Thank you for your interest in reaching the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) community through our official Member Benefits Program.

IBPA's mission is to lead and serve the independent publishing community through advocacy, education, and tools for success. Our vision is a world where every independent publisher has the access, knowledge, and tools needed to professionally engage in all aspects of an inclusive publishing industry.

Our over 3,600 members trust us to recommend the highest quality partners and benefits for their businesses. It’s important that we create tangible, relevant, and eye-catching value. And we know that the most meaningful and effective benefits are ones members can receive exclusively through their association with IBPA.

Because we take this so seriously, your designation as an official IBPA Member Benefits Provider will help create, develop, and/or enhance your credibility with our community. In addition, your access to our highly targeted market will increase your brand awareness and the use of your services.

In the end, the right member benefits partnership creates a win-win-win for IBPA, the benefit provider, and our members.
We're excited to evaluate your offering! Please read the FAQ below and then fill out the short questionnaire that follows. Our Member Benefits Committee will use your questionnaire responses to evaluate your service and make a recommendation about bringing it on board.
If you have any questions regarding the process or anything else, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. For your information, the current list of member benefits can be viewed here:

Angela Bole
IBPA Chief Executive Officer
Email: angela@ibpa-online.org
Phone: 310-546-1818


How should I approach filling out the following questionnaire?
Very thoughtfully! Your responses will be shared verbatium with the IBPA Member Benefits Committee and the IBPA Board of Directors. This is your resume. As with any resume, poorly constructed ones seldom make the final cut. By the time the process is over, your proposal will be reviewed by over 30 IBPA members with varying degrees of experience. Be sure to describe the proposed benefit clearly and concisely, assuming the reader knows nothing about it.

When can I expect to hear whether my proposed benefit is approved or not?
Only the IBPA Board of Directors can approve an official member benefit. Depending on when you submit your proposal, it will be put through a review process that culminates with being placed on the nearest IBPA Board meeting agenda. The IBPA Board meets during the months of January, April, June, August, and November.