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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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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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