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Independent Publishers Guild (IPG)


Wordcatcher Publishing Group Ltd is a proud member
of the Independent Publishers Guild (IPG)

IPG Mission, Vision and Values


  • To promote the highest standards of publishing professionalism both to IPG members and to their customers and stakeholders
  • Through a wide forum of example and experience, to project and celebrate the cultural and commercial value of independent publishing in the UK
  • To encourage IPG members to embrace opportunities for digital innovation, and constantly to reach out to international markets and global partners


  • IPG offers a platform for the exchange of information, ideas and professional advice that strengthens the impact made by members’ publications
  • Small independent publishers and start-up operations can share the mutual benefits of expertise and experience with larger, well-established businesses
  • IPG members can build on their continuing professional development through access to formal training, mentoring and coaching, and online business support
  • To ensure that the voice of independent publishing is heard in the wider world, IPG members continue to forge partnerships with other publishing and professional bodies


  • A rich programme of annual events provides members with unique opportunities for worldwide commercial and cultural exchange
  • The Independent Publishing Awards provide a high-profile showcase that celebrates the unique quality of IPG members’ publications
  • Members of IPG aspire to high standards of ethical business practice§ In the sustainable and environmentally-friendly materials they use in their publications
  • In the fairness and transparency of their agreements with partners and suppliers
  • In their workplace provision and employment policies that reflect a non-discriminatory commitment to access and inclusion