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13 October 2015

BBC Charter Review

Richard Mollet, 13th October 2015 The central project of the Conservative Government’s DCMS team – BBC Charter Review – passed a milestone last week, with the closing of the public consultation. Although it does not touch upon our critical policy issues, such as copyright, the digital single market or education funding, and even though we…

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16 September 2015

Educational Publishing: Building Minds for Tomorrow’s World

16th September 2015 The International Publishers Association’s Educational Publishers Forum have launched a new Educational Publishing Manifesto. Educational Publishing: Building Minds for Tomorrow’s World, highlights the value and benefits of educational publishing as well as making Policy Recommendations on how to ensure quality and growth in the industry.  A healthy educational publishing industry is a…

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07 September 2015

International Literacy Day 2015

Joanna Prior , 8th September 2015 President of The Publishers Association, Trustee of the NLT and MD of Penguin General Books, Joanna Prior, discusses the importance of supporting International Literacy Day. While it may seem that every campaign and initiative now has a ‘Day’, for me, today, International Literacy Day, is one which deserves extra…

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17 August 2015

The Much Anticipated British Book Design and Production Awards Shortlist

14th August 2015 The BPIF, together with Oxford Brookes University, The Publishers Association and The Booksellers are proud to announce the shortlist for the British Book Design and Production Awards 2015. With 17 categories, and a record number of entries, the annual awards remains the UK’s premiere event for book design and production.   A…

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15 July 2015

New Service Launched for UK Publishers Seeking Overseas Opportunities

15th July 2015 UK publishers seeking export leads and opportunities in new markets can now register for a new UKTI service.  Business Opportunities is a website that helps companies to find overseas, contracts, tenders and projects. Each month hundreds of opportunities are made available on the website for the publishing industry and across other sectors. …

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25 June 2015

Alibaba Group and China’s IPCC Strengthen Cooperation to Combat Online Infrinement

 Hangzhou, China, June 24, 2015  Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA) and The International Publishers Copyright Protection Coalition in China (“IPCC”) today announced they have strengthened their collaboration through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”). The MoU broadens the scope of an earlier agreement signed in August 2011. Under the new MoU, the parties will…

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15 June 2015

Digital Uber Alles?

Richard Mollet, 15th June 2015  Sitting in the back seat of an Uber cab in New York, on the way to a discussion about digital disruption in publishing at Book Expo America last month, it was impossible not to be struck by the clear parallels between the market conditions for taxis and books.  That Uber…

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11 May 2015

The PA Comments on EU Digital Single Market White Paper

6th May 2015 The Publishers Association’s Chief Executive, Richard Mollet, gave the following comment on the Digital Single Market White Paper published by today the EU Commission. “The digital single market is a reality for publishing and today’s White Paper from the Commission includes some sensible proposals for extending this. “It is right that the…

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22 April 2015

Support Creation Support Freedom of Expression, Support Copyright

20th April 2015 The publishing sector calls on the European institutions to support a robust copyright system to foster the European creativity that goes hand in hand with freedom of expression #copyrightforfreedom Authors and publishers; writers and journalists, artists, photographers and translators, booksellers, news agents, readers and consumers are invited to sign the petition launched…

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17 April 2015

The Publishers Association Comments on the Writing the Future Report

16th April 2015  Commenting on the Writing the Future report released today PA Chief Executive Richard Mollet said: “This report highlights the urgent need to make the publishing industry more reflective of its writers and readers.  The number of people from BAME backgrounds working in publishing has increased over the past few years. However, clearly…

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09 April 2015

The PA and AAA Publish Guidelines for Contract Negotiations

9th April 2015 Members of The Publishers Association’s Trade Publishers Council (TPC) and the Association of Authors’ Agents (AAA) have agreed a set of good practice guidance for the process of agreeing contracts. Both parties had become concerned about the delays being caused in negotiating and concluding contracts which in turn was leading to a…

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26 March 2015

The PA’s new Copyright Infringement Portal goes live

26th March 2015 The Publishers Association’s new Copyright Infringement Portal is now live.  It has been updated to ensure publishers are better able to protect their works in the face of a huge amount of content being made available illegally on websites.  The new service has been developed specifically for The PA and is faster,…

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26 March 2015

RCUK review report stresses need for clarity

26th March 2015 Commenting on the publication today of the Review of the Implementation of the RCUK Open Access Policy, Richard Mollet, Chief Executive of The Publishers Association and member of the Review Panel, said:  “The report into the implementation of RCUK’s Open Access policy stresses the need for greater clarity in communication to institutions…

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24 March 2015

Publishing Digital Single Market already a reality says The PA

24th March 2015 The Publishers Association is today writing to all UK MEPs to raise concerns about the damage that would be inflicted on the UK’s publishing sector and wider creative economy by the European Commission’s plans to reform copyright as part of the Digital Single Market programme.  The PA is telling MEPs that by…

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03 March 2015

The Case for Copyright Reform

Richard Mollet, 23rd February Those people eagerly advocating reform of copyright need to raise their game in terms of getting evidence to back up their opinions.  Those who maintain that urgent reform is not required should hold their nerve and wait to see what proposals are actually made. Stand in the middle of Brussels and…

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12 February 2015

IPA President Richard Charkin highlights priorities

Richard Charkin, 30th January Richard Charkin, the new President of the International Publishers Association (and former President of The Publishers Association) sets out his priorities for the organisation. The International Publishers Association (IPA) is a federation of more than 60 national, regional and specialist publishers’ associations.  Based in Geneva, Switzerland, IPA represents the interests of…

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15 January 2015

Publishing goes from strength to strength

13 January 2015  Commenting on figures published today by the Government which show that the UK creative industries contribute £8.8million per hour to the UK economy, Richard Mollet, Chief Executive of The Publishers Association, said: “These figures show the UK publishing industry, and the whole UK creative sector, is going from strength to strength, both…

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