Small but Mighty: IBPA presents Indie Publishers’ Best-Seller List

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May 4, 2011

For Immediate Release
Contact: Lisa Krebs
310-372-2732
lisa@ibpa-online.org


Small but Mighty: IBPA presents Indie Publishers’ Best-Seller List

From 100,000 to 1.5 million, independent publisher book sales rank them right up with the big boys. Ruby K. Payne’s book, A Framework for Understanding Poverty, published by aha! Process, Inc., sits at the top of the Independent Book Publishers Association bestseller list with an outstanding 1.5 million copies sold. Publisher No Greater Joy’s three books on the list all have sales of over 350,000 with To Train Up a Child at more than 650,000 copies and counting. NewTrends Publishing has achieved single-title sales of over 400,000 copies and is still growing. The following list, first published in the IBPA Independent, celebrates the success of 20 bestselling books, their authors, and publishers that have scaled the 100,000 copy barrier. Included on this month’s list are IBPA members:

  • Alpine Productions – How to Raise a Puppy You can Live With

400,000 sold

  • Lerner Publishing Group – The Girl Who Owned a City

375,000 sold

  • Parenting Press – The Way I Feel, and It’s MY Body

300,000 and 285,000 sold respectively

  • Summerthought Publishing – Canadian Rockies Trail Guide

250,000 sold

  • Pomengranate Communications, Inc. – Monet’s Passion: Ideas, Inspiration, and Insights from the Painter’s Garden and Shaman: The Paintings of Susan Seddon Boulet

165,000 and 120,000 sold respectively

  • TalentSmart® – Emotional Intelligence 2.0

162,000 sold

  • Press One Publishing – Credit Card and Debt Management: A Step-by-Step How-To Guide for Organizing Debt and Saving Money on Interest Payments

148,500 sold

  • Women’s Intuition Worldwide – Aura Reading Through All Your Senses

136,000 sold

  • Morning Glory Press – Your Pregnancy and Newborn Journey

113,000

  • Relax Intuit™LC – Your Present: A Half-Hour of Peace

110,000 sold

  • TheMasterCleanse.com – Lose Weight, Have More Energy and Be Happier in 10 Days

110,000 sold

  • Rec Room Publishing LLC – 104 Activities That Build: Self-Esteem, Teamwork, Communication, Anger Management, Self-Discovery, and Coping Skills

102,000 sold

  • Body of Work Books – Save Your Hands! The Complete Guide to Injury Prevention and Ergonomics for Manual Therapists

100,000 sold

The bestseller list features the top sellers among those members who have sent in sales figures to the IBPA Independent, highlighting books that have sold well over time.

Founded in 1983, the Independent Book Publishers Association is the leading not-for-profit professional trade organization for publishers in theUnited States. IBPA’s mission is to support, foster the growth of, and advocate for emerging and established independent book publishers.


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