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Sponsorship

The sponsors below supported IBPA Publishing University 2019. Sponosors of the 2020 program will be posted shortly. Please check back for details.
 
Looking for the right printer, editor, designer, project manager, technology provider, website builder, or other publishing partner to help you achieve your goals? You'll find a plethora of options to consider among IBPA Publishing Unviersity's generous sponsors. Attendees who visit every sponsor below are entered into a drawing for $750 in "IBPA cash" and a free Full Conference Pass to IBPA Publishing University 2021.
IBPA Publishing University 2019 sponsors are listed below. Interested in sponsoring the 2020 program? Download the 2020 sponsorship opportunities for more information.
INTERESTED IN SPONSORING IBPA PUBLISHING UNIVERSITY?

We don't blame you! Click the button below to download a list of opportunities. Send questions to Ted Olczak 718-938-4590 or advertising@ibpa-online.org.

2019 Premium Sponsors

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Since 2002, Lulu has has been dedicated to making the world a better place, one book at a time, through sustainable practices, innovative products and a commitment to excellent service. Lulu continues to power the knowledge-sharing economy by enabling creators worldwide to publish and print over 2 million books and counting.

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DELL empowers countries, communities, customers and people everywhere to use technology to realize their dreams. Customers trust us to deliver technology solutions that help them do and achieve more, whether they’re at home, work, school or anywhere in their world. We provide customers of all sizes with a broad, innovative portfolio of technology products, and also manufacture, sell, and support personal computers, servers, data storage devices, network switches, computer peripherals, HDTVs, cameras, printers, and electronics built by other leading industry manufacturers.

ASK ABOUT THE DELL IBPA MEMBER BENEFIT!

MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON (includes table-top exhibit)

Arc Manor publishes multi-genre books and two magazines; our traditionally published books have won multiple awards, including IBPA's own Benjamin Franklin Award™. We also offer consulting/design services to independent clients world-wide. We take the same care with the books we produce for our independent clients as we do with our in-house authors and award-winning products.

2019 Table Top Sponsors

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360 Digital Books has all the resources that you need for your next publishing project. If your requirements are for short run digital, long run conventional or an eBook our experienced staff is ready to guide you through the process. As an industry leader for more than 30 years we will deliver the quality and service you deserve.

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Bookkrafters is a bind-on-demand facility for all you binding needs. We use traditional and modern methods, from the latest in specialized adhesives to the indestructible strength of over-sewing along with a wide variety of cover materials. Your sewing will not unravel, your adhesives will not crack and your book is encased in a beautiful cover of your design. Call us today at 877-770-5236 to talk about how we can help immortalize your work. Cover to cover, from generation to generation.print.

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Chanticleer Reviews discovers today's best books with international book awards and editorial reviews. We promote our reviews on our website, in our digital and print magazine, at international and regional book fairs and conferences, and at our annual conference and book awards ceremony. We award more than $30,000 in cash and prizes each year to Chanticleer's Book Awards' winners.

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Color House Graphics (CHG), delivers quick response, cost effective book manufacturing. We provide the best solution for even the most challenging short or long run projects by combining digital and offset printing.  The success of your publishing journey is as important to us as it is you.

Ask about our book distribution and custom order fulfillment solutions!

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Four Colour Print Group helps illustrated book publishers manufacture books in Asia and the USA with the optimal mix of low price, fast schedule, and highest quality available. We are unique in providing prepress and proofing service at our digital printing plant in Ohio, speeding up schedules and enhancing the customer experience.

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Glass Onion Publishing – Self-publishing solutions from consultation to a full range of support services including line and content editing, formatting, customized layouts, cover creation, workshops in marketing/web/social media, universal ISBNs, barcodes, multiple printing options, PLUS funding solutions through our exclusive crowdfunding platform for PUBLISHING ONLY- MyPubFund.com. Many layers, one roof! 

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IngramSpark® is an award-winning publishing platform that offers the same fully integrated print and digital products and global distribution services enjoyed by big-time publishers to the indie-publishing community. Once you finish and format your book, IngramSpark makes it possible to share it with the world.

ASK ABOUT THE INGRAMSPARK IBPA MEMBER BENEFIT!

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We continue to partner with many of our original clients who joined us when we opened our doors in 1975, staying true to our core value of delivering quality books that meet our clients’ needs. 

 

McNaughton & Gunn—a women-owned company—helps our clients create books and make history!

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Publishers Storage and Shipping is a service business specializing in book storage and order fulfillment for publishers. Offering end-to-end service solutions for all your inventory management needs. For over 40 years, PSSC has offered fulfillment and logistics expertise in both domestic and worldwide supply chains. Our state-of-the-art facilities and premiere customer call center provide the highest standard of service to you – our partner.

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For over two decades, TLC Book Design has been designing award-winning books and escorting manuscripts through design, editorial, and printing. We provide encouragement and expertise, taking the stress out of book creation and giving publishers of all sizes books they’re proud to represent.

Visit TLCBookDesign.com to find their acclaimed guidebook, My Publishing Journey, portfolio, and more.

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Author and Speaker Consultants is a MasterMind of experienced professional assistants whose combined experience in the book and speaking world tops 60 years. Discover what it means to hand over the details to a pro and focus on writing the book and delivering on stage. The A&S Consultants deliver the best solution and invest significant skills, experience, and passion to ensure the success of your publishing and speaking journey.

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Book Partners is the short run book manufacturing division of HF Group. As a high-quality book manufacturer, Book Partners delivers the widest range of printing and binding solutions. If you need fewer than 1,000 copies, we offer a choice of hardcover and paperback binding, printed in black & white as well as full color. If POD better suits your needs, books are printed only when an order is placed. The benefits of POD include zero inventory, quick turn times, and a pay-as-you-go approach for publishing. Our services are structured with your needs in mind to ensure that your titles – even your backlists – are never out of print. Book Partners is here for you!

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Founded in 1972, Chicago Women in Publishing (CWIP) is one of the oldest and largest publishing associations in Chicago. And don't let the name fool you: for the past 45 years, we've helped both men and women, seasoned publishing veterans, aspiring and published authors, students, and anyone considering a career in the industry to navigate the publishing world. CWIP hosts many events by bringing in the cream of the crop of experts in their fields.

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Established in 1978, Cover Material Sales Inc. is a leading supplier and manufacturer of quality cloth and paper products for turned edge applications. We specialize in supplying materials for edition, library binding, menu covers, loose-leaf and packaging applications, menus, as well as on demand and all related turned edge book binding. We have one of the largest varieties of cloth & paper selections in the US.

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Friesens Corporation is North America’s premier book manufacturer, providing traditional publishers and self-publishers, institutions and businesses with quality, all-in-house book services at our 250,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art and eco-friendly book production facilities. Whatever your book publishing needs, every employee-owner at Friesens is committed to ensuring your book production experience is as satisfying as the products we produce.

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Hindenburg Systems provides intuitive software tools that allow authors and publishers to record and produce audio books easily.

 

Innovative features allow narrators to focus on telling great stories, while our software ensures broadcast quality results.

 

Our products are developed in close collaboration with professional users to ensure that our tools provide real solutions to the challenges of audio book production. 

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Over the last century, Jostens has continued to innovate to provide unique, lasting experiences for everyone that comes to Jostens.

 

With every customer we create a lasting impression of customer service and a quality product. From the first initial quote to the finish product, we’re passionate about what we do. All Jostens printing facilities are equipped with state-of–the-art equipment.

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MetaComet helps publishers reduce the effort of managing royalties by up to 90%, while enhancing author relations and improving rights income. MetaComet provides you with the tools to help in all aspects of the royalty management lifecycle: manage contracts and rights, automate royalties, online author portal.

 

ASK ABOUT THE METACOMET IBPA MEMBER BENEFIT!

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Are you looking for a partner who can deliver books when you need them, in the formats you prefer (print or electronic), and provide you with simple yet effective publishing solutions? Then look no further than Sheridan.

From 1-100,000 copies, one color to multi-color, paperback to case bound, and a variety of eBook and eCommerce solutions - Sheridan can help make your publishing endeavor a success. Sheridan is a CJK Group company.

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Total Printing Systems is a digital book manufacturer offering single to full color on covers and interiors in all bind styles. Our niche is short-run book printing using the latest digital technology with high-speed inkjet web and toner presses. All binding is done in-house and we specialize in short-run case binding. Print-On-Demand, Ship-On-Demand fulfillment, inventory management, and warehousing services are also available. We now offer DIMENSIONAL printing which will make your book covers stand out!

 

ASK ABOUT THE TOTAL PRINTING SYSTEMS IBPA MEMBER BENEFIT!

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Barnes & Noble Press is a free, fast, and easy-to-use self-publishing service that enables you to publish and sell directly to Barnes & Noble's millions of readers. Whether you're a seasoned or first-time author, Barnes & Noble Press helps you create your print or eBook your way. We're here to help independent authors and content creators succeed by using the expertise and resources of Barnes & Noble. Learn more at press.barnesandnoble.com.

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Bublish is the world's first complete publishing platform with built-in marketing. Authors can write, publish, market, sell and track their work all from their Bublish dashboard. We also offer a wide-spectrum of editorial, production and design services as well as global print and digital distribution. Discover a new kind of publishing experience where cutting-edge tech and expert advice empower authorpreneurs just like you. Visit bublish.com to learn more.

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Introducing Choose Your Reader, the storytelling app for the modern family.  Choose Your Reader allows parents, grandparents, or anyone who loves a child to record a story in their own voice.  Start with one of our four adventures, and share the joy of reading with a child.  With Choose Your Reader, you’ll never miss the magic of reading a bedtime story with a child you love.

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Foreword Reviews is the only magazine exclusively offering reviews of books from independent publishers. We share our indie-only coverage with the widest possible audience thru our print and digital magazine, our website, the Indiefab Awards, and at international and domestic trade shows. Foreword Reviews is sold at Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, indie bookstores, or by subscription.

ASK ABOUT THE FOREWORD REVIEWS IBPA MEMBER BENEFIT!

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Gatekeeper Press is the world's premier self-publishing service provider with the largest distribution network in the industry. Authors retain 100% rights, earn 100% proceeds, have 100% control, and work one-on-one with their own publishing professional. Services include Editing, Proofreading, Cover Design, Paperback, Hardcover, and eBook Design and Distribution, Illustrations, Graphic Creation, and On Demand Printing/Drop Shipping with no minimum quantity requirements. Gatekeeper Press, Where Authors Are Family.

ASK ABOUT THE GATEKEEPER PRESS IBPA MEMBER BENEFIT!

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Independent Publishers Group, or IPG, is a U.S. book distributor, founded in 1971 to exclusively market titles from independent client publishers to the international book trade. As per other book wholesalers and distributors, IPG combines its client publishers’ books into a single list, comparable to the larger publishing houses. IPG’s distribution services to publishers include warehousing, bill collecting, and sales to the book trade. IPG currently represents about 750 publishers. They are based in Chicago, Illinois.

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ListenUpIndiePub is an award-winning audiobook production and distribution company. We understand every aspect of the audiobook marketplace. We know that if you want your audiobook to find success, you need a great narrator and you need to make an amazing recording. With Worldwide Distribution in the Retail and Library Markets, Publishers/Authors retain their rights and earn 80% in Royalties. ListenUpIndiePub is your best choice to make sure your work is available.

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NetGalley facilitates early book discovery and buzz by connecting publishers and readers of influence. NetGalley delivers secure, digital galleys to reviewers, librarians, booksellers, media, and educators who aim to discover and recommend new books to their audiences. Targeted marketing services ensure you reach exactly the right influencers. NetGalley is part of Firebrand Technologies, which provides leading software and services to help publishers achieve success.

ASK ABOUT THE NETGALLEY IBPA MEMBER BENEFIT!

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The Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) provides professional development resources, events, and networking opportunities for textbook authors and authors of scholarly journal articles and books, including a library of 200+ presentations on demand, webinars, publication grants, templates & samples, print newsletter, and discounts on books, events, and professional services.

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YOUR SPONSORSHIP
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Download a complete list of 2019 sponsorship opportunities.

2019 Supplemental Sponsors

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BookBaby is dedicated to helping all writers self-publish successfully. From first-timers to veterans, novelists to photographers, we’ve helped thousands prove that it doesn’t take a traditional publishing deal to bring a dream to life. You can do it yourself—and BookBaby has the friendly customer service, knowledgeable publishing specialists, and quality book printing you need to get the job done.

ASK ABOUT THE BOOKBABY IBPA MEMBER BENEFIT!

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Greenleaf Book Group is a publisher and distributor dedicated to empowering authors. We partner with authors to develop and promote their ideas, from branding to book creation, promotion, and retail distribution. Our award-winning team creates exceptional books and designs strategies that set authors up for success in the retail market.

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Publishers Weekly is the international news platform of the book publishing industry. Founded in 1872, the magazine boasts 700,000+ Twitter followers, Facebook “likes” and other social media followers; publishes PW Select (a monthly supplement), two blogs, a mobile edition, digital editions and apps; and features a website that reached nearly 9 million unique visitors last year.

YOUR SPONSORSHIP
LISTED HERE!

Download a complete list of 2019 sponsorship opportunities.

GENERAL SESSION INSERT SPONSOR

JKS Communications is a premiere book publicity and marketing firm. Make a big splash in the tsunami of books being published. You can have book reviews, tv, radio, magazines and newspapers coverage, book tours, website development, digital marketing, award nominations and industry networking events. Come be a part of our family of publishers and authors! 

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SelfPubBookCovers.com has the largest selection of high-quality, affordable, one-of-a-kind premade book covers in the world, ready to customize and download INSTANTLY. Covers available in all genres, all styles, and from thousands of professional artists, most for just $69. Once a cover is sold, it's never sold again.

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The Cadence GroupGKS Creative, and Kim Bookless is a collaboration of publishing professionals. With our guidance and experience in editorial, design, proofreading, printing, and ebooks, we can offer a smooth and easy experience for authors and publishers.

 

From the first word to the finished book. Contact us today!

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www.Media-Connect.com, a leading nation book publicity firm, has proudly and successfully represented publishers and authors to the news media for nearly 60 years with customized book marketing campaigns. Our services include media coaching, developing press kit materials, consulting on social media, book awards and best-seller lists, and more.

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Smashwords is the largest distributor of self-published ebooks. Since 2008, Smashwords has helped over 140,000 authors, publishers and literary agents release more than 500,000 titles and distribute their work globally to ebook retailers and public libraries.

 

Subscribe to the free Smart Author podcast to learn ebook publishing best practices.