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Book Brunch Publishers explain importance of IP to EU Commissioner

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BookBrunch

Michel Barnier, Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, visited Frankfurt on Friday, touring stands and meeting with a delegation of European publishers which included Piotr Marciszuk, President of the FEP (Stentor, Poland); Pierre Dutilleul, Vice-President of FEP (Robert Laffont, France); Vincent Montagne, President of the Syndicat National de l’Edition (Media Participations, France); and Richard Charkin (Bloomsbury, UK).

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New academic theatre at LBF

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BookBrunch

The London Book Fair (LBF) is to feature a new academic theatre in its Academic & Scholarly zone in 2014.

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Number of publishers forced out of business shows sharp increase

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Financial Times, by Sally Davies

The rise of ebooks and pressure from important retailers to discount titles are forcing increasing numbers of British publishers out of business, according to research by Wilkins Kennedy, the accounting firm .

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Bowes joins Publishers Association academic board

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The Bookseller, by Lisa Campbell

William Bowes has been appointed chair of the Publishers Association’s Academic and Professional Division Board. Bowes is general counsel and company secretary at Cambridge University Press.

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Hwang Sun-mi named as Market Focus Author of Day

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Korea Times

Contemporary Korean authors and literature will be on the international spotlight during the London Book Fair 2014 as Korea was chosen as the Market Focus. It shows the nation’s status as one of the top 10 publishing markets in the world and its growing presence in the international literary scene mainly due to author Shin Kyung-sook’s iconic novel “Please Look After Mom.”

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Book output - UK 'leads the world'

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BookBrunch

The annual report of the International Publishers Assocation has found that the UK leads the world in the number of new books published per head, with over 2,450 new titles and editions per 1 million inhabitants.

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Book Brunch Publishers explain importance of IP to EU Commissioner

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BookBrunch

Michel Barnier, Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, visited Frankfurt on Friday, touring stands and meeting with a delegation of European publishers which included Piotr Marciszuk, President of the FEP (Stentor, Poland); Pierre Dutilleul, Vice-President of FEP (Robert Laffont, France); Vincent Montagne, President of the Syndicat National de l’Edition (Media Participations, France); and Richard Charkin (Bloomsbury, UK).

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London Book Fair launches 2014 awards

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The Bookseller, by Tom Tinvan

The London Book Fair is bringing out a programme of a dozen awards for the international book trade, which will début at LBF next April.

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Qatar opportunity for UK editors

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The Bookseller

Five UK editors will be supported to travel to Qatar this December for the Doha International Book Fair, where the UK will be guest of honour.

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Calling editors for Qatar trip

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BookBrunch

The Publishers Association, the Qatar Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage, the British Council, and UK Trade & Investment are calling for applications to be among the five UK editors to travel to Qatar in December 2013 to attend The Doha 24th International Book Fair (4-14 December).

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MPs back harsh penalties for copyright pirates

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Financial Times, by Robert Budden and Robert Cookson

MPs on the Commons culture, media and sport committee have urged ministers to make a U-turn on planned copyright laws, raising the prospect of tougher sanctions for music and film piracy.

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