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IPG Adds Three New Publishers to Academic and Professional Distribution Program

April 6, 2020

Contact: Alisse Goldsmith-Wissman | Publicity Manager
312.337.0747 | [email protected] 

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

“We are excited to announce our collaboration with several new professional and academic publishers,” said Paul Murphy, Vice President of A&P. “Historically, academic and professional associations have published content focused on the interests of their association members and core constituents. As more work/life issues blend into conventional societal interests, association and academic publishers are finding that their content has growing interest and application to mainstream consumers.” 

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) began distribution with IPG on April 1, 2020. With roots dating back to 1951, ACOG is the premier professional membership organization for obstetrician– gynecologists. Known for producing practice guidelines for providers and educational materials for patients, they also have a long history of producing practice management and career support, facilitating programs and initiatives aimed at improving women’s health. ACOG’s publishing is dedicated to producing professional resources for OBGYN doctors, as well as publishing some trade-friendly books on family issues. 

In addition, Demeter Press (DP) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) also joined IPG’s Academic and Professional program, with April 1, 2020, and May 1, 2020 start dates, respectively. An independent feminist press, DP is committed to publishing peer-reviewed scholarly work, fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction on mothering, reproduction, sexuality and family. WEF publishes books and resources that are essential to helping water quality professionals enhance their skills, further their technical knowledge and advance their careers. 

Continued Murphy, “IPG is perfectly positioned to help these publishers extend their reach by providing guidance and access to new markets for their content through our global network of partners and sales representatives. In addition, our Digital Services team is helping association publishers leverage their content by supporting conversion of content to eBooks, and helping the associations experience the benefits with less expensive and timely print-ondemand services."

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.