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PA's PR 18 January 2018

Since the last edition of PA's PR, the PA has launched an online toolkit to help members prepare for upcoming changes to data protection regulations; entries are now open for the CAMEO Awards and the British Book Awards; and entries have been extended for the International Excellence Awards.  

PA's PR 13 December 2017

Since the last edition of PA's PR, the PA has published a report from Frontier Economics on the value of the UK publishing industry, the winners of the Parliamentary Book Awards have now been announced and a report on the transition to open access has shown that over a third of UK-authored research articles are now freely available on publication.

PA's PR 23 November 2017

Since the last edition of PA's PR, Creative Industries Minister Matt Hancock described publishing as the UK's "shop window to the world" as he gave the keynote speech at the Building Inclusivity in Publishing conference last week; the shortlist for the Parliamentary Book Awards have been released; and the third #workinpublishing week saw a packed week of activity and engagement.

PA's PR 9 November 2017

Since the last edition of PA's PR, Creative Industries Minister Matt Hancock has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at the Building Inclusivity in Publishing Conference, the PA has been getting ready for the return of #workinpublishing week next week and the Creative Industries Council held a reception in parliament where it revealed a survey showing widespread support for the creative industries amongst parliamentarians.

PA's PR  18 October 2017

Since the last edition of PA's PR, additional speakers have been confirmed for this year's Building Inclusivity in Publishing conference and for the PA/BESA Educational Publishers Conference, the PA has hired new Heads of Communications and Public Affairs and we have confirmed partners for this year's #workinpublishing week.

PA's PR 2 October 2017

Since the last edition of PA's PR, the PA has launched a 10-point industry-wide action plan and targets which aim to tackle inclusivity within the publishing workforce, submissions for the Parliamentary Book Awards are now open to publishers, #workinpublishingweek is returning this year from Monday 13 November and the PA is organising the UK Pavilion at the Taipei International Book Fair.

PA's PR 13 September 2017

Since the last edition of PA's PR, the PA and The London Book Fair have announced that the Building Inclusivity in Publishing Conference is returning for its second year, new figures have shown that the Spare Room Project has supported 35 guests to date and Professor Dame Alison Peacock has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for the  PA/BESA Educational Publishers Conference.

PA's PR 16 August 2017

Since the last edition of PA's PR, the PA has worked with the Bookseller to publish internship guidelines for publishers, two new SME publisher workshops have been launched and a Turkish publisher and a Turkish publishing house have been awarded the International Publishers Association's Prix Voltaire.

PA's PR 24 July 2017

Since the last edition of PA's PR, Emma House has been promoted to Deputy CEO of the Publishers Association, initial details for next year's PA BESA Education Publishing Conference have been released and the PA is organising a Collective Stand for Frankfurt Book Fair

PA's PR 12 July 2017

Since the last edition of PA's PR, William Bowes from Cambridge University Press has been appointed as our new General Counsel and Director of Policy, the PA has announced a half-day seminar for members on upcoming data protection laws, the PA's Emma House has spoken about accessibility in publishing and publishers have supported a new vocational course at UCL aimed at increasing diversity in publishing.