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IBPA Members Invited to Apply for Yale Publishing Course Award Program (Deadline: July 15, 2020)

Wednesday, February 26, 2020   (0 Comments)
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Due to issues related to COVID-19, the June 21, 2020–June 26, 2020 Yale Publishing Leadership Strategies in Book Publishing course has been postponed to October 26–30, 2020. IBPA members are still welcome to apply for the scholarship linked below. The application deadline is extended to July 15, 2020.


For three years in a row, IBPA and the Yale School of Management partner to provide one IBPA member the opportunity to attend the 2020 Yale Publishing Course.
Must be a current IBPA member to apply. Application deadline: April 13, 2020 July 15, 2020.

(Manhattan Beach, CA - February 26, 2020) -- The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), in partnership with the Yale School of Management Executive Education, is thrilled to announce the continuation of the IBPA Yale Publishing Course Award Program

This unique award program, now in its third year, is designed to recognize IBPA members who provide innovative leadership within their organization and the independent publishing community at large. The award is valued at $5,850 and covers registration, books, materials, and meals for the week-long Yale Publishing Leadership Strategies in Book Publishing course (June 21, 2020 – June 26, 2020 October 2630, 2020) for one IBPA member each year. The award does not cover travel or hotel costs.

Curriculum in the Yale Publishing Leadership Strategies in Book Publishing integrates practical wisdom from experts in publishing with research and management techniques from Yale School of Management professors. Tina C. Weiner is Program Director. Kristen Sorek West is Associate Director of Marketing, and Julie Hawthorne is Director of Client & Curriculum Development.

"We’re excited to again accept applications for the IBPA Yale Publishing Course Award Program,” said IBPA CEO Angela Bole. "This opportunity wouldn’t be possible without the continued support of the Yale School of Management. On behalf of past and future award recipients, I sincerely thank the entire Yale team."

Yale Leadership Strategies in Publishing Course's 2019 class photo.

Previous winners of the IBPA Yale Publishing Course Award Program include Laura Stanfill of Forest Avenue Press (2018) and Erin Green of Boys Town Press (2019).

Of her experience as IBPA’s 2018 award recipient, Ms. Stanfill said, "The Yale Publishing Course elevated my skills, increased my confidence, and helped me become a more effective and empowered leader in the industry. I connected with colleagues from around the world, took an entire journal full of notes, and earned insights about my own personal management style."

Ms. Green’s 2019 experience was chronicled in this August 15, 2019 "Member News" article.

Prospective applicants for the 2020 IBPA Yale Publishing Course Award Program are invited to apply here prior to the extended application deadline of July 15, 2020.

About the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)

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 3,000 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

About the Yale School of Management & the Yale Publishing Course

Together the Yale School of Management (SOM) and the Yale Publishing Course (YPC) deliver a unique course for seasoned leaders in publishing to gather in an inspiring environment and gain critical insights in all facets of their industry. The partnership allows for additional sessions taught by world-renowned Yale SOM faculty members. You can read more about the details of their collaboration here.

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