The sponsors below signed on to support IBPA Publishing University 2020. Sponosors of the 2021 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.
Interested in sponsoring the 2021 program? Download the 2020 sponsorship opportunities for general sponsorship information. Specific information about 2021 opportunities will be available during the first week of October 2020.
2020 Premium Sponsors
IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Ceremony (includes table-top exhibit)
Books — printed ones, digital ones, in all their formats and the technology that keeps them moving across the globe — these are our passions and for more than 50 years they have been what we have worked to perfect every day at Ingram Content Group. The world is reading, and it is our goal to connect as many people to the content they want in the simplest ways.
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WELCOME FIRST TIMERS (includes table-top exhibit)
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.
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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.
2020 Table Top Sponsors
Bedside Reading® places books by the bedsides in luxury hotels, podcasts and in the media. Our company works with every major publisher as well as independent publishers and indie-authors. Each author must apply as each book is vetted by our hotels before placement. We believe an author is a brand that must be promoted via the most powerful tool we have which is “Word-Of-Mouth” and directly to VIPs, CEOs, Influencers and the media. As seen in Forbes.com.
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.
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.
–Book Partners is here for you!
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.
Color House Graphics has been a leading print provider to authors and publishers for over 30 years. CHG offers a wide array of services including large run offset printing, short run digital printing, complete book binding for both softcover and hardcover books, distribution & fulfillment, and one-on-one customer service. Visit the Color House Graphics website to talk with one of our self-publishing experts and get your project started.
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!
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. For short runs, advance reader copies, or sales blads, our digital printing facility FCI Digital offers offset quality printing, one week schedules, and technical support over the phone.
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.
Google Play Books is a global bookstore offering ebooks and audiobooks in more than 75 countries.
With Google Play, publishers can go wide and put their books in front of an audience of over 2 billion Android users. Google Play Books’ excellence in personalized recommendations allows publishers to reach new readers around the world.
Hindenburg Systems is a Danish software company specialising in intuitive, portable solutions for professional and consumer audio production.
We provide innovative technological features that allow audio raconteurs to focus on telling a great story, while our software ensures broadcast quality results.
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.
For over 50 years Kingery Printing (United Graphics division) has been a leader in the book manufacturing industry.
Specializing in perfect bound books with black, two and full color interiors. We offer a wide range of finishing options for your covers in all quantity ranges. There is no project outside our scope.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Stonebrook Publishing is a hybrid press dedicated to bringing high-impact nonfiction books to the market. Established in 2010, we publish authors who have messages that will save lives, change lives, or transform society.
Visit StonebrookPublishing.net for details.
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.
"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 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 Scodix SENSE™ Variable Density Spot UV which will make your book covers stand out!
2020 Supplemental Sponsors
CONFERENCE BAG INSERT SPONSOR
The Editorial Freelancers Association is the largest national, nonprofit professional organization of freelance editorial specialists. Through the EFA, members can find work, upgrade their skills, and join a supportive community. Clients seeking editorial services may search the Member Directory or post on the Job List for free.
CONFERENCE BAG INSERT SPONSOR
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’s free to use platform empowers authors to publish, print and prosper with the best in on-demand technology and more ways than ever to reach your readers.
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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.
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.
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Written Word Media is a book promotion service that connects authors and readers. With five promotional brands, and an audience of over one million readers, we get the results authors crave. We are proud to say we have worked with over 20,000 authors, most of whom are self-published.