Chicago Review Press, founded in 1971, is a highly successful mid-sized publishing company that now produces 60 new titles a year under four imprints: Chicago Review Press Books (general trade and children's titles), Lawrence Hill Books (African American interest titles), Ball Publishing (gardening titles), and Zephyr Press (professional development titles for teachers). It has often been listed in Publishers Weekly as one of the fastest-growing independent presses in the country.
Top staffers at Chicago Review Press Books—Publisher Cynthia Sherry and Managing Editor Michelle Williams—make themselves available to IPG publishers for problem solving and shop talk. They have 30 years of combined publishing experience, and they can answer questions regarding typical provisions in publishing contracts and the ins and outs of author royalty provisions.
Over the last 25 years, Cynthia has held financial management as well as editorial and acquisitions positions at IPG and Chicago Review Press. She manages an editorial and production staff of 11.
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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