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05 December 2018

Education Publishers Conference 2018 : In case you missed it!

Written by Emma House, Deputy CEO of the Publishers Association, on Wednesday 5th December 2018. The day kicked off with discussions about the relationship between money and education standards – a contentious and often emotive issue that was stripped back to recent research and careful analysis by Professor Becky Allen, Director of the Centre for…

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30 November 2018

Parliamentary Book Awards Shortlist Unveiled

Ruth Davidson, Alan Johnson, Tessa Jowell and Yuval Noah Harari among shortlist. Shortlist highlights fight for gender equality in modern politics.  London. 7 November 2018: Ruth Davidson, Alan Johnson, Tessa Jowell, Isabel Hardman and Yuval Noah Harari are among those on the shortlist for the 2018 Parliamentary Book Awards, the only political book awards voted…

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22 November 2018

From banks to books

Maeve Dunne, Policy and Public Affairs Manager at the Publishers Association, talks about her experience of moving into the publishing sector. I work in policy and public affairs at the Publishers Association; communicating the interests of publishers to government. Prior to my role at the Publishers Asssociation, I worked in press for financial services, but…

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12 November 2018

New research outlines ‘integral role’ of academic publishing in UK

Academic publishing plays an integral role in the research and innovation ecosystem, according to independent research released today. The report, by Frontier Economics, sets out publishing’s contribution to the innovation cycle, incorporating existing research with stakeholder views. It finds that without the highly specialised and time-intensive tasks carried out by UK academic publishers, innovation may…

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22 October 2018

Outdated tax on digital publications costs £210 million a year and stunts growth

Axing VAT on digital publications could save UK consumers up to £210million and raise demand for epublications, according to new independent research released today that finds “a strong case” for zero-rating. UK readers currently pay 20% more in VAT for ebooks, ejournals, digital magazines and online newspaper subscriptions than their identical printed equivalents, which have…

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08 October 2018

Parliamentary Book Awards

Published on Monday 8th October 2018. 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…

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19 July 2018

Value of UK publishing industry increases 5% to £5.7bn

Published Thursday 19th July 2018. The UK publishing industry had a record-breaking year in 2017, with income up 5% to £5.7bn, according to new figures released today by the Publishers Association. The industry is already the number one exporter of books in the world and export income rose a further 8% to £3.4bn in 2017,…

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10 July 2018

Film, TV and theatre adaptations of books attract more revenue, viewers and critical acclaim

The UK publishing industry significantly increases the commercial and cultural value of film, television and theatre productions, acting as the foundation of the UK’s £92bn creative industries sector. Research launched today produced by Frontier Economics for the Publishers Association demonstrates the contribution of publishing to the wider creative industries. The Contribution of Publishing to the Wider…

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25 May 2018

Government must support cut to tax on reading and learning

Publishers have today called for the UK government to support new powers that would allow VAT to be removed on ebooks, audio books and online newspaper and magazine subscriptions in the UK. At a European Union meeting today (Friday), Finance ministers will discuss new proposals that would allow all member states to reduce the amount…

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10 April 2018

The Publishers Association launches a blueprint for UK publishing

The Publishers Association launches A Blueprint for UK Publishing with 10 priorities for government at The London Book Fair. The UK Government must be steadfast in its support for ‘gold standard’ intellectual property rights and radical in its commitment to promoting digital if the £7.8bn UK publishing industry is to make the most of global…

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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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