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Save the Date • Publishing University 2015

April 10-11, 2015
Exciting new location at Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol in Austin, Texas!

Join over 300 book publishing professionals from across the country for a two-day, must-attend, networking, and education event. Press fast forward on your publishing program with 30+ sessions including experiential learning labs, insightful General Sessions, a gala book award ceremony, and fun networking events. Walk away with strategies, new connections, and innovative ideas to move your publishing goals forward.

In our business, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. IBPA’s Publishing University offers a professional, community-oriented environment where you’ll be exposed to new ideas and creative thinking that will support your individualized publishing objectives. But don’t just take our word for it! Hear from previous Publishing University attendees in the recap video above.

Miss the 2014 Publishing University?
Click HERE to get the CDs & MP3s.

Publishing University is the Premier Educational Event for Independent Publishers and Self-Published Authors


New information about how to get your content published, distributed, and read.


Experiential workshops that bring your cover, description, and pitch into the picture.

people networking

Crucial peer-to-peer networking to strengthen your connections, influence, and resolve.

Publishing University 2014 Preview Podcast

Angela Bole
Angela Bole

Ivory Madison
Ivory Madison
Jim Milliot
Jim Milliot
Shannon Bodie
Shannon Bodie

Push the Play Button ▶ to Listen to the podcast.



Meet Fellow Publishers.

Fellow Publishers

Double Bed Guest room—Sheraton Austin.

Fisherman's Wharf

Learn from Publishing Experts.


Austin Skyline with Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute.


Relax and Enjoy!


Loop 360 Bridge at sunset.


Many Informative Displays.


Sheraton Austin Business Center.

Experienced Pros Reveal their Secrets to Success

Informative Keynote speakers are always a valuable highlight.

Get Personal Consultations from the Pros

Publishing University’s Ask the Experts sessions are always a constant hub of activity. Shown here are Robin Cutler (l.) of Ingram Content Group and Shannon Bodie (r.) of Lightbourne, Inc. Book Design.

Gain Valuable Insights

Publishing University attendees enjoying a laugh together during one of the general sessions.

Interact with Friends and Associates

Dominique Raccah of Sourcebooks visits with attendees.

Gather Useful Information from Our Numerous Partners

The exhibit hall is always busy from start to finish. Shown here, Erin Stark (l.) and Breanna Ziarnick (r.) of TLC Graphics network with the Publishing University crowd.

Enlightening Professional Presentations

Attendees at Publishing University learn how to use data to drive book sales. IBPA’s new Executive Director, Angela Bole, leads the discussion.

Unwind with Quality Social Time

Publishing University attendees network and socialize after a full day of sessions.

To reserve a room at the Sheraton Austin Hotel where the 2015 Publishing University will be held, please click here.

“At the dawn of this new century, we realize that information is king and knowledge is supreme. And if we are to succeed, we must be willing to listen, learn and share the information we acquire by reading and by experience. The Publishing University gives us the chance to succeed!”
—Ray Driver, CEO, Reflections Publishing, Inc., Los Angeles, CA

Click here to find out what others say about IBPA Publishing University…

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