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13 February 2020

Comment on UKRI’s Open Access proposals

Today UK Research and Innovation launched its public consultation into its new Open Access policy. Stephen Lotinga, CEO of the Publishers Association, said: “Publishers support expanding Open Access for publicly-funded research. The best way to achieve greater openness is through a partnership involving researchers, funders, publishers and the wider academic community and we have repeatedly…

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17 January 2020

Shortlist for 2019 Parliamentary Book Awards revealed

David Cameron, Jess Phillips, Melvyn Bragg and James O’Brien are among those on the shortlist for the 2019 Parliamentary Book Awards, the only political book awards voted for by parliamentarians. Launched by the Booksellers Association and the Publishers Association in 2016, the annual awards champion the best of political writing and celebrate the link between…

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17 December 2019

Children’s Winter Reading List

The Publishers Association are delighted to present its Children’s Winter Reading List for parliamentarians. The Children’s Winter Reading List is a collection of books for children and young adults, nominated by members of the Publishers Association. All the titles are either festively themed, or perfect for reading over the colder months both before, during and…

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02 December 2019

Publishers fully committed to Open Access transition

Academic publishers want to make the transition to Open Access (OA) a reality as comprehensively and rapidly as possible and see transformative agreements as vital to this process, according to a new independent report published today. The report, authored by Dr Michael Jubb, emphasises the integral role agreements between academic publishers and institutions will play…

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27 November 2019

Children’s book illustrator Nicola Kent donates books to Whittington Hospital

Picture book author and illustrator Nicola Kent has donated £500 worth of children’s books to the Play Service at London’s Whittington Hospital today, as part of her award prize as the Independent Booksellers’ Best New Illustrator. The prize, organised by the Publishers Association and voted for by independent booksellers, was awarded to Nicola earlier this…

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08 November 2019

Trailblazer Awards 2020 Open for Entries

The annual Trailblazer Awards now open for submissions, welcoming entries from book professionals aged 30 or under. The Trailblazer Awards, run by The London Book Fair, in partnership with the Publishers Association, together with SYP and BookBrunch celebrate young publishers who are demonstrating innovation and ambition in the book industry. Five Winners are selected by…

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30 October 2019

Publishers Association outlines industry priorities for future government

The Publishers Association has today released its five key industry priorities, following the announcement that a General Election will be held on 12th December.  The UK Publishing Manifesto has been shared with all political parties ahead of the election and outlines what UK publishing needs from a new government to ensure the industry’s continued success. …

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02 October 2019

Brexit Forum for Publishers announced

An urgent programme of work to support the publishing industry with the core legal and logistical challenges of a No Deal Brexit has been convened by the Publishers Association, with a free industry-wide event being held on Thursday 10th October at the Barbican Centre in London. The Brexit Forum for Publishers will focus on three core…

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30 July 2019

New report: 59% of UK adults think moderators should be able to edit social media content

Demos report Quality Control finds that the majority of UK adults (59%) believe social media content should be edited by moderators (based on a nationally representative poll of 2,000 adults in the UK). The public thinks moderation would most help combat disinformation or ‘fake news’ (48%), followed by self-harm or suicide (41%) and terrorism (35%).…

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24 July 2019

Summer Recess Reading List for Parliamentarians

From crime to cookery, politics to picture books, there’s something for everyone. The Publishers Association are delighted to present its 2019 Summer Recess Reading List for Parliamentarians. All the following titles have been nominated by a selection of our members, including big and small publishing houses across the country, as their recommended reading for the…

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10 April 2019

Peter Phillips becomes President of The Publishers Association

Peter Phillips, CEO of Cambridge University Press, has been elected as the new President of the Publishers Association. Peter succeeds Charlie Redmayne, CEO of HarperCollins, who remains as an officer on Publishers Association Council.   The Presidency transferred at the Publishers Association’s Annual General Meeting, which took place today (Wednesday 10 April 2019) at the Science…

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