Wed, 24/06/2009 - 14:04
The complexities of international markets, the evolution of travel books and how best to inform retailers about titles was discussed at the latest IPG Meet the Buyer event.
It was held at the Royal Institute of Great Britain in London last Thursday. Around 70 publishers took part in a “speed dating” event with retailers and...
Wed, 27/05/2009 - 13:00
Canongate and Australian-based Allen & Unwin are the latest publishers to join the Independent Publishers Guild, which has seen its membership swell by 10% since the beginning of the year.
Fifty-four publishers have signed up with IPG so far in 2009, including the publicly-listed Bloomsbury and the children's independent Walker...
Fri, 01/05/2009 - 08:00
Members of the Independent Publishers Guild have questioned attempts by the Publishers Association to encourage small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) to its fold.
The PA's initiative is to be led by Nick Robinson, chair and publisher of independent Constable & Robinson, who is joining the PA Council in order to set up an SME...
Mon, 30/03/2009 - 08:05
Amazon.co.uk has refused to back-down on its new terms for publishers participating in its Advantage scheme saying that the new deal is part of a "global programme". The internet giant met with representatives of the Independent Publishers Guild on Friday (27th March), but said that it "would not be able to alter the terms...
Thu, 12/03/2009 - 11:00
The IPG is looking to attract more mid-size publishers, to generate a "trickle-down" flow of information to help start-up and smaller groups, according to the guild's new chairman Andrew Johnston. It follows the decision taken at this year's IPG conference by keynote speak Bloomsbury c.e.o. Nigel Newton to join, as revealed...
Wed, 11/03/2009 - 07:07
Bloomsbury has joined the Independent Publishers Guild (IPG), after the publisher's chief executive Nigel Newton decided to sign-up during last week’s IPG annual conference. Newton, who hinted at the move during his keynote speech at the event, said the IPG was "an excellent organisation, providing excellent value for money to...
Wed, 11/03/2009 - 06:52
Independent publishers appear to be weathering the economic storm better than expected, with 73% of respondents to the IPG's recent survey saying trading so far "was not worse than anticipated this year, to date".
At the retailer's question time at this year's IPG Conference, some booksellers were equally positive....
Tue, 10/03/2009 - 12:09
Travel publisher Alastair Sawday won a hat-trick of honours in the 2009 Independent Publishing Awards. The Independent Publishers Guild runs the awards in partnership with The Bookseller and The London Book Fair. The awards were unveiled at the...
Tue, 03/03/2009 - 03:05
The Independent Publishers Guild is putting surviving the credit crunch “high on the agenda” for its annual spring conference, which kicks off this Friday.
Organisers said some 200 delegates had already booked to attend, a similar level to last year’s attendance, “despite the difficult climate”.
Thu, 18/09/2008 - 11:09
Leading publishing individuals are being called on by the Independent Publishers Guild (IPG) to share their skills and knowledge with industry newcomers in a new mentoring scheme launched this month. After a successful trial this summer, IPG is rolling out a full version of the scheme.
Mentors who have pledged their involvement include m...