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IPG Adds NSTA and ACTFL to its Academic and Professional Distribution Program

March 7, 2023

Contact: Sidney Thompson | Corporate Communications
312.337.0747 | [email protected]

CHICAGO, IL— Independent Publishers Group (IPG) is pleased to announce the addition of two new publishers to its academic and professional (A&P) distribution program.

IPG will welcome National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) to its A&P program on April 1, 2023. Specializing in books and journals that bridge in and out-of-school STEM learning, NSTA helps science educators and professionals elevate their teaching and promote science literacy.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to represent such excellence in book publishing,” said Alex Kampmann, Vice President of Business Development at IPG. “I look forward to supporting the growth and success of NSTA through our dynamic sales, marketing and distribution solutions.” Before becoming its sole worldwide distributor, IPG distributed NSTA’s children’s imprint, NSTA Kids, and held distribution rights in the UK, Europe, Asia (excluding South East Asia), and Oceania through its Eurospan program.

The American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL) will also begin worldwide distribution through IPG’s A&P program on April 1, 2023. ACTFL produces books, on-demand courses and other resources for its membership community that address the challenges of teaching language and seek to enhance and expand multilingual and cultural education at all levels.


About Independent Publishers Group:
Founded in 1971, IPG was the first organization specifically created for the purpose of marketing titles from independent presses to the book trade. Today, IPG’s wide reach into the book market includes distribution of both print and e-books from a wide array of publishers, digital printing and traditional publishing. With consistent growth year over year, IPG’s success has come from supporting and encouraging the growth of its publishing partners in the United States and worldwide. IPG was acquired by Chicago Review Press in 1987, and this acquisition formed the parent company Chicago Review Press, Inc., which now owns Chicago-based indie publishers Chicago Review Press and Triumph Books.

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