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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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Aid Projects Alert July/August 2014

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

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May issue of PA Digital Sales Monitor

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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. 

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PA Comment on appointment of Dame Gail Rebuck to the House of Lord

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Commenting on the appointment of Dame Gail Rebuck to the House of Lords, Richard Mollet, the Chief Executive of The PA said:

“This peerage is a richly deserved honour.  Dame Gail Rebuck’s work in promoting adult literacy with the founding of Quick Reads, her support for booksellers as a driving force behind the Books Are My Bag campaign, and her leadership role in the Cheltenham Book Festival demonstrate her leadership not just to the commercial side of publishing, but also its wider social context.

“We look forward to continuing to work with Dame Gail in her Parliamentary role.”

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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April issue of PA Digital Sales Monitor

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The April 2014 issue of the monthly PA Digital Sales Monitor is now available to PA members. Members wish a reminder of their password  or added to the digital alert list please should contact the PA ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). 

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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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Educational Market Statistics

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The Educational Market Statistic annual handout is now available to PA members only.

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Key market statistics on the UK children's book market

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The Key market statistics on the Children’s book market , made available at Bologna, has been updated with 2013 PA statistics and with public library expenditure on children’s books for 2012/13.

 

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