International Sustainable Publishing and Industry Resilience (InSPIRe) Plan
InSPIRe stands for International Sustainable Publishing & Industry Resilience.
It is an unprecedented IPA initiative to improve cooperation across the entire publishing spectrum, from publishers, booksellers, and libraries, to teachers, technology companies, regulators, and everyone in between.
InSPIRe grew from the 2020 IPA report From Response to Recovery (see below), which presents the findings of an IPA member survey to gauge the effects of the pandemic on different markets. A key revelation of this exercise was a near-universal appetite for greater cooperation across the book space, especially with adjacent industries and functions that have no history of partnership.
Organisations interested in joining us are invited to sign the InSPIRe Charter and tell us how they think we can improve industry-wide cooperation.
Based on the feedback we receive our next steps will be:
October 2021: publish the recommendations in a new report this October.
During 2022: draft the InSPIRe Plan, a roadmap towards a more collaborative, cohesive, and powerful publishing sector.