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PA and BESA to challenge the BBC Trust

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PA and BESA to challenge the BBC Trust over their fair trading investigation into formal learning services delivered through the BBC website.alt

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Arabian Anti-Piracy Alliance awarded plaque of appreciation

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The Arabian Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAA) which heads up the UK publishers anti-piracy campaign in the GCC region (among other clients) has been awarded a plaque of appreciation by the Minister of Economy of the United Arab Emirates. The Minister of Economy awarded the plaque to AAA in “recognition of their commitment towards fighting piracy in the region” and the timing was aligned with WIPO’s Intellectual Property Rights Day. Ola Khudair received the award on behalf of AAA in recognition of her exemplary lobbying efforts with governmental bodies and her aim remains the facilitation of an effective IPR Regime.

The Publishing Training Centre announces Spring Discounts

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Book on any of the courses below by 30 April 2010 and receive a 25% discount. Further discounts may also be available if making more than one booking, so please get in touch for more information.

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South African Market Overview

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The PA is pleased to announce the publication of the presentation by Ann Betts (Nielsen Book) on South African Market Overview 

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Publishers Association statistics show digital market growth to over £150m

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Total UK publisher sales in the digital sector stood at just over £150m for 2009.

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Libel reform promised by all three main parties in upcoming election

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The PA has welcomed the three main parties’ commitments to reforming the country’s libel laws. 

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Labour and Conservatives publish manifestos promising to keep VAT off printed books

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Both the Labour and Conservative parties have promised to keep VAT off printed books if elected on 6 May. 

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New BIC publication: 'An Introduction to the Book Trade

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BIC is pleased to announce the publication of  'An Introduction to the Book Trade: A Guide for Retailers and Resellers New to the Book Industry'.

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Digital Economy Bill granted Royal Assent

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The Digital Economy Bill has been passed by both houses of Parliament and is now an Act, following a truncated period of scrutiny in the Commons just days before Parliament was dissolved ahead of the General Election.

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Free London Book Fair Seminar

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The Publishing Training Centre is sponsoring a free seminar to take place at this year's London Book Fair.

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PA appointed service provider for the publishing industry

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The PA has recently been appointed UK Trade & Investment’s official service provider for the publishing industry for the next four years (1st April 2010 – 31st March 2014). 

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