Job Openings

Sales Associate

Independent Publishers Group (IPG) is seeking a full-time Sales Associate. This individual will directly report to the Executive Vice-President, Sales, and some of the primary duties will include the following:

  • Preparing electronic and paper sales materials for Barnes & Noble and Books a Million;
  • Doing sales research for new title presentations; 
  • Confirming author events and ensuring books are ordered for signings at Barnes & Noble and Books a Million stores; 
  •  Analysis of sales efforts and results using a variety of reporting tools; 
  • Advising publishers on co-op opportunities and pricing; 
  • Managing co-op promotions; Additional responsibilities will also include, but not limited to the following:  
  • Liaising with client publishers on new title submissions, co-op, and general relationship maintenance; 
  • Communicating publishers’ publicity results to buyers; 
  • Assisting the sales department in areas such as coding frontlist titles, producing sales reports, maintaining account database, and additional duties as assigned. 

The ideal candidate will preferably have 1-2 years experience in book publishing or distribution, be very familiar with all MS Office programs, especially Excel, have an interest and aptitude for sales, be able to manage multiple projects efficiently, and have excellent communication skills. Please email your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Mark Saavedra at msaavedra@ipgbook.com.

Thank you.

Internship Program

IPG is always looking for qualified applicants for full-time internships. Qualified candidates are recent college graduates who possess strong written and verbal skills, the ability to multi-task, and a passion for the publishing industry. Other preferred experience includes some sales experience, fluency in Word, Excel, and other Microsoft Office programs, and some knowledge of HTML and CSS. Experience in the book industry and a degree in a related field is a plus. Typically, IPG hires two rotating interns per six-month period; however, a dedicated internship opportunity can become available from time to time. The hours of work are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The hourly stipend is currently $10 per hour. Please send résumés and cover letters via e-mail to Mark Saavedra. No phone calls, please.