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17 November 2015

Increasing quality of textbooks to be major focus at PA/BESA Education Conference

17th November 2015 The Publishers Association (“The PA”) and the British Education Suppliers Association (“BESA”) today launch guidance for publishers aimed at ensuring UK-produced textbooks are of the highest possible quality and meet the expectations of teachers and students. The Quality Guidelines, launched ahead of today’s PA / BESA Annual Education Conference in central London,…

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02 October 2015

Film and TV pioneer Serkis wins first Cross-Industry Collaboration Award at The Hospital Club’s h.Club 100 Awards

 2nd October 2015  Actor, director and entrepreneur Andy Serkis has been awarded the inaugural Cross-Industry Collaboration Award for his achievements in demonstrating how convergence across creative disciplines can bring international success. The award, launched by the Creative Industries Council (CIC), is a new category in the 2015 h.Club 100 Awards, which celebrate entrepreneurs and innovators…

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28 September 2015

Publishers Unite to Raise £1 Million Refugee Crisis

28th September 2015 Waterstones, the UK’s biggest bookseller announces its ‘Buy Books for Syria’ campaign, with the goal to raise one million pounds for Oxfam’s Syria Crisis Appeal.   From Thursday 1st October, Waterstones booksellers will sell a selection of books by bestselling authors such as Philip Pullman, Hilary Mantel, Neil Gaiman, David Walliams, David…

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16 July 2015

The PA Comments on Michael Gove’s Prisoner Book Ban Announcement

16th July 2015 In response to Michael Gove’s announcement on prisoner book restrictions, Richard Mollet, Chief executive of the Publishers Association, said: “Michael Gove’s relaxation of the restrictions placed on prisoners’ access to books is extremely welcome.  All the evidence points to access to books being a vital element in increasing literacy levels amongst prisoners;…

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16 July 2015

Book Yourself In: Join the First Ever Academic Book Week!

16th July 2015 Blackwells, The British Library, Palgrave Macmillan and The University of Nottingham among the first to announce events to tie in with #AcBookWeek All academic publishers, booksellers, researchers, libraries and institutions urged to sign up and host events      Academic Book Week (#AcBookWeek) is seeking academic booksellers, publishers, libraries and researchers to host…

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03 July 2015

The PA Supports DCMS #CreateUK Week

3rd July 2015 As part of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s social media campaign #CreateUK week, The Publishers Association engaged in a variety of digital activity to showcase the phenomenal success of UK publishing and the creative sector. #CreateUK week, which this year ran from 29th June – 3rd July 2015, is a…

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30 June 2015

Copyright Myths Exposed

1st July 2015 Copyright and the Digital Single Market: Busting the Myths, a paper released today by The PA, exposes the major myths and inaccuracies around copyright and the digital single market.  With the European Commission and European Parliament actively considering proposals to develop the digital single market, this paper aims to highlight and rebut…

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25 June 2015

PA Launches New Way to Stay Connected to Publishing

26th June 2015 The Publishers Association has created a new service for self-employed people, either currently working within publishing or taking a career break, who wish to stay connected to the industry. PA Professional builds on the former PA Consultant Affiliate service and provides access to a wide range of opportunities for people wishing to…

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24 June 2015

UK Guest of Honour at Guadalajara International Book Fair

24th June 2015 The British delegation at Guadalajara International Book Fair is organised by the British Council and will be made up of more than 150 writers, academics, artists and representatives of publishing houses. Thirty writers from across the UK will be part of a 150-strong delegation at this year’s Guadalajara International Book Fair (Feria…

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12 June 2015

The PA Comments on Nick Gibb’s Policy Exchange Speech

12th June 2015 Commenting on Nick Gibb’s speech at the Policy Exchange, Richard Mollet said: “We are delighted that the importance of textbooks and the value they bring to teaching and the classroom has been highlighted this evening by the Minister of State for Schools.  Education publishers continue to work closely with teachers and education…

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05 June 2015

Pilot Study on Remote E-Lending

5 June 2015 The remote e-lending pilot study, jointly commissioned by the Society of Chief Librarians and The Publishers Association, funded via the British Library Trust and Arts Council England (ACE) and developed and delivered by MTM London, has been instrumental in helping stakeholders – publishers, agents, authors, booksellers and libraries – better understand the…

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26 May 2015

Publishers Win High Court Support in Fight Against Infringement

26th May 2015 The High Court has today granted The Publishers Association’s application under Section 97A of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 for a blocking order against the main UK ISPs. The order applies to 7 websites which have been found to contain substantial amounts of infringing content. Within 10 working days BT,…

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18 May 2015

Call for Applications: Publishing Trade Mission to Brazil

18th May 2015   The PA and UKTI Brazil are inviting publishers to attend a publishing trade mission to Brazil to coincide with the Rio de Janeiro biennial book fair. The trade mission will visit Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo from 30th August – 6th September 2015 and will encompass a variety of arranged…

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07 May 2015

Latest PA Figures Show Digital Innovation Driving Publisher Revenues

8th May 2015 – UK book and journal publishing a £4.3 billion sector  – Digital revenues account for 35%  – UK publishers performing strongly in export markets   Figures released today by The Publishers Association reveal the UK publishing industry to be maintaining its strength, diversity and innovation.  Overall book and academic journal sales remain steady…

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27 March 2015

Reading for Pleasure Roadshow Hits Oxford

27th March 2015 The Publishers Association, members of the Read On. Get On. campaign, are calling on Oxford’s literature-lovers to take action to get children reading, as The PA’s  Reading for Pleasure Roadshow hits the Oxford Literature Festival.  Every year one in five children in England, including over a third of the poorest children, leave…

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11 March 2015

PA Guide to Copyright Exceptions Print Impairment

 The reforms to the copyright exception which came into force last year to facilitate the supply of accessible copies of copyright works, and the upcoming ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty, means this is a time of considerable change for print disabled people and publishers.   The PA, under the auspices of  its Accessibility Action Group, is…

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