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Independent Publishers Group Signs Ten New Publishers

August 13, 2019

CHICAGO, IL — Independent Publishers Group (IPG), the oldest and second-largest book distributor in the United States, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with ten more independent publishers across four of its distribution programs.

The Royal British Columbia Museum ( begins United States distribution within the IPG Trade program beginning September 1, 2019. One of Canada’s leading museums and research centers, the museum and its publications showcase 550 million years of natural history and 9,000 years of human history in British Columbia.

Disruption Books (, founded in 2014 and focused on innovative nonfiction on thought leadership, and Interlude Press (, an award-winning boutique publisher of LGBTQ general and romantic fiction, also joined the IPG Trade program with distribution that began in January. 

Starting September 1, 2019, Midpoint Trade, which was acquired by IPG in Fall 2018, adds Oceanview Publishing (, one of the preeminent and fastest-growing publishers of original mystery, thriller and suspense titles in the United States. In addition, children’s educational publisher Tarquin Group (, Canadian publisher of literary works Guernica Editions ( and the Buffalo, New York-based regional publisher Buffalo Heritage Press ( also join the Midpoint Trade list in September.

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB,, whose publishing division is the designated source for education and training products for the building industry, joined the Academic and Professional distribution group in March. Pavilion Publishing and Media (, the leading provider of professional development resources for workers in the health, social care, education and community safety sectors began distribution with the Academic and Professional program on July 1, 2019. 

Distribution of DesignerBooks ( began in June within the IPG Art distribution line. This China-based publisher produces world-class books specializing in art, architecture, graphic art, landscape design and planning, advertising art, industrial art, film and television media.  

About Independent Publishers Group (IPG) 
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 publishers in the United States and worldwide. IPG’s wide reach into the book market includes distribution of publishers with academic and professional, Spanish-language, 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.  

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