"This organization has been instrumental in our success; membership is relatively inexpensive, and there is tremendous value in the networking opportunities, enewsletters, conferences, webinars, and other resources they provide."
- Stephanie Williford, CEO, EB Medicine
"I’ve really learned a lot from other SIPA members about marketing, press releases, various technologies and more. And such an experienced group of people who are always willing to chat offline too. As a small businessperson in publishing and education and more, I really appreciate the SIPA community."
- Lesley Ellen Harris, CEO and Founder, Copyrightlaws.com
SIPA’s mission is to help publishers and information providers increase profitability through a culture of learning and exchange among industry peers.
Members benefit from opportunities to network, share with and learn from leaders in all areas of publishing – management, marketing, editorial, IT, Web and mobile design, fulfillment and printing, social networking, and more.
Who Do We Serve?
- Training and educational organizations
- Member- and subscriber-based information providers
- Industry consultants and service providers
Whether you're B2B, B2C, small, mid-size or large, we provide access to networks, best practices and tools that help your business grow.
- Job board postings
- Top-level publishers retreat invitation
- Exclusive invitations to local dinners
- Discounted registration or sponsorship rates
- Join the SIPA board and planning committees
- Industry survey data
- Discounted SIPAwards nomination
- Press passes
- Instructional webinars
- On-demand access to training presentations and recordings
- Subscription to SIPAlert Daily newsletter
- Peer-to-peer discussion forum
- Membership directory
- Sample agreements, letters, policies and more
- Legal counseling
- Multimedia Insurance policy savings from AXIS PRO (up to 20% off)
"I am a loyal SIPA member and love your organization. It's the BEST. You have the most valuable and well run conferences. I so appreciate all that SIPA does. I've never belonged to a more helpful, friendly, productive group. Sincere appreciation for all SIPA does for its members year after year - and even week after week."
- Nina Novak, Esq., Managing Editor, Beard Group, Inc.
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What is it Good For? Absolutely Everything.
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Management for Successful Salespeople
- Lead Generation: Tips for Multiplying Your Conversions and Sales
- Fulfillment Systems: Sorting out Needs, Wants and Nice-to-have Features
- Time Management for Sales Success
- The World’s Best-Kept Copywriting Secrets
- LinkedIn Marketing: Grow your email lists, maximize SEO and position yourself as an expert
- Dialing for Dollars: How to increase event attendance and close more sales
- Email deliverability and performance: Getting to the inbox and getting recipients to act
- The Membership Economy: Why everyone is moving from ownership to access (and what it means for your business)!
- How to Build and Manage a Successful Content Sales Team
"The success my company has achieved in our niche is directly tied to my SIPA membership. My company would not have survived the recession without the best practices and new product ideas I learned from other publishers."
- Bob Coleman, Founder, Coleman Publishing
Recent Discussions on our Forum
- Are press releases "worth it"
- CRM systems
- Marketing strategy
- Is retargeting getting smarter?
- Online copyright infringement
- Meeting multi-platform challenges
- Criteria for new and renewal subs
- Learning platforms
- List cleaning services
- Freelance proofreader needed
- Video marketing emails
- Site traffic and Google Analytics recommendations
- Conference planning checklists
- Publishers sales tax ·
- Webinar insurance and terms & conditions
- Good recruiting sources
- Copyright monkey business
- Broker recommendations
"SIPA has enabled me to enjoy a long and productive career in specialized publishing, giving me ongoing learning opportunities, examples, contacts I can call on, and so much more. I don't know where I'd be today without it. For the better part of 30 years I've served SIPA on committees and as an officer at both the association and chapter level and I know it has paid dividends that far exceed the hours I've put into it."
- Ed Coburn, Co-President, School Family Media