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17 September 2021

Publishers Association launch author data collection toolkit

Guidance for publishing companies seeking to collect data about the protected characteristics of authors, illustrators and translators has been released today by the Publishers Association. The toolkit, prepared by independent researchers following consultation with publishers, aims to help publishers navigate this area. It includes guidance on creating and sending out an author questionnaire, along with…

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20 July 2021

An interview with Stacy Scott, Chair of the Accessibility Action Group

Stacy currently leads the RNIB Bookshare UK Education Collection service which provides accessible, digital educational materials to learners with print disabilities; working directly with over 1,100 publishers and imprints; providing over 705,000 titles and growing. In Stacy’s professional and voluntary roles, she undertakes substantial work advocating for access to inclusion and equality in education for…

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07 June 2021

Save Our Books campaign launches as IPO opens consultation

An alliance of organisations has launched the Save Our Books campaign in the face of a potentially devastating change to the UK’s copyright laws which could result in fewer books, by fewer authors, for fewer readers. Save Our Books is a joint campaign from the Publishers Association, the Society of Authors, the Association of Authors’…

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