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09 October 2020

AI and the Future of Publishing

To mark the release of People Plus Machines: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Publishing, we gathered experts in intellectual property from across the public and research sectors to examine the impact of AI on book and journal publishing.

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07 October 2020

AI and Publishing: key takeaways

We spoke to Dan Conway, Director of External Affairs at the Publishers Association, and Catherine Etienne, Senior Associate at Frontier Economics, about what the People plus Machines: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Publishing report tells us about AI and publishing.

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04 September 2020

Northern Fiction Alliance and Publishers Association team up for Autumn workshop series

In the third year of their ongoing partnership, the Northern Fiction Alliance and Publishers Association are joining forces for a series of online workshops designed to upskill and inspire small publishers. The three workshops will cover how to break into the audiobook market (23 September), maximise title visibility online (1 October), and hire a Publishing…

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28 July 2020

Digital driving 2019 growth in academic publishing

Liz Ferguson (VP Editorial Development at Wiley and Chair of our Academic Publishers Council) and Andrew Robinson (Director of Higher Education EMEA at Cengage Learning and Chair of our Higher & Further Education Publishers Council) write about the highlights and trends for academic and professional, higher and further education publishing in 2019. 2019 saw the…

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27 July 2020

Expanding global customer base shows the value of educational books

Jane Harley, UK Policy & Partnerships Director at Oxford University Press and Chair of our Education Publishers Council, writes about the highlights and trends for education publishing in 2019. In these challenging times, it is good to look back on 2019 and reflect on some of the positives. Our expanding global customer base demonstrates the…

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24 July 2020

2019 was another stellar year for consumer publishing

David Shelley, CEO of Hachette UK and Chair of our Consumer Publishers Council, writes about the highlights and trends for consumer publishing in 2019. 2019 was another stellar year for consumer publishing. Sales income was up 3.5% to almost £2bn and both print and digital formats saw increases. Taking a broader view, the picture remains…

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22 July 2020

Publishing is an ‘export powerhouse’

Caroline Dinenage MP, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, writes about the importance of the UK’s publishing industry. At the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, we are incredibly proud of the UK’s publishing industry. It is fantastic to see that 2019 was its biggest year ever – with the industry growing by…

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22 July 2020

2019: A record-breaking year for publishing

Stephen Lotinga, CEO of the Publishers Association, reflects on 2019 and publishing’s response to the challenges that 2020 has brought. It’s a real pleasure to be able to share such a positive report on the state of publishing. Over the past year, the industry has not only shown itself to be resilient but to have…

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22 July 2020

2019 was the biggest year ever for UK publishing

The invoiced value of UK publisher sales of books, journals and rights/coeditions combined rose to £6.3bn in 2019, 4% higher than in 2018 and 20% higher than in 2015. The Publishers Association’s new figures show growth in both print and digital sales income. Exports remain crucial to the success of the industry, with export sales…

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