Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)

IBPA logo IBPA, the Independent Book Publishers Association is a trade association of independent publishers. Founded in 1983, it serves book, audio, and video publishers located in the United States and around the world.

Its mission is to advance the professional interests of independent publishers. To this end, IBPA provides cooperative marketing programs, conferences, online education and advocacy within the publishing industry.

IBPA offers beneficial programs and information to all 4,000 member publishers, regardless of their size or experience.

IBPA offers scholarships for FAPA members to the IBPA Publishing University, donates memberships as door prizes at FAPA conferences, provides a forum for affiliate representatives from around the country to discuss ways to improve affiliate groups, and encourages its members in Florida to join FAPA. IBPA even offers FAPA members a healthy discount when they join IBPA.

FAPA appreciates all of IBPA′s support and heartily recommends IBPA membership.  


Association of Publishers of Special Sales (APSS)

Since 1996, Association of Publishers of Special Sales (APSS) has been committed to supporting authors and independent publishers as a nonprofit trade association. Their mission is to build successful writing and publishing businesses.

With 800+ members, Association of Publishers of Special Sales (APSS) runs a wide gamut from one-book self-publishers and authors to firms with more than 800 books in print. APSS′s membership also includes suppliers to the publishing industry. These Sponsor and Associate Vendor Members are resources for the products and services publishers and writers need.

APSS provides benefits to its members that will help sell more books, make more money, and raise their standing as experts in their field. APSS is a dynamic, growing organization dedicated to the success of our members.

APSS is a valued affiliate organization for FAPA. From offering APSS memberships as door prizes at FAPA conferences to offering FAPA members a discount on APSS memberships. APSS supports FAPA and offers FAPA members a "Partner" discount.

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