by Jim Milliot —
(This article was originally posted on Publishers Weekly.)
“IBPA’s Publishing University 2015, held April 10-11 in Austin, attracted 280 independent publishers and self-published authors, a number that put the event at capacity. The event drew established indie houses looking to keep up with industry trends and newcomers hoping to learn the most effective ways to start a company or to self-publish their own book.
The finalists for the Benjamin Franklin Awards, IBPA’s annual prizes awarded to the best books in 55 categories, reflected the diversity of the association’s approximately 3,000 members as established indies like Berrett-Koehler and Insight Editions competed with newer companies with names like Blue Dream Books. The awards ceremony was reunited with the university for the first time in three years following the decision by the IBPA to separate the convention from BookExpo America while continuing to conduct the Franklins during BEA….”
(You can read the full article at Publishers Weekly.)