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Sieghart Report captures vital importance of public library service

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The Publishers Association today welcomed the publication of William Sieghart’s Independent Library Report for England.

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The 3rd quarter PASM report including digital is now available

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The PASM Q3 report covering January- Septembers2014 vs 2014 including digital is now available to PA members.

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The People’s Book Prize

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The People’s Book Prize announce Important dates for your diary:

1 December 2014:  Winter collection starts:  public votes till 28 Feb 2015

1 March 2015:  Spring collection starts:  public votes till 15 May 2015

16 May 2015:  public votes for 2014 finalists to determine the winners announced at:

27 May 2015:  The People’s Book Prize 6th Awards Ceremony – to be televised live on national TV At the Worshipful Company of Stationers & Newspapers Makers Ave Maria Lane, London EC4M 7DD near St Paul’s Cathedral, black tie dinner

Publishers are invited to submit free on line:      http://www.supersaas.com/form/247virtual/Submission_Form

 

Public Library e-Lending Pilot Six Month Update

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The year-long pilot project, being run in partnership by the Society of Chief Librarians and The Publishers Association, into remote lending of ebooks by public libraries has reached its half way mark and some trends have begun to emerge.

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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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August issue of PA Digital Monitor

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The August issue of the PA Digital Sales Monitor is now available for PA members.

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The London Book Fair International Excellent Awards 2015

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In association with The Publishers Association.

These unique awards, introduced to The London Book Fair in 2014, celebrate achievement across the entire business of publishing, providing a truly global industry vision.

To judge the Awards, LBF and The Publishers Association select an authority of UK judges who work at the heart of each category, whose international or discipline-specific expertise qualifies them to judge their peers’ work. Find out more about the awards here.

2015 submissions now open! 

To submit or nominate please click here. Deadline: 9th January 2015

Aid Projects Alert November 2014

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In this month's issue there are seven new projects, seven approvals and one tender.

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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.”