The IBPA member benefit
IBPA's “Indie Titles for Your Consideration” Bookstore Catalog is currently mailed quarterly (March, June, September, November) to approximately 3,500 chain and independent booksellers and buyers across the U.S. IBPA's mailing list includes 1,100 IndieBound bookstores and 2,400 sellers and buyers sourced from Ingram (their top accounts!) IBPA offers two options within the four-color, bookstore cooperative catalog: full-page company ads (1 to 4 titles) and 1/4-page cooperative ads (single titles only.) See details below...
Upcoming shipping dates:
Winter 2019 Bookstore Catalog - November 6, 2019
Spring 2020 Bookstore Catalog - March 18, 2020
Summer 2020 Bookstore Catalog - June 10, 2020
Fall 2020 Bookstore Catalog - September 2, 2020
Winter 2020 / 2021 Bookstore Catalog - November 11, 2020
For 2019 and 2020, we've expanded the cooperative marketing impact of the catalog through the American Booksellers Association's (ABA's) Monthly Box Mailing program. The 750 Indie bookstores receiving ABA's Monthly Box Mailing earn their boxes by participating in various IndieBound and ABA initiatives. This means that the most active and engaged bookstores in the United States will receive copies of IBPA’s “Indie Titles for Your Consideration” Bookstore Catalog!
Upcoming ABA's “Monthly Box Mailing” distribution dates for the IBPA Bookstore Catalog will be:
January 2020 (Winter 2019 / 2020 Bookstore Catalog)
April 2020 (Spring 2020 Bookstore Catalog)
July 2020 (Summer 2020 Bookstore Catalog)
October 2020 (Fall 2020 Bookstore Catalog), and
January 2021 (Winter 2020 / 2021 Bookstore Catalog).
The prices are $849 for a full-page ad (1 to 4 titles) and $249 for a quarter-page ad (single titles only). Repeat ads with no changes receive 10% off.
ALREADY AN IBPA MEMBER? Great! Simply log into the "members only" area of the IBPA website to download a current copy of the IBPA Membership Benefits Handbook containing all the information you need to take advantage of each IBPA member benefit.
“Believe me, I have tried everything, and there are only two or three things in the Indie marketing arena that do work. IBPA's Bookstore Catalog has been effective for us!”
—Charles Davis, Golden Lotus Publishing
"I want to thank you very much for sending me a personal copy of IBPA’s Indie Titles For Your Consideration Fall 2015 catalog. The quality of these productions is simply outstanding. I love the texture of the covers for the Indie Titles catalog. Your overall package presentation (cover letter insert) is very professional and thoughtfully written. These items were significant highlights to my month of September. I am very proud to be associated with such a fine, classy organization."
— Valerie Christopher, IBPA Member
"We love the thrill of introducing our community to the books they won't see at the grocery store, including those we find in IBPA's Indie Titles catalog. Books matter. Stories matter. People matter."
— Mara Lynn Luther, Owner of Montana's Chapter One Book Store
What to send
We do all the design work for you!
After registering for this program, you'll receive an email with a downloadable PDF of our NEXT STEPS document that walks you through what you'll need to prepare. The link to our online form where you'll enter your book information and upload the cover image is in that NEXT STEPS document.
You'll receive a proof of your ad before it is published.
Note: IBPA members have four days after the registration deadline to deliver their materials for the program.
Contact IBPA Director of Marketing and Programming Lee Wind firstname.lastname@example.org – he's happy to help!
What to expect
- Best case: Many bookstore buyers see your information and order books
- Average case: A couple bookstore buyers see your information and order books
- Worst case: Exposure to a broad section of bookstore buyers
About the Independent Book Publishers Association
IBPA's mission is to lead and serve the independent publishing community through advocacy, education, and tools for success. IBPA's vision is a world where every independent publisher has the tools and knowledge needed to professionally engage in all aspects of the publishing industry.