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Publishing Scotland & the PA to tie-up on lobbying

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Publishing Scotland and The Publishers Association have announced that they are to work together on lobbying.  Under the arrangement the two organisations will regularly exchange information, with PS leading on taking the industry’s messages to the devolved parliament, the PA leading in Europe, and the two collaborating in Westminster.

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Cameron & Clegg form coalition Government

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titleOn Tuesday 11th May, Gordon Brown resigned as Prime Minister and David Cameron was swiftly appointed to the post. A coalition Government has been formed out of the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, with Nick Clegg as Deputy Prime Minister. 

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General Election results show hung Parliament

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altThe PA has monitored the results of the General Election and it has been confirmed that Britain has a hung Parliament. The Conservatives are the largest party but do not have an overall majority, and speculation is now mounting as to what kind of deal will emerge from the three main political parties as they vie for power.

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Aid Project Alerts April 2010

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In this month's issue there are nine new projects and two updates

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Value of UK Publishers' total sales remained stable

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UK publishers solaltd an estimated 763m books in 2009, with an invoiced value of £3,053m according to the PA Statistics Yearbook 2009.

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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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