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15 January 2015

PA calls for stability and cooperation in IP framework

London, 30 September 2014 – Appearing on a panel with IP Minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe at Conservative conference, PA chief executive Richard Mollet called on a future conservative government to stop the carousel of reviews into the IP framework and work with industry to ensure children understand the value of creativity and intellectual property. “We know…

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25 June 2015

Alibaba Group and China’s IPCC Strengthen Cooperation to Combat Online Infrinement

 Hangzhou, China, June 24, 2015  Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA) and The International Publishers Copyright Protection Coalition in China (“IPCC”) today announced they have strengthened their collaboration through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”). The MoU broadens the scope of an earlier agreement signed in August 2011. Under the new MoU, the parties will…

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26 April 2017

UK Publishing has record year up 7% to £4.8bn

26 April 2017 Figures released today by the Publishers Association shows that 2016 was a record breaking year for the publishing industry with sales of books and journals reaching £4.8bn, their highest ever level. The increase in sales of 7% on the previous year is the largest growth in a decade, when in 2007 digital…

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24 January 2017

Career Spotlight: Taylor & Francis

Ben Denne, Editorial Director, Humanities, Media & Arts Books, Taylor & Francis I am currently the Editorial director for Humanities, Media and Arts Books at Taylor & Francis. I manage a team of commissioning editors who are signing books across all of the subjects within these fields. The breadth of the subjects and markets my…

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15 January 2015

Winter joins Publishers Association as Director of Policy and Communications

London, 4 June 2014 –  Susie Winter has joined the Publishers Association (PA) as Director of Policy and Communications.  Working across the academic, trade and education publishing divisions, Winter will be responsible for developing and leading the PA’s work across the policy agenda as well as promoting the UK publishing industry at both a UK…

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25 September 2015

Mollet to Leave The Publishers Association

The Publishers Association Chief Executive Richard Mollet will be leaving the trade association in 2016 having accepted a role as Head of European Government Affairs at RELX Group where he will be part of the global government affairs team working across their publishing, business information and exhibitions businesses.  Commenting Joanna Prior, President of The PA,…

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25 May 2016

Publishers Association to Relaunch Publishers Green Network

25 May 2016 The PA is relaunching its Publishers Green Network (PCN) on Thursday 26th May 2016.  The Network aims to help those in the book industry increase sustainability and reduce their overall environmental impact.  The PCN looks at the complete process/supply chain for physical and ebooks by providing a networking/information sharing forum to facilitate…

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14 November 2017

Parliamentary Book Awards Shortlist Unveiled

Harriet Harman, Nick Clegg and former Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, are among the influential politicians who are on the shortlist for the inaugural Parliamentary Book Awards; the only political book awards voted for by parliamentarians. Launched by the Booksellers Association of UK and Ireland and the Publishers Association in 2016, the awards aim to…

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28 April 2015

Books Ain’t Dead – Long Live the Adaptive Platform

Colin Hughes, 28th April 2015 ‘And what do you do for a living?’ ‘Well, I publish textbooks.’ ‘Really? That must be a struggle now you can get it all free online? … And anyway, books – surely they’ll be replaced with tablets/MOOCs/videos/games won’t they?’ That is a standard conversational exchange for most of us in…

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21 September 2017

Guest Blog: Inclusivity at Faber

By Faber & Faber. Thursday 21 September 2017. Faber & Faber today pledged a commitment to inclusivity across the organisation by announcing a raft of initiatives. Inclusivity is a vital agenda in Faber’s plans for the future. These measures have been designed by a team from across the company, and will begin to address in…

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07 May 2015

Latest PA Figures Show Digital Innovation Driving Publisher Revenues

8th May 2015 – UK book and journal publishing a £4.3 billion sector  – Digital revenues account for 35%  – UK publishers performing strongly in export markets   Figures released today by The Publishers Association reveal the UK publishing industry to be maintaining its strength, diversity and innovation.  Overall book and academic journal sales remain steady…

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26 November 2015

PA Joins Effort to Tackle Poor Literacy Levels in UK

25th November 2015 The Publishers Association is delighted to have signed up to the National Literacy Forum’s Vision for Literacy Business Pledge 2016; joining forces with some of the UK’s leading businesses to tackle the challenge of poor literacy.  The Pledge provides a framework for businesses to help improve literacy levels across the UK. 41…

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11 June 2018

Audiobooks remain fastest growing sector in digital publishing

Audiobook downloads hit a record £31 million sales last year, up 22%, according to new figures released today by the Publishers Association which mark the start of Love Audio Week. The statistics, pre-released ahead of the Publishers Association’s annual publishing yearbook, show that the audiobook market continues to boom as audio publishers across the UK…

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15 January 2016

Publishing: the first Among Equals

Richard Mollet, 15th Jan 2016 It is with great wistfulness that I write my final blog for The PA’s website and bid farewell to very many friends and colleagues in The PA and beyond; but because in my new role with the RELX Group I will continue to see a great deal of some people…

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15 January 2015

PA Comment on appointment of Dame Gail Rebuck to the House of Lord

08 August 2014 Commenting on the appointment of Dame Gail Rebuck to the House of Lords, Richard Mollet, the Chief Executive of The PA said: “This peerage is a richly deserved honour.  Dame Gail Rebuck’s work in promoting adult literacy with the founding of Quick Reads, her support for booksellers as a driving force behind…

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25 June 2015

PA Launches New Way to Stay Connected to Publishing

26th June 2015 The Publishers Association has created a new service for self-employed people, either currently working within publishing or taking a career break, who wish to stay connected to the industry. PA Professional builds on the former PA Consultant Affiliate service and provides access to a wide range of opportunities for people wishing to…

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