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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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Creative Industries Council publishes vision for growth

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London, 3 July 2014 – The Creative Industries Council (CIC), has launched its strategy to deliver growth across the sector.  The report, Create UK, makes a series of recommendations that, if implemented, will result in growth in the creative industries. To read the report click here

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Winter joins Publishers Association as Director of Policy and Communications

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Susie Winter has joined the Publishers Association (PA) as Director of Policy and Communications.

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New Officers Appointed by Publishers Association

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The PA has announced the appointment of new Officers with Dominic Knight, Chairman of Palgrave Macmillan appointed as President, and Joanna Prior, Managing Director, Penguin, as Vice President and Treasurer.

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One Third of Publishers’ Revenues are Digital

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London, 2 May 2014 - The Publishers Association Statistics Yearbook 2013 (PASY) published today highlights how the revenues from books and academic journals in the UK stand at £4.7 billion, with £1.5 billion (29%) of these being derived from digital services.

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New EU funding opportunities for the ICT and publishing sectors

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The EU-funded network TISP (Technologies and Innovation for Smart Publishing) aims to connect the publishing and technology sectors, and it encourages its members to apply for EU funding

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Publishing industry generates £1.2 Billion says DCMS Report

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London, 15 January 2014 –The Department for Culture, Media and Sport Commenting has today published the latest Economic Estimates for the creative industries.

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PA Comment on The Government’s response to the Business Select Committee report

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London, 26 November 2013 Commenting on the Government’s response to the Business Select Committee report, Richard Mollet, CEO, The Publishers Association, said:

“The Government’s response to the Business Select Committee report is a very welcome and clear reaffirmation of the course of action agreed by all stakeholders involved in the Finch Review.  It asserts that Gold open access is the preferred route; the agreed embargo periods and the UK Open Access “decision tree” are appropriate, and a call for an immediate deposit mandate is rejected.  We also believe Government is right to maintain its view that hybrid journals have a vital role to play in the transition to open access.

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The Publishers Association and Elizabeth Truss drive the quality of resources to support the new curriculum

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London, 25 November 2013 -  Elizabeth Truss, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Education and Childcare, will be addressing an audience of educators and publishers at the The Publishers Association annual conference on Monday 2 December 2013.

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