...Independent Book Publishing Professionals?

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, and others.

In 2007, Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group, together with Marilyn Allen of Allen O'Shea Literary Agency, established the Next Generation Indie Book Awards to recognize and honor the best independently published books of the year in more than 70 categories. The Next Generation Indie Book Awards is now the largest Not-for-Profit book awards program for independent publishers and authors.

Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group and the Next Generation Indie Book Awards are proud sponsors of the annual Self Publishing Book Expo held at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers in New York City.

We are developing an online community for independent book publishing professionals. We invite you to join us by becoming a member of the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group.

How Do I Join IBPPG?

Membership in the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group (IBPPG) is open to:

  • independent book publishing companies
  • independent book publishing authors
  • full-time and part-time employees of independent book publishing companies
  • people and companies who provide services to the independent book publishing industry
  • others who want to support and promote indie book publishing