Mon, 15/04/2013 - 12:00
Staff at independent publishers have seen increases in pay and benefits over the last three years, according to the IPG's most recent salary survey.
The survey, conducted in February and March with 72 IPG companies contributing data, showed that two out of every five IPG member directors were paid in the £60,000-plus range,...
Thu, 21/03/2013 - 14:46
Bridget Shine, executive director of the Independent Publishers Guild, has expressed caution over the level of support for small businesses included in yesterday's Budget.
A cut of up to £2,000 in National Insurance for every business from April 2014 and a reduction in corporation tax were among the measures to be introduced...
Mon, 19/12/2011 - 08:04
Eighty publishers have joined the Independent Publishers Guild this year, with digital companies as well as more traditional publishers coming under the trade body's umbrella.
IPG chief executive Bridget Shine said the development followed a strong year in 2010, when 75 new members joined. She described the joining members as a...
Thu, 24/11/2011 - 10:30
Waterstone's m.d. James Daunt will be the keynote speaker at next year's Independent Publishers Guild annual conference, the organisation's 50th.
The 2012 event, to be held from 7th to 9th March at Heythrop Park near Chipping Norton, will also host the sixth presentation of the IPG Independent Publishing Awards.
Wed, 02/11/2011 - 13:55
The Independent Publishers Guild has accepted the OFT’s decision to clear the merger of Amazon and The Book Depository, but called on Amazon to “work hard” with its members to allay their concerns.
Following a survey, IPG members had expressed fears the merger might lead to more pressure on publishers to agree to...
Wed, 20/07/2011 - 09:15
If Amazon merges with The Book Depository then readers could be starved of variety and left with a "pallid frontlist offering" over time, according to the Publishers Association and the Independent Publishers Guild.
As the deadline for submissions to the Office of Fair Trading investigating the merger passed on Monday (18th...
Wed, 08/06/2011 - 07:35
The Independent Publishers Guild will host on 30th June a "meet the developers" session with IC tomorrow, part of the Technology Strategy Board, a Government-backed body that works to promote growth through innovation.
The event will feature presentations from some of the finalists from the ePublishing category of the...
Mon, 06/12/2010 - 08:48
Waterstone’s has pledged to examine its returns and stock recycling systems after publishers expressed concern at an Independent Publishers Guild meeting with the retailer.
More than 80 IPG members and around 15 senior staff from the retailer attended the seminar at Waterstone’s flagship branch in Piccadilly on Tuesday. The...
Wed, 15/09/2010 - 15:32
The Independent Publishers Guild conference is to switch to a mid-week timetable next year, in response to delegates' demand. The conference was typically held during the weekend but the IPG said the switch was "to give more members and speakers the opportunity to attend".
The 2011 conference, the IPG's 49th, will be...
Wed, 21/04/2010 - 07:59
Carlton and SPCK have joined the Independent Publishers Guild (IPG), following Bloomsbury, Walker and Canongate into the fold.
Christian specialist SPCK and ilustrated reference, biography, leisure and entertainment publisher Carlton are both are members with immediate effect. The IPG now boasts 870 publishers, with more than 100 new...