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08 April 2016

New Export Figures Show Global Reach of UK Publishing Industry

8th April 2016 New figures released today by The Publishers Association show the international demand of UK published material and how educational publishing remains the powerhouse of the UK publishing industry’s export business.    Total export revenues were £1.42 billion in 2015 but a combination of education, academic and ELT (English Language Training) accounted for…

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01 April 2016

PA to recruit 10,000 Reading Ambassadors by 2020 to boost literacy

1st April 2016   The Publishers Association is today calling on members of the public to share their love of reading by volunteering to become Reading Ambassadors in their local communities. The new initiative is designed to encourage volunteers to undertake a range of activities to promote more reading for pleasure, from starting a book group…

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30 March 2016

Textbooks Identified as Important to Reducing Teacher Workload

30th March 2016 The Publishers Association has welcomed the Report of the Independent Teacher Workload Review Group: Eliminating unnecessary workload around planning and teaching resources. Commenting Colin Hughes, Chair of The PA’s Education Publishers Council, said: “This important report puts a spotlight on those things which are contributing unnecessarily to teachers’ workload and highlights ways…

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16 March 2016

PA Chief Executive Comments on 2016 Budget Announcement

16 March 2016 Commenting on today’s Budget, Stephen Lotinga, Chief Executive of The Publishers Association, said:  “The Chancellor has announced a number of measures today designed to help businesses. Publishers, like other sectors, are operating in challenging times and any fiscal assistance from the government is good news.  The measures to create a more level tax…

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07 March 2016

LBF International Excellence Awards 2016: Shortlist Revealed

7th March 2016 The shortlist for The London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2016 has been announced, with China leading the shortlists with five nominations and the USA and Australia not far behind with four each.  The awards, which are held in partnership with the UK Publishers Association (PA), celebrate success in 14 categories, representing…

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03 March 2016

The London Book Fair Announces Market Focus 2017: Poland

3rd March 2016 The London Book Fair, its UK partners the British Council and the Publishers Association; and the Polish Book Institute have announced Poland as the Market Focus for London Book Fair 2017.  The London Book Fair Market Focus programme is a key opportunity for UK and international publishers to liaise with their foreign…

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11 February 2016

PA Comments on Publication of Tickell Advice on Open Access Policies

11th February 2016 Commenting on the publication today of Professor Tickell’s independent advice to Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson MP on the Government’s open access polices and priorities, and the Minister’s response, Stephen Lotinga, Chief Executive of The Publishers Association said:  “This report recognises the significant progress that publishers and the research community have…

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11 February 2016

PA Celebrates Placement of 500th Creative Access Intern

11th February 2016 In response to the placement of the 500th Creative Access intern, PA Chief Executive, Stephen Lotinga commented:  “Congratulations to Creative Access on placing their 500th intern. Publishing is delighted to have played a part in increasing job opportunities in the creative industries for those from BAME backgrounds.  Nearly 90 interns have now…

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04 February 2016

UK Publishing: 2016 and Beyond

Joanna Prior, President of the Publishers Association 02/02/2016 UK publishing is in rude health.  It is currently worth £4.3bn to the UK economy, of which well over a third is now coming from digital sales – proof that our industry has adapted and embraced the digital disruption of the last decade.  Encouragingly, the physical book…

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01 February 2016

Francis Gurry, WIPO, to boost stellar line-up of copyright speakers at International Congress, April 2016

1st February 2016 Copyright in publishing will be a key theme at the Congress   Francis Gurry, Director General of Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organisation, is confirmed to speak at the 31st International Publishers Congress in London in April 2016.  He will speak on a panel chaired by Paul Doda, Chair of the IPA Copyright Committee.…

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15 January 2016

Publishing: the first Among Equals

Richard Mollet, 15th Jan 2016 It is with great wistfulness that I write my final blog for The PA’s website and bid farewell to very many friends and colleagues in The PA and beyond; but because in my new role with the RELX Group I will continue to see a great deal of some people…

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12 January 2016

PA Calls for UK Publishers to Go Back to School

12th January 2015 The Publishers Association (“The PA”) is calling on people working in publishing to give careers talks in schools, colleges and universities, and share the exciting job opportunities available in the industry.  Publishers are conscious of the need to attract a wider range of people so that its workforce remains innovative, dynamic and successful. In order to do this, young people need to know…

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08 January 2016

Access to Research Initiative Given Green Light to Continue

8th January 2016 The Access to Research  initiative, which gives users in public libraries free access to over 10 million academic articles, has been given the green light by publishers and librarians to continue. The service was originally launched as a pilot by the Universities and Science Minister in 2014, in order to support expanded…

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07 January 2016

The PA responds to SOA open letter on author contracts

7th Janurary 2016 Responding to an open letter written by The Society of Authors ,regarding author contracts, the Publishers Association chief executive, Richard Mollet, commented: “Publishers share the frustration of the author community that it is increasingly difficult for authors to make a decent living from their writing.  However, we locate the principal source of…

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