Independent Publishers Group
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Independent Publishers Group, or IPG, is a U.S. book distributor, founded in 1971 to exclusively market titles from independent client publishers to the international book trade. As per other book wholesalers and distributors, IPG combines its client publishers’ books into a single list, comparable to the larger publishing houses. IPG’s distribution services to publishers include warehousing, bill collecting, and sales to the book trade. IPG currently represents about 750 publishers. They are based in Chicago, Illinois.
Chicago Review Press
In 1987, IPG was acquired by Chicago Review Press (CRP) an independent publisher founded at about the same time as IPG.
IPG acquired Paul & Company, an 11-year-old distributor of university presses, in 2001. IPG now sells directly to universities.
In 2006, IPG acquired Trafalgar Square Publishing, founded in 1973, and is the distributor of 50 UK publishers, representing 13,500 titles. Its roster includes the UK imprints of HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, and Random House, whose titles are not always issued in US editions.