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UK publishers producing world-class teaching materials

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Commenting on the study released by Tim Oates on the use of textbooks in English schools, Richard Mollet, Chief Executive, Publishers Association and Caroline Wright, Director, British Educational Suppliers Association, said:

“We absolutely disagree that UK textbooks are not up to scratch.  UK educational publishers create world-class teaching and learning materials for schools which are used all over the world, Singapore included, as evidenced by the fact that 40% of British publishers’ revenues come from overseas sales." 

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PA/BESA Education Conference to explore impact of recent changes to education policy

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Following a period of significant change in education policy, The Publishers Association’s third annual Education Conference, in partnership with the British Educational Suppliers Association, will explore the impact of these changes on teachers, schools, assessors and publishers. 

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Europe’s Cultural Diversity Threatened by Commission’s Push for Uniformity

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Speaking at the Westminster Media Forum on Tuesday 4th November, Richard Mollet, Chief Executive of The Publishers Association, said that the new European Commission’s drive to impose a digital single market risks undermining Europe’s rich cultural diversity, and plays into the hands of American-based platform companies. 

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Government announces it will continue to fund the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU)

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The Publishers Association strongly welcomes today’s announcement by the Government that it will continue to fund the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU).  Commenting, Richard Mollet, Chief Executive of The PA, said:

“As partners with PIPCU in their fight against online IP infringement we are delighted to hear its funding is secure for another two years.   We have seen first-hand the important work the PIPCU team does in tackling the problem of pirate websites and the difference they are making in ensuring the online environment is one which is safe and secure for consumers and allows publishers and authors to be remunerated for their work.”   

 

Research shows UK leads global publishing of new titles

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Latest figures from the International Publishers Association show that the UK is leading the world in the publication of new titles.

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PA calls for stability and cooperation in IP framework

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Appearing on a panel with IP Minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe at Conservative conference, PA chief executive Richard Mollet called on a future conservative government to stop the carousel of reviews into the IP framework and work with industry to ensure children understand the value of creativity and intellectual property.

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Publishing industry sets out policy proposals for next government

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Publishing industry sets out policy proposals for next government

Recommendations will build on books and journals economic and social contribution

London, 19 September 2014 – The Publishers Association today releases an eight point plan for growth in the book and journal market.  Focusing on likely priority areas of any future government – the need to make the most of technological innovation, increase levels of literacy and ensure consumers have choice and are safe in the online environment – Publishing for Britain sets out a package of measures that will not only benefit the UK publishing sector but also the wider society and the economy.

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PA Comment on appointment of Dame Gail Rebuck to the House of Lord

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Commenting on the appointment of Dame Gail Rebuck to the House of Lords, Richard Mollet, the Chief Executive of The PA said:

“This peerage is a richly deserved honour.  Dame Gail Rebuck’s work in promoting adult literacy with the founding of Quick Reads, her support for booksellers as a driving force behind the Books Are My Bag campaign, and her leadership role in the Cheltenham Book Festival demonstrate her leadership not just to the commercial side of publishing, but also its wider social context.

“We look forward to continuing to work with Dame Gail in her Parliamentary role.”

Pan Macmillan hosts first ever Reading for Pleasure Roadshow and offers a paid day a year for staff to pledge time to literacy charities

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Pan Macmillan has hosted the first ‘Reading for Pleasure’ campaign roadshow in association with the Publishers Association at its offices in London’s Kings Cross, offering anyone from across the business a paid day per year to make time for working with and supporting literacy charities. 

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Publishing continues to inspire creative success

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London, 21 July 2014-The Publishers Association has hailed the release of the BFI’s Statistics Yearbook as an authoritative and interesting report on the film industry and its positive impact on the UK’s creative economy.

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Digital Growth continues for Publishers

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London, 21 July 2014- The Publishers Association Digital Sales Monitor April 2014 released today reveals that digital sales have continued to increase across the industry.

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