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23 February 2018

Hybrid journals vital for extending author choice, research shows

Hybrid journals play an important role in extending author choice, a report by the Publishing Research Consortium, Research Consulting and Pleiade Management & Consultancy has shown. The report, which aims to understand authors’ motivations when selecting to publish in Hybrid Open Access journals, found the most important factor for researchers when deciding where to publish…

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01 September 2015

This Political Spring Promises Fresh Challenges

1st September 2015  The sun-tans are fading, school shoes are getting their first airing and policy statements are being dusted down and honed for the coming months of debate. September’s political rentrée is upon us and although it is technically Autumn there is always a more Spring-like feel to the air as we anticipate the…

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27 April 2018

Book Fairs Update

Written by Gloria Bailey (International Book Fairs Manager). It has been a busy start to the year for book fairs—we took publishers to Taipai in February, Bologna in March and, finally, to London in April. If you are thinking about venturing into international markets, there are plenty of opportunities coming up, from fellowship programmes in…

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15 January 2015

Horne joins Publishers Association

08 January 2015 Brean Horne has joined The Publishers Association as its new Policy and Communications Executive following an internship at the BBC.  Brean is a law graduate from Sussex University and comes to The PA via Creative Access which provides opportunities for paid internships in the creative industries for young people of graduate (or…

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01 February 2016

Francis Gurry, WIPO, to boost stellar line-up of copyright speakers at International Congress, April 2016

1st February 2016 Copyright in publishing will be a key theme at the Congress   Francis Gurry, Director General of Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organisation, is confirmed to speak at the 31st International Publishers Congress in London in April 2016.  He will speak on a panel chaired by Paul Doda, Chair of the IPA Copyright Committee.…

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22 March 2017

International Excellence Awards 2017: winners announced

The winners of The London Book Fair International Excellence Awards, in association with The Publishers Association and sponsored by Hytex, have been announced at a prestigious awards ceremony held tonight, on the first day of LBF. The Bookstore of the Year Award, sponsored by Gardners, went to Paris-based Shakespeare and Company for “the way it…

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28 September 2018

Gloria Bailey on Beijing Book Fair

Written by Gloria Bailey, Overseas Trade Manager on Friday 28th September 2018. The Chinese market is undoubtedly of increasing interest to UK publishers. Those who have exhibited at the fair in recent years have seen their business in China grow significantly. One of the Publsihers Association’s regular exhibitors has seen an increase of 400% on…

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15 January 2015

Research shows UK leads global publishing of new titles

15 October 2014 Latest figures from the International Publishers Association show that the UK is leading the world in the publication of new titles. In measuring the number of titles published per million inhabitants, UK publishers lead the world with 2,875 new titles, over 1000 titles more per million people than the next highest producer,…

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17 August 2015

The Much Anticipated British Book Design and Production Awards Shortlist

14th August 2015 The BPIF, together with Oxford Brookes University, The Publishers Association and The Booksellers are proud to announce the shortlist for the British Book Design and Production Awards 2015. With 17 categories, and a record number of entries, the annual awards remains the UK’s premiere event for book design and production.   A…

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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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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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25 August 2017

What’s so Special about Special Sales?

By Emma House, Deputy CEO, The Publishers Association 25.08.2017 Over the past years we’ve seen much talk in the trade press about special sales, so we’re taking this opportunity to run through the benefits of special sales, both to the publisher and also to the author. What are special sales? Special sales is a different…

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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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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

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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