IPG Member Benefits
One of the IPG’s main goals is to generate ideas that help members do better business. The IPG’s initiatives and events inspire companies to improve their publishing and their sales. Here are just some of the ways members get to share great ideas and advice.
IPG members meet on a regular basis to discuss important industry issues. These seminars are an excellent way to pick up useful business tips and learn from the experts. Issues under debate have included sales, marketing, rights, distribution, retailing and e-commerce. Go to our events page to view the full calendar of events.
The IPG annual conference
The IPG’s spring conference is a must-attend event that looks at varied publishing matters and runs workshops on many aspects of the industry. We invite key figures to talk and share advice, and run a troubleshooting session where members can seek answers to their questions from fellow delegates. The social side of the conference is also a bonus: meeting fellow publishers and networking with business contacts. Go to our conference page for more information on the conference.
Export sales and rights deals are a great way for independent publishers to expand their market — but getting started is not easy. IPG members share tips on breaking into new markets and exploiting mature markets to best effect at seminars and other gatherings.
Join the IPG’s collective stand at important book fairs in London and Frankfurt. Because the IPG negotiates great deals on stands, sharing space is a cost and time-efficient way of having a presence at these highprofile events. Occasional trade missions allowing members to take an in-depth look at important territories are also available. Further details of book fairs are on our events page.
The IPG has four thriving special interest groups covering trade and children’s publishing; the education sector; academic and professional books; and the supply chain. These groups give members advice that is tailored to their own specialisms, plus contact with colleagues working in a similar field. Training The IPG meets your training needs at an affordable price with a range of options to suit companies of all shapes and sizes.
The IPG Community
The IPG community is a place where members can connect with one another, share experiences and offer guidance to each other. We have several ways in which to connect with members. These include our social networking channels including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Get involved trough these forums by following, joining or liking us and keep up to date with the IPG community! you can also be part of our forum and Special Interest Group Forums.
IPG Special offers
The IPG negotiate special offers for members with a number of suppliers including image libraries, trade publications and leisure deals. Find out more about special offers here.