The IBPA member benefit
IBPA's Bookstore Catalog is currently mailed quarterly (February, May, August, 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. IBPA offers two options within the four-color, Bookstore cooperative catalog: full-page company ads and 1/4-page cooperative ads (see details below).
The price for the Bookstore cooperative catalog is $780 per title, per catalog for a full-page ad and $230 per title, per catalog for a 1/4-page ad. It is available to current IBPA members only.
Q1: Deadline: 01/12/18 - Materials Due: 01/19/18 - Mailed: 02/21/18
Q2: Deadline: 04/20/18 - Materials Due: 04/27/18 - Mailed: 05/30/18
Q3: Deadline: 06/29/18 - Materials Due: 07/06/18 - Mailed: 08/15/18
Q4: Deadline: 09/21/18 - Materials Due: 09/29/18 - Mailed: 11/07/18
Q1: Deadline: 01/25/19 - Materials Due: 01/29/19 - Mailed: 03/13/19
Q2: Deadline: 04/19/19 - Materials Due: 04/23/19 - Mailed: 06/05/19
Q3: Deadline: 07/19/19 - Materials Due: 07/23/19 - Mailed: 09/04/19
Q4: Deadline: 09/20/19 - Materials Due: 09/24/19 - Mailed: 11/06/19
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.
"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
After registering for this program, IBPA Director of Marketing and Programming Lee Wind firstname.lastname@example.org will be in touch to request the information needed to build your custom full-page or 1/4-page ad.
Note: IBPA members have 3 days after the registration deadline to deliver their materials for the program.
What to expect
The price for the Bookstore cooperative catalog is $780 per title, per catalog for a full-page ad and $230 per title, per catalog for a 1/4-page ad. IBPA Director of Marketing and Programming Lee Wind will reach out to you via email requesting the title data above following the placement of your order. All title information is due 3 days after the registration deadline. Catalogs are mailed 3rd Class Bulk mail.
- 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.