The PPA Independent Publishers Network is home to the smaller, entrepreneurial publisher members of the PPA.


The Independent Publishers Network (IPN) is the PPA's central point for smaller publishers (those with a turnover under £10 million) to share experiences and knowledge, and to network with other members. The IPN holds meetings, lunches, forums and seminars throughout the year, and each event is designed to address the specific needs of independent and smaller publishers.

Our IPN members are at the heart of the PPA community. The PPA exists to provide a home for publishers – large or small – to come together, share knowledge, celebrate success and drive forward our shared objectives.

Owen Meredith
Managing Director, PPA

PPA IPN Conference & Awards

Celebrating the spirit of Independent Publishers on November 2

PPA Independent Publisher Awards

The Awards shortlist will be revealed at the end of September - watch this space!

PPA Independent Publisher Conference

The 2018 Conference agenda is now live. Click on the above image for full details!


Find out more about some of the people and businesses within the Independent Publishers Network with our series of interviews.

Sally Palmer, National Trust Magazine

The National Trust Magazine took home the Membership Magazine of the Year Trophy at PPA’s Independent Publisher Awards 2016. Editor, Sally Palmer tells us about the title’s role in inspiring 5 million members to get the best out of their membership.

Mark Riddaway of LSC Publishing

LSC Publishing took home the Customer Magazine of the Year trophy at the PPA Independent Publisher Awards 2016 for Market Life, the voice of the Borough Market community. Editor Mark Riddaway tells us about the title's role in the aftermath of the recent terrorist attack, and why magazines can be the engine for an entire content strategy.

Sophie Ryan of The Art Newspaper

Sophie Ryan joined The Art Newspaper a year ago having previously worked in the arts sector. Here she talks about grasping the challenges facing the world of publishing, going for digital growth, and optimism for the future of print.

Luke Nicholls of EDIE

Luke Nicholls took on some tough competition to be crowned Business Media Editor of the Year at the PPA New Talent Awards 2017. Here, the Editor of Faversham House sustainability title edie, talks about the importance of ensuring your content is 'need to have' and not 'nice to have'.

Bruce Sandell of Rouleur

Revered by the road cycling community, Rouleur has expanded well beyond its magazine roots to encompass e-commerce and an award-winning live event. Bruce Sandell, Managing Director of publisher Gruppo Media, talks here about marrying his personal and professional passions, the lessons he learned from the late, great Felix Dennis, and areas he is targeting for new growth.

Katherine Williams of IOM3

Katherine Williams, Head of Publishing of Materials World at the Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining (IOM3), considers new opportunities in content, reflects on the resilience of independent publishers, and reveals the singing celebrity with whom she went to school.

Renee Doegar of London Review of Books

Winning a PPA Independent Publisher Award was the culmination of a lot of hard work for the marketing team at the London Review of Books, which has been instrumental in a decade of subscriptions growth. Head of Marketing Renee Doegar explains the secret to their success and how the LRB is planning for future growth.

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