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Directors Desk: IBPA’s Strategic Partnership with Empowering Latino Futures (ELF)

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PUBLISHED MARCH/APRIL 2021

by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association —


Angela Bole

Read below for details on what this new partnership entails.

A single organization alone can’t resolve all the issues affecting its community, but with the help of partnerships, an organization can make a substantial difference across multiple fronts. That’s why IBPA is so pleased to announce its newest strategic partnership with Empowering Latino Futures (ELF), a joining of forces aimed at expanding the services each organization provides its communities.

As part of the partnership, IBPA will provide a complimentary one-year association membership to ELF’s International Latino Book Award winners. In exchange, ELF will provide all IBPA members discounted booth space at any Latino Book & Family Festival. The partnership also includes reciprocal advertising.

By connecting ELF’s International Latino Book Award winners with IBPA’s comprehensive publisher benefits, and IBPA members with discounted opportunities for advertising their books to the Latino market, the collaboration represents a step-change in the way each organization serves its community.

Effective March 1, 2021, the new partnership will be evaluated annually. Questions and feedback can be directed to IBPA at info@ibpa-online.org and to ELF at kirk@whisler.com.


About Empowering Latino Futures (ELF)

A 501c3 nonprofit headquartered in Carlsbad, California, and founded in 1997. Programs include The Latino Book & Family Festivals, The International Latino Book Awards (ILBA), The Latino Books into Movies Awards, and the Int’l Society of Latino Authors (ISLA). For more information, visit empoweringlatinofutures.org.


About the International Latino Book Awards

Recognizing greatness in literature. Honoring authors, translators, and illustrators for their books written either in English, Spanish y Portuguese. About a third of the entries come from major publishers, medium-sized publishers, and small publishers or self-published books. For more information, visit latinobookawards.org.

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