Checklist for a Professionally Published Book

The Independent Book Publishers Association sees a bias against indie voices in book award contests, media reviews and inclusion on bookstore shelves. To ensure that books are judged on merit and quality rather than on the size of the publisher or the author’s business model, IBPA has made available an industry standards checklist for a professionally published book.

At IBPA, A Free Speech Debate

In times of political division and heightened concerns for the future, particularly around free speech and intellectual freedom, what are the roles independent publishers and authors should play? In such times, what are the responsibilities of independent publishers and authors?

Identifying your Publishing DNA

The human genome is a sequence of billions of pieces of DNA, the biological database that makes us who we are. All members of the human family share the same genome, and the countless possible variations account for our individual identities. At the recent annual...

Indie Publishing: Who Holds the Power?

Once upon a time, authors and publishers – along with readers and booksellers – knew their separate places in the book world, and stuck to them. The distribution of power was uneven, maybe even unfair, but the pecking order seemed to make sense. Then, the revolution...

IBPA Pub-U Is On A Mission

Once upon a time, authors and publishers, along with readers and booksellers, knew their separate places in the book world and they stuck to them.  The distribution of power was uneven, maybe even unfair, but the pecking order seemed to make sense. Once upon a time is...

Up Against Amazon

In the book world, telling horror stories about Amazon is a common enough way to pass the time at conferences and receptions. The details may vary, but the plot is the same –Amazon eats publishers for breakfast. What dramatically changed this summer, however, is not...

Self-Published Authors: Amateurs or Professionals?

For everyone from romance writers to cookbook creators, self-publishing today is easier and more affordable than ever. Certainly, the book-reading public has embraced “the selfie,” and along the way, they’ve made bestselling authors of writers who’ve boldly chosen to...

Independent Publishers And More

As the newly-appointed executive director for the Independent Book Publishers Association, Angela Bole sees an opportunity to grow the organization in the midst of dramatic change across the industry. “Recently, IBPA has really embraced the self-published author,”...

Publish The Right Way

At the opening of the 2013 Publishing University, presented by the Independent Book Publishers Association, a panel of publishing trend-setters engaged in a lively and informative discussion with CCC’s Chris Kenneally on how to publish the right way. Recorded Friday,...

BTB #299: E-magination 2012

Recorded in San Francisco at PublishingUniversity 2012, and presented by the Independent Book Publishers Association. Panelists Molly Birckhead, Senior Online Marketing Manager, HarperOne; Allen Noren, VP Online, O’Reilly Media; and Cynthia Shannon, Publicity...