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,...
Mon, 11/03/2013 - 16:53
The following is a speech I gave at the Independent Publishers Guild conference last week. I was asked to give an overview of bookselling across all sectors, and set out the opportunities and threats for retailers in the years ahead. Since...
Tue, 12/02/2013 - 09:47
Alma Books, Constable & Robinson and John Blake Publishing have been shortlisted for the IPG Trade Publisher of the Year at the IPG's Independent Publishing Awards. The shortlisting puts C&R in the running to win the award twice in a row, having triumphed in 2012.
Meanwhile Nosy Crow, Usborne Publishing and Walker Books...
Fri, 09/03/2012 - 09:47
Constable & Robinson won a hat-trick of awards at the Independent Publishers Guild Awards last night (8th March), scooping the IPG Independent Publisher of the Year, The Bookseller Trade Publisher of the Year and the Ingram Digital Publishing Award, with children’s digital specialist Nosy Crow also winning...
Thu, 08/03/2012 - 15:30
Waterstones' m.d. James Daunt has told independent publishers that the “promised land” of a new Waterstones will be delivered by Christmas 2012. He said the bookseller was investing "an extraordinary amount of money" developing its digital e-reader and that it would begin the overhaul of its website in the summer....
Thu, 08/03/2012 - 08:04
Marketing and selling digital content were the topics on the agenda at the opening day of the Independent Publishers Guild’s Annual Conference on Wednesday (7 March).
The Conference is the 50th annual gathering of IPG members and has drawn a record attendance of nearly 300 delegates to Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire this year....
Wed, 22/02/2012 - 15:21
The Independent Publishers Guild has confirmed more speakers for next month's 50th annual conference, with sociology and media expert John B Thompson to appear in the line-up alongside keynote-speaker Waterstones m.d. James Daunt.
Thompson will address attendees about the future of publishing, while Guardian assistant...
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...
Tue, 27/09/2011 - 09:00
The Independent Publishers Guild (IPG) has appointed Imogen Forbes, previously communications officer at the Publishers Licensing Society, to the newly created role of business development manager.
Forbes started work last week at the IPG, with her role involving the development and implementation of the IPG's marketing strategy,...
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...