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Working in publishing: READ Media founder Katie Read

The IPG Podcast

Release Date: 10/29/2021

Selling in Europe show art Selling in Europe

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Brexit has led to major issues for UK publishers selling books in Europe. In this episode of the IPG Podcast, James Dunphy of Durnell Marketing discusses the big problems and shares some advice to help publishers make their sales and distribution easier and more effective.

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Simon Liebesny, Saqi Books show art Simon Liebesny, Saqi Books

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This episode of the IPG Podcast looks at the value of specialist and purpose-driven independents to publishing and the cultural life of the UK. Our guest is Simon Liebesny, formerly of Pluto Press and now associate publisher at Saqi Books. Simon also talks about his career in publishing, plans for Saqi and the importance of communities like the IPG in our industry.

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AI in publishing show art AI in publishing

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As Artificial Intelligence begins to transform some aspects of publishing, this episode of the IPG Podcast gets an expert overview of the subject from Nadim Sadek, founder and CEO of AI marketing specialist Shimmr, and author of 'Shimmer, Don't Shake', a guide to embracing AI in our industry. Nadim shares his views on the opportunities and challenges of AI and has some great advice for publishers who are starting to adopt it in their work.

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Large print in publishing show art Large print in publishing

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Large print books help millions of people to read content they couldn't otherwise access—but it's a format that doesn't always get the attention it deserves. In this episode of the IPG Podcast Ingram's Laura Dolan shares some great advice for publishers on production, pricing, discoverability and more, and flags useful resources to help.

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With the 2023 Frankfurt Book Fair approaching, this episode of the IPG Podcast discusses multi-media rights and how the event can support visiting publishers. Jenny Kuehne, director of rights and licensing solutions, joins us to chat about opportunities to sell film, TV and audio rights, share new rights-related activities at this year's Book Fair and offer a few tips for making the most of a visit.

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The story of the Owens Publishing Company show art The story of the Owens Publishing Company

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Dawn Owens is the founder of the Owens Publishing Company, a US hybrid-style publisher and very likely the IPG's first member based in Texas! She joins the IPG Podcast to tell us about her journey into independent publishing and the rewards it brings. 

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The story of Black Bee Books show art The story of Black Bee Books

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Seonaid Francis joins the Podcast to tell us the story of west Wales based publisher Black Bee Books. She remembers what it was like to launch a business during Covid lockdowns, discusses Black Bee's journey and ambitions, and talks about the special role of independent publishers in supporting under-represented voices.

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Lela Burbridge and the power of books show art Lela Burbridge and the power of books

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Writer, publisher and charity leader Lela Burbridge joins this episode of the IPG Podcast to tell us her inspiring life story and journey into the world of books. She also tells us about her charitable work in Uganda and the power of books and reading to change lives.

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Deborah Maclaren and LoveReading show art Deborah Maclaren and LoveReading

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Recommendation and bookselling platform LoveReading gives publishers a great chance to promote their titles and help raise money for books in schools. Co-owner and director Deborah Maclaren joins this episode of the IPG Podcast to tell us all about it.

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The story of Raspberry Books show art The story of Raspberry Books

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Sidonie Beresford-Browne joins this episode of the IPG Podcast to talk about the story of Raspberry Books, a children's books packager that is now starting to publish titles of its own too. Sidonie shares the ups and downs of Raspberry's journey so far, and some thoughts on independent publishing in general.  

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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.