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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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14 September 2017

Building Inclusivity in Publishing Conference Back by Popular Demand

BBC’s Razia Iqbal announced as chair 13 November 2017, Coin Street Conference Centre   London, 13 September 2017: The London Book Fair and the Publishers Association have announced that the Building Inclusivity in Publishing conference will return for a second year on 13 November 2017, following the great success of the inaugural conference in 2016.…

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13 September 2017

Guest Blog: Paddy Johnston of the Avid Readers Book Club

By Paddy Johnston, Group Communications Manager, Hachette Wednesday 13 September 2017. The Avid Readers Book Club is a reading scheme for primary schools. It was set up by a sub-group of our Changing the Story Diversity and Inclusion group, as part of our broader Changing the Story programme to promote diversity and inclusion at Hachette…

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11 September 2017

GDPR and Implications for Publishers Seminar September 2017

The Publishers Association held a seminar on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its implications for publishers sponsored by the Publishing Licensing Society on Friday 8 September 2017. The presentation from this seminar is available to PA members only from the link below. To view the link members need to login to the PA…

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21 August 2017

Publishers Association comments on censorship in China

Responding to reports that Cambridge University Press has received instruction to block certain journal articles within China, Stephen Lotinga, Chief Executive of the Publishers Association said: “All publishers operating in China face restrictions. They are required to work through Chinese partners and comply through those partners with local law to be allowed to do so,…

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24 July 2017

Publishers Association appoints Emma House as Deputy Chief Executive

The Publishers Association announced today that Emma House has been promoted as its new Deputy Chief Executive. Emma House has worked at the Publishers Association as Director of Publisher Relations for more than eight years. During this time she has run the Publishers Association’s Boards across all areas of the publishing industry, liaised with external…

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16 June 2017

One in ten now listening to audiobooks according to Publishers Association

More people are listening to audiobooks than ever before, according to new figures released today. The research from Nielsen’s UK Books & Consumers survey shows that in 2016 5.5million people bought or listened to an audiobook (on CD/tape/downloaded/streamed), an increase of 3% on two years previously.  The number buying/listening via downloading/streaming was 12% higher in…

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19 May 2017

Publishers Association comments on party manifestos

Commenting on the publication of the manifestos of the main political parties, Publishers Association chief executive Stephen Lotinga said: “We are delighted to finally see strong recognition in all the main parties’ manifestos of the importance of the UK’s creative industries – not just in terms of our cultural value but the economic contribution we…

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26 April 2017

UK Publishing has record year up 7% to £4.8bn

26 April 2017 Figures released today by the Publishers Association shows that 2016 was a record breaking year for the publishing industry with sales of books and journals reaching £4.8bn, their highest ever level. The increase in sales of 7% on the previous year is the largest growth in a decade, when in 2007 digital…

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18 April 2017

The Publishers Association comments on early general election

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of her intention to call a general election Stephen Lotinga, Chief Executive of the Publishers Association, said: “At an incredibly important time in Britain’s future it is right for the public to have a say in the direction the government takes to ensure the long-term stability the country needs. The…

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11 April 2017

Transcript: Charles Clark Memorial Lecture April 2017

The Charles Clark Memorial Lecture is the annual Copyright Keynote Lecture at The London Book Fair, Olympia. This year it took place at 16.00–17.30 on Wednesday 15th March 2017. The lecture addressed the compromise between exclusive rights and reasonable “fair uses” in the digital age, by two experts on the Fair Use doctrine. Judge Pierre…

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24 March 2017

CAMEO award winners revealed

Four outstanding book adaptations from the past two years have been honoured at a special ceremony tonight at Soho House for the inaugural Creativity Across Media: Entertainment & Originality Awards (CAMEO).   Deliberated by a cross-section of creative industry professionals including digital film makers, literary editors and theatre programmers, the judging panel chose 45 Years,…

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