Latest IPG Podcasts


The Spare Room Project

   With regional diversity in publishing a big focus in 2020, this episode of the IPG Podcast talks to James Spackman about the Spare Room Project, an initiative to support young people who want to get into the industry in London. James talks about its history, aims and benefits, and explains how to get involved.   


Nigel Newton and Bloomsbury

First aired: January 2020. Duration: 34 minutes.

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.

Chelsea Green and sustainability

First aired: January 2020. Duration: 14 minutes.

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.

Brexit and publishing

First aired: January 2020. Duration: 8 minutes.

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.

Volunteering and Stephen Lustig

First aired: December 2019. Duration: 13 minutes.

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.