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 Unviersity's generous sponsors.
Interested in sponsoring IBPA Publishing Univeristy 2022?
This live, in-person event will be held April 29-30, 2022, with preconference sessions on April 28. Specfic sponsorship opportunities are in development and will be posted here when ready. In the meantime, you can download the 2021 sponsorship opportunities for an idea of what will become available and contact Ted Olczak at 718-938-4590 or advertising@ibpa-online.org to get more information.
INTERESTED IN SPONSORING IBPA PUBLISHING UNIVERSITY?

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Click the button below to download a list of opportunities. Send questions to Ted Olczak 718-938-4590 or advertising@ibpa-online.org.

IBPA Publishing University 2021 Sponsors

BEDSIDE READING
  • Available for live 1-on-1 meetings on the Attendify platform: April 8-9, 2021

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations: April 10, 2021

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
  • Available for live 1-on-1 meetings on the Attendify platform: April 8-9, 2021

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations: April 10, 2021

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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DELL TECHNOLOGIES
  • Available for live 1-on-1 meetings on the Attendify platform: April 8-9, 2021

Dell Technologies is your one-stop shop for all your technology needs. Whether it's storage, laptops, datacenter or the cloud, we offer tailored product solutions designed to keep your business productive. Call in today to speak with a Small Business Advisor for a custom built business solution at 855-900-5548, or visit www.Dell.com/IBPA to shop tech must-haves online. Or reach out to IBPA’s Account Executive, Amy, at Amy_Henry@Dell.com.

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CELLULAR MIND COACHING
  • Available for live 1-on-1 meetings on the Attendify platform: April 8-9, 2021

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations: April 10, 2021

Canada Vision Power Ltd. has developed an integrated solution to scientifically, effectively deal with customers’ holistic health requirement. Cellular Mind Coaching has been designed to fit our client’s specific health and growth requirements. Web-based interactive solution model together with tailored cellular nutrition supplement scheme, new age Cellular Healing Mechanics to manifest holistic health in all aspects, physically, emotionally, socially, spiritually, and mentally. We help you to transcend your past and ordinary, awaken your energy, train your brain, and stop settling for second best.

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CHANTICLEER REVIEWS
  • Available for live 1-on-1 meetings on the Attendify platform: April 8-9, 2021

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations: April 10, 2021

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
  • Available for live 1-on-1 meetings on the Attendify platform: April 8-9, 2021

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations: April 10, 2021

Color House Graphics is a leading print book provider to authors and independent publishers throughout the country. Our customers trust us because of our customer service, consistent quality, and flexibility. Our combination of digital and offset printing, along with a broad range of bookbinding capabilities, allows us to provide faster turnarounds and reduce wasted inventory. Visit colorhousegraphics.com to talk with one of our self-publishing experts and start your project.

FOREWORD REVIEWS
  • Keynote Sponsor: "In Conversation with Barnes & Noble, Inc. CEO James Daunt"

  • Available for live 1-on-1 meetings on the Attendify platform: April 8-9, 2021

 

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!

FRIESENS CORPORATION
  • Available for live 1-on-1 meetings on the Attendify platform: April 8-9, 2021

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations: April 10, 2021

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.

GOOGLE PLAY BOOKS​
  • Available for live 1-on-1 meetings on the Attendify platform: April 8-9, 2021

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations: April 10, 2021

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. Visit the Books Partner Center to get started publishing and to learn about recent enhancements that benefit independent publishing partners.

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INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP (IPG)
  • Session Sponsor: "All Things Amazon: A Review of Amazon Marketing Programs and What They Entail"

  • Session Sponsor: "Racial Justice is Arriving in Publishing – Will You Be Playing A Role?"

  • Available for live 1-on-1 meetings on the Attendify platform: April 8-9, 2021

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations: April 10, 2021

 

In June of 2021, Independent Publishers Group (IPG) will celebrate 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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INGRAM CONTENT GROUP​
  • Available for live 1-on-1 meetings on the Attendify platform: April 8-9, 2021

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations: April 10, 2021

 

Ingram helps print books and ebooks reach global destinations whether retailers, libraries, or direct to consumers. Enjoy greater reach and flexibility for your books no matter the size of your catalog or publishing business. Ingram’s cutting-edge technology, global presence, and industry experience is prepared to offer the books and discoverability you need, when you need it, worldwide. Ingram also offers special IBPA Member Benefits.

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LULU
  • Available for live 1-on-1 meetings on the Attendify platform: April 8-9, 2021

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations: April 10, 2021

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
  • Available for live 1-on-1 meetings on the Attendify platform: April 8-9, 2021

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations: April 10, 2021

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​
  • Session Sponsor: "Socially Distant, but Digitally Engaged: How to Pivot Your Book Launch Strategy in a Highly Virtual Landscape"

  • Available for live 1-on-1 meetings on the Attendify platform: April 8-9, 2021

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations: April 10, 2021

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!

PROWRITINGAID​
  • Available for live 1-on-1 meetings on the Attendify platform: April 8-9, 2021

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations: April 10, 2021

ProWritingAid is the only platform that offers world-class grammar and style checking combined with more in-depth reports to help you strengthen your writing. The more you use ProWritingAid, the more you grow as a writer. Over 20 reports highlight elements like repetitiveness, vague wording, over-dependence on adverbs, passive voice, over-complicated sentence constructions, and so much more  The unique combination of suggestions, articles, videos, and quizzes makes writing fun and interactive. ProWritingAid will never replace a human editor, rather it helps you self-edit to a deeper level so that when you send it off to an editor, they will be able to focus on the meat of your writing and not spend their time fixing basic writing issues.  Software integrations are available for MS Word, GoogleDocs, Scrivener, Chrome and more

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PUBLISHERS STORAGE AND SHIPPING
  • Available for live 1-on-1 meetings on the Attendify platform: April 8-9, 2021

 

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.

PUB SITE
  • Session Sponsor: "New Digital Tools: Make Your Book Marketing Easier and More Effective"

  • Available for live 1-on-1 meetings on the Attendify platform: April 8-9, 2021

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations: April 10, 2021

 

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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SMASHWORDS
  • Available for live 1-on-1 meetings on the Attendify platform: April 8-9, 2021

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations: April 10, 2021

 

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.

TECHNICA EDITORIAL
  • Available for live 1-on-1 meetings on the Attendify platform: April 8-9, 2021

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations: April 10, 2021

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
  • Available for live 1-on-1 meetings on the Attendify platform: April 8-9, 2021

  • Available for 15-minute "Ask the Experts" consultations: April 10, 2021

"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