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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...
Tuesday, November 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Zuckerberg Has a New Election Book...That She Self-Published »
By Jon Maher (for Publishers Weekly ) -- Randi Zuckerberg , the entrepreneur, investor, author of Dot. , and s...
Friday, November 4, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
BookExpo & BookCon 2017 Accepting Panel Submissions »
BookExpo 2017 planning is in full swing, and they have opened submissions for the Adult and Children’s Author Breakfasts...
Friday, October 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
A New Direction for BookExpo America »
By Jim Milliot (for Publishers Weekly ) -- In 2017, the trade fair will be more focused, while BookCon will gro...
Monday, October 17, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
NetGalley Buys Bookish.com »
By Jim Milliot (for Publishers Weekly ) -- NetGalley has acquired the Bookish.com website and associate brands and...
Monday, September 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sourcebooks and Wattpad: Building Community Together »
By Claire Kirch (for Publishers Weekly ) -- Three years after entering into an innovative partnership...
Thursday, September 22, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Brian O’Leary to Join BISG as Executive Director as the Association Celebrates 40 Years »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (New York, New York - September 22, 2016) -- The Book Industry Study Group (BISG www.bisg.org...
Monday, September 12, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
IBPA Board Member Elizabeth Turnbull One of Publishing’s 'Best and Brightest' »
By Fior Fabian (for IBPA) -- IBPA board member Elizabeth Turnbull has been named a 2016 PW Star Watch honoree. PW joine...
Friday, August 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Subversive Superheroes of Indie Comics »
By Nicole Audrey Spector (for Publishers Weekly ) -- Some of the greatest movements in comics have happened beyond...
Saturday, August 13, 2016   (5 Comments - view/add)
Statement from Partners Book Distributing Regarding Closure »
By Angela Bole (for IBPA) -- On March 30, 2016 the IBPA office learned via Publishing Weekly that Partners Book D...
Wednesday, August 3, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
BISG Executive Director Resigns »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (New York, NY - August 3, 2016) -- The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) announced today that...
Friday, July 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Submit Your Nominees for the Book Industry Study Group's 2016 Industry Awards »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (New York, NY - July 29, 2016) -- The Book Industry Study Group (BISG)  is asking members...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
How 'Diary of an Oxygen Thief' Went from Self-Published Obscurity to Bestsellerdom »
By Rachel Deahl (for Publishers Weekly ) -- You may not know what Diary of an Oxygen Thief is about, but you mig...
Monday, June 6, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
BISG's Making Information Pay 2016 »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (New York, New York - May 26, 2016) -- The Book Industry Study Group (BISG - www.bisg.org ) h...
Friday, May 27, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
First Annual Indie Author Day Announcement »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Manhattan Beach, CA - May 27, 2016) -- On October 8th, 2016, libraries across North America wil...
Tuesday, April 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
IPG Expands Print-On-Demand Services »
By John Maher (for Publishers Weekly ) -- Independent Publishers Group has cut deals with Bookmasters and Edwards...
Wednesday, April 6, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
How Authors & Publishers Can Maximize Online Marketing »
By Fauzia Burke (for Book Business ) -- Mike Shatzkin said in his opening remarks at Digital Book World 2016 that pu...
Monday, March 14, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
What Big Publishing Consolidation Means for Authors »
By Brooke Warner (for HuffingtonPost.com ) -- So, the Hachette Book Group is acquiring the Perseus Books Group agai...
Thursday, March 3, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
10 Tips for Crafting an Equitable and Secure Publishing Contract: A Rebuttal »
This post is in response to the January 2016 IBPA Independent article 10 Tips for Crafting an Equitable and Secure Pu...
Tuesday, March 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hachette Agrees to Buy Perseus Publishing Business »
By Jim Milliot (for Publishers Weekly ) -- Having failed in its bid to buy the Perseus Book Group in 2014, Hachett...
Tuesday, September 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pen and Brush Unveils First Exhibit and Publications Since Re-Launch, as New Headquarters Opens »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (New York, New York - September 29, 2015) -- Pen and Brush , the venerable 121-year old arts...
Monday, September 28, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Booklist Partners with BlueInk Review to Feature Self-Published Titles »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Denver, CO - September 28, 2015) -- In a landmark partnership, Booklist magazine will begin ru...
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Restructuring BISAC Juvenile Headings for YA Content: BISG Invites Member Input into Proposed Change »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (New York, NY - February 25, 2015) -- Based on a survey and interviews with industry stakeholder...
Wednesday, January 7, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Los Angeles Public Library to Host Indie Author Day »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Los Angeles, CA - January 7, 2015) -- Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) will host Indie Aut...
Monday, November 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wattpad Pirates Get Craftier »
By Judith Rosen (for Publishers Weekly ) -- A zero-tolerance policy on Wattpad, the social media site that claims...
Thursday, July 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amazon's Latest Proposal Rankles Hachette and Authors »
By Publishers Weekly -- The acrimony between Amazon and Hachette does not appear to waning. And the stalemate bet...
Wednesday, July 2, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
World Book Night Suspends Operations »
By Publishers Weekly -- After a three year effort, World Book Night officials said this morning they are suspendi...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Distribution: IPG Signs Six »
By Publishers Weekly -- Independent Publishers Group has struck deals with six new publishers—two under IPG Distr...

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