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(BLOG POST) By Joanne Kenny; IBPA Member Benefits Liaison Some of you may have recently seen a post in your Facebook feed about a Just One Book campaign to help a junior/senior high school in California revamp their library. Thanks to many generous book donors (they have received over 4,000 books!), Greenville High School and …

IBPA is Proud to Announce the Newest Benjamin Franklin Digital Awards Honorees »

(PRESS RELEASE) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2016 Contact: Joanne Kenny IBPA Member Benefits Liaison 310-546-1818 (Manhattan Beach, CA) The definition of “book” continues to expand, and the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) honors and encourages the field’s innovators with its unique digital book awards program: the Benjamin Franklin Digital Awards (BFDAs). The most recent …

Will Author Solutions Case Go Class Action? »

(NEWS) by Andrew Albanese — (This article was originally posted on Publishers Weekly.) “Federal judge Denise Cote could soon decide whether the ongoing case against self-publishing service provider Author Solutions will go forward as a class action. In the latest round of briefs, attorneys for the plaintiff authors argue that a common question sits at …

Shining a Light on Local: Incoming IBPA Board Member Elizabeth Turnbull »

(BLOG POST) Elizabeth Turnbull is an incoming IBPA board member and was recently interviewed by ForeWord This Week about the growing indie community and the Read Local Book Festival in Durham, North Carolina. The entire interview can be read at ForeWord This Week. “A probably disproportionate number of authors choose to live here in Northern Michigan …

IBPA University a Sell Out »

(NEWS) 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 …

Fishing For the Next Big Book »

(BLOG POST) by Don Stevens — Searching for the right manuscript to publish can be frustrating and can lead to many rejected queries. Similar to fisherman, publishers research where the best fish are, cast their poles, and wait- a process that ultimately leaves many publishers jaded. Here’s some advice you can use when fishing for your next …

For Books, Print Is Back »

(NEWS) by Jim Milliot — (This article was originally posted on Publishers Weekly.) Unit sales of print books rose 2% in 2014 at outlets that report to BookScan “Unit sales of print books sold through outlets that report to Nielsen BookScan rose 2.4% in 2014, with total units topping 635 million. The gain was driven …

Staying Away From Trends »

(BLOG POST) by Don Stevens — Finding a good story, whether fiction or non-fiction, and selling it to the right audience is what all independent publishers hope to achieve. While some trends come and go, selling the right story at the right time is not just luck; it takes much research and planning to release a …

Amazon, Hachette Reach Deal on Sales Terms »

(NEWS) This article was originally published on Publishers Weekly. By Jim Milliot (IBPA Board Member) — “After a long-running dispute that began this spring, Amazon and Hachette Book Group USA have reached a new, multi-year agreement for e-book and print sales in the U.S., the companies said in a joint release issued late Thursday morning. …

“Up Against Amazon” author Karen Christensen on the Beyond the Book Podcast »

(NEWS) Copyright Clearance Center’s Christopher Kenneally recently sat down with Karen Christensen to discuss Christensen’s struggle with Amazon for CCC’s Beyond the Book podcast series. Christensen’s article about her experience with Amazon, “Up Against Amazon,” appeared in the August 2014 issue of IBPA’s Independent magazine. Listen to the full podcast at BeyondtheBookcast.com.

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