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14 March 2018

Piracy, privacy and the Digital Charter

By William Bowes, Director of Policy & General Counsel The UK government recently launched its Digital Charter, designed to make the UK a great place to operate and innovate in the digital space, while managing the risks associated with the internet. The charter will see new norms established and rules drawn up over the course of the next few years, aimed at making the internet work for…

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23 February 2018

Hybrid journals vital for extending author choice, research shows

Hybrid journals play an important role in extending author choice, a report by the Publishing Research Consortium, Research Consulting and Pleiade Management & Consultancy has shown. The report, which aims to understand authors’ motivations when selecting to publish in Hybrid Open Access journals, found the most important factor for researchers when deciding where to publish…

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15 January 2018

Data and publishing: helping you prepare for GDPR

By William Bowes, Director of Policy & General Counsel Login with your PA username and password to view the GDPR toolkit. Data is an increasingly essential tool for all of us involved in the world of publishing. It helps us manage our people, maintain our rights, liaise with authors, get our products and services to…

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12 January 2018

The Publishers Association launches data protection toolkit

The Publishers Association is today launching a new online toolkit for members to help them prepare for the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will introduce widespread changes to data protection laws in Europe. The resources, which have been developed for the PA by law firm Harbottle & Lewis together with technology consultancy Stigmergist,…

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12 January 2018

Andrus Ansip to keynote Charles Clark Memorial Lecture 2018

Delegates at The London Book Fair will this year hear 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. Ansip was appointed Vice-President of the European Commission with responsibility for the…

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13 December 2017

MPs Choose Clegg’s How to Stop Brexit as Top Non-Fiction Book of 2017

Nick Clegg, Harriet Harman and Brendan Cox have been announced as the winners of the second Parliamentary Book Awards, as voted for by MPs and members of the House of Lords. Nick Clegg won Best Non-Fiction by a Parliamentarian for How to Stop Brexit (And Make Britain Great Again), The Sunday Times Bestseller, in which…

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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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14 November 2017

Parliamentary Book Awards Shortlist Unveiled

Harriet Harman, Nick Clegg and former Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, are among the influential politicians who are on the shortlist for the inaugural Parliamentary Book Awards; the only political book awards voted for by parliamentarians. Launched by the Booksellers Association of UK and Ireland and the Publishers Association in 2016, the awards aim to…

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12 October 2017

Professor Dame Alison Peacock to headline Educational Publishing Conference

The chief executive of the Chartered College of Teaching, which aims to place research and evidence ‘at the heart of learning for teachers’, Professor Dame Alison Peacock is to give the opening keynote at the PA/BESA Educational Publishing Conference.  She will speak alongside primary and secondary school teachers and headteachers and education research experts. The…

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06 October 2017

Guest Blog: Books in the Nick

By Books in the Nick, Give a Book. Friday 6 October 2017. Books in the Nick was started by Give a Book in collaboration with Special Constable Steve Whitmore of the Metropolitan Police.  Books in the Nick supplies custody suites with books for detainees to read and keep. In 2016, the project supplied books to…

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02 October 2017

Parliamentary Book Awards return for a second year

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 a ceremony at the House…

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20 September 2017

Guest Blog: Egmont supports local primary school

By Egmont Publishing Wednesday 20 September 2017. Exactly a year ago, staff started doing volunteer reading at our closest primary school, Avondale Park. For our editors, whose role it is to create books for this age group, it was a wonderful opportunity to spend a quiet hour sitting and reading with the children we want to…

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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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