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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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08 May 2018

Incoming president Charlie Redmayne urges publishers to raise literacy levels in disadvantaged communities

Incoming president Charlie Redmayne (CEO of HarperCollins) delivered his first address to members at our Annual General Meeting, outlining the key themes of his presidency: copyright, competition and opportunity. He urges publishers to sign up to The Literacy Project and lend their support to areas with the greatest literacy needs. Read Charlie’s full address below. Over…

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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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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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27 April 2018

Round-up: The London Book Fair 2018

The Publishers Association, as ever, had a busy Fair—from social mobility to copyright, from rights fairs to award ceremonies — we could be found in all corners of Olympia supporting members, speaking for the industry and building relationships with visiting officials. This year, we hosted a number of high-profile attendees to the Fair, including Baroness…

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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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