IPG works intensively with approximately 300 education accounts and sends hundreds of personalized catalogs and samples to customers who require them. IPG attends Ed Expo, the largest national school supply trade association meeting, and the Educational Book and Media Association meeting, during which the IPG education specialist builds new and fosters current relationships with educational wholesalers from around the country.
Success with the education accounts requires a highly disciplined approach. The buyers are experts in their fields and will not wade through long catalogs hoping to find a title or two that is relevant to their interests. IPG's experienced education rep presents to these buyers only titles that they will want to see.
Before joining IPG, Karen worked as a buyer for Scholastic Book Fairs for eight years and at Books Are Fun for three years. She is a former elementary school teacher and assistant principal. Her specialty is the educational supply market, a diverse group of accounts that includes teacher supply stores, home school mail order catalogs, preschools, teaching facilities for senior citizens, trade schools, special needs and gifted education accounts, as well as several book fair accounts.
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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