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04 December 2017

UK publishing sector ‘star export and productivity performer’

New independent research has shown that the British publishing industry generates up to £7.8bn GVA for the wider UK economy and supports more than 70,000 jobs in direct, indirect and induced impact. The Contribution of the Publishing Industry to the UK Economy – produced by Frontier Economics for the Publishers Association and to be launched…

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15 September 2017

Publishers Association launches 10 point inclusivity action plan

The Publishers Association has today announced a new 10 point industry-wide action plan to tackle inclusivity within the industry’s workforce to ensure publishers better reflect the UK population. This plan includes a new commitment to undertake an industry wide survey of the workforce of UK publishing houses, which will be published on an annual basis.…

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21 August 2017

Publishers Association comments on censorship in China

Responding to reports that Cambridge University Press has received instruction to block certain journal articles within China, Stephen Lotinga, Chief Executive of the Publishers Association said: “All publishers operating in China face restrictions. They are required to work through Chinese partners and comply through those partners with local law to be allowed to do so,…

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04 August 2017

Publishers Association Internship

By Eliza Kavanagh, Campaigns Executive for the Publishers Association. The Publishers Association is the UK’s leading representative body for the publishing industry. Publishers pay an annual membership fee in exchange for services and a unified voice in government and the media. Our work covers a broad range of activity — from fighting piracy to removing…

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24 July 2017

Publishers Association appoints Emma House as Deputy Chief Executive

The Publishers Association announced today that Emma House has been promoted as its new Deputy Chief Executive. Emma House has worked at the Publishers Association as Director of Publisher Relations for more than eight years. During this time she has run the Publishers Association’s Boards across all areas of the publishing industry, liaised with external…

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10 July 2017

Publishers Association appoints new General Counsel and Director of Policy

The Publishers Association announced today that William Bowes would be its new General Counsel and Director of Policy. William will join the Publishers Association from Cambridge University Press later this year, where he is currently General Counsel and Company Secretary, a position he has held since 2011. He has a particular speciality in copyright and…

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19 May 2017

Publishers Association comments on party manifestos

Commenting on the publication of the manifestos of the main political parties, Publishers Association chief executive Stephen Lotinga said: “We are delighted to finally see strong recognition in all the main parties’ manifestos of the importance of the UK’s creative industries – not just in terms of our cultural value but the economic contribution we…

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18 April 2017

The Publishers Association comments on early general election

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of her intention to call a general election Stephen Lotinga, Chief Executive of the Publishers Association, said: “At an incredibly important time in Britain’s future it is right for the public to have a say in the direction the government takes to ensure the long-term stability the country needs. The…

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17 January 2017

Brexit speech: What it means for publishing

Theresa May’s Brexit speech: What it means for publishing By Stephen Lotinga, Chief Executive of the Publishers Association Over the past six months we have all become familiar with the Prime Minister’s mantra that ‘Brexit means Brexit’. While this phrase has been derided in some quarters, it has served its purpose, which was to sensibly…

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02 December 2016

Why we launched the Textbook Challenge

By Stephen Lotinga, CEO of the Publishers Association Last week the Publishers Association launched a challenge: for every school child in England to have access to textbooks in the main subjects. At a time when teachers are struggling under heavy and sometimes unmanageable workloads, textbooks not only offer a way to reduce the amount of…

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15 November 2016

Tackling the reading challenge together

Joanna Prior, Chair of the Publishers Association’s Reading for Pleasure Group and MD of Penguin General Today the Publishers Association is one of a consortium of organisations putting its name to a new strategy paper that seeks to ensure that every child in this country can read well by the time they leave primary school…

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13 October 2016

Speakers announced for Building Inclusivity In Publishing conference

The Publishers Association and The London Book Fair’s Building Inclusivity in Publishing conference (15 November) has announced Crystal Mahey-Morgan, founder of story-telling brand OWN IT!, and Robyn Travis, author of Mama Can’t Raise No Man, as keynote conference speakers. Alongside the keynote speakers will be some of the biggest names in publishing including speakers from…

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14 September 2016

Publishers Association comments on EU copyright reform proposals

Commenting on the publication today of the Commission’s copyright reform package, Stephen Lotinga, Chief Executive of the Publishers Association, said: “This is a sensible set of proposals which recognises the role of both publisher and author within the copyright framework. “In a number of areas such as education and text and data mining the Commission…

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06 September 2016

The Publishers Association sets out priorities post-Brexit

The Publishers Association has set out the publishing industry’s key priorities for negotiations on the UK’s new relationship with the European Union, calling on the government to keep barriers to trade with the EU to an absolute minimum and to publish a clear plan to minimise business uncertainty. The Publishers Association is also calling for…

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