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The IBPA member benefit

IBPA has partnered with Foreword Reviews magazine on a special individual and cooperative advertising program. IBPA members can now buy into individual advertising at 15% off rack rate and/or cooperative ads (10 books/page) to run in the November/December 2018 and/or March/April 2019 issue of Foreword Reviews under a special IBPA umbrella. More information below.

The price for Foreword Reviews cooperative advertising is $305 per title, per issue for IBPA members. The price for individual advertising varies by size.


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.

November/December Issue Cooperative Advertising

Deadline for Registration & Materials - September 10, 2018

  • Cost is $305 per title placement for IBPA members. Only 20 spots available.
  • The ad will run in the November/December 2018 Holiday edition of Foreword Reviews.
  • Enclosed in the ABA's November 'Red Box' sent to 1,100 IndieBound independent bookstores.
  • ForeSight editorial topics: Health & Fitness, History, Self-Help.
  • Spotlight editorial topics: Poetry, YA, Climate Change and Graphic Novels.
  • Newsstand presence at select Barnes & Noble + Books-A-Million stores.
  • Available on and via Flipster, EBSCO's digital magazine newsstand with 80,000 library partners.
  • Reaching a premium blend of 30,000 librarians, booksellers and readers who value independently published books.
  • Download a sample (5.5 MB)

March/April Issue Cooperative Advertising

Deadline for Registration & Materials - January 2019

  • Cost is $305 per title placement for IBPA members. Only 20 spots available.
  • The ad will run in the March/April 2019 issue of Foreword Reviews
  • Bonus distribution at BookExpo.
  • Newsstand presence at 338 Barnes & Noble + 250 Books-A-Million stores.
  • Reaching a premium blend of 33,000 librarians, booksellers (including 1,100 IndieBound members) and readers.
  • Download a sample (5.5 MB)

Display Magazine Advertising Program

Rolling deadlines. Please see the editorial calendar at the bottom of the this page.

IBPA members receive 15% off individual advertising (1/6, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, and full page ads) through Foreword Reviews. The cost of advertising varies by size of ad. Examples and size guidelines can be found here. Design assistance is available, if needed, for $75.

Don't forget to enter your discount code which is available in your handbook.

Digital Display Advertising Program

IBPA members receive 15% off digital advertising through Foreword Reviews. You can choose:

  • Email advertising through the newsletter Foreword This Week. Click here for the calendar and availability.
  • Website advertising. Click here for examples and style guidelines.
Don't forget to enter your discount code which is available in your handbook.
About Foreword Reviews

Published bi-monthly, Foreword Reviews is still the only magazine showcasing critical reviews and title trends exclusively from the expanding independent publishing market. Foreword Reviews also publishes six Spotlights in the "off" months. (Spotlights are category-specific abbreviated issues designed to give readers a focused preview of particularly hot genres in the independent press space. Spotlights are distributed at global trade shoes, polybagged with subscribers' magazines, and sent to independent booksellers via the American Booksellers Association Red Box.) Foreword Reviews' readership is a premium blend of more than 33,000 librarians and booksellers (including 1,100 IndieBound booksellers), and readers. 

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