General Advertising Conditions (updated 11.18.13)

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By placing print or online advertising published by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), the Advertiser and/or their Agency agrees to the following restrictions, terms, liabilities, and responsibilities as a condition of placing this advertising:


Cancellations will be accepted with written notice if received 30 days prior to issue closing. Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to issue closing will be billed at the full rate.


Materials will not be accepted after Material Due Date unless extensions is granted by Production Department. All camera-ready ads needing color conversion or other changes are subject to a $50 production fee. Advertisers may not make design changes to ads after Material Due Date.

Advertiser and/or Agency Responsibility:

All advertisements are accepted and published as represented by the Advertiser and/or Agency, who are authorized to grant the right to publish the entire contents including art, fonts and photos.

Advertisers and/or Agency are solely responsible for the content of their advertisements placed and printed. IBPA accepts no responsibility for typographical errors.

Advertiser and/or Agency hereby indemnifies IBPA against any claims relating to unauthorized use of all content, fonts or art. Materials supplied by the Advertiser or Agency must meet the requirements for printing as described in IBPA’s Materials Specification.

Copy restrictions:

IBPA reserves the right, at its absolute discretion and at any time, to reject advertising materials. Advertisements that simulate editorial content must be clearly labeled ADVERTISEMENT.


In the event any invoice is not paid within 30-days, all invoices outstanding and unpaid and charges shall become due and payable, immediately.

Payments received 30 days after publication will be assessed a 1.5% monthly finance charge. The Advertiser and/or Agency assume joint and several liability and by signing the advertising agreement acknowledge receipt of IBPA’s rates and schedules.

Payment terms:

Payment may be made by check or one of the following credit cards: American Express, Visa, MasterCard.

Advertiser and/or Agency must pay any and all reasonable attorney fees if it becomes necessary to place any claims or funds with an attorney.

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