Introduce your book(s) to 3,500 chain and independent bookstore buyers using IBPA's Bookstore Catalog!
Be sure to sign in for discounted IBPA member price of $230 each.
Registration Deadline for the Spring 2019 Bookstore Catalog: Friday, January 25, 2019
Materials Due: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Catalog Mailed: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
IBPA's Bookstore Catalog is mailed quarterly (March, June, September, November) to approximately 3,500 chain and independent booksellers across the United States. IBPA's mailing list includes 1,100 IndieBound bookstores and 2,400 sellers and buyers sourced from Ingram.
IBPA offers two options within the four-color Bookstore Catalog: 1/4 page cooperative ads and full page company ads. For information about the full page company ads, click here.
The price for the 1/4 page Bookstore Catalog ad is $230 per title, per catalog for IBPA members.
Our most recent issue is in the display window above. See the Spring 2018 Bookstore Catalog, featuring Newbery Award-winning author and indie publisher, Kwame Alexander, here. The Summer 2018 Bookstore Catalog, featuring Patagonia books, can be seen here.
Special considerations -
- Cost is $230 per title placement for IBPA members.
- IBPA members interested in a full page Bookstore Catalog ad for $780/page can click here for more information.
- To maximize your chances for success with this program, please list a distributor from whom bookstores can buy your book wholesale. (Note: Amazon is an online retailer, not a distributor, and will not be listed in the Bookstore Catalog.)
1/4 page cooperative ads -
Cooperative ads are 1/4 page and cost $230 each for IBPA members. The following information is required:
Member testimonials -
"Believe me, I have tried everything, and there are only two or three things in the Indie marketing arena that do work. IBPA's Bookstore Catalog has been effective for us!"
—Charles Davis, Golden Lotus Publishing
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
Bookstore testimonial -
"We love the thrill of introducing our community to the books they won't see at the grocery store, including those we find in IBPA's Indie Titles catalog. Books matter. Stories matter. People matter."
—Mara Lynn Luther, Owner of Montana's Chapter One Book Store
Next steps -
Once you've placed your order you'll receive an email with a downloadable PDF that walks you through the "IBPA Bookstore Catalog Next Steps/FAQ." You'll be entering in your metadata and uploading your cover image via an online form, and you'll find all the details in that document. Note that all metadata and materials are due 1 week after the registration deadline.
Please email IBPA Director of Marketing & Programming, Lee Wind, at email@example.com with questions, or call into the IBPA office at 310-546-1818. We're happy to help!