IPG to offer Skills Hub to Singapore publishers

IPG to offer Skills Hub to Singapore publishers

The IPG is to provide members of the Singapore Book Publishers Association (SBPA) with the use of the Skills Hub, as part of a new licensing agreement. 

The partnership will give SBPA members access to the hub, which provides training and advice through over 100 different resources on a digital platform.

SBPA president Peter Schoppert said: “Singapore’s publishers have upped their game dramatically over the last several years, and we want that trend to continue, especially given current challenges. This new arrangement with the IPG allows the Association to offer our members and their teams even more opportunities for learning and developing their skills, becoming better publishers and helping to deepen and diversify the Singapore books ecosystem.” 

The IPG launched the hub in 2017, to provide independent publishers with free access to training, including courses in publicity and financial management, and masterclasses from successful companies. The platform is compiled by publishers and consultants, and features content from the IPG's conferences. The hub is also licensed to the Australian Publishers Association.

IPG chief executive Bridget Shine said: “The IPG is delighted to be able to share our popular Skills Hub resources with the Singapore Book Publishers Association and its members. The Hub has helped many hundreds of UK publishers to make their businesses even better over the last three years, and we are pleased to help make a difference to Singapore’s thriving publishing industry too.”