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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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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:
“This was the first year I attended the ASTRA national show on behalf … Read More »

BookExpo (and BookCon) 2017: Trade Show Recap ›

This year’s BookExpo (changed from Book Expo America this year) was once again back in New York City. We loved having it in our home city of Chicago last year, but our staff was excited to get out to the east coast again for a very full four days of BookExpo and BookCon. Here, our staff … Read More »

IBPA Publishing University Recap ›

What was your primary objective for attending IBPA Publishing University?
Richard T. Williams, Director, Publisher Development, IPG: This was my 9th year attending the show; normally I participate on behalf of Small Press United, because it’s a small press show with a wide variety of publishers and self-published authors, many of whom are looking at distribution … Read More »

NSTA Trade Show Recap ›

This was the second year Independent Publishers Group attended the National Science Teachers Association National Conference. Karen Adler, IPG’s Education Sales Representative, and Michael Riley, our Vice President of Sales, worked in the booth selling books and meeting new customers.  The attendance was terrific; a total of 9,511 attendees in 3 days.
We found this to … Read More »

NY Now 2017: A Week of Gift, Specialty & Museum Sales ›

IPG joined more than 2,400 other companies showcasing the best in children’s, lifestyle, and gift products in the marketplace at NY Now at the Javits Center in New York City. In attendance from IPG were Michael Riley, Sales Director, Special Markets; Mindi Rowland, Special Sales Representative; and several independent gift reps from the New England … Read More »

Frankfurt Book Fair: Takeaways from the World’s Largest Trade Show for Books ›

Perhaps the most covetable trade show IPG participates in is the annual Frankfurt Book Fair. Every October, our lucky program directors and CEO fly to Germany for a week of the “world’s largest event for the publishing industry.”
Last year, IPG CEO Joe Matthews gave us the rundown of his experience for one of our very first trade … Read More »

People Love Pittsburgh: Takeaways from NAIBA Fall Conference ›

“People love Pittsburgh.” This was Janet Potter’s biggest takeaway from this year’s New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association’s Fall Conference, even though the show was held in downtown Baltimore.
Here, Janet discusses her first impressions of NAIBA’s annual fall conference, the effects of having a short 4-hour window for exhibition, and the importance of “handing someone a book … Read More »

Messages from the Midwest: Takeaways from the Heartland Fall Forum ›

IPG Marketing Associate Niki Stuckmann left the bustle of Chicago last weekend to travel across the Land of 10,000 Lakes to the Heartland Fall Forum. Here, she shares her biggest takeaways of the gathering of “the backbone of literary culture throughout the Midwest.”
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A Vibrant Indie Book Market: Takeaways from NEIBA’s Fall Conference ›

The NEIBA Fall Conference lights up Providence every September, bringing with it booksellers, publishers, and representatives from all over the region eager to learn more about what’s happening in the industry. This year, IPG Trade Sales Manager Aaron Howe relays the importance of building relationships with emerging indies, the successful presence of IPG publisher Coralstone Press, and the … Read More »