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Crowdfunding in publishing

The IPG Podcast

Release Date: 08/23/2019

Nigel Newton and Bloomsbury show art Nigel Newton and Bloomsbury

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In the lastest in a series of podcasts with the leaders of independent publishing, IPG president Jonathan Harris talks to Bloomsbury's co-founder Nigel Newton. Nigel discusses the creation of the business, its remarkable growth in the Harry Potter years and its ambitions for the future, and makes some predictions for publishing in 2020.

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Chelsea Green and sustainability show art Chelsea Green and sustainability

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Sustainability is a big topic in publishing in 2020, so in this episode of the IPG Podcast we talk to Margo Baldwin, founder of US-based environmental publisher Chelsea Green. Margo talks about the story of the business, the work it's done to reduce environmental impacts, and what the industry as a whole needs to do to become more sustainable.

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Brexit and publishing show art Brexit and publishing

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With Brexit Day of 31 January fast approaching, this episode of the IPG Podcast gets a short and sharp view of publishing's readiness for it. We're joined by experienced publisher and consultant Miles Poynton to assess the big issues for the industry after we leave the EU, and what publishers might do to prepare.

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Volunteering and Stephen Lustig show art Volunteering and Stephen Lustig

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This episode of the IPG Podcast discusses the subject of voluntary work, both connected to the publishing world and beyond it. Experienced publisher Stephen Lustig tells us about his work for several charities and good causes, and discusses the personal and professional benefits of being a volunteer.

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Dick Warner and 30 years of Class Publishing show art Dick Warner and 30 years of Class Publishing

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As healthcare and legal specialist Class Publishing celebrates its 30th anniversary, founder and chairman Dick Warner joins the IPG Podcast to reflect on its journey. As well as telling the story of its start-up and growth, Dick tells us about the pleasures of running your own business and changes in publishing over the last three decades.

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Brexit's impact on publishing show art Brexit's impact on publishing

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In this episode of the IPG Podcast we take a look at Brexit's potential consequences for the publishing industry. A replay of a recent IPG webinar on the subject, it hears from several experts about impacts on imports, exports, shipping, customs, VAT, copyright and more.

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Sustainability in publishing show art Sustainability in publishing

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After a lively session from Extinction Rebellion co-founder Clare Farrell at the IPG's Autumn Conference, this episode of the IPG Podcast continues the debate about sustainability in publishing. Edward Milford, founder of environmental publisher Earthscan, is our guest as we discuss the industry's environmental impacts and ways to reduce them.

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Lynette Owen and the Frankfurt Book Fair show art Lynette Owen and the Frankfurt Book Fair

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With the Frankfurt Book Fair fast approaching, this episode of the IPG Podcast features rights expert Lynette Owen, who has been attending for nearly 50 years. She has advice for making the most of all that the fair has to offer, and shares a few tips for Book Fair survival.

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Firsty’s Glassboxx service and online D2C sales show art Firsty’s Glassboxx service and online D2C sales

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This episode of the IPG Podcast hears about Firsty’s latest service Glassboxx, a solution to support independent publishers with direct to consumer web sales. Firsty’s Finn Kirkland discusses the opportunities, advantages and challenges of direct routes to market, and how Glassboxx can help.

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The Bookseller's Buyer's Guides show art The Bookseller's Buyer's Guides

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This episode of the IPG Podcast talks to Gerard O'Hare of the Bookseller, the magazine, digital news service and events organiser for the book trade. Gerard talks about the various ways to connect with retailers via the Bookseller, including through its popular Buyer's Guides, and shares a few tips for effective promotion on a shoestring.

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With crowdfunding an increasingly popular model for publishing books, this episode of the IPG Podcast takes a look at one example of it with the help of Robert Ashton, an IPG member with experience in both writing and publishing. Robert explains the background to his latest project and offers advice for crowdfunding and other types of collaborative publishing.