On March 11, 2020, after considering current recommendations from CDC and elsewhere, the IBPA staff and board of directors decided to cancel IBPA Publishing University 2020. These are truly unprecedented times and we, like many who planned to attend the conference, are disappointed. We understand how important the networking, education, and general support would have been to everyone.


The IBPA office will work out details related to the cancellation over the next week and send all sponsors, speakers, and registrants a detailed email with more information on Monday, March 23rd. We will offer several options for the registration and sponsorship fees already paid, including deferring them to IBPA Publishing University 2021 (April 8-10, 2021 in Orlando, Florida), keeping them on account to use toward other IBPA products, or receiving a full refund.


Publishing University

Welcome to 

The Premier Educational Event for Independent Book Publishers
April 3-4, 2020

pre-conference sessions April 2nd

Redondo Beach, CA
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Discover Fresh Strategies, New Connections, and Innovative ideas!

As the largest independent publishing association in the United States, the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) knows there are literally 100s of book conferences you could attend this year, mostly filled with fluff that's irrelevant to small presses and author publishers. That's why we're here! For nearly three decades, IBPA Publishing University has been the indie publishing community's must-attend networking and educational event. Why? Because our expert speakers understand how to start, grow, and succeed in publishing's new world...and they can't wait to share what they know with you!


IBPA Publishing University 2020

Explore one of Los Angeles County's best beach cities and the recently renovated Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach and Marina Hotel during IBPA Publishing University 2020. Located in the choice coastal edge of Los Angeles County, just twenty miles from downtown Los Angeles and seven miles south of LAX Airport, Redondo Beach, California has been a preferred resort destination for more than a century and one of the most desirable areas to live in the country.

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