Since 2017, IBPA has published an Industry Standards Checklist for a Professionally Published Book. Publishers can download and use this free checklist to gauge for themselves the presentation standard of their books vis-à-vis professional standards.
In an effort to help provide a clearer understanding of the differences between traditional publishers, hybrid publishers, and self-publishing service providers, IBPA has published an 11-point checklist that describes a hybrid publishing business model. At a minimum, a publisher that describes itself as hybrid publisher should adhere to ALL 11 points in IBPA's Hybrid Publisher Criteria. Download the checklist to determine if a publisher is a hybrid publisher.
This DEI Resource Center highlights IBPA's organizational culture, plans, and publications in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as provides helpful links to various resources for independent book publishers interested in advancing their own DEI competency.