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About the IBPA Advocacy Committee

The IBPA Advocacy Committee is a standing committee tasked with identifying, prioritizing, and developing strategies to address issues of concern to independent publishers.

Read the committee charter.

  • IBPA Advocacy Committee's definition of advocacy:
    • Public support of a policy or issue that directly impacts the IBPA membership with the goal of influencing industry perspectives and decisions.
  • IBPA Advocacy Committee's objectives:
    • Identify and prioritize issues of concern to independent publishers.
    • Establish campaigns and take actions to address these concerns.
    • Ensure that IBPA members are informed of these concerns, and the steps taken to address them.
  • IBPA Advocacy Committee's fiscal year 2021 priorities:
    • Advocate for access to all aspects of the book trade.
    • Protect copyright.
    • Help promote a more diverse, inclusive publishing industry.

Have an advocacy issue you'd like to share with the committee? Send it via email to

This is a member-focused committee. It is open to at-large members of IBPA.

Our thanks to the Fiscal Year 2021 IBPA Advocacy Committee.

Alexa Bigwarfe
Mary Jo Courchesne
Stephanie Carter
Amanda Gawthorpe
Brooke Warner

Mel Corrigan
Scribe Publishing Company
Maggie Langrick
James B.Woosley

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