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Publisher Spotlight: Ripple Grove Press ›

Each season, when the in-house and field sales reps sit down for our bi-annual sales conference (a bookish marathon if there ever was one), a highlight is always getting to see what gorgeous illustrations and beautiful stories Ripple Grove Press has in store for us. That’s why, after last week’s sales conference, we decided to … Read More »

Publishing in the Pacific Northwest: PNBA Trade Show Takeaways ›

Michael Riley, IPG’s Vice President of Sales, and Janet Potter, Trafalgar Square’s Marketing Associate, were fortunate enough to spend the last week of September in the beautiful city of Portland, Oregon for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association’s Fall Trade Show. Here, they talk about the ever-growing popularity of YA genre fiction, “Sweet & Greets,” and … Read More »

Publisher Spotlight: Atelier26 ›

The way that Atelier26 describes their approach to publishing is poetry in itself. They describe their mission as, “We believe that reading is far more than just another form of consumerism, that books are not static objects but living, thriving conveyances of human expression, thought, and emotion. We believe in literature as contemplation, conversation, and … Read More »

NEIBA Fall Conference: Trade Show Takeaways ›

Last week, Trade Sales Manager Aaron Howe and TSP Marketing Associate Janet Potter (who’s had quite a busy September; she was at the SIBA Discovery Show in New Orleans just last week) headed way up north to Providence, Rhode Island for the New England Independent Booksellers Association‘s Fall Conference. Here are their biggest takeaways!

 
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SIBA Fall Discovery Show 2017: Tradeshow Takeaways ›

IPG Marketing Manager Lauren Klouda, who along with TSP Marketing Associate Janet Potter attended this year’s SIBA Fall Discovery Show, hopped off the plane from New Orleans armed with pralines, an alarming amount of alligator stories, and, of course, plenty of takeaways (and books) to share with the office. Enjoy!

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IPG Staff’s Top Picks for 2017 – Fall ›

At IPG, the winding down of long, delightfully warm summer days and the arrival of a chilly Chicago fall means two things: 1)  at least we’ll have more time to read and 2) a new catalog season!
Here, our staff shares some of their favorite picks from the Fall 2017 season.
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Publisher Spotlight: Santa Fe Writers Project ›

In the fall of 2018, Santa Fe Writers Project will celebrate its 20th anniversary. For the past two decades, founder and director Andrew Gifford has curated a list of titles as compelling as they are diverse. Here, he shares his touching story of how SFWP got its start, how he champions his excellent authors, and … Read More »

Wings Press: With ‘Latin@ Rising’ Release, San Antonio Publisher Continues to Soar ›

An independent publisher with an appellation as uplifting as Wings Press just sings ascent. But looking over the catalog of the San Antonio-based house—a list that includes such literary luminaries as Lorna Dee Cervantes, Rosemary Catacolos, and Naomi Shihab Nye—one comes away with the impression that Wings Press was ever invested in spreading its multicultural message on … Read More »

#BookLoversDay: IPG’s Favorite Childhood Books ›

In a very fitting follow up to #InternationalCatDay yesterday, today is National Book Lover’s Day (#BookLoversDay)! We figured we’d take a little twist on the day and share what our favorite books were as children.
Let us know your favorite childhood books on our Twitter page!

 
      
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch and Two Bad Ants by Chris … Read More »

Trade Show Recap: ASTRA Marketplace & Academy 2017 ›

Karen Adler, IPG’s Education Sales Representative attended the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) Marketplace & Academy 2017 in Philadelphia, PA a few weeks ago and let us in on her experiences. What could be more fun than a toy show?! Here are her takeaways:
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