IPG recognizes the importance of the library market in making titles successful. The vast majority of public and school libraries order through national wholesalers that provide a single source for the majority of book product produced each year. IPG uses a variety of marketing methods, both direct-to-library and to wholesalers, to bring attention to titles from our publisher clients.
IPG sends its catalogs each season to collection development and acquisitions librarians at the 8,000 public libraries that have the largest book-buying budgets. IPG works directly with collection development and continuations managers at major public and school library wholesalers to ensure that titles are selected for library collections and to fill standing orders. When titles receive reviews or garner national publicity, IPG works directly with book buyers at these wholesalers to make sure they are well-stocked in anticipation of library demand.
IPG also advises its client publishers on how to get reviews in Booklist, Library Journal, School Library Journal, Kirkus, and Publishers Weekly. Publishers distributed through IPG are much more likely to have their titles reviewed in these publications than those who do not have a first-rate distributor. IPG's sales to the library market are coordinated by Jeff Palicki.
First a thriving small press, then 40 years of steady growth as a book distributor.
|What Makes IPG Different? ›|
IPG offers more distribution programs, marketing channels, and support services than any other distributor.
|Marketing Services ›|
IPG’s dedicated marketing team offers many services aimed at advancing the visibility of their publisher clients’ brands and titles.
|Sales Channels ›|
IPG has more sales channels than any other distributor.
|Digital Services ›|
Since 2001 IPG has provided e-book conversion, consolidation, storage, and distribution, and very favorable rates for POD printing.
|Specific Services for Publishers ›|
Pre-pub consultation, sales meetings and shows, access to Bookscan, Publicity and PR, advertising opportunities, and much more.
State-of-the-art software and Distribution Center facilities; 24-hour turn time on orders.
|Financial Condition & Payment Policies ›|
IPG's client publishers have been, without exception, paid in full and on time. IPG has no long-term debt at all.
|Distribution Agreement ›|
IPG takes a fee based on net billing but no fees (unlike most distributors) for the storage of active titles, in-out charges, sample copies, etc.
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