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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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04 January 2016

PA announces Stephen Lotinga as new Chief Executive

London, Monday 4 th January 2016  The Publishers Association has appointed Stephen Lotinga as its new Chief Executive.  Lotinga is a communications specialist with experience in government, business and the public sector and replaces Richard Mollet, who leaves the Association to take up a role within the Relx Group.  He joins The PA from the…

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09 December 2015

The PA Comments on DSM Communication from EU Commission

Commenting on the Communication ‘Towards a modern, more European copyright framework‘ issued today by the European Commission, Richard Mollet, Chief Executive of The Publishers Association, said:  “Given the central importance copyright plays in the remuneration of authors and publishers, it is a relief to see that the Commission is beginning to appreciate the need to…

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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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26 November 2015

The PA Responds to Spending Review

26th November 2015  In response to the latest spending review, the PA’s Chief Executive, Richard Mollet, said: “With the highly pessimistic trailing of this spending review it was perhaps inevitable that the Chancellor would end up producing a less troubling picture than feared. But as ever the devil will be in the detail which we…

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23 November 2015

Futurebook discount for PA members

  The Bookseller team would like to invite you to our FutureBook conference in London on 4th December. As digital’s impact on the trade widens and new business models are transforming the publishing landscape, on the fifth anniversary of our original FutureBook we are launching our broadest and boldest conference yet and we want you…

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20 November 2015

The PA launches #workinpublishing week

20 November 2015 The Publishers Association has launched a new campaign to raise awareness and change perceptions about publishing as a career option for 16+ students, especially those from under-represented backgrounds. Publishers are very conscious that the industry needs to attract a wider range of people. To achieve this, young people need to know about…

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18 November 2015

”Textbooks Work” Says Nick Gibb at PA/BESA Education Conference

17th November 2015 Minister of State for Schools, Nick Gibb MP, has given his clearest support to date for the use of textbooks in schools.  Mr Gibb was addressing the annual PA/BESA Education Conference in Central London a year on from his controversial appearance at the same event when he challenged publishers to raise the…

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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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11 November 2015

The sneaky elision at the heart of European Copyright Reform

Richard Mollet, 11th November 2015 Reading a leaked policy document from the European Commission feels a bit like taking a peek at someone’s diary.  There is a frisson to be gained from knowing you are reading something that the writer (probably) doesn’t want you to know and there is a sense of getting an insight…

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14 October 2015

31st International Publishers Congress, 9-12 April 2016

14th October 2015   Hachette Global CEO, Arnaud Nourry and distinguished novelist, Alaa Al Aswany to speak at 31st International Publishers Congress at The London Book Fair.  London/Geneva, October 14 2015: The 31st International Publishers Congress has announced that Arnaud Nourry and Alaa Al Aswany will be key note speakers at the 31st Congress in…

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13 October 2015

Tackling Diversity: A PA Workshop

Seonaid MacLeod, 21st October 2015 At the end of September, The Publishers Association and EQUIP, in association with Creative Skillset and Creative Access held a slightly out-of-the-ordinary diversity event. We wanted to hear from the experts, discuss with a panel and highlight issues. So far, so diversity event. The event then moved on to workshop…

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13 October 2015

BBC Charter Review

Richard Mollet, 13th October 2015 The central project of the Conservative Government’s DCMS team – BBC Charter Review – passed a milestone last week, with the closing of the public consultation. Although it does not touch upon our critical policy issues, such as copyright, the digital single market or education funding, and even though we…

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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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