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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
Many more events, including our one-day Autumn Conference
An invitation to enter the IPG Independent Publishing Awards, our annual prizes for the sector that can transform your business
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
IPG membership offers so much more besides, and you can read what many of our existing members think about us here. Our subscription fees are based on a sliding scale according to companies’ turnover, and represent exceptional value for money.
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 £260 + £52 VAT = £312.00*
Band B: turnover £100,000 to £500,000 is £285 + £57 VAT = £342.00*
Band C: turnover £500,000 to £1,000,000 is £330 + £66 VAT = £396.00*
Band D: turnover £1,000,000 to £3,000,000 is £435 + £87 VAT = £522.00*
Band E: turnover £3,000,000 to £5,000,000 is £635 + £127 VAT = £762.00*
Band F: turnover £5,000,000 to £10,000,000 is £1060 + £212 VAT = £1272.00*
Band G: turnover over £10,000,000 is £1180 + £236 VAT = £1416.00*
*There is also a £50 one off joining fee.
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.