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Former Transworld CEO and Past PA President dies

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The former Managing Director and CEO of Transworld died yesterday, Monday 28th of October. Paul Scherer was President of The Publishers Association from 1991-1993.

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International Conference 2013 -- International Challenges and Opportunities in an Evolving Marketplace

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Booking for the PA international Conference is now open here.

 

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PA Comment on the launch of the new Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit

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Commenting on the launch of the new Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit, Richard Mollet, CEO of The Publishers Association, said:

“The launch of Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit is a hugely significant development in the fight against online intellectual property crime which undermines the creative industries on a daily basis. 

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IP Crime Annual Report 2012-2013

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The Intellectual Property Office's IP Crime Report is now available on the IPO's website. Please click here to view the full report.

Places available on the International Publishing Summer School in Oxford

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Due to the late cancellation of a group booking, we unexpectedly have a few places available on the International Publishing Summer School taking place in Oxford from 1st - 12th July. 

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London Digital Book Printing Forum 2013

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London Digital Book Printing Forum 2013

Building on the success of the past three editions of its London Digital Book Printing Forums, INTERQUEST is organizing a similar event in 2013.

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The All Party Parliamentary Publishing Group's Author Publisher Dialogues

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The All Party Parliamentary Publishing Group, for which The Publishers Association acts as secretariat, hosted a parliamentary event on Wednesday 28th November in the House of Commons. The panellists spoke to an audience of publishers, Members of Parliament, Peers and creative industry representatives, and covereda range of issues including the importance of the author/publisher relationship, literacy, public and school libraries, the value of publishing to the UK economy; and the importance of intellectual property.

The Author Publisher Dialogues were between three authors and their respective publishers.  Man Booker Prize-winning author and journalist, Howard Jacobson was interviewed by Richard Charkin, Managing Director at Bloomsbury; best-selling crime fiction writer, Mark Billingham, was interviewed by David Shelley, Publisher at Little, Brown; and acclaimed author and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz was interviewed by Jane Winterbotham, Publishing Director at Walker Books.

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In Memory of Tim Rix

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It is with great regret that we have learned today that our former President Tim Rix has died. Tim was PA President from 1981-83, and was one of the most widely respected and successful publishers of his generation. He was best known as the Chief Executive of Longman, at the time the largest and longest established educational publisher in the UK, from 1976 until 1990, and Chairman from 1984. After leaving Longman, Tim continued with numerous high profile engagements within and around our industry. He was a director of Yale University Press and latterly Chair of Edinburgh University Press. Tim also served on the boards of the British Library and the British Council, had been Chair of Book Trust and of Book Aid International, and was active in the Independent Publishers Guild. His last engagement was as a director of Whittles Publishing, an independent publisher based in Caithness. Tim will be greatly missed by his many friends and colleagues in our industry. We offer our condolences to his wife, Gillian and to his family.

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