The IPG provides resources and events to a network of hundreds of independent publishers sharing turnover of more than £1bn, and our mission is to help all our members do better business.
There has never been a better time to belong to the IPG.
We run more events and services than at any time since we were founded more than half a century ago. And at a time when publishing is experiencing monumental change, the mutual support provided by the IPG and its member publishers is crucial.
IPG membership makes you part of the UK’s largest publishing trade association, and plugs you into a vibrant and friendly community of publishers of all shapes and sizes and working in every area of publishing.
Our huge range of membership benefits includes:
Industry-leading events, including our hugely popular two-day Annual Spring Conference
—a highlight of the publishing year
Access to the IPG Skills Hub
, a free training and reference resource for IPG members
•Access to our busy collective stands and parties at the London and Frankfurt Book Fairs
•Special Interest Groups dedicated to different sectors of publishing, including Children’s, Education and Academic & Professional
All-areas access to our website, including our resource-packed Members’ Zone
•The IPG’s weekly e-bulletin, providing updates on important industry issues and IPG activities
•Free online professional development in key areas via our Tim Rix Training Programme
•Access to our mentoring scheme, giving publishing newcomers advice from seasoned professionals
•Complimentary use of the Croner Business Support Helpline, providing expert advice in numerous areas of business including tax, law and HR
•Support on rights activity from our vastly experienced consultant Lynette Owen
• Special offers
on a host of industry services including design, printing, insurance, courier, shipping, picture library and copyright protection, plus exclusive deals on industry events and publications
Membership is based on turnover and subscription payment information is below. Membership runs from January-December and is calculated on a pro-rata basis.
•Band A: turnover up to £100,000 is £250 + £50 VAT = £300.00*
•Band B: turnover £100,000 to £500,000 is £275 + £55 VAT = £330.00*
•Band C: turnover £500,000 to £1,000,000 is £315 + £63 VAT = £378.00*
•Band D: turnover £1,000,000 to £3,000,000 is £420 + £84 VAT = £504.00*
•Band E: turnover £3,000,000 to £5,000,000 is £615 + £123 VAT = £738.00*
•Band F: turnover £5,000,000 to £10,000,000 is £1025 + £205 VAT = £1230.00*
•Band G: turnover over £10,000,000 is £1140 + £228 VAT = £1368.00*
*There is also a £50 one off joining fee.
If your company is outside of the UK and Ireland you pay 50% of the membership fees above.*
*If you have a member of staff based in the UK, you are classed as a UK member and not eligible for this discounted rate.
IPG Refund Policy
Membership subscription payment: if your application to join the Independent Publishers Guild (IPG) is rejected by the IPG board, your subscription payment, together with your joining fee, will be reimbursed to you in full, within 7 working days of the board decision.