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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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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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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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02 November 2018

Publishers Association staff elected to IPA Committees

Two Publishers Association staff members were appointed to key Committees of the International Publishers Association (IPA) at their General Assembly held at Frankfurt Book Fair. William Bowes, our Director of Policy and General Counsel, was confirmed as the new Chair of IPA’s Copyright Committee and gave an address with his vision for their future work…

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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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28 September 2018

Axe the Reading Tax: eVAT Freedom Day

Written by Dan Conway, Head of Public Affairs and Research. Today is a hugely significant day for UK readers. As of today, which we’ve dubbed ”eVAT Freedom Day”, the UK is finally able to end a longstanding inconsistency between the way digital and print publications are taxed. Now it is for the UK government 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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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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15 June 2018

How can textbooks help raise attainment and reduce inequalities?

Read the government’s transcript of Nick Gibb’s speech at the summit here. Textbooks took front and centre stage at the International Textbook summit hosted at the Royal Society by the Department for Education and Cambridge Assessment. Speakers and delegates from around the world gathered to share best practice, debate the importance of textbooks, how we…

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11 June 2018

Audiobooks remain fastest growing sector in digital publishing

Audiobook downloads hit a record £31 million sales last year, up 22%, according to new figures released today by the Publishers Association which mark the start of Love Audio Week. The statistics, pre-released ahead of the Publishers Association’s annual publishing yearbook, show that the audiobook market continues to boom as audio publishers across the UK…

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05 June 2018

Making educational materials copyright free will harm education. Here’s why.

By William Bowes, Director of Policy at the Publishers Association At last week’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), organised by the World Intellectual Property Organisation, many delegates asked for educational materials to be made copyright free. This was presented as a solution to several learning and development goals. Whilst the goals are…

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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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