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25 August 2017

What’s so Special about Special Sales?

By Emma House, Deputy CEO, The Publishers Association 25.08.2017 Over the past years we’ve seen much talk in the trade press about special sales, so we’re taking this opportunity to run through the benefits of special sales, both to the publisher and also to the author. What are special sales? Special sales is a different…

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21 August 2017

Publishers Association comments on censorship in China

Responding to reports that Cambridge University Press has received instruction to block certain journal articles within China, Stephen Lotinga, Chief Executive of the Publishers Association said: “All publishers operating in China face restrictions. They are required to work through Chinese partners and comply through those partners with local law to be allowed to do so,…

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04 August 2017

Publishers Association Internship

By Eliza Kavanagh, Campaigns Executive for the Publishers Association. The Publishers Association is the UK’s leading representative body for the publishing industry. Publishers pay an annual membership fee in exchange for services and a unified voice in government and the media. Our work covers a broad range of activity — from fighting piracy to removing…

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24 July 2017

Publishers Association appoints Emma House as Deputy Chief Executive

The Publishers Association announced today that Emma House has been promoted as its new Deputy Chief Executive. Emma House has worked at the Publishers Association as Director of Publisher Relations for more than eight years. During this time she has run the Publishers Association’s Boards across all areas of the publishing industry, liaised with external…

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10 July 2017

Publishers Association appoints new General Counsel and Director of Policy

The Publishers Association announced today that William Bowes would be its new General Counsel and Director of Policy. William will join the Publishers Association from Cambridge University Press later this year, where he is currently General Counsel and Company Secretary, a position he has held since 2011. He has a particular speciality in copyright and…

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16 June 2017

One in ten now listening to audiobooks according to Publishers Association

More people are listening to audiobooks than ever before, according to new figures released today. The research from Nielsen’s UK Books & Consumers survey shows that in 2016 5.5million people bought or listened to an audiobook (on CD/tape/downloaded/streamed), an increase of 3% on two years previously.  The number buying/listening via downloading/streaming was 12% higher in…

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19 May 2017

Publishers Association comments on party manifestos

Commenting on the publication of the manifestos of the main political parties, Publishers Association chief executive Stephen Lotinga said: “We are delighted to finally see strong recognition in all the main parties’ manifestos of the importance of the UK’s creative industries – not just in terms of our cultural value but the economic contribution we…

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26 April 2017

UK Publishing has record year up 7% to £4.8bn

26 April 2017 Figures released today by the Publishers Association shows that 2016 was a record breaking year for the publishing industry with sales of books and journals reaching £4.8bn, their highest ever level. The increase in sales of 7% on the previous year is the largest growth in a decade, when in 2007 digital…

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18 April 2017

The Publishers Association comments on early general election

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of her intention to call a general election Stephen Lotinga, Chief Executive of the Publishers Association, said: “At an incredibly important time in Britain’s future it is right for the public to have a say in the direction the government takes to ensure the long-term stability the country needs. The…

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11 April 2017

Transcript: Charles Clark Memorial Lecture April 2017

The Charles Clark Memorial Lecture is the annual Copyright Keynote Lecture at The London Book Fair, Olympia. This year it took place at 16.00–17.30 on Wednesday 15th March 2017. The lecture addressed the compromise between exclusive rights and reasonable “fair uses” in the digital age, by two experts on the Fair Use doctrine. Judge Pierre…

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24 March 2017

CAMEO award winners revealed

Four outstanding book adaptations from the past two years have been honoured at a special ceremony tonight at Soho House for the inaugural Creativity Across Media: Entertainment & Originality Awards (CAMEO).   Deliberated by a cross-section of creative industry professionals including digital film makers, literary editors and theatre programmers, the judging panel chose 45 Years,…

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22 March 2017

International Excellence Awards 2017: winners announced

The winners of The London Book Fair International Excellence Awards, in association with The Publishers Association and sponsored by Hytex, have been announced at a prestigious awards ceremony held tonight, on the first day of LBF. The Bookstore of the Year Award, sponsored by Gardners, went to Paris-based Shakespeare and Company for “the way it…

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09 February 2017

LBF International Excellence Awards 2017: SHORTLIST REVEALED

The shortlist for The London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2017 has been announced, with France leading the way with four nominations and China, USA, South Africa and Canada not far behind with three each.   The awards, which are held in partnership with the UK Publishers Association (PA) and sponsored by Hytex, celebrate excellence…

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02 February 2017

Guest blog: Why publishing matters

By Max Porter, Author of Grief is the Thing with Feathers It is hard not to feel conflicted about publishing. Feeling conflicted is healthy. In this current global crisis some thoughts of futility are inevitable. What’s the point of publishing books now? What does any of this mean, these novels, these picture books, these text…

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27 January 2017

Guest Blog: Academic publishing is my vocation

By  Brendan George, Publisher and Global Head of Philosophy, Palgrave Macmillan What makes someone want to be an academic publisher? Is it possible for academic publishing to be a vocation? Or is always ‘just a job’ or at best a career?  There is no single answer to this question; different editors have different motivations, no doubt.  But…

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26 January 2017

Guest blog: Publishing Shakespeare

By Sarah Stanton, Shakespeare Publisher, Cambridge University Press When people ask me what my job is, and I reply that I publish the Shakespeare list at Cambridge University Press, they often look puzzled, ‘Don’t we know all the plays already?’ or ‘What is there new to say about Shakespeare?’ Sometimes people assume that the only…

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