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02 July 2020

Summer Stories

The Publishers Association is delighted to present its 2020 summer audio reading list for parliamentarians. All of the audiobooks included in this list have been nominated by our members to represent some of the most exciting titles launched this summer.

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21 May 2020

An interview with our President, Annie Callanan

What inspired you to pursue a career in information technology and how have you ended up in publishing? My career started on Wall Street at an M&A firm that became not only a pioneer in the development of database technologies but a leading data publisher with an expanding focus on the strategic application of technology…

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15 May 2020

Peter Phillips on his year as President

Peter Phillips looks back on his year as President of the Publishers Association: It’s hard to believe that almost a year has passed since my appointment, but when I look back over that time, I am impressed by the scale of our achievements. When I spoke at the 2019 Annual General Meeting, I stressed the…

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02 October 2019

Submissions for the 2019 Parliamentary Book Awards are now open

Submissions for the 2019 Parliamentary Book Awards are now closed. Publishers are invited to nominate books and authors for this year’s awards under the following categories: Best Memoir or Biography by a Parliamentarian Best Non-Biographical Book by a Parliamentarian Best Political Book by a non-Parliamentarian Booksellers will then be invited to select a shortlist in…

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31 July 2019

Visiting Shanghai Children’s Book Fair: An unquestionable success

Claire Culliford was interested in going to China, but as an author, it didn’t make sense for her to exhibit. She contacted our international book fairs manager Gloria Bailey and, with Gloria’s help, was able to travel to Shanghai Children’s Book Fair. Gloria helped her secure funding for travel from the Department of International Trade’s Export…

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31 July 2019

Quality Control

Dan Conway is Director of External Affairs at the Publishers Association. Today, the Publishers Association is marking the publication of Quality Control: Reading, publishing and the modern attention economy, a report by cross-party think-tank Demos. We supported Demos in its work looking at how the digital reading and content environments impact readers of the future.…

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28 May 2019

Interview with the Society of Young Publishers

Founded in 1949, the Society of Young Publishers is a volunteer-run organisation that supports junior and aspiring publishing professionals across the UK and Ireland. We caught up with them for a quick chat. Let’s start with an easy one – what exactly is the Society of Young Publishers? The SYP is a volunteer-run organisation that…

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23 May 2019

Get a Job in Publishing Conference

We travelled to Manchester with the bks agency for a full day conference on how to get a job in publishing with the Northern Fiction Alliance. The packed programme included special guest speakers from across publishing who offer their top tip for publishing job-seekers in this short video.

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21 May 2019

Interview with Peter Phillips

Wednesday 22nd May 2019. An interview with Peter Phillips, President of the Publishers Association and Chief Executive of Cambridge University Press. What do you hope to achieve as President? In talking to a wide range of publishers about the Publishers Association before I took up my post, three priorities emerged consistently. People wanted us to…

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26 April 2019

10 things you didn’t know about Intellectual Property

Written by the Publishers Association. Today, we are celebrating World Intellectual Property Day and the role that intellectual property (IP) rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity. Here are ten things you might not know about intellectual property: World IP Day is a celebration coordinated by the World Intellectual Property Office. WIPO is the global…

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12 April 2019

UK Publishing: An economic powerhouse

Transcribed from Peter Phillips‘ inaugural address as Publishers Association President at the Publishers Association’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 10th April 2019 at Science Gallery London.  Good afternoon everyone. I’m really honoured to be here as the new President of the Publishers Association. I’ve been lucky to have had two great predecessors in Charlie Redmayne…

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27 March 2019

Accessible Publishing and the Marrakesh Treaty: Are you ready?

Published Wednesday 27th March 2019 by the Publishers Association. This year’s Accessibility Action Group seminar was held on Thursday 14th of March at the end of the London Book Fair. This didn’t deter delegates in the slightest and the seminar was a huge success—The Faculty was packed and no-one was going anywhere until they were…

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26 February 2019

Overcoming Brexit Uncertainty for Society Publishing

February 25, 2019 | Written by William Bowes, Director Of Policy, Publishers Association. First published on The Wiley Network. Nearly three years after the EU referendum, the Parliamentary debate on Brexit still seems stuck on the issue of the so called “Northern Irish Backstop,” or keeping an open border between the north and the rest…

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