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Seminars And Awards


IBPA conducts, sponsors and supports educational seminars, exhibits and events for the independent press publishing community. Attend IBPA events to learn from and network with publishing professionals and you'll obtain specific information to help your company grow.

PUBLISHING UNIVERSITY 2009 AT BOOK EXPO AMERICA - May, 2009
IBPA presents information-packed seminars developed and lead by industry leaders, who share ideas and applications you can use in your day-to-day business to assist you in improving and enhancing the profitability of your publishing company. The 2009 Publishing University and BEA are in New York City, NY and Publishing University will be held at the Roosevelt Hotel.

Purchase tapes from this year's Publishing University.

2008 GRADUATE SCHOOL
This year's event is now concluded. Be sure to watch for updates and information regarding next year's educational event!

Find information about this year's successful Graduate School here.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AWARDS
The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award recognizes excellence in independent publishing. Awardees are recognized at a gala event at Book Expo America.

IBPA PUBLISHING UNIVERSITY ONLINE
In a continuing effort to provide educational opportunities for members and others, Publishing University Online has been created to offer live web-based seminars in four key areas: Legal, Production, Marketing, and Business Organization

BESTSELLER AWARD PROGRAM (currently offline for maintenance)
Recognizing the need for a “Gold Record” within the publishing industry, IBPA, the Independent Book Publishers Association announced the IBPA Bestseller Awards Program. The award will be the first of its kind to acknowledge significant levels of a title’s sales achievement in a standard and measurable form.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Attend educational seminars, regional meetings, trade show and exhibits for the publishing community. Here's a comprehensive listing of upcoming events and links for registration.

TRADE SHOWS AND EXHIBITS
Promote your titles, sell rights, attend educational seminars and network throughout the industry. IBPA offers cooperative exhibits and booths at all major regional, national and international book fairs and trade shows.

LOCAL EVENTS AND AFFILIATE NEWS
IBPA Regional Affiliates have programs to educate and recognize their members. Get involved! Find local programs given by an affiliate in your area.

AUTHOR ROAD SHOWS
A directory of IBPA members' authors who are available for book signings, lectures, demonstrations and other events in your area. View these listings either by date or location, and you'll be able to contact the publisher or author directly to arrange a booking.



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