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 2023?
Information related to sponsorship opportunities will be available October 15, 2022. Meanwhile, explore the 2022 sponsors below and contact IBPA COO Terry Nathan at terry@ibpa-online.org for more information.
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Sponsorship Opportunities

IBPA Publishing University 2022 Sponsors

Premium Sponsors/Exhibitors
BCGUARDIAN
  • Exhibitor: Virtual (April 19-20) & In-Person (April 29-30)

  • Session Sponsor: "Welcome First Timers" (April 29 at 11:00 AM)

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

BCGuardian is a brand and content protection consultancy with considerable expertise navigating the intellectual property protection landscape for members of the publishing community. We develop solutions for rightsowners of all sizes that enable them to protect their works and reclaim sales lost to piracy and unauthorized distribution. Our clients turn to us for a range of services – from copyright registration, to fully managed out-of-house “IP protection departments,” to targeted initiatives and consulting to address specific threats or challenges.

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DRAFT2DIGITAL
  • Exhibitor: Virtual (April 19-20)

  • Lanyard Sponsor

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

Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, Draft2Digital is the world’s leading publishing platform for self-published authors and independent presses. The company offers a broad suite of free and powerful automated and self-serve tools that authors and publishers can use to build and grow their publishing businesses. This includes tools to simplify ebook and print publishing, distribution, metadata management, and marketing. Following its acquisition of Smashwords, completed March 1, 2022, Draft2Digital now serves more than 250,000 authors and publishers that collectively publish over 800,000 books worldwide. Visit Draft2Digital at https://draft2digital.com or follow on Twitter @Draft2Digital.

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FOREWORD REVIEWS​
  • Exhibitor: Virtual (April 19-20) & In-Person (April 29-30)

  • Conference Bag Sponsor

  • 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!

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INGRAM CONTENT GROUP​
  • Exhibitor: Virtual (April 19-20) & In-Person (April 29-30)

  • Session Sponsor: "IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Dinner & Ceremony" (April 29 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.

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Additional Exhibitors
BAJEK PUBLISHER SERVICES
  • Exhibitor: Virtual (April 19-20) & In-Person (April 29-30)

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

Bajek Publisher Services offers assistance to independent authors, small press publishers,  and regional magazines looking to expand their reach. We offer expertise in finding distributors, expanding to brick and mortar and on line retailers, matching with the right  type of printer, financial models, traditonal to digital marketing and sales and more. Let us be your marketing, sales and business operations arm of your publishing company.  www.Bajekpublisherservices.com   877-4-PubHelp

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BEDSIDE READING​
  • Exhibitor: Virtual (April 19-20)

  • 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: Virtual (April 19-20) & In-Person (April 29-30)

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

At BookBaby, 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 book products and services you need to get the job done.

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BOOK PARTNERS​
  • Exhibitor: Virtual (April 19-20) & In-Person (April 29-30)

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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BOOKY CALL
  • Exhibitor: Virtual (April 19-20) & In-Person (April 29-30)

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

Booky Call is a revolutionary book discovery platform cleverly disguised as a dating app. By combining the psychology and functionality of dating apps with a creative book review in the form of a "humanized" dating profile, we help readers discover and engage with books in an innovative and compelling new way.

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COLOR HOUSE GRAPHICS​
  • Exhibitor: Virtual (April 19-20) & In-Person (April 29-30)

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

CHG is a full-service book manufacturing company celebrating its 35th anniversary. From short-run digital to traditional offset with 1-4 color printing for text, covers, and dust jackets, CHG provides you with the solutions you need to meet your publishing goals. Our print and finishing options include a broad range of bookbinding capabilities. Visit colorhousegraphics.com to talk with one of our self-publishing experts and start your project.

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DELL
  • Exhibitor: Virtual (April 19-20)

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

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 DELL'S IBPA MEMBER BENEFIT!

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FLORIDA AUTHORS & PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION (FAPA)​
  • Exhibitor: Virtual (April 19-20) & In-Person (April 29-30)

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

The Florida Authors and Publishers Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that is dedicated to providing the highest quality of information, resources, and professional development to members and others interested in the writing and publishing profession in the state of Florida. The annual FAPA Presidents Book Awards recognizes publishing excellence and creativity in design, content, and production.

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FRIESENS CORPORATION​
  • Exhibitor: Virtual (April 19-20) & In-Person (April 29-30)

  • 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.

GLASS ONION PUBLISHING​
  • Exhibitor: Virtual (April 19-20) & In-Person (April 29-30)

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

The biggest challenge for Independent Authors and Publishers is getting their books in front of buyers. Glass Onion Publishing has developed a powerhouse marketing platform that puts Indie authors on the shelves beside the best sellers in their genre, precisely where buyers are looking.  We double down on making Indie books stand out through the power of SEO, helping them climb in the searches online, in-store, and boosting their Amazon sales and rankings! Plus these book's authors have the opportunity to do all of this while increasing their profits through higher royalties on BiblioGarden.com.  We even have review incentive programs to help skyrocket their sale conversions. Bibliogarden.com Where book sales come to grow!

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INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP (IPG)
  • Exhibitor: Virtual (April 19-20) & In-Person (April 29-30)

  • Session Sponsor: "All Things Amazon, Part 2" (April 20 at 12:30 PM)

  • Session Sponsor: "Using Traditional Distribution to Bring Inclusive Voices to Libraries, Indie Bookstores, Kindle Unlimited, Scribd, Epic!" (April 30 at 2:00 PM)

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

 

In June 2021, Independent Publishers Group (IPG) celebrated its 50th anniversary. As the original North American distributor, IPG was founded specifically to represent titles from independent publishers to the book trade. IPG remains committed to reimagining distribution, and has grown to provide its publishers with 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, including general trade, academic, children's, Spanish and special markets.

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JOSTENS​
  • Exhibitor: Virtual (April 19-20) & In-Person (April 29-30)

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

Over the last century, Jostens has continued innovating to provide unique, lasting experiences for everyone that comes to Jostens. With every customer, Jostens creates a lasting impression of customer service and a quality product. From the initial quote to the finished product, Jostens is passionate about what they do. Jostens printing facility is equipped with state-of–the-art equipment. Jostens is the best choice for your business' commercial printing needs.

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KLOPOTEK
  • Exhibitor: Virtual (April 19-20) & In-Person (April 29-30)

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

Founded in 1992, the software company Klopotek is synonymous with providing standardized software to the publishing industry. We offer publishing solutions for Title Management, Editorial, and Production, as well as Contracts, Rights and Royalties, O2C, and CRM with our cloud-based STREAM web apps. We contribute to the success of more than 400 publishers with more than 3,000 imprints, with over 24,800 users, in 140+ locations. STREAM is Klopotek’s platform for user interaction across computers and portable devices. Focused on supporting key business processes in a smart and simple way, Klopotek STREAM provides an excellent user experience (UX). A special edition of our software is available to IBPA members

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LIPPMANN PRINTING
  • Exhibitor: Virtual (April 19-20) & In-Person (April 29-30)

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

Lippmann Printing is a full-service digital book printer. Our niche is short-run book printing done fast of perfect bound, saddle stitch, plastic coil and double wire o books. We offer soft bound books, with laminated or UV coated covers. What makes Lippmann Printing your go to book printer:
 

  • 82% of the USA is within two-day shipping.

  • Friendly, knowledgeable courteous support team.

  • Competitive pricing.

  • Complete in-house bindery operations

  • 100% guaranteed quality printing, products and services.

  • Our employees, with their vast experience in printing and graphics.

  • Quick turnaround times.

  • Professional packaging.

  • Low minimum quantity orders.

  • Purchase our paper mill direct and pass the savings on to you.

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LULU
  • Exhibitor: Virtual (April 19-20) & In-Person (April 29-30)

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

Hi, we're Lulu 👋 a self-publishing and print-on-demand platform that provides the tools you need to sell directly to your audience. Plug into Lulu's global print and fulfillment network and automate order fulfillment through your website, all while maintaining 100% of the revenue per sale and collecting transactional data to help you market smarter. Learn more here.

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McNAUGHTON & GUNN
  • Exhibitor: Virtual (April 19-20)

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!

METACOMET​
  • Exhibitor: Virtual (April 19-20) & In-Person (April 29-30)

  • 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.

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NETGALLEY​​
  • Exhibitor: Virtual (April 19-20) & In-Person (April 29-30)

  • 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!

PUBLISHERS STORAGE AND SHIPPING​
  • Exhibitor: Virtual (April 19-20) & In-Person (April 29-30)

  • 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.

TALKBOX PRODUCTIONS​
  • Exhibitor: Virtual (April 19-20) & In-Person (April 29-30)

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

Talkbox Productions is an international audio consultancy and production company helping authors and publishers navigate the world of audio. Talkbox grew out of award-winning founder Tavia Gilbert’s nearly twenty-year expertise as a narrator, director, writer, and producer. Uniquely bridging the audiobook, podcast, and publishing industries, we offer creative leadership and gold standard production to foundations, individual rights holders, and SME's, shepherding projects from rough concept to consumer-ready polished audio. Clients look to Talkbox to fully manage the creation of audiobooks, dramatizations, or hybrid audio story editions, as well as podcasts for corporations, non-profits, and solopreneurs.

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TECHNICA EDITORIAL​
  • Exhibitor: Virtual (April 19-20) & In-Person (April 29-30)

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

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

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TLC BOOK DESIGN​
  • Exhibitor: Virtual (April 19-20) & In-Person (April 29-30)

  • 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: Virtual (April 19-20) & In-Person (April 29-30)

  • 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. ASK ABOUT OUR IBPA MEMBER BENEFIT. Visit www.tps1.com to experience our Instant Quote pricing tool.

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Supplemental Sponsors
BOOKS FORWARD

Books Forward is a literary publicity company that has been around for more than 20 years and exemplifies excellence in book marketing and author branding. Their experienced team - made up uniquely of former journalists, publishing insiders and influencers - represents New York Times bestsellers, national award-winning books and stories that catch fire on social media. The veteran PR firm creates ambitious campaigns with limitless possibilities for securing national and regional media coverage, sparking reader and industry buzz, and creatively cutting through the noise of 3,000 books published on average each day.

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HEADLINE BOOKS

Headline Books Inc, established 1988, 2020 Independent Publisher of the Year is a full service publisher (fiction, nonfiction, children's books), winning 837 national awards for their 450+ titles in print. Consulting available for book ideas, pitching to a publisher, marketing, interior and cover design and layout, event book signings, and building a workshop from your book.  Zoom Into Books, a subsidiary of Headline Books, is a video marketing program with a global outreach to over 150,000 people per month and rapidly growing. Zoom Into Books YouTube Channel and eBook Marketing combine to introduce first-time Authors, Award-Winning Authors, New York Times Best Selling Authors, Actors, Musicians, Scientists, and more to Libraries, Book Clubs, Conferences, Classrooms, Homeschool, Retail Outlets, etc. around the world. If you would like to appear on Zoom Into Books visit https://zoomintobooks.com/.

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PUB SITE​

 

Pub Site is a website platform that allows every author, regardless of budget, to have a great looking, professional website. Created by the book industry veterans at FSB Associates, Pub Site is the new easy-to-use DIY website builder developed specifically for books and authors.

Whether you’re an author of one book or fifty, Pub Site allows you to build, design, and update your website pain-free. Build your website with a 14-day free trial, then pay just $19.99/month which includes hosting, or we offer packages starting at $499 to set up the website for you. Imagine using the same website platform used by authors like Tom Clancy, Robin Cook, Janet Dailey, and hundreds more. (Want to see examples? Click here.)

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