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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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10 January 2019

Diversity of UK publishing workforce detailed in extensive survey

The number of women in senior leadership roles, representation of LGBT+ staff and representation of disabled staff are all high within publishing, finds the most comprehensive survey ever conducted of the UK publishing workforce. However, despite positive results in many areas significant progress still needs to be made around the numbers of BAME staff employed…

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10 January 2019

International intellectual property law expert Daniel Gervais to give Charles Clark Memorial Lecture

Professor Daniel Gervais will deliver the Charles Clark Memorial Lecture at The London Book Fair on Tuesday 12 March 2019, focusing on the changing role of intermediation in delivering informational and cultural goods, exceptions as the new rules, and copyright and progress. Professor Gervais is a specialist on international IP law and currently Milton R.…

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13 December 2018

New template institutional archiving agreement launched

A template for agreements between academic publishers and universities for the deposit of metadata relating to journal articles has been launched today by the Publishers Association following input from members of the Publishers Association’s Academic, Professional and Learning Publishers Council.  The template is designed to provide those negotiating such agreements with a framework for discussions between publishers and staff in the university and library sectors. It relates…

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07 December 2018

Bookselling and Publishing Industry joins together to publish new Commitment to Professional Behaviour

The first Industry Commitment to Professional Behaviour in Bookselling and Publishing (published today, 7 December 2018) has been created and endorsed by The Association of Authors’ Agents, The Booksellers Association, The Publishers Association and The Society of Authors. Download the Industry Commitment to Professional Behaviour in Bookselling and Publishing. The Principles laid out in the…

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30 November 2018

Parliamentary Book Awards Shortlist Unveiled

Ruth Davidson, Alan Johnson, Tessa Jowell and Yuval Noah Harari among shortlist. Shortlist highlights fight for gender equality in modern politics.  London. 7 November 2018: Ruth Davidson, Alan Johnson, Tessa Jowell, Isabel Hardman and Yuval Noah Harari are among those on the shortlist for the 2018 Parliamentary Book Awards, the only political book awards voted…

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12 November 2018

New research outlines ‘integral role’ of academic publishing in UK

Academic publishing plays an integral role in the research and innovation ecosystem, according to independent research released today. The report, by Frontier Economics, sets out publishing’s contribution to the innovation cycle, incorporating existing research with stakeholder views. It finds that without the highly specialised and time-intensive tasks carried out by UK academic publishers, innovation may…

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26 November 2015

PA Joins Effort to Tackle Poor Literacy Levels in UK

25th November 2015 The Publishers Association is delighted to have signed up to the National Literacy Forum’s Vision for Literacy Business Pledge 2016; joining forces with some of the UK’s leading businesses to tackle the challenge of poor literacy.  The Pledge provides a framework for businesses to help improve literacy levels across the UK. 41…

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