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The Hot Sheet, Litbreaker, and Clarion Reviews Added to Growing List of IBPA Member Benefits

Tuesday, December 24, 2019   (0 Comments)
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(Manhattan Beach, CA - December 24, 2019) -- To further enhance the 70+ page IBPA Membership Benefits Handbook, the IBPA Member Benefits Committee is introducing three new IBPA member benefits. With IBPA membership starting at only $139 per year, the benefits of IBPA membership represent real savings for indie publishers on programs they would likely use anyway. The three new benefits, available as of December 24, 2019, are:

Foreword Reviews' Clarion Reviews

Clarion Reviews: IBPA members receive 35% off a Clarion Review from Foreword Reviews magazine.

With Clarion Reviews, a team of more than one hundred qualified reviewers help you connect your stories with the hearts and minds of booksellers, librarians, and readers excited to find undiscovered indie literature. Their 450-word reviews critique all aspects of your book with an express delivery of 4-6 weeks. With your permission, your review will be posted on Foreword Review’s high traffic website and licensed to book wholesalers. Their partners, such as Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Cengage, and Bowker will spread the word to thousands of librarians and booksellers. (Please note that Clarion Reviews do not appear in the print edition of Foreword Reviews magazine.)

The Hot Sheet

The Hot Sheet: IBPA members receive 25% off an annual subscription to The Hot Sheet, delivered every other week via email.

The Hot Sheet is an email newsletter for professional authors delivered every two weeks. It’s modeled on the financial-advice newsletters that Wall Street types read, as well as the Publishers Lunch newsletter that many book publishing professionals receive. Or, as former agent Michael Larsen has said, “The Hot Sheet is like The Economist for publishing, only easier to read."

Continuously published since 2015, the purpose of The Hot Sheet is to provide top-grade publishing industry analysis to authors (both traditional and self-published), freelance editors and writers, as well as those serving writers and publishers—such as literary agents and ghostwriters. It offers unbiased coverage and perspective on issues affecting authors, with original reporting that can’t be found anywhere else.


Litbreaker: IBPA members receive a network wide 75% discount on digital advertising from Litbreaker. Reach millions with digital billboard and standard ads across the Litbreaker Network.

Litbreaker is a network of 100+ book/culture/writing/current events related member sites including The Paris Review, Harpers, Guernica, Granta, London Magazine, Book Page, Winning Writers,, The Rumpus, Poets&Writers, the Millions and many others. They are a one-stop (discounted) shop for access to premium literary and cultural ad space. Mobile and Desktop ads, geographical targetting, detailed reports, a literate, educated and bookish audience. They work with independent authors and small presses as well as Universities and big 5 publishers.

Remember, the 70+ page IBPA Membership Benefits Handbook is updated quarterly. IBPA members should download the newest version now to see all that's available to them.

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