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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.”   

 

London Book Fair International Excellence Awards

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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 www.londonbookfair.co.uk/awards and watch the promo video here.

PA releases a mini market profile on Algeria

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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. 

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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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Aid Projects Alert September/October 2014

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

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July issue of PA digital monitor

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The July issue of PA digital monitor is now available to PA members

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Academic and Professional Market Statistics handout - October 2014

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

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PASM half year figures now available

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

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

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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

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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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