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15 January 2015

One Third of Publishers’ Revenues are Digital

London, 2 May 2014 – The Publishers Association Statistics Yearbook 2013 (PASY) published today highlights how the revenues from books and academic journals in the UK stand at £4.7 billion, with £1.5 billion (29%) of these being derived from digital services. In the UK’s £3.4 billion books market, digital and physical shares are at a…

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15 January 2015

New Officers Appointed by Publishers Association

London, 23 May 2014 – The PA has announced the appointment of new Officers with Dominic Knight, Chairman of Palgrave Macmillan appointed as President, and Joanna Prior, Managing Director, Penguin, as Vice President and Treasurer.  Knight previously served as Vice President under the new Past President Nick Fowler, Managing Director of Elsevier, while Prior previously…

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15 January 2015

Government announces it will continue to fund the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU)

23 October 2014                                                                                                                                                                           The Publishers Association strongly welcomes today’s announcement by the Government that it will continue to fund the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU).  Commenting, Richard Mollet, Chief Executive of The PA, said: “As partners with PIPCU in their fight against online IP infringement we are delighted to hear its funding is secure…

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15 January 2015

Europe’s Cultural Diversity Threatened by Commission’s Push for Uniformity

04 November 2014 Speaking at the Westminster Media Forum on Tuesday 4th November, Richard Mollet, Chief Executive of The Publishers Association, said that the new European Commission’s drive to impose a digital single market risks undermining Europe’s rich cultural diversity, and plays into the hands of American-based platform companies.  Richard Mollet said: “Publishers favour there…

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15 January 2015

Digital Growth continues for Publishers

London, 21 July 2014– The Publishers Association Digital Sales Monitor April 2014 released today reveals that digital sales have continued to increase across the industry. Digital sales increased from £119.9m from January-April 2013 to £132.5m in the same period this year, a rise of 10.5%. This continues the increasingly strong performance of the digital formats…

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15 January 2015

Creative Industries Council publishes vision for growth

London, 3 July 2014 – The Creative Industries Council (CIC), has launched its strategy to deliver growth across the sector.  The report, Create UK, makes a series of recommendations that, if implemented, will result in growth in the creative industries. To read the report click here                These recommendations cover five priority areas…

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15 January 2015

New EU funding opportunities for the ICT and publishing sectors

16 January 2014   Press Release The EU-funded network TISP (Technologies and Innovation for Smart Publishing) aims to connect the publishing and technology sectors, and it encourages its members to apply for EU funding London, 16 January 2014– Richard Mollet, CEO, The Publishers Association, said:“The interactions between European publishing and technology companies are of increasing…

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07 January 2015

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