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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 »
BMI Stands Together with Others to Stop Tariffs on Print and Publishers FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (New York, NY - F...
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...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
FedEx Advantage $25,000 Get Ready Sweepstakes »
IBPA Members have the chance to win big by enrolling in the IBPA Shipping Program . You’ll receive discounts on select...
Thursday, January 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sourcebooks Expands Children's Program in Deal with March 4th »
By Jim Milliot (for Publishers Weekly ) -- In an effort to expand its children’s nonfiction publishing program, Sour...
Thursday, January 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Firebrand acquires IP Assets from Enthrill Distribution, Inc. »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Newburyport, MA - January 12, 2017) -- Firebrand Technologies, a pioneer in publishing technolo...
Wednesday, January 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Future House Publishing: A Young Press Off to a Bright Start »
By Anisse Gross (for Publishers Weekly ) -- After only two years of publishing, Utah’s Future House Publishing has s...
Saturday, January 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
IDPF Executive Director's Open Letter on IDPF/W3C Merger »
Read also: OverDrive’s Steve Potash Moves to Block IDPF Merger with W3C (published January 13, 2017 at PublishersWe...
Thursday, January 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Holiday Comp Sales Fell 9% at B&N »
By Jim Milliot (for Publishers Weekly ) -- Barnes & Noble reported this morning that 2016 holiday sales cam...
Friday, December 16, 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
Dominique Raccah: PW Person of the Year, 2016 »
IBPA sincerely congratulates independent publisher Dominique Raccah on being chosen Publishers Weekly's Person of the Year...
Wednesday, November 30, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amazon Books Ends Discounting For Non-Prime Members »
by Ellen Duffer (for Forbes ) -- Amazon quietly began selling books in its brick-and-mortar Seattle store, Amazon Bo...
Monday, November 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Understanding the UPS and FedEx Rate Increases »
Every year small package carriers FedEx and UPS evaluate their shipping rates and make adjustments that can have a substan...

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