PubSpot – a Publishing Resource Center from the Independent Book Publishers Association

The Independent Book Publishers Association is delighted to share PubSpot with IBPA members and the publishing world.

Welcome to the publishing knowledge library of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA). IBPA produces a wealth of educational content each year for our publisher members—through our IBPA Independent magazine, Publishing University Online webinars, and Inside Independent Publishing with IBPA podcasts—and we are pleased to share them with members and the public on this website.

The majority of content are available for everyone, with select content reserved for members only. To view gated content, please log in with your IBPA member credentials, or consider joining IBPA.

IBPA, founded in 1983, is a not-for-profit membership organization serving and leading the independent publishing community through advocacy, education, and tools for success. With over 3500 members, IBPA is the largest publishing trade association in the U.S. If you're an independent publisher, self-published author, small press, or mid-sized publisher, you've come to the right place.

In IBPA, you'll find your community of independent publishers and the resources you need to build a successful innovative business.

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