As an Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) member, the resources you need to succeed and grow are right at your fingertips. With publishing resources from expert advice to significant supplier discounts, we make it easier to navigate the publishing industry.
These online articles from the IBPA Independent features important information about the book publishing industry, including: legal questions, marketing issues, IBPA events, business tips and advice, along with other important and/or interesting information.
Ask the Experts
If you have a question and you need an expert answer IBPA’s “Ask the Experts Online” program will get that answer for you and, in the process, help other members as well. For more than 25 years, IBPA members have been “Helping Each Other Achieve and Succeed”. Now it’s even easier!
“Independent Publishing Now” brings our members current news of IBPA members’ achievements and free resources that will help you run your publishing company better and smarter and keep you up-to-date on what’s happening in the industry and your association.
Suppliers & Services
Looking for a trusted vendor? View our list of Suppliers and Service Providers that offer great benefits and discounts to IBPA members.
Publishing Terms and Acronyms
Have questions about the publishing industry’s confusing terms and acronyms? Wonder about book-related organizations? We’ll help answer your questions and connect you with additional publishing organizations.
IBPA has a membership of 3,000 + publishers. Browse the entire IBPA membership roster alphabetically, or search the listing by keyword, publishing category, state or a combination. This information is only accessible to IBPA members.
Connect with other IBPA members in our exclusive members’ forum. (this are is currently being developed)
IBPA marketing programs obtain results for publishers. From cooperative mailings and staffed exhibits at trade shows to cooperative advertising and catalog mailings, members benefit from our experience, reputation and positive image and receive affordable pricing since the costs are shared with other publishers.
Want to network? IBPA is associated with many regional and specialty associations, and works with and through these groups to strengthen the publishing industry. Many publishers find that networking within these groups contributes to their success.
Other Industry Resources
IBPA provides education, training, resources and support for all sectors of the publishing community. Look here for more great publishing resources including Bookseller Association contact information, a directory or Distributors and Wholesalers and more.
IBPA’s Human Touch
Since 1983, IBPA’s mission has been to help publishers achieve and succeed. In this day and age of voice mail, email and faceless electronic communication, if you call the IBPA office, you will get a real live person who will either answer your question or find the answer for you. If the office is closed or lines all busy and you get voice mail, we will get right back to you. We promise.