Guidance for publishing companies seeking to collect data about the protected characteristics of authors, illustrators and translators has been released today by the Publishers Association. The toolkit, prepared by independent researchers following consultation with publishers, aims to help publishers navigate this area. It includes guidance on creating and sending out an author questionnaire, along with…
New research has found that up to 64% of publisher book revenue is estimated to be at risk if the government changes the current copyright laws.
To mark the Publishers Association's 125th anniversary, parliamentarians have provided recommendations for a Summer Reading List.
Exploring the Middle East is the second in our series of webinars for publishers. The Middle East provides an opportunity for members to grow their export business with rights sales and exports in trade and academic publishing, as well as the increasing number of book fairs and fellowship programmes. Learn more about the region from our expert speakers on the state of publishing, distribution, retail and rights.
Stacy currently leads the RNIB Bookshare UK Education Collection service which provides accessible, digital educational materials to learners with print disabilities; working directly with over 1,100 publishers and imprints; providing over 705,000 titles and growing. In Stacy’s professional and voluntary roles, she undertakes substantial work advocating for access to inclusion and equality in education for…
The trailblazers of the Publishing Assistant Apprenticeship have completed their training with 60% achieving distinctions.
The Publishers Association is proud to present the second list of Best New Voices in audiobook publishing for Love Audio Week. All of the narrators and audiobooks included in the list have been nominated by members of our Audio Publishers Group to showcase some of the talented and hardworking people in audio narration.
#LoveAudio returns for a fifth year and will run from Monday 12 to Friday 16 July 2021. The annual celebration will highlight the accessibility, creativity and innovation of audiobooks.
An alliance of organisations has launched the Save Our Books campaign in the face of a potentially devastating change to the UK’s copyright laws which could result in fewer books, by fewer authors, for fewer readers. Save Our Books is a joint campaign from the Publishers Association, the Society of Authors, the Association of Authors’…
Book adaptations attract on average 58% higher viewership of ‘high-end’ TV productions than original screenplays.
The first Publishing Assistant Apprentices have completed their training. We caught up with former apprentice, Zoe Mair, and Pearson's Head of Apprenticeships, Anne Ashworth, to ask them about their experiences.
A new report calls into question the Department for Education’s recently announced policy to hastily procure a single set of cheap and untested curriculum resources.
David Shelley, CEO of Hachette UK, has been elected to the position of President of the Publishers Association.
On Wednesday 28th April, the Publishers Association's Annual General Meeting took place virtually to reflect on achievements in 2020 and to mark the first opportunity to celebrate the Publishers Association's 125th Anniversary.