Welcome, Independent Publishers!
If you're involved in publishing other people's work using a traditional or hybrid publishing model, below are the IBPA benefits we think you'll enjoy.
Within IBPA membership, those members who publish the work of others (as well as - sometimes - their own work) using a traditional or hybrid publishing model are called Independent Publishers. Independent Publishers manage the entire publishing process, hiring the right people/services to edit, design, publish, and distribute. Independent Publishers constitute 54% of IBPA's 3,000 members.
Below are a few of the over seventy IBPA benefits our Independent Publisher members say are the most beneficial to them.
The full list of IBPA member benefits can be viewed here.
Independent Publisher Testimonials
"Once again, we feel we must thank IBPA for your member benefits and the services you offer. Though we’re still a very small house with fewer than 40 publications, (but growing!) we’re a very serious publisher who markets all of our titles, and provides support to all of our authors and artists. Two weeks ago, we participated for the first time in the ABA Advance Access Program, and it was so successful for us first time out of the gate that we requested a second run. But when we discussed payment, Mr. Peter Reynolds told us the second time would be on the house, and we feel IBPA had to be informed of that level of service and how much we appreciated that. Additionally, IBPA’s member program with Baker & Taylor also landed us a distributor we trust. We filled out all the paperwork this week. We’ve always put out a professional, high quality publication, but now with IBPA’s help, we feel we’re better than ever."
— Kelly Preston, HD Media Press
"I just wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU so much for all you do to assist and encourage independent publishers, like myself, in the journey. I greatly appreciate all the effort and planning that goes into Publishing University, and I know this year I walked away with many new friends and a plethora of useful knowledge that will benefit my company."
— Rachel Pellegrino, Little Lamb Books
"We have always gotten great value out of our IBPA experiences and look forward to getting more involved now that our company is growing!"
— Andy Golub, Prospect Press
"There's a lot of value in an IBPA membership, more than you might be aware of. I have been a member of IBPA since 1990. Recently, I had a dispute with a book manufacturer, and having the backing of IBPA to resolve the issue was essential. Terry Nathan put me in touch with his contact person at the company, and I got immediate results to review my complaint. (At first, on my own, my complaint was rejected.) IBPA's name carries a lot of weight, as companies that independent publishers do business with, know that IBPA advocates that members produce quality books with highly competitive standards in the marketplace. I am appreciative for all the hard work that the small staff of IBPA accomplishes on our behalf, and for making membership affordable."
— Charlotte Digregorio, Artful Communicators Press