Independent Book Publishers Association

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The Independent Book Publishers Association is a not-for-profit membership organization serving the independent publishing community through advocacy and education. With nearly 3,000 members, IBPA is the largest publishing trade association in the United States.[1] IBPA programs and publications include the Benjamin Franklin Awards,[2] Publishing University, [3] and the monthly Independent Magazine. IBPA was founded in 1983[2] as the Publishers Association of Southern California (PASCAL).[4] It later became the Publishers Marketing Association (PMA).[4] It adopted its present name in 2008.[2]

Benjamin Franklin Awards[edit]

The Benjamin Franklin Awards honor independent publishers and self-published authors for excellence in book editorial and design. Prizes are given in a number of categories.[5] IBPA members,as well as librarians, reviewers, editors and bookstore owners choose the winners and provide feedback to the authors about their books.[6][7]

Publishing University[edit]

IBPA's Publishing University is a two-day networking and educational event. Hosted annually, the program includes learning labs and a book-award ceremony.[8][9]


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