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Sourcebooks and Wattpad: Building Community Together »

NEWS This article originally appeared on PublishersWeekly.com. IBPA welcomes your feedback in the comments section of this post. By Claire Kirch “Three years after entering into an innovative partnership with Wattpad that allows writers to circumvent the slush pile by submitting queries to Sourcebooks via hashtag on the social media writing platform, executives at the …

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 …

Statement from Partners Book Distributing Regarding Closure »

(NEWS) By Angela Bole, IBPA Chief Executive Officer — On March 30, 2016 the IBPA office learned via Publishing Weekly that Partners Book Distributing was closing and that shipping of orders would stop as of close of business on April 1, 2016. The notice read, in part: “After 32 years, Partners Book Distributing will stop …

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

(PRESS RELEASE) Contact: Joanne Kenny IBPA Member Benefits Liaison 310-546-1818       (Manhattan Beach, CA) Launched in 2013 to honor innovation in electronic publishing by individuals and organizations of all sizes, the BFDA program awards both Gold and Silve designations on a rolling basis based on the degree to which the digital book exhibits …

What Big Publishing Consolidation Means for Authors »

(NEWS) This article originally appeared on HuffingtonPost.com. IBPA welcomes your feedback in the comments section of this post. by Brooke Warner “So, the Hachette Book Group is acquiring the Perseus Books Group again, 18 months after its first failed attempt to do so. This time it looks like the deal will stick, though. If you …

Hachette Agrees to Buy Perseus Publishing Business »

(NEWS) This article originally appeared on PublishersWeekly.com. IBPA welcomes your feedback in the comments section of this post. by Jim Milliot “Having failed in its bid to buy the Perseus Book Group in 2014, Hachette Book Group announced Tuesday afternoon that it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire the company’s publishing division. Perseus …

Restructuring BISAC Juvenile Headings for YA Content: BISG Invites Member Input into Proposed Changes »

(PRESS RELEASE) Based on a survey and interviews with industry stakeholders, BISG and its Subject Codes Committee propose changes to the BISAC Subject Headings to allow for the classification of young adult and teen content. These changes are significant, with implications for those who assign or maintain subject codes or who support and manage metadata …

Wattpad Pirates Get Craftier »

(NEWS) By Judith Rosen — This article was originally posted on Publishers Weekly. “A zero-tolerance policy on Wattpad, the social media site that claims 35 million readers and writers worldwide, has not done away with the problem of digital piracy on the site. Earlier this month over 41,000 readers downloaded free copies of a novel by …

Amazon’s Latest Proposal Rankles Hachette and Authors »

(NEWS) This article was originally published at PublishersWeekly.com. “The acrimony between Amazon and Hachette does not appear to waning. And the stalemate between the two companies, over sales terms, continues to play out in newspaper headlines. On Tuesday, several news outlets reported that v-p of Kindle content at Amazon, David Naggar, sent a letter to …

World Book Night Suspends Operations »

(NEWS) This article was originally published at PublishersWeekly.com. “After a three year effort, World Book Night officials said this morning they are suspending its operations. In a statement, executive director Carl Lennertz cited lack of outside funding as the main reason for ending the book-giving project. “The expenses of running World Book Night U.S., even …

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