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Sponsorship

 
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 University's generous sponsors.
Interested in sponsoring IBPA Publishing University 2024?
 
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Please contact 
Jackie Thompson Maillet at jackie@ibpa-online.org before this year's sponsorship opportunities are sold out. Space is limited!
Last year's sponsors are listed below...
INTERESTED IN SPONSORING IBPA PUBLISHING UNIVERSITY?

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Click the button below to download a list of opportunities. Send questions to Jackie Thompson Maillet at jackie@ibpa-online.org 

IBPA Publishing University 2023 Sponsors

Premium Sponsors/Exhibitors
INGRAM CONTENT GROUP
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (May 5-6, 2023)

  • Session Sponsor: "IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Dinner & Ceremony" (May 5 at 6:00 PM)

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations

Ingram Content Group Inc. is the world’s largest and most trusted distributor of physical and digital content. Thousands of publishers, retailers, and libraries worldwide use our best-of-class digital, audio, print, print-on-demand, inventory management, wholesale, and full-service distribution programs to realize the full business potential of books.

Ask about the IngramSpark IBPA member benefit!

Ask about the Lightning Source IBPA member benefit!

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LULU
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (May 5-6, 2023)

  • Lanyard and Badge Sponsor

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations

Lulu is a self-publishing and print-on-demand platform that puts you in control. Since 2002, Lulu has empowered over two million authors, artists, educators, and businesses from all over the world to publish, print and prosper. With Lulu’s global distribution network, direct sales solutions, and industry leading print-on-demand technology, writers can share their stories while growing their brand, audience and bank account.

RPI Print
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (May 5-6, 2023)

  • Conference Bag Sponsor

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations


RPI Print offers sustainable and dependable digital printing and fulfillment services that reach customers globally. Across our brands (including Blurb and MagCloud) we produce millions of books every year across one of the largest print platforms in North America. Our dedication to building meaningful relationships and delivering exceptional service is core to our culture and the services we provide. We’re excited to be introducing our new Publisher Access portal that will allow publishers to self-manage their front list and back list titles. Come see us at IBPA Publishing University for an exclusive look to IBPA Members.

Additional Sponsors/Exhibitors
ARC MANOR​
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (May 5-6, 2023)

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations

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.

BEDSIDE READING​
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (May 5-6, 2023)

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations

Bedside Reading has been placing books by the bedsides in luxury and lifestyle hotels, and in the media for 20 years.  Our clients include traditional, hybrid, and indie publishers, as well as self-published authors.  Our layered approach to book marketing offers the author a unique and proven platform that promotes the author's brand and book in both earned and paid media, social media, and most importantly through "word-of-mouth" marketing.  In addition, our partnerships with five-star luxury hotels and destinations have elevated our author events to another level.  Looking forward to seeing how we can work together!

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BOOKBABY​
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (May 5-6, 2023)

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations

We’re dedicated to making your journey from writer to published author as easy as possible. From first-time authors to experienced veterans, novelists to photographers, we’ve helped many 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 products and services you need to get the job done.

Ask about BookBaby's IBPA member benefit!

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BOOK PARTNERS​ / HF GROUP
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (May 5-6, 2023)

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations

Book Partners is the digital book manufacturing division of HF Group. HF Group is the largest university library binder in the country. Book Partners specializes in short run book production. We offer soft bound books, with laminated covers, as well as hard bound books – with graphic covers as well as cloth bound covers with die stamp and dust jackets, all produced in-house. We print in black & white, as well as color, utilizing various paper stocks. HF Group has been a proud sponsor of IBPA for many years and have serviced multiple clients. We look forward to helping you too! Visit us at hfgroup.com to see the many services we offer.

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COLOR HOUSE GRAPHICS​
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (May 5-6, 2023)

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations

Color House Graphics has delivered publishers a complete range of hard and softcover book manufacturing for over 35 years. From short-run digital to traditional offset with complete color interiors, covers, and dust jackets, we deliver the right solutions to meet your needs. CHG specializes in short and medium runs of high-quality black-and-white and full-color books. We also offer various value-added services, including order fulfillment and warehousing. ColorHouseGraphics.com 

DROPCAP
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (May 5-6, 2023)

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations

DropCap offers a complete suite of foreign rights services for book publishers, from sales and marketing to royalty tracking and payment. In addition to our decades of experience in foreign rights sales, our team has over 25 years of experience building publishing technology software. We are made up of a team of passionate professionals with decades of experience in the fields of book publishing, foreign rights, and workflow technology. We are a hybrid company — part literary agency and part technology company. Our goal is to help our publishers maximize the potential for their foreign rights.

Ask about DropCap’s IBPA member benefit!

FOREWORD REVIEWS
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (May 5-6, 2023)

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations

Foreword Magazine is a media services company dedicated to showcasing books from independent publishers to a trade audience of booksellers, librarians and rights agents around the world. We recognize indie presses in print and digitally with reviews, author interviews and awards. We also provide editing services and trade show representation. Visit forewordreviews.com for details on affordable marketing strategies, editorial submission guidelines and what to read next and ask about the Foreword Reviews IBPA member benefit!

Ask about Foreword Review's Trade Advertising IBPA member benefit

Ask about Foreword Review's Subscription IBPA member benefit!

Ask about Foreword Review's Clarion Reviews IBPA member benefit!

FRIESENS CORPORATION​
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (May 5-6, 2023)

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations

Friesens 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.

GASCH PRINTING
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (May 5-6, 2023)

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations

Gasch Printing is an all-digital book printer in Maryland specializing in short-runs (50 – 2,500) and serving book publishers across North America. Gasch uses a combination of inkjet and toner presses to produce affordable, high-quality 1/C and 4/C books in a variety of bind styles—perfect, adhesive case, saddle, and spiral. 

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP (IPG)
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (May 5-6, 2023)

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations

Celebrating its 50th anniversary last year, IPG was founded specifically to represent titles from independent publishers. IPG remains committed to reimagining distribution, and provides services ranging from pre-publication consultation, global sales, marketing & publicity, supply chain, print and digital distribution, data and reporting, to print brokerage. IPG gives publishers broader reach into more markets.

JOSTENS​
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (May 5-6, 2023)

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations

With a passion for quality and commitment to customer service, Jostens commercial printing will provide you with innovative solutions, superior service and competitive pricing from design to delivery of every project. Because with Jostens, your business matters.

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KINGERY PRINTING COMPANY
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (May 5-6, 2023)

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations

Kingery Printing Company is an innovative family-owned company with two locations where we combine the best people in the industry with the latest technology.  Our diversified platform brings you today’s most dynamic print-related solutions for your book, catalog, magazine, direct-mail, or marketing collateral project.

KLOPOTEK
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (May 5-6, 2023)

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations

Klopotek offers publishing solutions for Title Management, Editorial, and Production, as well as Contracts, Rights & Royalties, O2C, and CRM with our cloud-based STREAM web apps. We work with 400+ publishers with more than 3,000 imprints, over 24,800 users, in 140+ locations. Focused on supporting business processes in a smart and simple way, STREAM provides an excellent user experience. Klopotek supports the entire value chain for print and digital publishing and is suitable for small, mid-sized, and large publishing groups. A special edition of our software is available to IBPA members.

Ask about Klopotek's IBPA member benefit!

METACOMET​
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (May 5-6, 2023)

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations

MetaComet Systems is a best-in-class provider of royalty management solutions for publishers worldwide. It works with more than 130 publishers of all sizes to provide publishing-specific tools that make every stage of the royalty accounting process more efficient, helping to reduce workload, eliminate errors and improve author relations. Beyond its market-leading cloud-based software, MetaComet provides a suite of customer support resources.

Ask about Metacomet's IBPA member benefit!

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NETGALLEY​​
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (May 5-6, 2023)

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations

NetGalley is a digital marketing service working with publishers to promote and market new books to readers of influence. Reviewers, librarians, booksellers, media and educators use NetGalley at no cost to discover new books to recommend to their audiences. With tools and programs to boost your digital marketing and publicity, and in-depth data for results-driven strategy, this industry-standard service is used by hundreds of publishers around the world.

 

Ask about the NetGalley IBPA member benefit!

NORD COMPO
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (May 5-6, 2023)

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations

Nord Compo is one of the leading European suppliers of prepress composition, editorial, design, digital and audiobook services for publishers. With 50 years of experience and over 500 full time employees, we service many industry leaders, including Hachette, Springer, Elsevier, Ingram, University  of Hawaii Press, InterVarsity Press, Sourcebooks, and many more. Our typesetting services are highly affordable and lightning fast. By using proprietary XML-based processes, we simultaneously provide PDF print files and ebook files. We provide a full range of editorial services, including translations. Our creative teams handle cover design and interior layout for publishers of all sizes and genres. Our digital teams provide high quality destructive and non-destructive scanning + double OCR to bring OP books back to life. We also provide ebook conversion and enhanced ebook creation, including embedded audio and/or video. Our customer service is tops in the industry- every publisher, regardless of size, is assigned a project manager

PUB SITE
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (May 5-6, 2023)

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations

Pub Site is a DIY website platform that allows every author and publisher, regardless of budget, to have a great looking, professional website. Created by the book industry veterans at FSB Associates, Pub Site allows you to build, design, and update your website pain-free. Pub Site is used by publishers like Reader’s Digest trade publishing, as well as bestselling authors like Tom Clancy, Robin Cook, and Janet Dailey. In today's digital age, it's more important than ever to have a website that looks great on any device. With Pub Site, your website will be responsive, so your readers can access your content from anywhere. With easy-to-use platform, customizable templates, powerful marketing functionality, and exceptional customer support, Pub Site is the perfect choice for authors and publishers who want to succeed in the digital age. Build your website with a 14-day free trial, then pay just $14.99/month for the first year as an IBPA member benefit.

Ask about the Pub Site IBPA member benefit!

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PUBLISHING PARTNER
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (May 5-6, 2023)

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations

Publishing Partner has worked with more than 100 independent authors for over 10 years, providing a full range of publishing services, from editorial to production and launch. Our international team has decades of experience, delivering high quality, award-winning, best-selling books while giving authors complete control and an amazing customer experience.

PUBLISHERS STORAGE AND SHIPPING​
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (May 5-6, 2023)

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations

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.

SHERIDAN
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (May 5-6, 2023)

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations

Sheridan understands the challenges independent publishers face to produce a quality product while keeping up with the latest trends and demands. We offer products and services aimed at helping you get your content in the hands of readers, no matter what format they prefer. From POD to traditional offset printing, to eBooks and eCommerce solutions, we provide solutions that fit your needs. Sheridan is a CJK Group company.

TECHNICA EDITORIAL​
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (May 5-6, 2023)

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations

With nearly three decades of experience, Technica Editorial is passionate about creating a positive and professional author experience. We offer a full range of editorial publishing services — copyediting, developmental editing, template creation, layout/design, formatting, proofreading, and print and ePub deliverables. If you need help preparing your manuscript for publication, consider partnering with Technica Editorial.

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TLC BOOK DESIGN​
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (May 5-6, 2023)

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations

"TLC Book Design brought to fruition my goal of publishing a book that looked like it was by one of the major houses. I’m impressed with their professionalism, experience, and guidance. They hit every deadline and helped get the most out of my budget." –Chris Sandahl, Babies Can Smell Fear

Design, editorial, printing, coaching / 25+ years / 200+ awards

TOTAL PRINTING SYSTEMS
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (May 5-6, 2023)

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations

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. Visit tps1.com to experience our Instant Quote pricing tool. Ask about the Total Printing Systems IBPA member benefit!

Ask about Total Printing System's IBPA member benefit!

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VICK’S PRINTING & DISTRIBUTION
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (May 5-6, 2023)

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations

For 104 years Vick’s Printing & Distribution has adapted to the changing needs of our customers. Our print platform utilizes the latest ink jet color technology and compatible soft cover book bindery. Our 180,000 sq. ft. distribution platform located in central New York State is an ideal shipping point. Let the team at Vicks assist you with your print and distribution requirements.

WEAVING INFLUENCE
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (May 5-6, 2023)

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations

When readers and professional audiences can access more knowledge than ever before, why should they choose your message? The key is cutting through the noise. A strong online presence for your book and brand matters; without it, your message can get lost. At Weaving Influence, we’ll establish and refine your digital brand by connecting with your current audiences and building awareness and engagement with new audiences.

Supplemental Sponsors
BOOKS FORWARD
  • Collateral in Conference Bag

A literary publicity company of more than 20 years, Books Forward exemplifies excellence in book marketing and author branding. Their experienced team - made up uniquely of former journalists, publishing insiders and influencers - creates ambitious campaigns tailored to an author or publisher's goals, securing media, reaching booksellers and sparking reader buzz.

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