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08 April 2016

New Export Figures Show Global Reach of UK Publishing Industry

8th April 2016 New figures released today by The Publishers Association show the international demand of UK published material and how educational publishing remains the powerhouse of the UK publishing industry’s export business.    Total export revenues were £1.42 billion in 2015 but a combination of education, academic and ELT (English Language Training) accounted for…

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02 October 2017

Parliamentary Book Awards return for a second year

The Booksellers Association and the Publishers Association are delighted to announce that the Parliamentary Book Awards – the only book award curated by bookshops and voted on by parliamentarians – is returning this year, with submissions opening to all UK publishers from today.   The awards will be presented at a ceremony at the House…

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03 March 2015

The Case for Copyright Reform

Richard Mollet, 23rd February Those people eagerly advocating reform of copyright need to raise their game in terms of getting evidence to back up their opinions.  Those who maintain that urgent reform is not required should hold their nerve and wait to see what proposals are actually made. Stand in the middle of Brussels and…

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11 September 2017

GDPR and Implications for Publishers Seminar September 2017

The Publishers Association held a seminar on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its implications for publishers sponsored by the Publishing Licensing Society on Friday 8 September 2017. The presentation from this seminar is available to PA members only from the link below. To view the link members need to login to the PA…

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09 April 2015

The PA and AAA Publish Guidelines for Contract Negotiations

9th April 2015 Members of The Publishers Association’s Trade Publishers Council (TPC) and the Association of Authors’ Agents (AAA) have agreed a set of good practice guidance for the process of agreeing contracts. Both parties had become concerned about the delays being caused in negotiating and concluding contracts which in turn was leading to a…

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20 November 2015

The PA launches #workinpublishing week

20 November 2015 The Publishers Association has launched a new campaign to raise awareness and change perceptions about publishing as a career option for 16+ students, especially those from under-represented backgrounds. Publishers are very conscious that the industry needs to attract a wider range of people. To achieve this, young people need to know about…

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18 September 2015

Dealing with the (New) Labour Leadership

Richard Mollet, 18th September 2015 It is ironic that the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party is causing a more dramatic change in UK politics than the General Election result in May.  Four months ago, the ramifications of the result were relatively minor as the Lib Dems were ushered out of…

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27 April 2018

Charles Clark Memorial Lecture 2018

Published Friday 27 April 2018. Delegates at The London Book Fair this year heard from Andrus Ansip, Vice President of the European Commission and European Commissioner for the Digital Single Market, on the copyright reform package, which aims to update the EU’s copyright laws for the digital age. Watch the video for the full speech,…

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15 January 2015

New Officers Appointed by Publishers Association

London, 23 May 2014 – The PA has announced the appointment of new Officers with Dominic Knight, Chairman of Palgrave Macmillan appointed as President, and Joanna Prior, Managing Director, Penguin, as Vice President and Treasurer.  Knight previously served as Vice President under the new Past President Nick Fowler, Managing Director of Elsevier, while Prior previously…

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11 February 2016

PA Celebrates Placement of 500th Creative Access Intern

11th February 2016 In response to the placement of the 500th Creative Access intern, PA Chief Executive, Stephen Lotinga commented:  “Congratulations to Creative Access on placing their 500th intern. Publishing is delighted to have played a part in increasing job opportunities in the creative industries for those from BAME backgrounds.  Nearly 90 interns have now…

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24 March 2017

CAMEO award winners revealed

Four outstanding book adaptations from the past two years have been honoured at a special ceremony tonight at Soho House for the inaugural Creativity Across Media: Entertainment & Originality Awards (CAMEO).   Deliberated by a cross-section of creative industry professionals including digital film makers, literary editors and theatre programmers, the judging panel chose 45 Years,…

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02 November 2018

Publishers Association staff elected to IPA Committees

Two Publishers Association staff members were appointed to key Committees of the International Publishers Association (IPA) at their General Assembly held at Frankfurt Book Fair. William Bowes, our Director of Policy and General Counsel, was confirmed as the new Chair of IPA’s Copyright Committee and gave an address with his vision for their future work…

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15 January 2015

Sieghart Report captures vital importance of public library service

18 December 2014 The Publishers Association today welcomed the publication of William Sieghart’s Independent Library Report for England. Commenting, Richard Mollet, Chief Executive of The PA, said: “The Sieghart Report captures the vital importance of the public library service and the urgent need for action to sustain it.  The PA fully supports the Report’s call…

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10 September 2015

Anti-Piracy Breakfast at Frankfurt Book Fair 2015

10th September 2015 On Friday 16th October 2015 at Frankfurt Bok Fair; the Publishers Association, the Association of American Publishers and International Publishers Association will host this year’s Anti-Piracy Breakfast.        The event will take place from 08:00 – 10:00 in room “Kontakt” on C1 of the Congress Centre, during which a light…

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12 May 2016

Strong year for UK publishing industry as it grows to £4.4bn

Friday 13 May 2016  New figures released today by The Publishers Association shows that the UK publishing industry is in good health with total sales or book and journal publishing up to £4.4bn in 2015. The figures also revealedthe UK’s love affair with the printed book is far from over as for the first time…

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12 October 2017

Professor Dame Alison Peacock to headline Educational Publishing Conference

The chief executive of the Chartered College of Teaching, which aims to place research and evidence ‘at the heart of learning for teachers’, Professor Dame Alison Peacock is to give the opening keynote at the PA/BESA Educational Publishing Conference.  She will speak alongside primary and secondary school teachers and headteachers and education research experts. The…

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20 March 2015

Our New Website

Richard Mollet, 19th March 2015 The appearance of a website is a pretty good indicator of its year of provenance, with the design cues and functionality of a site acting like annular rings on a tree stump.  It was obvious that our old site was showing its age, the colour palette and layout were decidedly…

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