Member Benefits

As a member of Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group you will receive numerous benefits, including a newsletter, listing in an online member directory, and many discounts. Plus, when you become a member, you may display the seal of membership of the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group on your own website and marketing materials. Discounts available to IBPPG members include:

Member Discounts Program

IBPPG members can receive discounts on hundreds of products and services for both business and pleasure including: restaurants, hotels, computers, movie tickets, books, flowers, cell phones, gifts and much more from popular companies such as Dell, Target, Sears, Disney, FabJob, Toyota, Sprint, and many more in the U.S., with some discounts available in other countries. Specific offers have expiry dates and vary by location. It is easy to get these discounts and free for our members. When you join IBPPG you will receive information about how to access your member discounts.

Career Guides

You can also receive discounts on books and e-books published by , a sponsor of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. FabJob guides have been used as textbooks for more than a decade, and you can find them in the career centers and library collections of many famed colleges and universities – from the University of Texas to the Fashion Institute of Technology. Choose from guides on topics including: Book Editor, Book Publisher, Bookstore Owner, Event Planner, Freelance Writer, Motivational Speaker, Public Relations Consultant, and more.

Book Marketing Discount

If you are wondering how to increase book sales, Book2Look is an excellent and cost-effective answer. A truly innovative book marketing solution, Book2Look widgets are easy to use and a powerful digital boost to any title. Upload information about your book and your widget is ready to use right away. You can share sample chapters, feature cover images, showcase author interviews and book video trailers, or just about any media to promote your book. Buy each widget only once. Update as often as needed. Retail per title is $295, but Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group members pay only $225 thanks to Beth Kallman Werner, marketing guru and one of the advisors of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Contact Beth Werner at Author Connections for more information at 570-686-1214 or

Professional Certificate Courses

As a member of IBPPG you can get discounts on professional certificate courses offered by International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College ). IAP Career College offers 6 week part-time online courses on more than 60 topics for an affordable price. Topics of special interest to book publishing professionals include: Book Editor Certificate Course, Book Publisher Certificate Course, Bookstore Owner Certificate Course, Event Planner Certificate Course, Freelance Writer Certificate Course, Motivational Speaker Certificate Course, Public Relations Certificate Course, and more than 50 other part-time online certificate courses.