We follow the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) guide to publishing standards and the Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) guide to style, usage, and grammar.

The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) is the largest publishing trade association in the U.S.A. IBPA is a not-for-profit membership organization serving and leading the independent publishing community through advocacy, education, and tools for success.

As a former IBPA board member, our Senior Editor Elizabeth Turnbull, was a founding member of the IBPA Advocacy Committee which defined the Industry Standards for a Professionally Published Book. Many of the examples used to illustrate these standards are from books published by our company.

Elizabeth also helped create the IBPA Criteria for a Hybrid Publisher, which we adhere to for all our hybrid titles.