouraged to join their regional associations.
If you are interested in obtaining information on how to start an affiliate, contact the IBPA office (310-546-1818 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
List of Regional Affiliates
Please contact these organizations for more information on how they can benefit you and your company:
Author-U, Aurora, Colorado
PO Box 460880
Aurora, CO 80046
Web Site: http://authoru.org
Judith Briles, President
Tom Masters, President
COLORADO INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION
6635 S Dayton St, Suite 200
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Phone: 303/365-CIPA (303/365-2472)
Web Site: http://www.cipacatalog.com
Brian Schwartz, President
Veronica Yager, Membership Director
Richard Moriarty, President
Steven Reilly, Vice President
Brian Jud, Founder, Treasurer
FLORIDA AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 916383
Longwood, FL 32791-6383
Web Site: www.floridapublishersassociation.com
Chris Angermann, President
Kyle Miller, Vice President
GREAT LAKES INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION
PO Box 1338
Royal Oak, MI 48068-1338
Phone: (248) 543-5297
Jim Kepler, Vice President
Sherry A. Wells, President
Phone: (248) 543-5297
GREATER NEW YORK INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION (THE)
C/O Small Press Center
20 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Jerry Kajpust, Chairperson
David DeLuca (Bess Press), President
Tordis Isselhardt, President
MICHIGAN BLACK INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION
612 N. Walnut Street
PO Box 14304 48901-4304
Lansing , MI 48933
Tanya Bates, President
MIDATLANTIC BOOK PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION
50 W. Main Street
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Web Site: http://www.midatlanticbookpublishers.com
Larry Knorr, President
Erika Liodice , Vice President
MIDWEST INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 65686
St. Paul, MN 55165-1432
Web Site: http://www.mipa.org
Sherry Roberts, President
MINNESOTA BOOK PUBLISHERS ROUNDTABLE
PO Box 18662
St Paul, MN 55118-0662
Web Site: http://www.publishersroundtable.org
Dan Wallek, President
Ben Barnhart, Vice President
NEW MEXICO BOOK ASSOCIATION
Santa Fe, nm 87504
Web Site: http://www.nmbook.org
Jim Mafchir, President
Paula Lozar, Vice President
Mary Neighbour, Office Manager
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLISHERS & AUTHORS
3104 O Street #270
Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 916/733-1655 (voice mail)
Web Site: http://www.norcalpa.org
Barry Schoenborn, President
Matthias M Mendezona, Vice President
Kirk Howard, President
PUBLISHERS & WRITERS OF SAN DIEGO (PWSD)
PO Box 235204
Encinitas, CA 235204
Web Site: http://www.PublishersWriters.org
Karla Olson, President
PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION OF LOS ANGELES
11870 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Web Site: http://www.pa-la.org
Gary Young, President
SMALL PUBLISHERS, ARTISTS & WRITERS NETWORK
323 E. Matilija St., Ste. 110
Ojai, CA 93023
Web Site: http://www.spawn.org
Susan Daffron, President
Patricia Fry, Executive Director
Bob Baker, President
Kim Wolterman, Communications Mgr./IBPA Liaison
Tyler R. Tichelaar, President
NOTE TO ORGANIZATIONS: If the information about your association listed here is incomplete or innaccurate, send your corrections to email@example.com.
Publishing University Affiliate Scholarship Request
“Wow! I am so grateful to have this opportunity to learn from the best in the industry… The education I receive at the Pub U will give a huge boost to our new small press. Thank you so much, BPNW and IBPA!” – Michelle Waits, Cut Bank Creek Press (IBPA scholarship recipient)
About the IBPA Affiliate Scholarship Program
IBPA’s scholarship program provides opportunities for affiliate members who are interested in advancing their publishing program to attend IBPA’s annual Publishing University and to become successful independent publishers. IBPA awards one scholarship to each affiliate, each year. Applications are submitted to the regional affiliate, not directly to IBPA. The affiliate then sends all applications received along with their recommendation(s) to the IBPA office. The IBPA Board of Directors, or their representatives, then awards scholarship to the candidates who meet the established criteria.
The scholarships are intended for publishers who need assistance in growing his or her publishing program. The recipient will be able to attend at no charge all seminars during the two-day program, all food functions and special events. IBPA encourages affiliate groups to provide a stipend to help cover the recipient’s travel and accommodation cost for IBPA Publishing University.
The affiliate, through its board, officers, or designated representatives, will receive all the applications, examine them, and rank them. The actual scholarship is granted by IBPA, not the affiliate. The affiliate must present all applications to the IBPA board, along with the affiliate’s recommendations. IBPA will normally follow the recommendation of the affiliate, but it does reserve the right to make the final choice.
The scholarship is not be used to reward an individual for contributions to the affiliate group. The sole purpose of the scholarship is to enable the recipient to develop further as a publisher.
In evaluating applicants, please consider how the scholarship will assist the individual to become a successful publisher. We also require that the recipient share what they learned at the Publishing University with your group.
Among the points to consider in evaluating the applications are:
- How will the scholarship assist the individual and/or his/her press?
- How will attendance at these seminars be translated into the day-to-day operation of the publishing company?
- How will the scholarship winner share the information learned at the Publishing University with the entire affiliate group? This sharing may take various forms, such as written articles in the newsletter, presentations at monthly meetings, and mentoring of others throughout the year
Scholarship recipients must be:
- members of both the sponsoring affiliate group and IBPA
- actively participating in the publishing process as the publisher or key employee of a publishing company
- in a position to benefit immediately from the scholarship.
The estimated value of the scholarship is approximately $400. It includes:
- Full attendance at the IBPA Publishing University
- Networking opportunities with peers and mentors
- Face-to-face access to some of the most respected names in the world of publishing
- A special event bringing together all scholarship recipients
- And so much more!
The affiliate group must:
- Be familiar with the scholarship application process
- Publicize the scholarship through its publications and communications (newsletter, e-newsletter, website, blogs, etc.).
- Accept any and all applications presented from its members.
- Verify that the applicant is a member of its group in good standing. Return all applications, regardless of membership status, along with recommendations of winners to the IBPA office no later than March 10, 2013.
- If possible, provide financial support to help cover the scholarship recipients’ travel expenses.
One at-large scholarship will be awarded for qualified applicants outside the boundaries of any regional affiliate. Applicants who qualify for the at-large scholarship should return their applications directly to IBPA,1020 Manhattan Beach Blvd., #204, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Finally, no applicant is eligible to receive the scholarship more than once. Vendors to authors or publishers are not eligible for the scholarship.
Click here for the Affiliate Scholarship Individual Application 2013
Click here for the IBPA Affiliate Scholarship Group Application 2013.
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