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Wednesday, November 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Obituary: Sally Dedecker »
Sally Dedecker, a longtime figure in and friend of the publishing industry, passed away Monday November 6, 2017 at the age...
Thursday, October 5, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
IBPA’s Fall 2017 Update on the Amazon Buy Button Policy Change »
IBPA Advocacy Read Also: " Amazon’s 'Buy Button' Policy Change Hurts Publishers and Authors " (May 9, 2017) R...
Monday, September 25, 2017   (15 Comments - view/add)
IBPA to Forgo Cooperative Book Display at BookExpo 2018 »
An Open Letter to IBPA Members Dear IBPA Community, We’re writing to inform you about an important change in th...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017   (2 Comments - view/add)
An Amazon "Buy Button" Call to Action »
IBPA Advocacy Read Also: " Amazon’s 'Buy Button' Policy Change Hurts Publishers and Authors " (May 9, 2017) R...
Thursday, June 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nominations Now Accepted for Book Industry Study Group (BISG) Industry Awards »
The nomination period for the 2017 Book Industry Study Group (BISG) Industry Awards is now open. On Friday, September 2...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEH Chair Resigns as Trump Renews Bid to Eliminate Arts, Library Funding »
By Andrew Albanese, with reporting by John Maher (for Publishers Weekly ) -- In a 2018 federal budget “blueprint,”...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Learn from 27 Amazing Publishing Experts »
You're invited to join IBPA CEO Angela Bole as her interview goes live (on Monday, May 22) during the online Make Publish...
Monday, May 15, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
A New Concept for Indie Bookstores »
The board chair of the Independent Book Publishers Association presents a radical plan to sell indie books By Peter Goo...
Tuesday, May 9, 2017   (8 Comments - view/add)
Amazon’s "Buy Button" Policy Change Hurts Publishers and Authors »
IBPA Advocacy Read Also: " An Amazon 'Buy Button' Call to Action " (June 19, 2017) Read Also: " IBPA’s Fall...
Thursday, April 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
At PEN Gala, Sargent Speaks to the First Amendment »
By John Maher (for Publishers Weekly ) -- The 2017 PEN Literary Gala , held on April 26 at the Museum of Natural...
Wednesday, April 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tate Publishing Loses Second Major Case »
By Jason Money (for The Oklahoman ) -- A vendor that supplied printing services to vanity publisher Tate Publishin...
Wednesday, April 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fast-Growing Independent Publishers, 2017 »
By Jim Milliot and Claire Kirch (for Publishers Weekly ) -- In the more than 20 years PW has been doing its fast-...
Friday, March 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
In Face of NEA Cuts, Small Presses Worry About Their Futures »
By Jason Boog (for Publishers Weekly ) -- With the arrival this week of President Donald Trump’s first budget plan,...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for Information: Fast-Growing Small Publishers »
Deadline: March 20 Issue: April 10 Needed: To be considered for inclusion in Publishers Weekly's annual look a...
Thursday, February 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
W3C and IDPF Officially Combine Organizations »
By Calvin Reid (for Publishers Weekly ) -- After seven months of contentious debate over the merger, the Inter...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Bad News About E-books »
By Jim Milliot (for Publishers Weekly ) -- In a keynote address delivered at the opening of last week’s Digital Book...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
FedEx Advantage $25,000 Get Ready Sweepstakes »
IBPA Members have the chance to win big by enrolling in the IBPA Shipping Program . You’ll receive discounts on select...
Thursday, January 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sourcebooks Expands Children's Program in Deal with March 4th »
By Jim Milliot (for Publishers Weekly ) -- In an effort to expand its children’s nonfiction publishing program, Sour...
Wednesday, January 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Future House Publishing: A Young Press Off to a Bright Start »
By Anisse Gross (for Publishers Weekly ) -- After only two years of publishing, Utah’s Future House Publishing has s...
Saturday, January 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
IDPF Executive Director's Open Letter on IDPF/W3C Merger »
Read also: OverDrive’s Steve Potash Moves to Block IDPF Merger with W3C (published January 13, 2017 at PublishersWe...
Thursday, January 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Holiday Comp Sales Fell 9% at B&N »
By Jim Milliot (for Publishers Weekly ) -- Barnes & Noble reported this morning that 2016 holiday sales cam...
Friday, December 16, 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
Dominique Raccah: PW Person of the Year, 2016 »
IBPA sincerely congratulates independent publisher Dominique Raccah on being chosen Publishers Weekly's Person of the Year...
Wednesday, November 30, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amazon Books Ends Discounting For Non-Prime Members »
by Ellen Duffer (for Forbes ) -- Amazon quietly began selling books in its brick-and-mortar Seattle store, Amazon Bo...
Monday, November 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Understanding the UPS and FedEx Rate Increases »
Every year small package carriers FedEx and UPS evaluate their shipping rates and make adjustments that can have a substan...
Tuesday, November 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Zuckerberg Has a New Election Book...That She Self-Published »
By Jon Maher (for Publishers Weekly ) -- Randi Zuckerberg , the entrepreneur, investor, author of Dot. , and s...
Friday, November 4, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
BookExpo & BookCon 2017 Accepting Panel Submissions »
BookExpo 2017 planning is in full swing, and they have opened submissions for the Adult and Children’s Author Breakfasts...
Friday, October 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
A New Direction for BookExpo America »
By Jim Milliot (for Publishers Weekly ) -- In 2017, the trade fair will be more focused, while BookCon will gro...
Monday, October 17, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
NetGalley Buys Bookish.com »
By Jim Milliot (for Publishers Weekly ) -- NetGalley has acquired the Bookish.com website and associate brands and...
Monday, September 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sourcebooks and Wattpad: Building Community Together »
By Claire Kirch (for Publishers Weekly ) -- Three years after entering into an innovative partnership...
Monday, September 12, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
IBPA Board Member Elizabeth Turnbull One of Publishing’s 'Best and Brightest' »
By Fior Fabian (for IBPA) -- IBPA board member Elizabeth Turnbull has been named a 2016 PW Star Watch honoree. PW joine...
Friday, August 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Subversive Superheroes of Indie Comics »
By Nicole Audrey Spector (for Publishers Weekly ) -- Some of the greatest movements in comics have happened beyond...
Saturday, August 13, 2016   (5 Comments - view/add)
Statement from Partners Book Distributing Regarding Closure »
By Angela Bole (for IBPA) -- On March 30, 2016 the IBPA office learned via Publishing Weekly that Partners Book D...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
How 'Diary of an Oxygen Thief' Went from Self-Published Obscurity to Bestsellerdom »
By Rachel Deahl (for Publishers Weekly ) -- You may not know what Diary of an Oxygen Thief is about, but you mig...
Tuesday, April 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
IPG Expands Print-On-Demand Services »
By John Maher (for Publishers Weekly ) -- Independent Publishers Group has cut deals with Bookmasters and Edwards...
Wednesday, April 6, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
How Authors & Publishers Can Maximize Online Marketing »
By Fauzia Burke (for Book Business ) -- Mike Shatzkin said in his opening remarks at Digital Book World 2016 that pu...

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