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Bonus: Another IPG Favorite #InfluencerofInstagram ›

We just couldn’t limit our list of favorite #InfluencersofInstagram. Here’s another wonderful bookish account to add to last week’s post—the beautiful Literati Bookstore of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Co-owner Mike Gustafson shares his social media philosophy and some of his top tips and tricks.
Mike Gustafson: As the proprietor of Literati Bookstore, I have oodles of freedom when it … Read More »

Top Tips from Our Favorite #InfluencersofInstagram ›

As part of our month of Instagram, we asked some of our favorite bookish Instagram accounts to let us in on their secrets to success. You may recognize the beautifully curated crime fiction book review account @crimebythebook, the sunny and bright hybrid fashion and book profile @thetrendyreader, and our wonderful in-house publisher @chicagoreviewpress from the world of … Read More »

Bonus Week Recap: Managing Your Time on Social Media ›

Success on social media is a demanding effort. With constantly changing algorithms and fluid conversations, fickle trends and an array of platforms, managing your presence online can swallow up huge amounts of time. There are ways of planning, however, that should minimize the social media strain. Social media and marketing experts each have their own … Read More »

What Makes the News Feed? ›

Insights into Facebook’s Ever-Changing Algorithm
Facebook’s News Feed algorithm is in a constant state of flux. The company is constantly adjusting the ways it determines which posts display for which users, and this requires businesses to stay on their toes when it comes to content strategy. There are certain fundamental principles, however, that hold true despite … Read More »

Facebook Foreword: How an indie-focused media company leverages their social media advertising ›


Foreword Reviews’ primary goal is to discover and promote books from independent presses—and social media is obviously a crucial way to accomplish it. IPG connected with Foreword’s Seth Dellon to speak about their presence on Facebook, along with the strategies and advertising approaches they’ve found worthwhile.
IPG: What is Foreword’s strategy on Facebook? What kinds ofRead More »

Get the Most Out of Your Promoted Tweets ›

If you’re new to Paid Promotions on Twitter, but want to know how to get the most out of them, then we are here to help. Paid Promotions, despite initial impressions, are not has difficult or expensive as one might think – it’s as simple as clicking a few buttons. IPG did a Promoted Tweet … Read More »

Tweet Louder: Popular Hashtags and Accounts for the Publishing Industry ›

Do you feel like you’re starting from scratch on Twitter? Confused about how to start gaining followers or finding accounts to follow? The IPG marketing team has put together a list of popular, trending hashtags as well as industry tastemakers to follow.
Popular hashtags for Publishing Industry:

#bookbirthday – Publishers and authors will post pictures of their … Read More »

February: Twitter Month on IPG Social Media Boot Camp ›

For the month of February, we will be focusing on Twitter – how to get started, craft goals, create content, and analyze your results. We will discuss scheduling posts, finding your voice, and how to generate engagement.
View the IPG Social Media Boot Camp page now!
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Kick-off: IPG Social Media Boot Camp ›

In our introductory segment, IPG Marketing Manager Lauren Klouda gives a quick overview of what we’ll be sharing throughout our Social Media Boot Camp. She presents a general action plan that publishers, booksellers, and authors alike can use to build up their social media presence and ultimately guide their brand in the right direction and … Read More »

10 Banned Books that Shaped Our World: IPG Staff Picks ›

Some of our modern age’s most meaningful, trenchant, and beautiful books have at one time or another been banned. Last week, the book community at large came together to celebrate Banned Books Week—a week of celebrating the freedom to read. Here, the IPG staff picks the books that resonated most with them.

Enjoy our top picks and remember—#readindependently!


A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
—Leanna … Read More »