Bald Cypress Books is now a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), the largest publishing trade organization in the United States. The not-for-profit association offers a wide variety of benefits to members, including education, networking opportunities, discounts on industry services, awards, and a monthly magazine.
Members sign a code of ethics, pledging:
To uphold the highest standards of our industry, to create works of lasting financial and/or cultural value, and to pursue editorial, design, and production excellence.
To respect the rights of authors and other creators and stakeholders, to observe all copyright laws and conventions, and to never knowingly publish plagiarized work.
To reward authors and contributors for their work, to be honest in our financial dealings, to write contracts in understandable language, to resolve all disputes promptly and fairly, and to foster equal opportunity in our workplaces.
To not mislead readers or buyers with false promises, inflated sales data, or manipulated reviews.
To recycle and reuse and to follow green practices.
Joining IBPA will give Bald Cypress Books access to more tools and useful information as we grow as a publisher.