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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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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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