Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group (IBPPG) is a membership association for independent or “indie” book publishing. IBPPG is part of the International Association of Professional Organizations (IAPO).

Independent book publishing professionals are people who are employed by, or provide services to, the independent book publishing industry. They include publishers, editors, writers, proofreaders, designers, marketing professionals, distributors, printers, agents, bookstore owners, and others. IBPPG membership is also open to students and supporters of indie book publishing.

In 2007, Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group established the Next Generation Indie Book Awards to recognize and honor the best independently published books of the year in 70 categories. The Next Generation Indie Book Awards is now the largest not-for-profit book awards program for independent publishers and authors.

Benefits for Members

As a member of Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group you will receive numerous benefits including:

  • The Professional newsletter with practical advice to help you achieve greater success in your career and business.
  • Discounts on professional certificate courses offered by IAP Career College including Book Editor Certificate Course, Book Publisher Certificate Course, Bookstore Owner Certificate Course, and more.
  • Optional listing in an online Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group (IBPPG) member directory at www.ibppg.com giving you the opportunity to promote your book publishing products or services.
  • Plus a listing in the International Association of Professional Organizations IAPO professional directory to help promote you and your business to prospective clients and customers.
  • Discounts on book marketing widgets from Book2Look and career books from FabJob.
  • Additional discounts on hundreds of products and services for both business and pleasure including: restaurants, hotels, computers, movie tickets, books, flowers, cell phones, gifts and much more from popular companies such as Dell, Target, Sears, Disney, Toyota, Sprint, and many more in the U.S., with some discounts available in other countries. Specific offers have expiry dates and vary by location.
    • IAPO_Independent_Book_PubRVPlus, when you become a member, you may display the seal of membership or the logo of the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group on your own website and marketing materials.

        How to Join

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        3. Complete the payment process.

        From: $1.99 / month for 12 months