Latest IPG Podcasts


Essential metadata tips from Ingram


This episode of the IPG Podcast focuses on the crucial subject of metadata in publishing. Our guest is Margaret Harrison of Ingram Content Group, the gold sponsor of the IPG's Spring Conference on 2 and 3 June, who shares some excellent advice for sharpening up the use of metadata to promote and sell books. IPG members can get more support via a free copy of Ingram’s Metadata Essentials, available here.


Managing in difficult times

First aired: March 2020. Duration: 15 minutes.

In a special episode of the IPG Podcast, IPG board member and experienced publisher Oliver Gadsby discusses how to lead a business and team through difficult periods. In conversation with IPG President Jonathan Harris, he shares advice for nimbly responding to challenges, managing change, finding support and keeping staff well and motivated.

Meryl Halls, the BA and bookselling

First aired: March 2020. Duration: 19 minutes.

In this episode of the IPG Podcast we talk bookselling with Meryl Halls, managing director of the Booksellers Association. Meryl discusses the strengths and challenges for bookshops in 2020 and how independent publishers and booksellers can work better together.

Clays and printing

First aired: March 2020. Duration: 10 minutes.

This episode of the IPG Podcast discusses printing in publishing with Vicky Ellis of Clays, the long established British printer. Vicky provides advice for successful printing strategies for smaller publishers in particular, and shares some thoughts on independent publishing in the UK at the moment.

The Spare Room Project

First aired: February 2020. Duration: 12 minutes.

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.