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15 January 2015

Europe’s Cultural Diversity Threatened by Commission’s Push for Uniformity

04 November 2014 Speaking at the Westminster Media Forum on Tuesday 4th November, Richard Mollet, Chief Executive of The Publishers Association, said that the new European Commission’s drive to impose a digital single market risks undermining Europe’s rich cultural diversity, and plays into the hands of American-based platform companies.  Richard Mollet said: “Publishers favour there…

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05 June 2015

Pilot Study on Remote E-Lending

5 June 2015 The remote e-lending pilot study, jointly commissioned by the Society of Chief Librarians and The Publishers Association, funded via the British Library Trust and Arts Council England (ACE) and developed and delivered by MTM London, has been instrumental in helping stakeholders – publishers, agents, authors, booksellers and libraries – better understand the…

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12 January 2016

PA Calls for UK Publishers to Go Back to School

12th January 2015 The Publishers Association (“The PA”) is calling on people working in publishing to give careers talks in schools, colleges and universities, and share the exciting job opportunities available in the industry.  Publishers are conscious of the need to attract a wider range of people so that its workforce remains innovative, dynamic and successful. In order to do this, young people need to know…

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03 October 2018

Entries open for The London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2019

The London Book Fair (LBF), in association with the Publishers Association, has opened online submissions for it’s sixth International Excellence Awards. The awards celebrate publishing success in 16 categories representing the best publishing ambassadors, innovative publishing, and ground-breaking initiatives in the industry. Awards are given to companies and individuals across the world and across sectors,…

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03 August 2016

Publishing industry reacts to Brexit

By Stephen Lotinga, CEO 03.08.2016 When I joined The Publishers Association I was determined that we would try to listen to all of our members views, particularly on those issues that matter most. So, in the aftermath of Brexit when government minister’s asked us what the industry felt about the decision, it seemed appropriate to…

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27 September 2018

New trends in publishing

Written by Eliza Kavanagh, Communications Manager for the Publishers Association, on Thursday 27th September 2018. Earlier this month, we were delighted to attend BIC’s New Trends in Publishing Seminar at Stationer’s Hall in London. In the lead up to Frankfurt, it can be a challenge to take time to reflect so it was a real…

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15 January 2015

Publishing goes from strength to strength

13 January 2015  Commenting on figures published today by the Government which show that the UK creative industries contribute £8.8million per hour to the UK economy, Richard Mollet, Chief Executive of The Publishers Association, said: “These figures show the UK publishing industry, and the whole UK creative sector, is going from strength to strength, both…

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16 July 2015

The PA Comments on Michael Gove’s Prisoner Book Ban Announcement

16th July 2015 In response to Michael Gove’s announcement on prisoner book restrictions, Richard Mollet, Chief executive of the Publishers Association, said: “Michael Gove’s relaxation of the restrictions placed on prisoners’ access to books is extremely welcome.  All the evidence points to access to books being a vital element in increasing literacy levels amongst prisoners;…

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30 March 2016

Textbooks Identified as Important to Reducing Teacher Workload

30th March 2016 The Publishers Association has welcomed the Report of the Independent Teacher Workload Review Group: Eliminating unnecessary workload around planning and teaching resources. Commenting Colin Hughes, Chair of The PA’s Education Publishers Council, said: “This important report puts a spotlight on those things which are contributing unnecessarily to teachers’ workload and highlights ways…

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14 September 2017

Building Inclusivity in Publishing Conference Back by Popular Demand

BBC’s Razia Iqbal announced as chair 13 November 2017, Coin Street Conference Centre   London, 13 September 2017: The London Book Fair and the Publishers Association have announced that the Building Inclusivity in Publishing conference will return for a second year on 13 November 2017, following the great success of the inaugural conference in 2016.…

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12 February 2015

IPA President Richard Charkin highlights priorities

Richard Charkin, 30th January Richard Charkin, the new President of the International Publishers Association (and former President of The Publishers Association) sets out his priorities for the organisation. The International Publishers Association (IPA) is a federation of more than 60 national, regional and specialist publishers’ associations.  Based in Geneva, Switzerland, IPA represents the interests of…

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26 March 2015

The PA’s new Copyright Infringement Portal goes live

26th March 2015 The Publishers Association’s new Copyright Infringement Portal is now live.  It has been updated to ensure publishers are better able to protect their works in the face of a huge amount of content being made available illegally on websites.  The new service has been developed specifically for The PA and is faster,…

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17 November 2015

Increasing quality of textbooks to be major focus at PA/BESA Education Conference

17th November 2015 The Publishers Association (“The PA”) and the British Education Suppliers Association (“BESA”) today launch guidance for publishers aimed at ensuring UK-produced textbooks are of the highest possible quality and meet the expectations of teachers and students. The Quality Guidelines, launched ahead of today’s PA / BESA Annual Education Conference in central London,…

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07 September 2015

International Literacy Day 2015

Joanna Prior , 8th September 2015 President of The Publishers Association, Trustee of the NLT and MD of Penguin General Books, Joanna Prior, discusses the importance of supporting International Literacy Day. While it may seem that every campaign and initiative now has a ‘Day’, for me, today, International Literacy Day, is one which deserves extra…

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27 April 2018

Round-up: The London Book Fair 2018

The Publishers Association, as ever, had a busy Fair—from social mobility to copyright, from rights fairs to award ceremonies — we could be found in all corners of Olympia supporting members, speaking for the industry and building relationships with visiting officials. This year, we hosted a number of high-profile attendees to the Fair, including Baroness…

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