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IPG Attends the 2019 Beijing International Book Fair ›

At what many are calling the the biggest and best yet, this year’s Beijing International Book Fair hosted more than 2,600 exhibitors and 320,000 visitors. IPG’s very own Joe Matthews, CEO, and Scott Hatfill, Director of International Sales, were able to attend and experience the excitement firsthand. Scott shares below an inside look into his time in Beijing.
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IPG attends ABA Ci7 ›

Character costume contests, The Wiggles, Henry Winkler and more at this year’s ABA Children’s Institute! Held in Pittsburgh, children’s booksellers, authors, illustrators and publishers from all over gathered for three days of children’s bookselling education and activities. In attendance for her first time and now sharing her perspectives is Lauren Klouda, Director of Marketing at IPG.
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American Library Association Annual Conference & Exhibition 2019: A Recap ›

The American Library Association welcomed librarians, authors, publishers, business professionals, educators and students to this year’s annual conference held in Washington, D.C. Among the attendees was Emily Parenti, Content Marketing Coordinator here at IPG. Below, Emily shares her thoughts on what continues to make ALA such a success.


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AWP Conference & Bookfair 2019: A Recap ›

In 2019, the Association for Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference & Bookfair was held in Portland, OR. Exhibitors and attendees alike flocked to Portland this year, with the AWP welcoming nearly 15,000 writers, teachers, students, editors, publishers, and exhibitors.
Poetry was on everyone’s minds this year, with many booths hosting poets and poetry titles, and … Read More »

ISA 2019: A Recap ›

Celebrating 60 years of connecting scholars and practitioners in the field of international studies, the International Studies Association (ISA) held this years annual convention in Toronto, ON, Canada. Each year, ISA offers participants the opportunity to take part in skills-building, networking and collaborative programs with over 1,500 panels, special programming, and events involving over 6,000 people.
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TLA Annual Conference 2019: A Recap ›

Cynthia Murphy, Library & Education Sales Manager at IPG, discusses the highlights of this year’s TLA conference—
Although a freak Chicago snowstorm made travel to Austin challenging, the 2019 Texas Library Association (TLA) Annual Conference proved to be well worth the hassle. As did the TexMex cuisine, the Austin vibe, the . . . .
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London Book Fair 2019: A Recap ›

Held annually, The London Book Fair sees more than 25,000 publishing professionals arrive in London to learn, network, and kick off their year of business. This year, LBF celebrated its 48-year anniversary and IPG was there for all the excitement. 
Sharing their takeaways from LBF are Brooke O’Donnell, Managing Director of Trafalgar Square Publishing, a division of Independent Publishers Group, … Read More »

ABA Winter Institute 2019: A Recap ›

What was your primary objective for attending Winter Institute, and what were you most excited for?
Lauren Klouda, Director of Marketing: We attend Winter Institute to connect with the key decision makers, owners, book buyers, and booksellers across the North American independent book market, to listen to the successes and issues they’re discussing, and to showcase our … Read More »

Frankfurt Book Fair 2018: A Recap ›

The Frankfurter Buchmesse (Frankfurt Book Fair) takes place in Frankfurt, Germany every fall and, as we’ve mentioned here on the IPG Blog many times, it is certainly high on the list of book fairs we look forward to the most. Frankfurt is the largest book fair in the world, with over 7,000 exhibitors and nearly … Read More »

Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association (MPIBA) Fall Discovery Show: A Recap ›

Our Director of Marketing, Lauren Klouda, is back from two whirlwind days in the Mile-High City for the MPIBA Fall Discovery Show. Here, she shares with us the titles booksellers were most excited to see, her experience mingling with fellow book-lovers at the Shelf Awareness evening reception, and her two favorite bookstores in the Denver … Read More »