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London Book Fair International Excellence Awards


International Excellence Awards

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.

We are now accepting entries for the LBF International Excellence Awards 2015. To submit or nominate please visit and watch the promo video here.

PA releases a mini market profile on Algeria


With a possible new book law coming up before the National People's Assembly  in Algeria, the PA has compiled a mini market profile on this book market for the benefit of PA members and GPI subscribers. 


Aid Projects Alert September/October 2014


In this issue there are six new projects, new on the 11th EDF priorities for ACP countries, and seven approvals. 


Academic and Professional Market Statistics handout - October 2014


The annual Academic and Professional Market Statistics handout is now available for PA members.


PASM half year figures now available


The half year figures of the PA Sales Monitor (physical and digital) are now available to PA members.


The PA releases 3rd edition of the PA Guide to the UK Publishing Industry


This new edition of this ever popular guide is a short work of reference for those new to the industry or those who work in collaboration with publishers about this important and enduring cultural and commercial sector. It is also a useful source of data for more experienced UK professionals, and for those from elsewhere researching the UK market.

The six years since the first edition have seen dramatic changes in the market environment and in the industry itself. Accelerating developments in digital technology, as a product, a means of production and a channel to market, have brought new forms of competition and stimulated new business models. The impact can be appreciated from the data in this Guide, but much remains to be played out in a highly dynamic landscape.

An optimistic analysis however suggests that UK Publishing has proved to be remarkably adaptable and resilient in challenging times.

For further information see the  flyer below, which includes an order form

icon PA Guide to the UK Publishing Industry 3rd edition

Alternatively this guide can be purchased from our online bookshop.

ISBN: 978-085386-374-8
Authors: Paul Richardson & Graham Taylor
Publication date: 1 October 2014
Format: paperback
Full Price £9.99 (plus postage)
PA members £6.00


PA calls for stability and cooperation in IP framework


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.


Publishing industry sets out policy proposals for next government


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.


British Book Design and Production Awards 2014 Shortlist Announced


The British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF), Oxford Brookes University and The Publishers Association are proud to announce the shortlist for the British Book Design and Production Awards 2014.  With 15 categories, each full of high calibre applicants, the awards are set to be a great display of excellence and eye-catching book design and production.

A five-strong panel of industry experts from the areas of design, publishing and production gathered for two days at Oxford Brookes University, where they went through a tough selection process in order to reach the shortlist decision.  Due to the high quality of entrants this year the judges had an extremely difficult decision on their hands to select the shortlist.

The winners of each respective category will be announced at the awards evening on Thursday 20 November at the prestigious Grange St Paul’s Hotel in London.  The awards evening is attended by the best in the Print, Design and Publishing sectors, making it the must attend event of the year.  Seats and tables are in hot demand, so to be sure of not missing out on any of the evening’s glittering prize-giving, visit: to confirm your place.

BPIF would like to thank the sponsors for the 2014 Awards:  Canon, Fedrigoni, Friedheim International, Intelligent Finishing Systems, Kodak and Kolbus.

Shortlist 2014

Brand / Series Identity

Leon - Octopus Publishing Group
Phaidon Focus Series - Phaidon Press
Andrew Lang's Fairy Books - The Folio Society 
Vintage Classics Austen Series - Vintage Books

Limited Edition and Fine Binding

Ship of Theseus - Canongate Books
Sensuous Lines - The Fleece Press 
WA: The Essence of Japanese Design - Phaidon Press 
The Third Thing The Old Stile Press

Digitally Printed Books

Simona Aru - Hurtwood Press
The Mischievous Mind - Hurtwood Press
Vision in China - Screaming Colour

Best Use of Cross Media 

The Legend of Jack O' Lantern - Ingram Lightning Source
Marketing - SAGE Publications

Exhibition Catalogues 

Germany Divided: Baselitz and His Generation - British Museum Press
Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs - Tate Publishing
The Sick Rose - Thames & Hudson

Photographic Books, Art / Architecture Monographs

The True Artist - Phaidon Press
Sarah Jones - Violette Editions
AALTO - Zak Group

Trade Illustrated

The New Sylva - Grade Design 
Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology - Laurence King Publishing 
The Granny Alphabet - Thames & Hudson

Lifestyle Illustrated

 One: A Cook and Her Cupboard - Hodder & Stoughton
Smashing Plates - Kyle Books
Colour of Maroc- Murdock Books


The Encyclopaedia of Early Earth - Jonathan Cape (Random House)
Shooting Stars: Ten Historical Miniatures - Pushkin Press
The Day of the Jackal - The Folio Society

Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Education 

What They Didn't Teach You in Design School - Ilex
Activate 1 - Oxford University Press
What's Inside?- Thames & Hudson

Scholarly, Academic and Reference Books 

Overleaf - Kew Publishing 
The Great War - Jonathan Cape (Random House) 
Dutch & Flemish Drawing s- V&A Publishing

Children's Trade

Chug Chug Tractor - DK Publishing
Thirteen - Macmillan Children's Books
The Alexander Trilogy - The Folio Society
Peck Peck Peck - Walker Books

Best Jacket / Cover Design 

Honey & Co - Hodder & Stoughton
Ceviche - Orion Publishing Group
On the Road to the Sea - Templar Poetry

Best Student Book

Man Made - Jasmine Kerry, Norwich University of the Arts
The Fox and the Bear - Sarah Strandoo, Norwich University of the Arts 
The Whistleblower Chronicles - Nick Hussain, University of the West of England

Best British Book 

The Perfect Capital - Acorn Independent Press
Sensuous Lines - The Fleece Press
The Princess and the Goblin - The Folio Society

Aid Projects Alert July/August 2014


In this issue, there are 12 new projects and 5 approvals. 


May issue of PA Digital Sales Monitor


The May issue of the PA Digital Sales Monitor showing the January- May 2014 inclusive figures vs same period in 2013  is now available to PA members.