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Thursday, November 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Message to Customers: Watch for Unauthorized Credit Card Charges »
The following notice was posted on Bowker's website on November 1, 2018. If you purchased something from Bowker's website...
Thursday, October 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Announcing Changes to PW's Deals Coverage »
The following letter about changes to the way publishers should submit deals to Publishers Weekly  was emailed to th...
Tuesday, October 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
#LoveYourBookstore Challenge Kicks Off November 10, 2018 »
IBPA is proud to support the #LoveYourBookstore challenge! Challenge your friends and fans to visit their favorite boo...
Thursday, September 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
SPD/CLMP Indie Booksellers Council Forms »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SPD/CLMP Indie Booksellers Council Forms Bringing Indie Booksellers Together in Support of Small...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
Call for Information: Publisher and Author Roles in Book Marketing »
Elva Resa Publishing Needs Your Help on a Books Make a Difference magazine article focusing on publisher and author role...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kobo & Walmart: What You Need to Know »
Kobo's Christine Munroe Explains What You Need to Know about the Kobo/Walmart Partnership on Carla King's Author Friendly...
Tuesday, September 4, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
IPG Acquires MidPoint Trade Books »
By Claire Kirch (for Publishers Weekly ) -- IPG has acquired Midpoint Trade Books, a 22-year-old book distribution...
Wednesday, August 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Book Manufacturers' Institute Responds to Reversal of International Trade Commission Policy on Paper »
Members of STOPP Coalition, including BMI, Celebrate Unanimous Decision on Canadian Imports of Uncoated Groundwood Paper...
Tuesday, August 28, 2018   (4 Comments - view/add)
What's Going On with CreateSpace and KDP Print? »
Amazon is phasing out CreateSpace in favor of KDP Print. What does this mean if you're already on CreateSpace? Wat...
Friday, June 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Court Shakes Up Tax Landscape for Online Sales »
By Ed Nawotka (for Publishers Weekly ) -- Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the precedent set in 1992 f...
Friday, June 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Edwards Brothers Malloy Will Close »
By Jim Milliot (for Publishers Weekly ) -- Edwards Brothers Malloy, one of the largest independent book and journa...
Friday, June 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
APA Announces 2018 Audie Award® Winners »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (New York, NY - June 1, 2018) -- The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has announced the...
Saturday, May 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
IPG Signs Eight New Publishers for Distribution »
Independent Publishers Group (IPG)  has partnered with eight additional independent publishers for distribution. Two...
Wednesday, May 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Publishers Weekly Calls for Information for Upcoming Features »
Click the links below for specific details about each feature, but in general, Publishers Weekly looks for upcoming book...
Friday, February 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Edition of ISBN Standard is Published »
While ISBN remains the key identifier for books in the supply chain and will retain its current 13-digit structure, there...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ALA Says: Tell Congress FY2019 Budget Proposal Miscalculates the Value of Libraries »
On Monday, February 12, 2018, our colleagues at the American Library Association forwarded the following letter to their l...
Monday, February 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Book Manufacturers' Institute Joins STOPP Coalition »
Book Manufacters Institute (BMI) Stands Together with Others to Stop Tariffs on Print and Publishers FOR IMMEDIATE REL...
Thursday, February 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Book Industry Study Group Publishes New Best Practices for Keywords in Metadata »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (New York, NY - February 8, 2018) -- In support of its mission to maintain and implement stan...
Wednesday, November 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Obituary: Madge Baird Pays Tribute to Indie Publisher Gibbs Smith »
Gibbs Smith, the co-founder of the Utah-based independent publishing house that bears his name, died October 28. He was 77...
Tuesday, November 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Closer Look at the 2018 FedEx and UPS Rate Increases »
With the New Year approaching, it’s time to look at the UPS and FedEx rate increases for 2018 and how they will affect you...
Wednesday, November 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Obituary: Sally Dedecker »
Sally Dedecker, a longtime figure in and friend of the publishing industry, passed away Monday November 6, 2017 at the age...
Thursday, October 5, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
IBPA’s Fall 2017 Update on the Amazon Buy Button Policy Change »
IBPA Advocacy Read Also: " Amazon’s 'Buy Button' Policy Change Hurts Publishers and Authors " (May 9, 2017) R...
Thursday, June 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nominations Now Accepted for Book Industry Study Group (BISG) Industry Awards »
The nomination period for the 2017 Book Industry Study Group (BISG) Industry Awards is now open. On Friday, September 2...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEH Chair Resigns as Trump Renews Bid to Eliminate Arts, Library Funding »
By Andrew Albanese, with reporting by John Maher (for Publishers Weekly ) -- In a 2018 federal budget “blueprint,”...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Learn from 27 Amazing Publishing Experts »
You're invited to join IBPA CEO Angela Bole as her interview goes live (on Monday, May 22) during the online Make Publish...
Monday, May 15, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
A New Concept for Indie Bookstores »
The board chair of the Independent Book Publishers Association presents a radical plan to sell indie books By Peter Goo...
Tuesday, May 9, 2017   (8 Comments - view/add)
Amazon’s "Buy Button" Policy Change Hurts Publishers and Authors »
IBPA Advocacy Read Also: " An Amazon 'Buy Button' Call to Action " (June 19, 2017) Read Also: " IBPA’s Fall...
Thursday, April 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
At PEN Gala, Sargent Speaks to the First Amendment »
By John Maher (for Publishers Weekly ) -- The 2017 PEN Literary Gala , held on April 26 at the Museum of Natural...
Wednesday, April 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tate Publishing Loses Second Major Case »
By Jason Money (for The Oklahoman ) -- A vendor that supplied printing services to vanity publisher Tate Publishin...
Wednesday, April 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fast-Growing Independent Publishers, 2017 »
By Jim Milliot and Claire Kirch (for Publishers Weekly ) -- In the more than 20 years PW has been doing its fast-...
Friday, March 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
In Face of NEA Cuts, Small Presses Worry About Their Futures »
By Jason Boog (for Publishers Weekly ) -- With the arrival this week of President Donald Trump’s first budget plan,...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for Information: Fast-Growing Small Publishers »
Deadline: March 20 Issue: April 10 Needed: To be considered for inclusion in Publishers Weekly's annual look a...
Wednesday, February 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Audio Publishers Association announces Audie Awards® finalists in 26 categories »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (New York, NY - February 8, 2017) -- The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has announced fi...
Thursday, February 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
W3C and IDPF Officially Combine Organizations »
By Calvin Reid (for Publishers Weekly ) -- After seven months of contentious debate over the merger, the Inter...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Bad News About E-books »
By Jim Milliot (for Publishers Weekly ) -- In a keynote address delivered at the opening of last week’s Digital Book...

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