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Models supporting elending must be sustainable

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Press Release London

London, 24 October 2012– This morning The Publishers Association’s Chief Executive, Richard Mollet, took part in a discussion panel entitled eBooks: the last page or a new chapter for libraries and publishers?, organised by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Libraries in the House of Commons.  Mollet outlined publishers’ strong historic track of working with librarians to ensure that that their patrons can borrow the books they want.

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DCM Europe

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DCM Europe is the continent’s only event dedicated to monetizing digital content within the media and entertainment industry. Each year at DCM Europe we bring together over 300 senior experts across the region in TV, film, sports, music, publishing, gaming and mobile.
This January DCM Europe will once again bring together the crème de la crème of the media and entertainment industry to share industry best practice with your peers, discuss the newest monetization programmes and learn about the technology set to re-shape how your consumers reach and view your content.

This year we’re planning to invigorate the programme with new topics, new speakers and new platforms including our brand new DCM² Talks.

DCM Europe 2013 is already to set to be an industry star-studded event with speakers including:
 

  • James Carson, Head of Digital Marketing, Bauer Media
  • Stephan Garandet, VP Digital Operations, Universal Music Group
  • Eric Huang, Publishing Director, Penguin Group (UK)
  • Ian Sayers Chief Architect for Digital & Mobile, Barclays
  • Will Mills, Director of Music & Content, Shazam

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2,115 book publishers registered for VAT in 2012

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There were 2,115 book publishers registered for VAT as at 12 March 2012. Of these book publishers:

  • 1,580 had four or fewer employees
  • 15 had more than 250 employees;
  • 95 had turnover of over £5m
  • 725 had turnover of up to and including £49,000;

For  further information see UK Business: Activity, Size and Location, 2012, published by the ONS on 3 October 2012 and look for SIC classification 5811 (book publishing) Tables B3.1 (Employment) and B3.2 Turnover).  

The Publishers Association’s International Conference 2012 – New Territories, New Audiences To take place in London on 13 December 2012

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Press Release London

London, 16 October 2012– The Publishers Association is pleased to announce that its International Conference 2012 – New Territories, New Audiences, will take place on Thursday 13th December at 30 Euston Square. The Keynote Speaker for the conference is Nick Baird, CEO of UK Trade & Investment.

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PA releases PA Market Report Singapore

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Singapore is a wealthy city-state, well-placed to benefit from the growth of emerging markets in Asia. It is a largely English-language market, with long-standing historical and cultural links with the UK. With post financial crisis deleveraging likely to continue to constrain economic growth in Europe and the US, can Singapore offer the prospect of an increase in profitable business to UK publishers? According to the author of the PA Market Report Singapore, Peter Schoppert , it can bearing in mind the following:

  • Singapore is already highly penetrated by UK and global English-language book businesses;
  • Singapore is a useful place to conduct business in the region;
  • Singapore’s interest in English-language books is of a practical and utilitarian nature;
  • Singapore’s retail book trade is contracting;
  • Singapore's ebook industry is in early stages but has the potential to take off very quickly;
  • Singapore Dollar is currently on a path of gradual appreciation against the currencies of its main trading partners (including the UK).

To find out more PA members and GPI Subscribers can access the full report (below), while visitors are able to purchase a copy through the PA's online bookshop, which includes the full table of contents for this report. 

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Free electronic access to publications for the REF 2014: Excellent progress made by PLS working together with publishers

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Publishers in the UK and abroad have shown their support for the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF), the new system for assessing the quality of research in UK universities and colleges, by agreeing to provide free electronic access to their journals and conference proceedings for the expert panels undertaking the assessment.

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Aid Projects Alert August/September 2012

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In this month's issue there are seven new projects,  six loan approvals and one tender.

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Publisher Accessibility Newsletter Issue 15 September 2012

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Welcome to the 15th issue of the Publisher Accessibility Newsletter

Current activities to help publishers meet the needs of people with print disabilities.

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PA compiles mini market profile on Turkey

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With Turkey as the market focus country at LBF 2013, and in view of the PA's collective stand at the forthcoming Istanbul Book Fair in November, the PA has compiled a mini market profile on Turkey to update PA members and subscribers to GPI on recent developments in the book market. 

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PA Sales Monitor half year figures show growth

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PA Sales Monitor January to June 2012 show growth.  PA member participating in these surveys can access this report by clicking on read more. Otherwise visitors can view the Press Release.

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Digital fiction sales see 188% growth by value

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Press Release London

London, 18 September 2012 –The Publishers Association’s Sales Monitor shows that the total invoiced value of digital fiction books sales reported by participating companies saw a huge increase of 188% by value in January-June 2012 in comparison to the same period in 2011. Other strongly performing categories include children’s digital books and digital non-fiction books, which increased by 171% and 128% respectively during the same period. Overall digital sales of general consumer titles (including fiction, non-fiction and children’s) increased from £30m to £84m between January-June 2011 and 2012.

These increases reflect overall growth of 89.1% in digital sales (from £77m to £145m)[1], while physical book sales fell 0.4% by value (from £985m to £982m) and 3.8% by volume (from 260m to 251m) over the period.

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