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The IPG Podcast

Release Date: 07/23/2020

Authors on publishers show art Authors on publishers

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This episode of the IPG Podcast welcomes Nicola Solomon, chief executive of the Society of Authors. Nicola discusses some of the issues facing authors at the moment, tells us what the Society is doing on its members’ behalf, and suggests some ways for publishers to serve them even better.

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The 2022 London Book Fair show art The 2022 London Book Fair

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After three years away, the London Book Fair returns from 5 to 7 April 2022. In this episode of the IPG Podcast we're joined by LBF director Andy Ventris to talk about various aspects of the event, how to make the most of it, and why book fairs are still so valuable in the age of digital communications.

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Shanon Rademacher and the Independent Publishing Awards show art Shanon Rademacher and the Independent Publishing Awards

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Our guest on this episode of the IPG Podcast is Shanon Rademacher, senior digital editor at Class Professional Publishing and The Bookseller Young Independent Publisher of the Year in 2021. Shanon talks to us about her career so far, shares good advice for other aspiring publishers and explains why all rising stars should enter the 2022 Independent Publishing Awards.

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Edelweiss and connecting with bookshops show art Edelweiss and connecting with bookshops

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This episode of the IPG Podcast welcomes Joanie Borders of Edelweiss, the platform that helps publishers present title information and digital copies to booksellers, reviewers and others. Joanie tells us how the platform works and gives us her take on some of the opportunities and challenges facing UK bookshops at the moment.

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Partnerships in publishing show art Partnerships in publishing

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In this episode of the IPG Podcast we're joined by David Parker of new US-based academic publisher Lived Places Publishing. David tells us how he's building the business in collaboration with Newgen Publishing in the UK and how to make partnerships like this work. He's also talking about some of the big issues in academic publishing at the moment, especially around library delivery and access.

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Working in Publishing: Gemma Davis, sales director show art Working in Publishing: Gemma Davis, sales director

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This episode of the IPG Podcast hears all about working life in publishing sales from Atlantic Books' acting sales director Gemma Davis. She tells us how she got started in the industry and what her job entails, and offers some top tips for anyone hoping to work in her area of publishing.

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Working in Publishing: Phoebe Llanwarne, publishing and sales executive show art Working in Publishing: Phoebe Llanwarne, publishing and sales executive

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Granta Publications' publishing and sales executive Phoebe Llanwarne joins the IPG Podcast to discuss her working life in publishing. As well as telling us how she got her break in the industry and about her day-to-day work in sales, she shares some great advice for others hoping to follow her into publishing.

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Working in Publishing: Caroline Summers, CEO at Paperback Shop show art Working in Publishing: Caroline Summers, CEO at Paperback Shop

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In this episode of the IPG Podcast we're joined to talk about life in book sales with Caroline Summers, who is now in charge of Paperback Shop and who has long experience in publishing. She talks about her career, the ups and downs of work and what makes a good sales person, and shares some excellent advice for anyone hoping to work in this field.

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Metadata in publishing show art Metadata in publishing

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Mark Hunt of Ingram Content Group helps demystify publishing metadata in this episode of the IPG Podcast. As well as explaining its role and fundamentals, Mark chats about wider issues of discoverability and supply in books, and explains how Ingram can help publishers.

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Working in publishing: READ Media founder Katie Read show art Working in publishing: READ Media founder Katie Read

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This episode of the IPG Podcast discusses working life in book publicity with Katie Read, founder of specialist non-fiction agency READ Media. Katie talks about how she set up her business and the ups and downs of working in publicity, and shares some good advice for people wanting to work in the field.

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This episode of the IPG Podcast welcomes Wade Lucas of BookBub to discuss the most effective ways to promote books, especially during the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown. As well as discussing trends in consumer behaviour for publishers to follow, Wade shares ideas for improving publishers' engagement with readers and increasing the visibility of content online.