Let's network (with a drink or two)!

Date & Time
May 31, 2018 from 6PM to 8PM
Location
Clyde Frazier's Wine & Dine
485 10th Ave
New York, NY 10018

IBPA members and others active in or supportive of the independent publishing community are invited to meet and mingle on Thursday, May 31st from 6pm to 8pm at Clyde Frazier's Wine & Dine, a short 2-block walk from the Javits Center.

LIGHT SNACKS WILL BE SERVED AND 1st DRINK WILL BE COMPLIMENTARY FOR CURRENT IBPA MEMBERS.

We hope to see you there!

Attending BookExpo? Don't miss these IBPA-produced educational sessions!

  • ​​Opportunity Cost: Why Diversity is Financially Critical for the Book Industry

    May 30th from 12:00PM to 12:50PM (Javits Center; Room 1E11)

    The publishing industry is white, straight, and physically able (Diversity Baseline Survey 2015, Lee & Low Books), and the vast majority of books published are intended for these audiences. This lack of diversity is not just a societal problem, but it is increasingly becoming a financial problem for all players in the industry. Publishers, editors, reviewers, bookstores, and libraries that ignore America's increasing diversity do so at their own financial peril.

    Developed for publishing and retail decision makers, this panel features prominent and diverse voices from around the industry who will discuss how all parties in publishing, big and small, can benefit socially and financially from diversity. The session will cover a number of issues, from the current state of affairs to developing action plans for taking advantage of this opportunity.

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  • Networking Session: How do You Measure Success?

    May 31st from 4:45PM to 5:45PM (Javits Center; Room 1E16)

    Every publisher, big and small, wants to hit the best-seller lists and win the major awards. It can also be exciting to consider additional definitions of success. How about reaching readers? Inspiring social change? Building the author's professional standing? Sending the book's creators on a book tour? Growing a tribe? Shining a light on a subject you're passionate about?

    Join your fellow publishers, big and small, in this fast-paced meet-and-greet networking event. We'll challenge and expand our mental models about why we publish our list of books -- and even why we published a specific title. We'll find common ground and explore new territory in small groups that will keep shuffling -- all in a game format that comes with bragging rights and new connections! Bring your business cards and a sense of adventure.

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  • IBPA Presents: Some of the Best Independently Published Books of 2017

    June 1st from 12:45PM to 1:35PM (Javits Center; Room 1E16)

    Hear the story behind the story as 10 winners of the Independent Book Publishers Association's (IBPA's) 30th annual Benjamin Franklin Award program share insight on the process of creating exceptional books while maintaining an independent spirit. This will be a series of back-to-back, 4-1/2 minute presentations following the Ignite philosophy of “enlighten us, but make it quick.” Attendees will walk away with a greater appreciation for the diversity of voices supported by independent publishing and a list of great books for their “to read” shelf!

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About the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)

The Independent Book Publishers Association's (IBPA's) mission is to lead and serve the indpendent publishing community through education, advocacy, and tools for success. Its vision is a world where every intependent publisher has the tools and knowledge needed to professionally engage in all aspects of independent publishing. Learn more at ibpa-online.org.

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