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.
The IBPA member benefit
If accepted, a distribution agreement with Small Press United -- a book distribution service created to meet the needs of small and start-up publishers -- comes with a new or extended one-year membership to IBPA, a $129 value.
About Small Press United
Small Press United is a distribution program created expressly to accommodate the unique issues that confront small and start-up publishers. SPU provides quick access to the book trade and can bypass the traditional long lead times needed to get books into the market.
SPU utilizes the Independent Publishers Group’s (IPG's) sales force in the U.S. and Canada to sell titles to chain and independent bookstores, online retailers, national wholesalers, library and specialty wholesalers, the gift and specialty retail markets, museums, and more. Books in this program are shipped and billed with titles from all of IPG's distribution lines, creating efficiency for buyers and eliminating barriers of entry to accounts of all sizes that small publishers and small distributors must oftentimes overcome.
To learn more, visit smallpressunited.com.
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.