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The IPG supports around 560 members who have a combined turnover of £500m a year and who make enormous contributions to creative excellence and innovation in the UK.

We supply our members with vital information, practical advice and great ideas to help them grow and prosper. We represent their interests in the wider publishing industry. And we provide a friendly community in which independent publishers can share knowledge and experiences.

CPD Courses and Workshops Available

  • Financial Management Essentials: Part One

    Online Course | Independent Publishers Guild

    Independent Publishers Guild

    By asking five key questions; the course is designed to help publishers improve their awareness of the financial consequences of the decisions they make every day; whether on the income or expenditure side. These questions tackle the basics of income and expenditure; how to cost a publication; percentages and ratios and how a profit and loss account works. The course will: Give publishers a better knowledge of the principles of publishing finance; Help them to understand how these principles can be applied to their organisations; Improve confidence and understanding of the key performance indicators relating to budgets; forecasts and performance.

  • Publicity essentials

    Online Course | Independent Publishers Guild

    Independent Publishers Guild

    This course takes publishers through some of the basic principles of book publicity. It provides: an introduction to the different types of publicity that are available to publishers; insights into what people working in the media would like from a publisher; practical advice for preparing and delivering press releases; and working with authors to maximise exposure; shares ideas for using social media; events and prizes to build word of mouth about a publishers books; information about publicity in practice; suggests some resources for learning more.

  • The IPG Skills Hub: Print Distribution Essentials

    Online Course | Independent Publishers Guild

    Independent Publishers Guild

    This course is designed to help publishers: Understand the print distribution options available and the range of services on offer; Find the right distributor based on business needs; Make the most of the publisher-distributor relationship.

  • The IPG Skills Hub: Print Distribution Essentials

    Online Course | Independent Publishers Guild

    Independent Publishers Guild

    For many publishers; sales of printed books still represent a significant percentage of revenues; whether they’re sold direct to consumers or via the book trade and other intermediaries. So finding a cost-effective and efficient way of storing and distributing books—and of managing invoicing; credit control and customer service—is a fundamental element of any publishing company’s operations. Various distribution options are available to publishers; from do-it-yourself through to full service distribution; sales and marketing. Making the right choices about how you get your books to customers and who does this is one of the most important decisions a publishing company will make. This course is designed to help publishers: Understand the print distribution options available; and the range of services on offer; Find the right distributor based on business needs; Make the most of the publisher-distributor relationship.

  • The IPG Skills Hub: Dignity at work Essentials course

    Online Course | Independent Publishers Guild

    Independent Publishers Guild

    Dignity at Work is an umbrella term for the policies; procedures and cultures that help to create positive; enabling and non-intimidating workplaces and working relationships. Workplaces and working relationships can be blighted by inappropriate behaviours; and it is incumbent upon employers—and their employees—to work in partnership to address these often tricky and emotive issues. This course is intended to define and explain issues surrounding dignity at work and offer advice to support employees and employers.

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