Publishing Organizations

Independent Publishers Group (IPG)

Independent Publishers Group was founded in 1971, the first organization specifically created for the purpose of representing titles from independent presses to the book trade. By allowing independent presses to pool their publications together, the IPG created a means for indies to have access to the same suppliers and distributors as the large presses. In addition to providing a number of services, the IPG also maintains a blog that helps all publishers to stay abreast of current trends in the industry.

http://www.ipgbook.com

Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)

IBPA’s vision is a world where every independent publisher has the tools and knowledge needed to professionally engage in all aspects of the publishing industry. Whether a person is publishing 1 book, or 100+ books, IBPA can provide services ranging from advertising to health and legal services to the ability to participate in trade show.

http://www.ibpa-online.org/

PubWest

IBPA’s vision is a world where every independent publisher has the tools and knowledge needed to professionally engage in all aspects of the publishing industry. Whether a person is publishing 1 book, or 100+ books, IBPA can provide services ranging from advertising to health and legal services to the ability to participate in trade show.PubWest is a dynamic trade association of small- and medium-sized book publishers, printers, editors, proofreaders, graphic designers, binderies, and related editorial and service companies. PubWest serves its members by: conducting professional development and educational programming, improving access to new opportunities in publishing, and advancing publishing careers through service to the industry.

https://pubwest.org/

Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC)

The IPRC’s Mission is to facilitate creative expression, identity and community by providing individual access to tools and resources for creating independently published media and artwork.

http://www.iprc.org/

SCBWI

Founded in 1971 by a group of Los Angeles-based children’s writers, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators is a non-profit, 501 (c)3 organization which is  one of the largest existing organizations for writers and illustrators. It is the only professional organization specifically for those individuals writing and illustrating for children and young adults in the fields of children’s literature, magazines, film, television and multimedia. The SCBWI acts as a network for the exchange of knowledge between writers, illustrators, editors, publishers, agents, librarians, educators, booksellers and others involved with literature for young people.

https://www.scbwi.org/

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