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IBPA Awards Twenty Scholarships to the 27th Annual Publishing University

Tuesday, May 10, 2011   (0 Comments)
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(Manhattan Beach, CA - May 10, 2011) -- The not-for-profit Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) recently awarded twenty scholarships valued at a total of $8,000 to members to attend the 2011 Publishing University taking place May 22-23 in New York City. The scholarships are intended for new publishers who need assistance in growing their publishing program. The twenty recipients represent 14 of IBPA’s regional affiliate publishing groups around the country.

“I am eagerly looking forward to the Publishing University -- soooo much to learn about this new publishing world,” notes scholarship winner Naida West of Bridge House Books. “I hope to be able to meet and chat with people about the options.”

Members who received the scholarship will be able to attend the two-day IBPA Publishing University at no cost. The event offers programs designed to provide one-book publishers, self-publishers, digital publishers, and traditional publishers with the hands-on, how-to tools they need to promote, market and sell more books. IBPA Publishing University has been held annually for 27 years and features volunteer expert instructors from all segments of the publishing industry, including Amazon, Google, Barnes and Noble and more.

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Founded in 1983 to support independent publishers nationwide, the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) leads and serves the independent publishing community through advocacy, education, and tools for success. With over 3,100 members, IBPA is the largest publishing association in the U.S. Its vision is a world where every independent publisher has the tools and knowledge needed to professionally engage in all aspects of the publishing industry. For more information, visit

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