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Academic publishing, Open Access and Brexit

The IPG Podcast

Release Date: 11/16/2018

Audio in lockdown with Zebralution show art Audio in lockdown with Zebralution

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As access of audio content continues to soar during the coronavirus lockdown, this episode of the IPG Podcast gets the latest take on the market from Carla Herbertson of digital distributor Zebralution. Carla shares some interesting consumer trends and some good ideas for publishers wanting to improve their audio sales and marketing.

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Cyber security and ThreatAware show art Cyber security and ThreatAware

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With cyber security in focus as more and more people work remotely, this episode of the IPG Podcast explains how publishers can protect their IT and data. Jon Abbott of ThreatAware is our guest, discussing some of the big security risks and the practical steps publishers can take to avoid them.

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The Book Trade Charity show art The Book Trade Charity

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In this episode of the IPG Podcast we learn about the superb work of The Book Trade Charity. Its President Jonathan Nowell joins us to introduce its history and services, including its support of industry workers during the coronavirus crisis and its efforts to improve access to publishing as a place to work.

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BIC and the publishing supply chain show art BIC and the publishing supply chain

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The guest on this episode of the IPG Podcast is Karina Urquhart, executive director of Book Industry Communication (BIC). Karina introduces some of BIC's many services to publishers, including its product data and supply chain accreditation schemes and its work on metadata and sustainability in the industry.

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Freelancers in publishing show art Freelancers in publishing

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This episode of the IPG Podcast discusses the role and value of freelancers in publishing with Melody Dawes, founder and managing director of outsourcing specialist JustContent. Melody also explains how the pandemic lockdown crisis has affected freelancers, and shares some ideas for making the publisher-freelancer relationship work effectively.

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BookBrunch and publishing news show art BookBrunch and publishing news

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In this episode of the IPG Podcast we talk to Jo Henry, managing director of publishing news provider BookBrunch. Jo introduces BookBrunch's services and talks about opportunities and challenges for the independent publishing sector, both during the coronavirus crisis and beyond.

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Royalty management and MetaComet show art Royalty management and MetaComet

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Calculating and distributing royalties soaks up untold hours of staff time, but software systems can help. In this episode of the IPG Podcast David Marlin of MetaComet Systems discusses the many benefits of automation and shares tips for achieving it.

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Bookshop discoverability and Above The Treeline show art Bookshop discoverability and Above The Treeline

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The guest on this episode of the IPG Podcast is Ruth Bradstreet of Above The Treeline. Ruth introduces her business' platform for helping retailers discover new books, and discusses how both independent publishers and booksellers can emerge from the coronavirus crisis stronger than ever.

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Libraries and metadata show art Libraries and metadata

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ProQuest's Helene Stewart joins us on this episode of the IPG Podcast to discuss how publishers can optimise the discoverability of their content for libraries and their users. She shares tips for improving metadata and visibility in library communities, and how ProQuest can help.

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Metadata and retailers show art Metadata and retailers

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What do retailers and wholesalers want from publishers on metadata? This episode of the IPG Podcast gets the perspective of Caroline Summers of IPG Spring Conference sponsor The Paperback Shop, who shares tips for sharpening up practices, as well as her views on independent publishing in the UK at the moment.

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In this episode of the IPG Podcast our academic and policy correspondent Richard Fisher joins us to talk about issues facing the academic publishing sector at the moment, including Open Access and funding. Richard also discusses some of the Brexit-related challenges awaiting publishers, and the value of independents to the UK's publishing industry and wider economy.