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02 December 2016

Why we launched the Textbook Challenge

By Stephen Lotinga, CEO of the Publishers Association Last week the Publishers Association launched a challenge: for every school child in England to have access to textbooks in the main subjects. At a time when teachers are struggling under heavy and sometimes unmanageable workloads, textbooks not only offer a way to reduce the amount of…

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25 November 2016

Survey finds 63% of teachers could make more use of textbooks

An independent survey released today by the Publishers Association, shows that 63% of primary and secondary teachers in English schools could be making more use of textbooks, while one in five don’t use them at all. This is despite the fact that the survey also showed that more than 90% of teachers say they believe…

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15 November 2016

Tackling the reading challenge together

Joanna Prior, Chair of the Publishers Association’s Reading for Pleasure Group and MD of Penguin General Today the Publishers Association is one of a consortium of organisations putting its name to a new strategy paper that seeks to ensure that every child in this country can read well by the time they leave primary school…

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03 August 2016

Publishing industry remains confident post-Brexit

3 August 2016 More than 70% of publishers remain committed to their business investment plans despite Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, a survey of UK publishing houses by the Publishers Association has found. The survey also identified key priorities for the industry going forward which included ensuring a strong government commitment to copyright…

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10 May 2016

UK-China Copyright Week

By Emma House, Director of Publisher Relations 10.05.2016   The PA was privileged to have been part of the recent UK-China Copyright Week in China in which the publishing industry played a key role in a series of activities led by Dr Ros Lynch, Director of Copyright and Enforcement of the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO).…

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18 April 2016

World Book Day is a Phenomenon — a look back at the 2016 campaign

By Emma House, Director of Publisher Relations 18.04.2016 “World Book Day is a phenomenon”. So exclaimed Sara Cox on BBC Radio 2 on World Book Day (3rd March  2016), and her comment was timely: this year’s WBD surpassed all others. As the joint BA/PA initiative is about to embark on its 20thanniversary, we reflect on the…

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18 April 2016

Stephen Lotinga: the first 100 days

Stephen Lotinga, 11 April 2016 Approaching my 100th day at The Publishers Association offers an opportune moment to share my first impressions of the job and to set out some priorities for the future. In politics, where I’ve spent much of my working life, the 100-day milestone is often seen as a bellwether for future…

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08 April 2016

New Export Figures Show Global Reach of UK Publishing Industry

8th April 2016 New figures released today by The Publishers Association show the international demand of UK published material and how educational publishing remains the powerhouse of the UK publishing industry’s export business.    Total export revenues were £1.42 billion in 2015 but a combination of education, academic and ELT (English Language Training) accounted for…

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01 April 2016

PA to recruit 10,000 Reading Ambassadors by 2020 to boost literacy

1st April 2016   The Publishers Association is today calling on members of the public to share their love of reading by volunteering to become Reading Ambassadors in their local communities. The new initiative is designed to encourage volunteers to undertake a range of activities to promote more reading for pleasure, from starting a book group…

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04 February 2016

UK Publishing: 2016 and Beyond

Joanna Prior, President of the Publishers Association 02/02/2016 UK publishing is in rude health.  It is currently worth £4.3bn to the UK economy, of which well over a third is now coming from digital sales – proof that our industry has adapted and embraced the digital disruption of the last decade.  Encouragingly, the physical book…

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08 January 2016

Access to Research Initiative Given Green Light to Continue

8th January 2016 The Access to Research  initiative, which gives users in public libraries free access to over 10 million academic articles, has been given the green light by publishers and librarians to continue. The service was originally launched as a pilot by the Universities and Science Minister in 2014, in order to support expanded…

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07 January 2016

The PA responds to SOA open letter on author contracts

7th Janurary 2016 Responding to an open letter written by The Society of Authors ,regarding author contracts, the Publishers Association chief executive, Richard Mollet, commented: “Publishers share the frustration of the author community that it is increasingly difficult for authors to make a decent living from their writing.  However, we locate the principal source of…

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04 January 2016

PA announces Stephen Lotinga as new Chief Executive

London, Monday 4 th January 2016  The Publishers Association has appointed Stephen Lotinga as its new Chief Executive.  Lotinga is a communications specialist with experience in government, business and the public sector and replaces Richard Mollet, who leaves the Association to take up a role within the Relx Group.  He joins The PA from the…

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09 December 2015

The PA Comments on DSM Communication from EU Commission

Commenting on the Communication ‘Towards a modern, more European copyright framework‘ issued today by the European Commission, Richard Mollet, Chief Executive of The Publishers Association, said:  “Given the central importance copyright plays in the remuneration of authors and publishers, it is a relief to see that the Commission is beginning to appreciate the need to…

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26 November 2015

The PA Responds to Spending Review

26th November 2015  In response to the latest spending review, the PA’s Chief Executive, Richard Mollet, said: “With the highly pessimistic trailing of this spending review it was perhaps inevitable that the Chancellor would end up producing a less troubling picture than feared. But as ever the devil will be in the detail which we…

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20 November 2015

The PA launches #workinpublishing week

20 November 2015 The Publishers Association has launched a new campaign to raise awareness and change perceptions about publishing as a career option for 16+ students, especially those from under-represented backgrounds. Publishers are very conscious that the industry needs to attract a wider range of people. To achieve this, young people need to know about…

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18 November 2015

”Textbooks Work” Says Nick Gibb at PA/BESA Education Conference

17th November 2015 Minister of State for Schools, Nick Gibb MP, has given his clearest support to date for the use of textbooks in schools.  Mr Gibb was addressing the annual PA/BESA Education Conference in Central London a year on from his controversial appearance at the same event when he challenged publishers to raise the…

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