GIPP's mission is to protect and lobby the interests of publishers, to help turn the industry into a competitive business attractive for investors - characterized by professional management, high editorial standards and economic independence of all market players. These are major preconditions for political independence and freedom of speech in Russia.
GIPP's main goal is to create favorable conditions for the development of the publishing business in Russia.
GIPP's members. The supreme management body of the Guild is the general meeting of GIPP members. As of November 2009, GIPP had more 400 companies (incl. 270 regional companies) among its members. GIPP members publish more 3000 printed titles, including leading daily and weekly newspapers, consumer, business, scientific, entertainment and specialized magazines. Most GIPP members are leaders in their respective segments of the printed media market.
GIPP offers publishers a wide range of professional services such as information and knowledge resources, organization of industry events, consultation on best practice and access to professional literature. GIPP members have reduced rates on participation in professional events, purchasing professional literature, access to information services and research data.
GIPP income sources (2009): membership dues (~20%), professional events revenues, incl. Publishing Expo (~50%), special industry projects financing (~25%), professional literature & CD and others (~5%).