Thursday 22nd March 2018 – guest speaker Bridget Shine
Date(s) - 22/03/2018
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bridget Shine is Chief Executive of the Independent Publishers Guild (IPG). She will be talking to the Book Society about the current state of publishing and the opportunities and threats facing independent publishers in particular.
The IPG is a flourishing trade association with more than 600 members and a combined annual publisher turnover of £1.1 billion. The IPG represents companies from all areas of publishing, including trade, children’s, education, academic, professional and specialist sectors.
The IPG provides resources and events to help its members become better businesses and publishers. Since joining in 2004, Bridget has led a doubling of the IPG’s membership and numerous new initiatives including the launch of a Skills Hub of training and professional development resources, and the annual Independent Publishing Awards. Before joining the IPG, Bridget worked for both large and small publishers, as well for a literary agency. Bridget was shortlisted for the title of Chief Executive of the Year at the 2017 Association Awards.
Bookings are closed for this event.