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,...
Wed, 09/09/2009 - 08:10
Independent publishers offer an average salary which "competes, at the very least" with that earned by staff at conglomerate houses, according to research by the Independent Publishers Guild.
The 2009 Salary Survey found that although rates of pay fluctuated quite widely, the average basic salary for managing directors and...
Fri, 15/05/2009 - 10:45
The results of the new Bookcareers.com publishing salary survey were not very surprising: compared to people with equal qualifications working in other industries, people who work in publishing are woefully underpaid. Anyone who manages to get a foot in...
Thu, 14/05/2009 - 08:35
Attempts to raise salaries across publishing appear to be failing, according to a new survey of publishing salaries. The BookCareers.com survey found that the average starting wage has risen by just 6% over the past four years, with the average salary across the sector up by just 4%, meaning that in real terms pay has fallen. The survey also...
Thu, 14/05/2009 - 06:11
Salaries. It is one of my most frequent client questions. What should I be paid? Am I being paid the right amount? Isn't pay in publishing poor (or insert relevant expletive here). And when I get into a discussion with chief executives or directors, they tell me how they hate my survey (...
Mon, 31/03/2008 - 08:29
Reed Elsevier chief executive Crispin Davis was paid more than £2m in 2007, after receiving an annual bonus worth more than his annual wage. Davis' bonus was £1.3m, more than doubling his 2007 salary of £1.1m. In 2006 Davis earned just over £2m.
Davis £2.4m wage took him above Pearson chief executive...
Fri, 28/03/2008 - 08:15
It is fair to say that very few people enter the word of publishing expecting to make their millions--there are other industries, such as law and banking, that would certainly be a safer bet were that the aim.
More often, people are drawn to the worlds of bookselling, publishing and librarianship because of a love of books and what they...
Fri, 28/03/2008 - 07:22
The Bookseller Salary and Benefits Survey 2008 has confirmed that those in publishing are paid more on average than their counterparts in bookselling and the library sector.
The survey found that those in publishing are paid an average of £26,577, while those working in libraries earn an average of £24,090....
Mon, 14/01/2008 - 15:14
If you work in a bookshop, a publishing house or a library the chances are you’re not in it entirely for the money. Everyone knows that pay in the book world is low, compared to many other professions. And yet many of the most talented graduates opt for poorly paid jobs in this industry, ahead of the chance to work in more lucrative roles...
Wed, 21/11/2007 - 15:53
The current furore over low pay in the publishing industry arouses mixed emotions in me. On the one hand, I'm always on the side of the underdog – feelings that strengthen rather when senior industry figures blithely refer to those underdogs as simply 'the...