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Sponsorship

 
Looking for the right printer, editor, designer, audiobook company, 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?
 
Space is filling fast!
Please contact 
Jackie Thompson Maillet at jackie@ibpa-online.org before this year's sponsorship opportunities are sold out. Space is limited!
INTERESTED IN SPONSORING IBPA PUBLISHING UNIVERSITY?

We don't blame you!

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

IBPA Publishing University 2024 Sponsors

Premium Sponsors/Exhibitors
INGRAM CONTENT GROUP
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (April 26-27, 2024)

  • Session Sponsor: "IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Dinner & Ceremony" (April 26 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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PUBLISHDRIVE
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (April 26-27, 2024)

  • Session Sponsor: "Welcome First Timers" (April 26 at 11:00 AM)

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

We are a small team of handpicked professionals that care about publishing, good writing and putting authors' careers on the map. PublishDrive is a global operation that serves authors and publishers from all over the world – in over 190 countries. Our partners are international too, repping the U.S., U.K., Europe, China, Southeast Asia, and more.

Additional Sponsors/Exhibitors
BEDSIDE READING​
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (April 26-27, 2024)

  • 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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BLUEINK REVIEW​
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (April 26-27, 2024)

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

BlueInk Review is a fee-based book review service offering honest, credible reviews by recognized critics and publishing professionals. All reviews are published on our website and Ingram databases. Select reviews appear in our social media, newsletters, monthly column in Booklist Magazine, seen by over 60,000 librarians nationwide, among other places.

Ask about the BlueInk Review IBPA member benefit!

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BOOK PARTNERS​ / HF GROUP
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (April 26-27, 2024)

  • 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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CASSIDYCAT
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (April 26-27, 2024)

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

Cassidy Cataloguing Services, Inc. PCIP Division aims to provide the highest-quality Publishers' Cataloging-in-Publication (PCIP) blocks to publishers and independent authors. For over 25 years we have provided expert service, fast turnaround, and fair pricing. We cover all subjects - from children’s books to government publications and everything in between!

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CLAUDINE MANSOUR DESIGN
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (April 26-27, 2024)

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

Claudine Mansour Design specializes in book cover and book interior design. With over 30 years of publishing experience, including working on staff at Random House and Harcourt, we design all kinds of books of fiction and nonfiction, from Nobel prize winners to first-time authors.

Ask about Claudine Mansour Design’s IBPA member benefit!

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COLOR HOUSE GRAPHICS​
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (April 26-27, 2024)

  • 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 

COVR - COALITION OF VISIONARY RESOURCES
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (April 26-27, 2024)

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

The Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR) is the trade association for the Mind Body Spirit marketplace. We support the success of our retailer, product creator, author, artist, healer, musician, and publisher members by providing education, member discounts, mentoring, market research opportunities, an awards program, targeted networking and more! 

CRAVEBOOKS
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (April 26-27, 2024)

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

At CraveBooks, our passion for literature and technology drives us to pioneer innovative solutions in the publishing world. As a prominent SaaS platform in the publishing, books, and author industry, we are committed to transforming the way authors, publishers, and book enthusiasts connect and thrive.

DTPERFECT BOOK DESIGN
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (April 26-27, 2024)

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

DTPerfect Book Design is an award-winning book design company offering high attention to detail and care for every project. Based in Denver, CO, we work with authors across the United States and internationally to design covers, print interiors, and e-books. We also provide project management from proofreading to publication.

EDELWEISS / ABOVETHETREELINE
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (April 26-27, 2024)

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

Edelweiss is the platform people in the book industry use to market, sell, discover, and order new titles. Edelweiss hosts publishers’ titles and catalogs, and helps to create buzz for those titles via a variety of promotional opportunities in the world’s largest social network of book professionals. Edelweiss enables publishers to track activities like shares, reviews, and orders, and can even be used to design custom catalogs and collections.

Ask about the Edelweiss/abovethetreeline IBPA member benefit!

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FOREWORD REVIEWS
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (April 26-27, 2024)

  • 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 (April 26-27, 2024)

  • 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 (April 26-27, 2024)

  • 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. 

JOSTENS​
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (April 26-27, 2024)

  • 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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LIPPMAN PRINTING
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (April 26-27, 2024)

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

Lippmann Printing is a full-service digital book printer in St. Louis, Mo. Our niche is short-run book printing done fast — perfect bound, saddle stitch, plastic coil and double wire o books. Specializing in runs from 50-2500 & turn times of 6 working days. We offer soft bound books, with laminated or UV coated covers. One unique thing about us is we own our paper company which means we buy all of paper mill direct & pass the savings onto you.

MAYFLY DESIGN
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (April 26-27, 2024)

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

As a leading book design company, Mayfly Book Design and Publishing Services specializes in transforming manuscripts into professional, polished books that captivate readers and reflect your unique voice. Rooted in our values of customer service, customization, and collaboration, our services are focused on providing premier design work, along with any support you need along the way—whether editorial, publishing, or print sourcing.

METACOMET​
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (April 26-27, 2024)

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

MetaComet launched its cutting-edge royalty management software in 1999, and every year since, it has invested heavily in refining its features, improving its ease of use, and enhancing its security. Our current solution is recognized by many of the largest publishers, video game distributors, and entertainment companies as the gold standard for royalty management. Our software is easy to use, cuts royalty management time by up to 90%, eliminates mistakes due to manual processing, and makes auditing a breeze.

Ask about Metacomet's IBPA member benefit!

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MY WORD PUBLISHING
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (April 26-27, 2024)

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

At My Word Publishing we manage an author’s project through every detail: writing, editing, production, publication, distribution, even marketing. We have recently been submitted to the US Congressional Record for being a new model of publishing that helps protect authors—a model where you keep your rights, royalties, and profits.

NETGALLEY​​
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (April 26-27, 2024)

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

NetGalley helps publishers and authors promote digital review copies and audiobooks to book advocates and industry professionals. Hundreds of thousands of members rely on NetGalley’s secure, sustainable, and easy-to-use platform to discover books, share reviews, and champion literacy. To learn more, visit netgalley.com/tour.

 

Ask about the NetGalley IBPA member benefit!

NYC BIG BOOK AWARDS
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (April 26-27, 2024)

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

Big Book Award (Fall) / Independent Press Award (Spring): Win recognition for your book!  We accept books from all authors and publishers from anywhere in 100 categories, recognizing excellent books. Big Book Award deadlines every August, winners announced every fall.  Independent Press Award excludes the Big 5 and deadlines every December, winners announced every spring.  Get recognized and your winning title published in our magazine. Contact Ted at Ted@GabbyBookAwards.com or (718) 938-4590

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PRINT NATION
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (April 26-27, 2024)

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

At Print Nation, we are more than just a printing service; we are your trusted partner for all your printing and marketing needs. Located in Henderson, Nevada, we are proud to serve our local community and beyond, specializing in high-quality printing solutions for a wide range of products. Our offerings include hardcover books, softcover books, high-end 32pt business cards, flyers, stickers, and a plethora of other marketing materials that are designed to leave a lasting impression. As a proud member of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, we are committed to supporting and growing with the local business community.

PUB SITE
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (April 26-27, 2024)

  • 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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READERBOUND
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (April 26-27, 2024)

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

ReaderBound is the best way for a book publisher to get a customized e-commerce website. We work closely with you to create a place where you can show off your books, unlock the power of direct sales, and save a ton of staff time in the process. More at https://www.readerbound.com

RPI Print
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (April 26-27, 2024)

  • 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.

SHIMMR
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (April 26-27, 2024)

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

Shimmr brings every book into the light. With automated, end-to-end advertising to get titles discovered, publishers can now illuminate catalogues of unpublicised books, for better discovery by readers. Shimmr AI gives authors fame and reach, publishers success with their catalogues, and readers fulfilment of their reading desires.

SUMI PRINTING & BINDING
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (April 26-27, 2024)

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

Sumi Printing & Binding is a leading provider of high-quality and unique printed books. Serving independent book publishers since 1995, we are experts in fast, efficient book production. Soft Cover and  Hard cover Books, Lay Flat and Video Books with NFC chips or built in screens are our specialties.  From short-run to long-run; From digital to offset, we're book printing pros. Visit sumiprinting.com

TECHNICA EDITORIAL​
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (April 26-27, 2024)

  • 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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TOTAL PRINTING SYSTEMS
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (April 26-27, 2024)

  • 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 www.tps1.com to experience our Instant Quote pricing tool. Marketing Manager/Account Representative: Meg Souza, 618-783-0532, meg@tps1.com Inside Sales Manager: Darrin Sappenfield, 800-465-5200, darrin@tps1.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/TotalPrintingSystems Instagram: total_printing_systems Threads: @total_printing_systems@threads.net X: @Total_Printing

Ask about Total Printing System's IBPA member benefit!

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VICK’S PRINTING & DISTRIBUTION
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (April 26-27, 2024)

  • 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.

VOICE OVER VERMONT
  • Exhibitor: In-Person (April 26-27, 2024)

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

We can't wait to hear your story! At Voice Over Vermont, our cozy Vermont studio is a warm, inviting place to bring your words to life. Work with our experienced engineers to record and produce your own audiobook at your own pace using your voice. Or work with our producers to find the perfect professional narrator. Your choice. Unable to come to Vermont? We work with studios around the country.

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