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SIPA Welcome to the Specialized Information Publishers Association.  SIPA exists to help you create better content and sell more of it to existing and prospective subscribers.

As a member, you’ll profit from the opportunity to network, share with, and learn from leaders in all areas of publishing – management, marketing, editorial and content creation, data processing, list selection, fulfillment, printing, legal and government affairs, IT, Web and mobile design, online content and marketing, social networking and more.

SIPAlert Daily: Get Industry Insights Straight to Your Inbox

You’ll get industry insight direct to your e-mail inbox every day from SIPAlert Daily, the only e-zine specifically created to meet the needs of specialized information publishers and paid content providers.  Profit from practical advice and guidance you can put to use in your own organization, discover the latest insights of industry thought leaders, and keep pace with industry news and developments that get to the heart of your everyday business. Along with the Monday Member Profiles, SIPAlert Daily is required reading for specialized content providers who expect their companies to excel. Learn more and subscribe.

Members Only Community

SIPA Online Communities
Members can sign up for SIPA Online Communities here and access archived discussions. Post a question to the group, and get real-time answers and advice from others who have grappled with and solved the same issues. Post a comment to start discussion and get feedback on new ideas.

Book of Models: The innovator’s guide to monetizing content
SIPA members can download their complimentary copy of the newly published Book of Models. Each chapter analyzes one of 11 traditional and emerging publishing models. Packed with practical advice and real-world examples, The Book of Models guides you step by step through a variety of revenue models to help you drive more profit as well as long-term value from both new and existing products.

Hotline eNewsletter
SIPA members can see the latest issue of the monthly Hotline eNewsletter here. (SIPA members, log in with your email address and SIPA password. If you’ve forgotten your password, you can click and have it sent to you.) Written by industry experts and including exclusive content gathered from leading professionals in our field.  From new publishing, marketing and content strategies… to the latest company and industry updates… to job changes and announcements regarding new launches or ventures… Hotline helps you keep pace with ongoing changes in your industry.


Interested in Joining?

SIPA provides a unique and valuable service to media, publishing, and information companies, as well as the companies that serve them, by supporting their business and corporate development goals. See a list of member benefits here. Contact Eric Fredell for more information


SIIA Digital Discourse» SIPA

Member Profile: Season Crawford Manages Well at MMI
Season is on the SIPA 2014 Conference Program Committee and will co-present a session on Managing Remote Teams. We caught up with her between managing a company and running her daughter’s soccer league for this Q&A. SIPA: I understand MMI just celebrated an anniversary. Congratulations! SEASON: Thanks, five years. I’ve been there since the conception. ... [More]

Learning Takes Communication, in Technology and Other Areas
In a post last week on his excellent blog Social, Agile, and Transformation, Isaac Sacolick, the CIO/vice president, technology, for McGraw Hill Construction—and a member of SIIA’s Content and Information Services Division Board—began with, “Anyone who’s ever worked with me knows that I love spending time with developers.” What should you be asking developers, whether ... [More]

New Revenue Ideas Align Well With SIPA 2014 Sessions
Here are 4 successful ideas I’ve come across lately. 1. Humor and video. “Hi, I’m Lance Armstrong, seven-time winner of the Tour de France,” says Armstrong in a new Outside video, echoing the words we see on the screen. Then we hear a ding and an asterisk pops up after “Tour de France.” “Hey, I ... [More]