The IBPA member benefit
IBPA's Books for Review/Bookstore Cooperative Catalog Bundle is mailed quarterly (February, May, August, November) to approximately 3,500 chain and independent booksellers and 3,000 reviewers, journalists, and bloggers across the United States.
The Bundle includes one (1) cooperative ad in the Bookstore catalog and one (1) cooperative ad in the Books for Review catalog. Within each four-color catalog, the front cover of your book is featured, along with a 25-word description, ISBN, price, up to three distributors/wholesalers, and the publishing company's name and address (which should not be included as part of the 25-word description).
The price for the Books for Review/Bookstore Cooperative Bundle is a $440 value ($210 for the Books for Review catalog and $230 for the Bookstore catalog) discounted to only $350 per title. 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
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
"I would definitely participate in [the Books for Review program] again simply because I can think of no other way to reach so many reviewers so easily. And those that respond are likely to be truly interested. IBPA’s Books for Review catalog is much better, and much cheaper, than just sending out unsolicited review copies." — Gary Stewart, Cold Run Books
"The reviews [from the Books for Review catalog] were excellent once published. I circulated them on Linkedin and Facebook and other social media. Overall, the response was good!" — Anne M. Evans, West River Publishing
"When I signed up for the Books for Review catalog, I didn’t have high expectations. However, the results exceeded my expectations! I keep the names of those who responded as contacts for the future. It’s not something I would do frequently, but it is a wonderful benefit for the right book at the right time." — Carolyn Howard-Johnson, HowToDoItFrugally Publishing
What to send
After registering for this program, you will receive an email requesting that the following information be sent to IBPA Director of Marketing and Programming Lee Wind at email@example.com.
- Publisher name
- Title and subtitle
- 25 word description*
- Wholesaler/Distributor (up to 3; link to wholesaler/distributor must be provided)
- Cover image (2" tall at 300 ppi in CMYK; JPEG, TIFF, or high-res PDFs accepted)
*It is important to include parts of any significant reviews from the major trade media or influential and recognizable people in the description. If possible, a good review should take the place of a general description.
Note: IBPA members have three (3) days after the registration deadline to deliver their materials for the program.
What to expect
The price for the Books for Review/Bookstore Cooperative Catalog Bundle is $350 per title. 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 three (3) days after the registration deadline. Catalogs are mailed 3rd Class Bulk mail.
- Best case: Many bookstore buyers and book reviewers see your information and order books
- Average case: A couple bookstore buyers and book reviewers see your information and order books
- Worst case: Exposure to a broad section of bookstore buyers and book reviewers
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.