The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) has overhauled its web presence. According to the organization, the new web portal, called Social Link, offers members the ability to build detailed member profiles and connect with one other across an integrated online networking platform. Increased collaboration links members with relevant discussion forums, experts, and membership benefits.
The goal of the redesign, IBPA CEO Angela Bole said, is to provide “our members a modern means of positively impacting their businesses through increased networking and education.” The new web portal will be updated on a regular basis with industry news, events, and member information.
“IBPA’s vision is a world where every independent publisher has the tools and knowledge needed to professionally engage in all aspects of the publishing industry,” said Bole. “The power built into our new Social Link technology will provide like-minded members the ability to share information and work together toward goals they couldn’t achieve alone, moving the publishing industry closer and closer to this vision.”
In addition to the new Social Link technology, IBPA also revamped its membership levels. Rather than offering only two broad categories of membership—one for publishers and one for non-publishers—IBPA now offers various levels for future publishers, author publishers, independent publishers, and publisher partners.