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Diana Calice, IPG's Managing Director of Spanish distribution, announces her retirement

March 23, 2018

CHICAGO, IL – After 10 years with Independent Publishers Group (IPG), Diana Calice is retiring from her position as Managing Director, Spanish Distribution Program. Her last day at IPG will be Friday, March 30, 2018.

Calice joined IPG in 2008 as a Spanish Books Specialist, and singlehandedly grew IPG’s Spanish distribution into the robust program it is today. The program currently distributes 37 Spanish language publishers throughout the US and Canada.

Before coming to IPG, Calice worked as a Spanish books buyer at Borders Group in Ann Arbor, Michigan. During her tenure there, she increased the Spanish inventory to three times its initial size, and she was instrumental in the opening of the first Borders store in Puerto Rico. Her career also included time as Director of Spanish Products at Baker & Taylor.

About her time at IPG, Calice says, “I’d like to express my appreciation for all the great friendships I’ve had over the years. I will miss you all. I want to thank IPG for a rewarding and fulfilling career.”

Kelsey Wayne, who currently serves as IPG’s Spanish Sales Manager, will fill Calice’s shoes in the IPG Spanish program, handling all Spanish language client publishers going forward. Wayne has worked in sales for IPG’s Spanish program since 2013. She received her MA in Spanish from DePaul University in 2017. She can be reached at kwayne@ipgbook.com.

About Independent Publishers Group (www.ipgbook.com)
Established in 1971, IPG was the first organization specifically created for the purpose of marketing titles from independent presses to the book trade. With consistent growth year-over-year, IPG’s success has come from supporting and encouraging the growth of its client publishersin the United States and worldwide. IPG has a wide reach in the market through its distribution of publishers with academic, Spanish-language, computer and general trade nonfiction and fiction titles. IPG was acquired by Chicago Review Press in 1987, and Chicago Review Press, Inc., the parent company of both IPG and Chicago Review Press, was born. In the fall of 2006, Chicago Review Press, Inc. bought Trafalgar Square Publishing, Inc., the leading US distributor of UK and Australian publishers. Trafalgar Square Publishing distributes for clients such as Penguin Random House UK, Penguin Random House Australia, Pan Macmillan UK, Pavilion, Collins UK, and Head of Zeus. IPG acquired INscribe Digital in July 2016. INscribe Digital offers flexible and scalable solutions for e-book production, conversion, marketing and distribution.

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