Welcome, Author Publishers!
If you're exclusively involved in publishing your own work (a self-published author), below are the IBPA benefits we think you'll enjoy.
Within IBPA membership, those members who only published their own work without the involvement of an established publisher are called Author Publishers. Author Publishers manage the entire publishing process, hiring the right people/services to edit, design, publish, and distribute. Author Publishers constitute 35% of IBPA's 3,000 members.
Below are a few of the over seventy IBPA benefits our Author Publisher members say are the most beneficial to them.
The full list of IBPA member benefits can be viewed here.
Author Publisher Testimonials
"As the producer of a local access TV show, The Writer's Dream, I interview many authors, most of whom are self-published. The topics are the three biggies for authors; WRITING, PUBLISHING, and MARKETING. The resource that comes up as most helpful is IBPA. From webinars, to guidebooks, to marketing advice and packages, IBPA is right on target. My advice to new authors is to join IBPA and browse the website, to find out what honest, reliable and substantive information there is for them to launch their books. So, thanks, IBPA and Lee Wind for giving Indie authors much needed resources and guidance.
— Linda María Frank, Author: Annie Tillery Mysteries, Producer of The Writer's Dream
"I am so glad I joined IBPA. It was the best decision ever! What a great investment — investing in myself."
— Äunya N. Robinson, Author Publisher of The Fairy Baby Children's Books
"Each member of your staff has been unfailingly generous with both patience and assistance. The world of publishing can be a very confusing and intimidating place for an independent author, and the support and guidance you provide is immeasurable."
— Virginia Weiss, Beaver's Pond Press