Welcome to IBPPG

The Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group ("IBPPG") is an organization that aims to promote professional standards in independent book publishing (also known as "indie" book publishing), and provide support and recognition for the independent book publishing profession.

IBPPG co-sponsors the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, the largest Not-for-Profit book awards program in the world for self-published and indie authors, which was established to recognize and honor the best independently published books of the year in more than 70 categories.

What Is Indie Book Publishing?

In an article at CNN.com titled "If it's cool, creative, and different, it's indie," journalist Catherine Andrews wrote: "The term 'indie' traditionally refers to independent art -- music, film, literature or anything that fits under the broad banner of culture -- created outside of the mainstream and without corporate financing."

Although many independent book publishing companies are incorporated, they are independent of the major conglomerates that dominate the book publishing industry. Independent book publishers include small presses, mid-size independent publishers, university presses, [. . .]

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IBPPG Membership

Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group (IBPPG) is a membership association for independent or "indie" book publishing. IBPPG is part of the International Association of Professional Organizations (IAPO).

Independent book publishing professionals are people who are employed by, or provide services to, the independent book publishing industry. They include publishers, editors, writers, proofreaders, designers, marketing professionals, distributors, printers, agents, bookstore owners, and others. IBPPG membership is also open to students and supporters of indie book publishing.

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