For Immediate Release
Contact: Lisa Krebs
IBPA Awards Twenty Scholarships to the 27th Annual Publishing University
The not-for-profit Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) recently awarded twenty scholarships valued at a total of $8,000 to members to attend the 2011PublishingUniversitytaking place May 22-23 inNew York City. The scholarships are intended for new publishers who need assistance in growing their publishing program. The twenty recipients represent 14 of IBPA’s regional affiliate publishing groups around the country.
“I am eagerly looking forward to the Publishing University — soooo much to learn about this new publishing world, ” notes scholarship winner Naida West of Bridge House Books. “I hope to be able to meet and chat with people about the options.”
Members who received the scholarship will be able to attend the two-day IBPAPublishingUniversity at no cost. The event offers programs designed to provide one-book publishers, self-publishers, digital publishers, and traditional publishers with the hands-on, how-to tools they need to promote, market and sell more books. IBPA Publishing University has been held annually for 27 years and features volunteer expert instructors from all segments of the publishing industry, including Amazon, Google, Barnes and Noble and more.
For additional information, session details, photos and information, visit IBPA Publishing University http://www.ibpapublishinguniversity.com
Founded in 1983, the Independent Book Publishers Association http://articles.ibpa-online.org is the largest not-for-profit trade organization for publishers in theUnited States, serving more than 3000 book publishers of all sizes. IBPA’s mission is to help independent publishers market their titles, to provide education on all aspects of publishing, and to act as an advocate for publishers’ rights.