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Creative industries figures: publishing goes from strength to strength

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Commenting on figures published today by the Government which show that the UK creative industries contribute £8.8million per hour to the UK economy, Richard Mollet, Chief Executive of The Publishers Association, said: “These figures show the UK publishing industry, and the whole UK creative sector, is going from strength to strength, both here at home and overseas.  Through investing in innovative ways of delivering world-beating content online whilst recognising the continuing strong support for physical books, publishers are ensuring written material is available for all consumers however they wish to access and read it.”

 

Horne joins Publishers Association

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Brean Horne has joined The Publishers Association as its new Policy and Communications Executive following an internship at the BBC.  Brean is a law graduate from Sussex University and comes to The PA via Creative Access which provides opportunities for paid internships in the creative industries for young people of graduate (or equivalent standard) from under-represented black, Asian and other minority ethnic backgrounds (BAME).

Susie Winter, Director of Policy and Communications at The PA, said: 

“We are delighted that Brean has joined The PA team.  A number of our members already have Creative Access interns and we are only too pleased to join them in supporting this programme and in welcoming Brean whose skills, knowledge and background will be greatly valuable to us”. 

 

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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