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IBPA's Fall/Winter Bookstore Catalog Raises Funds for BINC

Wednesday, July 15, 2020   (0 Comments)
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(Manhattan Beach, CA - July 15, 2020) -- To help support booksellers during this unprecedented time, the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) announced today that its upcoming “Indie Titles for Your Consideration” bookstore catalog will combine sharing information about exciting independently published books with financial support for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (BINC).

A draft design of the cover of the Fall/Winter 2020 IBPA Bookstore Catalog

IBPA is the largest independent book publishers association in the United States with over 3,500 members. When the COVID-19 pandemic began shutting down brink-and-mortar bookstores in March/April of this year, IBPA decided to donate funds to BINC in lieu of printing and mailing its quarterly bookstore catalog on behalf of its members.

“The decision felt right at the time and the IBPA office has been brainstorming appropriate ways to keep its members connected to indie bookstores ever since,” said IBPA director of marketing and programming Lee Wind, who manages and administers IBPA's bookstore catalog program.

In a similar vein, IBPA will combine its previously separate 2020 Fall and Winter bookstore catalogs into one catalog - the Fall/Winer 2020 catalog - to be delivered in early November 2020 to 3,500 bookstores. The combined catalog will:

  • Provide a $40 per page donation to BINC, at no additional cost to participating publishers.

  • Give a complimentary "second chance" to every book that was included in the Spring 2020 IBPA bookstore catalog, which landed in the early weeks of the pandemic. A special section in the back of the Fall/Winter 2020 catalog will include every book cover from the Spring 2020 catalog with a url directing booksellers to explore more online.

  • Generate more excitement for the books within the catalog by featuring seven titles on the cover at no additional charge to the participating publishers. The titles to be featured will be chosen by the IBPA staff to highlight the quality and variety of books inside.

"It's a way to harness the power of the indie publishing community to help the indie bookstore community," said IBPA CEO Angela Bole.

For more information, please contact IBPA director of marketing and programming Lee Wind at lee@ibpa-online.org. For ongoing IBPA news, visit IBPA's online newsroom.


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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 3,500 members, IBPA is the largest publishing association in the U.S. Its vision is a world where every independent publisher has the access, knowledge, and tools needed to professionally engage in all aspects of an inclusive publishing industry. For more information, visit ibpa-online.org.


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