The Independent Book Publishers Association has announced six new board members, chosen by its board nominating committee. The director candidates include Brenda Avadian, North Star Books; Jim Milliot, Publishers Weekly; Shannon Okey, Cooperative Press; Rob Price, Price World Publishing; Mark Suchomel, Legato Publishers Group; and Brooke Warner, She Writes Press.

Chosen from 30 applications, the appointments will be ratified at the IBPA's annual membership meeting, scheduled for March 22 in San Francisco. The new board members will serve two-year terms, through 2016.

The organization also expressed its gratitude to the outgoing board members -- Davida G. Breier, Johns Hopkins University Press; Roy Carlisle, The Independent Institute; Dr. Haki Madhubuti, Third World Press; and John Mutter, Shelf Awareness.